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Hurling and Gaelic football are the two games most commonly associated with Ireland, but there is another sport that has its roots here and is now rising in popularity... Maria Tracey takes to the court to find out more about bike polo. 

The word ‘polo’ conjures up an array of connotations, the so-called...

Two former Cork City players are to enter this year’s city marathon to raise funds for the club’s charity partners, the Cork Association for Autism. On Monday, June 3rd, manager Tommy Dunne, first team coach Billy Woods and goalkeeping coach Anthony Fennelly, along with past players Phil Harrington and Colin O’Brien will join supporters to help the charity. The group is...

Scientists researching cancer in Cork are swapping their microscopes for walking boots to lead an annual charity walk. The 70km three-day Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk, Friday, July 26th to Sunday, July 28th will see Dr Tracey O’ Donovan, Dr Michelle Nyhan and Dr Pat Forde from the Cork Cancer Research Centre invite the public to help them raise the essential funds to complete their...

Jane Mangan drives for the finish line on ‘Midnight Music’ in the Carlton Hotel Galway City Handicap during the Galway Races last year. Picture: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

A rising star in horse racing is sighting her sights on the Galway Races, after a series of both highs and lows already this year. Nineteen year-old Jane Mangan from Conna outlined...

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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...

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