Sport & Fitness

Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Features

Gaelic football in Cork has always been strongest in the west of the rebel county while hurling claimed dominance in the city, but in the late 19th century, two football clubs with a West Cork flavour sprung up on the...

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Denise reveals fierce drive behind rowing success

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Skibbereen RC member Denise Walsh has made a brilliant start to the rowing season. The talented rower delivered a sensational performance, which enabled her to recently capture a silver medal at the European Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. She quickly...

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Take the ‘HIIT’ in your golden years

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Whatever your age, habits are something we learn from early on and keep picking up throughout life. Good habits like brushing teeth and poor ones like smoking stick with us unless we make an effort to change them. Habits –...

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Cork gearing up for a good campaign

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Cork senior football manager Peadar Healy has endured a tough spell in charge of the Rebels since he took over from Brian Cuthbert. The Cork footballers have at times struggled for consistency, but the Ballyvourney native, who works as a...

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Nootropics…winning the mental game

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

We’re all looking for that edge. The one little thing that will make us one per cent better. For years, fitness and nutrition companies have focused on getting us physically ready for exercise. They brainwashed us into thinking we needed...

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Ballineen athlete setting a strong pace

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Ballineen native Phil Healy has enjoyed a strong start to the 2017 athletics season. The West Cork athlete reached the semi-finals of the European Athletics Indoor Championships, which were held in Belgrade in March. The Bandon AC member finished sixth...

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Tips for a ‘summer’ body

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Did you get to enjoy the mid-April gift of sunshine? We did, my baby and I. We went for short walks and long walks; sat on the beach and threw rocks or watched the birds in the garden. As we...

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Summer tummy: What it really takes to get six pack abs

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

How many people do you know who have six pack abs? I’d hazard a guess that there aren’t too many. Having a rock hard mid-section, with chiselled abdominal muscles, is extremely hard to get. For most people, it takes a...

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