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Cork City FC striker Anthony Elding has left the club by mutual consent. The English player joined the Leeside club last year from Sligo Rovers, but has failed to shine at City due to injury. Speaking to the Club, Elding said: "Things have not worked out as we would have hoped, but sometimes that happens in football." He gave a special mention to Cork City FC Chief Executive Timmy...

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Munster Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final next weekend. Cork will play Waterford on Sunday, May 25th at 4pm in Thurles. It will be preceded by the Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-final between Cork and Waterford at 2pm. Admission for adults in the covered stand is €25; adults uncovered stand is €20; adults at the...

Think of wrestling and names like Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin spring to mind. In Cork, however, there's more to the sport than a silly name and a colourful costume, Maria Tracey takes to the ring to find out more...

If you're over the age of 20, wrestling probably featured in your childhood during the 1990s. Shows like Monday Night Raw would draw every kid in the...

Munster Rugby's head coach has praised his team ahead of this weekend's final round RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Ulster at Thomond Park. After his side's impressive performance in the competition's penultimate round against Edinburgh for which he made 11 changes, Rob Penney stated it's been a "long season and the growth of the group has been terrific". 

"On the back...

Cork City FC will face Shamrock Rovers in the EA Sports Cup quarter-finals later this month. The away game against the competition holders at Tallaght Stadium will take place on either Monday, May 26th or Tuesday, May 27th. In the other quarter-finals, Derry City will take on Dundalk; Wexford Youths will play Galway; and Longford Town square off to Bohemians. The Rebels secured their place in...

Cork companies are to battle it out in canoes to support the work of Diabetes Ireland locally. This year's Cork Canoe Challenge will comprise of five separate legs. Running through Cork City, the challenge covers a distance of over one kilometre per leg of the race. Last year, Cork companies such as Starwood, Apple, and Red Hat battled it out for the ‘Champions of The Lee’ title....

A race in memory of a young Cork woman who died from cancer eight years ago will be held next  week. The Emer Casey 10km Road Race takes place in Youghal on Sunday, May 18th to raise funds for the DISCOVARY consortium, which is dedicated to independent research projects detecting the early signs of uterine/ovarian cancer. Following Emer's death in June 2006, the Casey family set up the...

It's 1pm on a sunny Sunday and the blue water of the Ballyhass spring water lake is still apart from the odd leaping fish. Not for long. A family of five ahead of us make their way to a little jetty and within minutes one of them, the dad, is hurtling across the lake on a fibreglass board, whooping and laughing and cutting in and out of a series of markers. This is wakeboarding; the action...

Munster's Niall Ronan will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season due to injury. Ronan has been forced to retire from the game due to a right knee injury sustained at training in October last year. The 31-year-old back row rehabbed his injury unsuccessfully for a two-month period and required surgery just before Christmas. Acting on medical advice post-surgery now...

Jamie Heaslip, Peter O’Mahony and Brian O’Driscoll with some children who will be participating in the event. Picture: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Local teams are getting a chance to play at the Aviva Stadium as part of a new competition. The Aviva National Mini Rugby Festival will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, May 17th and afflicted rugby clubs...

Top British hammer thrower Andy Frost is lined up for this year's Cork City Sports. Frost, who's the current national champion winning the 2013 UK Championships, has already been selected by Scotland to compete in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July. Just weeks before he steps up for the Games, Frost will appear at CIT Athletic Stadium, Bishopstown on Tuesday, July 8th. Frost...

The County Senior, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Football Championships are to commence this weekend, with all first round games being played over two consecutive weekends.

Admission for ordinary round games is €8 for adults, with double-headers €10 and all concessions €5. U16s are free for all county championship games.

County Football Championship Round...

With the weather getting warmer now is the time to get your body ready for shorts and t-shirt season.   But how best to get started? We asked international basketball star and énergie Fitness Club staff member, Sinead O’Reilly for her advice.

Have a motivation makeover

"Throughout my basketball training, I’ve learned that any...

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is among three Irish internationals nominated for the coveted Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association player of the year award. The 24-year-old Cork man joins Leinster's Devin Toner and Ulster winger Andrew Trimble on the shortlist.

Chair of IRUPA, Rob Kearney: “All awards presented on the night are hugely significant, as there is no...

Munster's head coach has said his squad will "throw themselves" into this Sunday's Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon. Speaking about the task ahead against the reigning champions in Marseille, Rob Penney admitted that Toulon are a "great side", deserving of "all the plaudits they receive". "We will have to be at our very best and that may not be even...

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