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A new TRX class commences at River Edge Gym in the City Centre on Monday, November 4th, 7.30pm. Delivering a fast, effective and total body work out, whilst increasing your muscular endurance and helping to strengthen your core, TRX suspension training utilises your bodyweight to execute hundreds of firming, toning exercises. Another class begins on Wednesday, November 6th at 6pm. The six-week...

Pictured at the launch of the Great Railway Run 2013 were Conor Phelan, Phelan Pharmacies ; Brian Thoma, President, Carrigaline & District Lions Club ; Kieran Curtin and Sarah Ruddy, Carrigaline Roadrunners AC. Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy

The historic railway line that links Cork city with the lower harbour will again form the route for a charity run to raise funds...

Moderate exercise such as swimming, fast walking, light running and cycling could save thousands of lives, according to a new report. The British Medical Journal study showed that exercise was as good a medicine for some conditions.

While the researchers argued that more trials comparing the effectiveness of exercise and drugs are urgently needed to help doctors and patients make the...

Corkwoman leaps off the sofa and out of her comfort zone for new TV show 

A 50-year old Midleton businesswoman is to compete in a new TV show that aims to inspire couch potatoes to participate in sport.

Maryanne Treacy is one of six people to appear in Get Off the Couch, a new six-part sports series, which will see participants take on various challenges, from running 10km...

The Leisureworld 10km Rebel Race will take place next week. On Sunday, October 20th, the road race is coming to Bishopstown at 9.45am, starting and finishing near the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and taking in a loop to the west. Entry is €15 and numbers are limited to 800 runners. For more information see corksports.ie.

Picture: Hugh Nolan

If it's a high intensity, fiercely competitive workout you're after, take a deep breath and discover underwater hockey...  

Unusual sports are often dismissed as fads, but underwater hockey has been growing in popularity across the country in recent years. In fact, Cork's local team has achieved huge success and will compete in one of the...

Neptune’s Ian McLoughlin and Darren Towers at the launch of the Basketball Ireland 2013/2014 Season at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin. Pictures: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

A re-invigorated Irish basketball league returns for a new season this weekend with local basketball side Bord Gais Neptune taking to the court.

Formerly known as the...

After years of pushing their bodies to their physical limits, men and women across the country are to descend on Cork this weekend for the national bodybuilding finals.

Among those competing in the Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland (NBFI) competition is Blackrock man, Cian O’Brien, who is set to make his debut in the bodybuilding world. The 24-year-old, who is a personal...

Two giants of Irish rugby will meet this weekend for what is expected to be an intense battle. Leinster and Munster meet in the RaboDirect PRO12 tomorrow, Saturday, with Rob Penney’s side coming to Thomand Park in the wake of a dominant forward display last weekend, which saw them secure a convincing 23-9 victory against Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park. However, Leinster also saw...

There was a time when boxing clubs were the domain of hardcore followers only. These days however, the popularity of white collar boxing has seen people of all fitness levels, sexes and ages take to the ring. Maria Tracey talks to one recent convert, beauty therapist and curvy model Katie Higgins about why she’s swapping the make-up brushes for boxing gloves. 


After months of...

Melbourn Bishopstown Badminton Club is currently inviting new members to join. Based at Bishopstown GAA Hall, the club has men’s, women’s and mixed teams of all abilities. There are two training sessions a week, and members can play competitively or attend for exercise purposes only. For more information, email melbournbc@gmail.com.

The early bird entry for the Cork BHAA annual Cork to Cobh race closes this weekend. On Sunday, the €10 entry fee ends for the renowned 15-mile race that takes place next month. However, entries on the day will also be taken at the Montenotte Hotel with the fee being €20. The race, taking place on Sunday, October 6th at 9.30am, will start at St Patrick’s Church and finish close...

As the Rebels prepare to take on the Banner County tomorrow, Saturday at Croke Park, Jimmy Barry-Murphy says he foresees Clare playing as well as they did in the Final three weeks. The Cork boss has dismissed claims that his side will “look for comfort” in the belief that Clare will not be as strong again in the replay of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final.

“People...

The TG4 Ladies Football Finalist’s captains Therese McNally, left, Monaghan, and Cork’s Ciara O’Sullivan meet ahead of the 40th Ladies Football Championship Finals. Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Cork Ladies face into an epic final this weekend, as they seek to retain the Brendan Martin Trophy. The senior team take on Monaghan this Sunday in the TG4...

Munster Rugby’s Conor Murray will not play in this weekend’s RaboDirect PRO12 fixture against Newport Gwent Dragons. However, the Lions’ scrumhalf is expected to return to the tournament next week. Murray suffered a recent flare up in a toe injury and is being rested from all training this week but should return for Munster’s clash against Leinster in Thomand Park on...

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