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A Ballyphehane man has been elected as president of the FAI. Replacing outgoing president Paddy McCaul, Tony Fitzgerald — known locally as 'Fitzy’ — is the first Corkonian to hold the position since Pat O’Brien was elected in 1986. Mr Fitzgerald said he is "honoured" to take on role, adding it was a "very proud moment" for him. "I look forward...

Cork boss prepares for battle against Connacht champions

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert has said that the referee will play an "important" role in this weekend's All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final clash against a "streetwise" Mayo. Ahead of the game with the Connacht champions this Sunday, August 3rd, at Croke Park (throw-in 4pm), Cuthbert admitted that the Mayo squad...

Baltimore Sailing Club has opened a newly-refurbished clubhouse, expected to bring additional events to the west Cork village. Designed by architect John McCarthy and built by local builder Michael Joe Leonard, the new building incorporates enhanced facilities for members and visiting sailors, including a new shower block, space to facilitate events, training, seminars and storage, along with...

A Crosshaven teenager has sailed away with silver at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Portugal. Eighteen-year-old Séafra Guilfoyle, who is a member of the Irish Sailing Association's Academy, competed against 56 other nations in the boys’ Laser Radial class to become the third ever Irish sailor to medal at this prestigious event. Séafra stated that he knew he...

Two Highfield players are in the squad for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris next month. Forwards Laura Guest and Heather O'Brien have been named in the squad for the Pool B games, commencing Friday August 1st against USA at 4pm Irish time. Ireland played the the US twice at the 2010 tournament in England. The Irish squad will play New Zealand on Tuesday, August 5th at 5pmand...

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert has made six changes to the side playing this weekend's All-Ireland SFC qualifier against Sligo after the Rebels were crushed by Kerry earlier this month. Brothers Brian and Colm O’Driscoll, Ian Maguire, Mark Collins, Colm O’Neill and Donal Óg Hodnett all come into the team, with Castlehaven's Damien Cahalane, Fintan Goold, Patrick Kelly, Daniel...

Cork City boss John Caulfield has said he will take positives from his side’s EA Sports Cup defeat against Shamrock Rovers this week. Despite exiting the competition, Caulfield said the game time given to a number of players will help his squad over the coming weeks. Cork City now face into a SSE Airtricity League game against Bohemians in Dalymount Park tonight, Friday. Setanta Sports...

It's just over a week before Ireland's biggest and toughest triathlon event takes place. Endurance Challenge 2068 will see two Cork cousins cycle through every county in Ireland, swim 120km of the River Shannon and run four consecutive marathons- a total distance of 2,068km- all in just 22 days. Maria Tracey chats to one of the men behind the charity challenge, Sean Buckley about how he's...

Make-A-Wish is looking for women to run or walk the four-mile Mini Marathon race on Sunday, September 28th. Registration is now open and supporters are encouraged to show their inner rockabilly side and dress up as international star and Make-A-Wish ambassador, Imelda May.

The mini marathon will start at 1pm at Albert Quay and complimentary food will be served afterwards in Sober Lane...

Seven local GAA clubs have received funding for the development and support of their underage activities. St Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club, Ballyphehane, Erin’s Own, Sarsfields, White's Cross, Glanmire and Douglas are beneficiaries of Ryan’s SuperValu Group’s policy of supporting local clubs.

Denise Walsh of Ballyphehane GAA Club stated: “We have more...

Twenty-five countries are to compete this weekend in the fourth World Feeder Fishing Championships in Cork. Anglers from across the globe will be participating in the world class event co-sponsored by angling industry giants Tubertini and Van Den Eynde on Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th. The participants have already competed in five days of practise at the venue on the Inniscarra...

Two Cork transplant recipients are to represent Ireland at the European Games in Poland next month. Mike Keohane from Rosscarbery and Charlie Ryan from Cobh are part of a 34-strong team travelling to Krakow for the eighth European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships, running from Saturday August 16th to Saturday, August 23rd.

Both liver transplant recipients, Charlie will be...

Cork senior hurling management are "hopeful" that Cork captain Pa Cronin will have recovered fully in time for Cork's All-Ireland semi-final next month. The Bishopstown clubman sustained an uncomplicated fracture of his fibula in the Munster Senior Hurling Final last Sunday. The Rebels won their first Munster SHC title since 2006 on the day at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, securing...

Cork's camogie player of the decade will be recognised on All-Ireland final day in September. With the sport celebrating 110 years, the landmark anniversary is being celebrated with each county honouring a selected player. The County Player of the Decade refers to playing seasons in the period 2005-2014 inclusive as the centenary celebrations in 2004 provided for recognition of players for...

Irish sports broadcaster Setanta Sports has announced it will broadcast the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division between Bohemians and Cork City. The game will take place at Dalymount Park on Friday, July 25th. In order to facilitate the live transmission of the match, the kick-off time has been changed from 7.45pm to 8pm. However, before that clash Cork City face UCD at Turner's Cross...

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