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Mayfield legend Roy Keane who is part of a “dream managerial team” for Ireland will have 10 months to prepare the squad for the challenge of Euro 2016 qualification. Former Manchester United midfielder Keane has been signed as assistant to Martin O’Neill, who led Celtic FC to the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

The duo succeed Giovanni Trapattoni- sacked in September following...

Munster's most capped forward, Donncha O'Callaghan has agreed contract terms that will see him remain with the province until June 2016. The Cork lock has 230 Munster caps to his name, including 90 Heineken Cup appearances, and is the most capped player in the current squad.

As the season continues and with the new provincial contract commencing in July next year, O'Callaghan is in line...

Cork City FC’s joint-record goal scorer is intent on bringing the club back to its glory days. A local footballing legend, John Caulfield was announced as the club’s first team manager this week replacing Tommy Dunne. Caulfield outlined that his targets for next season are “very positive”. “We finished sixth in the last two seasons and I feel that we can...

Cork football has been left reeling with the announcement that full-forward Ciaran Sheehan is joining the AFL. The 22-year-old who plays for his home club, Éire Óg, is to move to Melbourne to play for the Carlton Blues side.

Sheehan has won Munster, Allianz League and All-Ireland titles with Cork at senior level, Munster and All-Ireland U21 titles, and Munster Minor...

Key changes are to be made to Ireland's longest running regatta aimed at “substantially reducing cost”. Cork Week 2014 will have a four-day racing programme running from Tuesday, July 8th to Friday, July 11th, replacing the previous five-day regatta. However, the number of races will not be affected with at least 10 races scheduled for all classes. This change is designed to allow...

Tipped as one of the top 20 fitness trends for 2014, circuit training is a simple, fast, high-intensity workout. Maria Tracey hits the gym to find out how fans are packing ultimate fitness into a tight schedule. 

Almost everyone is trying to pack more into their days now, streamlining tasks for a more productive 24 hours. And to facilitate all those on a mission for efficiency,...

A Frankfield teen has retained his third consecutive world title in Taekwon-Do. Nineteen-year-old Dylan Fitzgibbon was part of the national squad competing in the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s (ITF) biennial World Championships in Benidorm, Spain last week, winning in his -70kg category along with the team sparring event.

In 2009,  Fitzgibbon competed in the World...

Munster scrum half, Conor Murray will be available for the upcoming Guinness series after avoiding suspension. Murray appeared before the three-man independent RaboDirect PRO12 disciplinary committee in Cardiff for an incident of foul play arising from the match between Glasgow Warriors and Munster last Friday. The Committee upheld the citing but found that the act did not merit classification...

A new clubhouse has opened at Kilmacsimon Rowing Club. Offering a variety of classes including aerobics and cardio tone, Pilates, karate, Irish dancing, and badminton, classes at the centre commence from Monday, November 4th while enrolments will take place from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday.
Founded in 1984, for the past 29 years, Kilmacsimon Rowing Club has operated from the quay with...

The Great Railway Run will take place on Sunday, November 10th and the 25km event will start at Cork Harbour before passing through Blackrock, Mahon, Rochestown, Passage, Monkstown, Raffeen and finishing in Carrigaline. The event also features 5km and 10km options and is professionally measured with chip-timing for 10km and 25km participants.

The 25km run will start at 9.30am from the...

All-Ireland winning Cork footballer Paudie Kissane is to retire from the game. The 33-year-old All Star made his début against Roscommon in the 2002 National League and while he didn't make his championship début until 2008, he has been hugely successful in the red jersey, winning four Munster medals, four Allianz Football League medals in a row- 2009 to 2012- and the coveted...

A Cork cancer survivor is to run his fourth marathon this weekend after undergoing a radical prostatectomy. Douglas man John Quigley is racing in the Dublin marathon on Monday for two charities, the Irish Cancer Society and Cork ARC Cancer Support House.

“One of my main aims is to demonstrate that there can be life after a cancer diagnosis, and to provide inspiration and hope to...

A Glanmire woman has revealed that she is pregnant after dramatically losing four stone following two miscarriages. Church singer Olivia Clarke (30) outlined that she feared she would never give birth again after having her daughter Madison two-and-a-half-years ago. “After I became pregnant, I had lots of ice cream, many different cravings, and would be nauseous if I wasn’t eating...

Cork back-row James Coughlan is one of seven Munster players named in the Irish squad for next month's Guinness Series. The uncapped Coughlan joins Munster forwards and fellow Cork men Peter O'Mahony and Stephen Archer in the squad, along with Paul O'Connell and Mike Sherry. In the backs, Keith Earls and Conor Murray represent Munster.

Coughlan was called into the senior Ireland squad...

A leading UK professor has called for the regulation, rather than the banning of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Professor of ethics Julian Savulescu, from the University of Oxford pointed out that since Ben Johnson in 1988, only 10 men have ever run under 9.8 seconds, and only two- including Usain Bolt- are currently untainted by doping. “The zero tolerance ban on doping has failed...

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