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A young Currabinny sailor who is to take part in the “toughest singled handed race” around Europe has received sponsorship from a leading clothing brand. David Kenefick (22) will compete in the Solitaire du Figaro next month, a solo multi-stage sailing race that's one of the most cherished in French sailing. Dubarry of Ireland has now...

One of the oldest tennis clubs in Cork is engaging in a membership drive to encourage more people to take up the sport. St Michael’s Lawn Tennis Club, on Church Road, Blackrock is offering a special deal for new members with single membership for three months priced at €60 and the rest of the year for €90. Family membership will cost €230. 

Two open evenings...

Pictured at the Launch of the 2013 Cork County Football Championship, 2012 winners of the different grades, David Fenton, Castletownbere, David Limrick, Castlehaven, Tommy Hornibrook, St Vincents and PJ Murphy, Rockchaple, at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork. Picture. Jim Coughlan.

The first round fixtures of the Senior Football Championship continue this weekend in Cork....

Paul Cullen. Picture: Barbara Gulik

The current Mr Cork is setting his sights on competing in the European championships. Paul Cullen won the lightweight class at last weekend’s Cork Bodybuilding Championships, securing the title for the second year in a row.

“As far as my plans are, next move would be to consider competing in the Europeans...

Mistakes made by Cork City FC in recent games will hope to be eradicated as the side square off against Bohemians tonight, Friday. Cork City FC manager Tommy Dunne has admitted his side needs to eliminate the errors that are costing the club valuable league points. It comes after Monday’s 3-2 defeat to Limerick FC at Turner’s Cross.

“We’re conceding criminal...

A young Cork pairing are to represent Ireland in the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships this summer. Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain, Kinsale Yacht Club and Jill McGinley, Royal Cork Yacht Club will be among eight young people from across the country competing in the most prestigious international youth sailing event. The 43rd championships will take place in Limassol, Cyprus from Saturday, July...

The annual Lee Swim is known as a fitness baptism-of-sorts, with the 2km race being a test of mental and physical strength. As Maria Tracey discovers however, you don't have to be a professional to take part.

One of the top open-water swimming events in Ireland will be held once again in Cork in July. The annual Lee Swim, originally held in 1914, and rejuvenated in 2005 for the city...

Two Cork men are to undertake Ireland’s biggest ever triathlon challenge in August next year. Organised by Midleton natives Sean Buckley and James Colbert, the 2,068km endurance challenge is expected to raise over €500,000 for Breakthrough Cancer Research. The event will see the pair swim 120km of the River Shannon, cycle in excess of 1,800km through every county in Ireland and...

For many people who are overweight or obese, finding the motivation to make a serious life change is a daunting task. However, one Cork gym is about to provide a stepping-stone for those seeking to trim down by taking inspiration from a hit TV show. Maria Tracey finds out more…  

Most people have had at least one well-intentioned fitness goal that has fallen by the wayside....

Young men who are obese in their early 20s are significantly more likely to develop serious ill health by the time they reach middle age, according to research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

A Danish survey found that half of men classified as obese at the age of 22 were diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, blood clots in the legs or lungs, or...

The Mizen Maniac Mile is a new addition to the Irish running calendar. The one-mile downhill time trial could even enable some runners to complete a four-minute mile in Schull this Sunday, May 5th at 3pm, starting on the hill above the village known as Ardmanagh.

Timing chips will be used to ensure that every runner gets an accurate time for their Maniac Run and those beating four...

Cork U21s are seeking to win a much coveted All-Ireland title this weekend. The three-in-row Munster champions square off against Galway tomorrow, Saturday in the Cadbury All-Ireland U21 Football Final, with the Rebels hungry for victory having not won the silverware since 2009. John Cleary's side beat Kerry and Limerick to reach the Munster final; where they were victorious over Tipperary...

One of Ireland’s greatest bodybuilders Sean Bullman is to guest pose at the Cork Bodybuilding Championships this weekend. The Cork man, who was Ireland’s first and only International Federation of Bodybuilders’ professional is to attend the Opera House tomorrow, Saturday for the event, which will showcase the best physiques in the country.

The event will also act as a...

Munster head coach Rob Penney during squad training in Musgrave Park ahead of their Heineken Cup, Semi-Final, game against ASM Clermont Auvergne on Saturday. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

Munster goes into this weekend’s Heineken Cup clash against Clermont Auvergne as self-confessed “underdogs” with the French side the only team through to the...

Cork hurler star Paudie O’Sullivan could be out of the Rebels’ All-Ireland campaign after sustaining a suspected broken leg in a club encounter this week. The 24-year-old was injured after playing for Imokilly in a Cork senior hurling championship clash against CIT at Carrigtwohill, which had to be abandoned after an ambulance was called to attend to O'Sullivan.

It now looks...

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