Sport & Fitness

The heart of a lion

KAren McDermott

Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Karen McDermott from Clonakilty was diagnosed on Friday, January 13, 2012 with end stage heart failure. This diagnosis came as a complete shock to the active sports enthusiast. Karen, who works as a credit controller in the Credit Union in...

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Ireland hopes for Olympic success with Skibb rowers

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Skibbereen brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete for Ireland in the lightweight double sculls when the Olympic Games begins on Friday, August 5 in Rio. The brothers will take to the water the following day, as they attempt to...

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Bandon’s Conor Hourihane’s football successes honoured

SOCCER STAR CORK PERSON OF MONTH. Conor Hourihane from Bandon, as captain of Barnsley made history by leading his team to their first League One Cup victory at Wembley recently and gaining promotion for his team to the English Championship next season.
The Republic of Ireland U21 International is tipped for big things in football in the years ahead. See more on Cork Person of the Year Facebook.
Pictured at the award presentation L/R Manus O'Callaghan, Awards Organiser ; Ann-Marie O'Sullivan, AMO'Sullivan PR ; Conor Hourihane, Person of the Month ; Ray O'Mahony, Nominator ; Paudie Donegan, Lexus Cork, Airport Rd ; Pat Lemasney, Southern.

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Bandon’s Conor Hourihane has been named Cork person of the Month. This year Conor became the first West Cork man to captain an English professional soccer team to their first Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium. Conor captained the Barnsley...

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Kilty Cycles expands into new premises

kilty cycle

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Now five years in business, Kilty Cycles has built a strong reputation in cycling circles, attracting new customers from around Cork county. This year owner David Sheehy found his successful business had outgrown its premises in Clonakilty and he began...

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Rosscarbery athlete arrives home triumphant from Transplant Championships

Mike Keohane, Roscarbery, (right) with fellow Cork athlete Charlie Ryan from Cobh.

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Transplant Team Ireland enjoyed huge success at the 9th European Transplant and Dialysis Championships in Vantaa, Finland. The team’s final medal tally was a staggering 21 Gold, 19 Silver and 29 Bronze.  This placed Ireland’s 28 strong team in fifth...

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2016 South Coast Beach Body and Strongman Show

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

On August 28, the 2016 South Coast Beach Body and Strongman Show will open its doors at Darrara College Sports Centre, for the fifth year running. This show is unique in the competition calendar as the only show in the...

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Tri Na Mona 2016

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

West Cork Triathlon Club’s ‘Tri na Mona’ sprint triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 20. This race is based at Tragumna beach, just outside Skibbereen, and consists of a swim, which starts in the sea, a bike route of...

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All quiet on the Southwest Tip

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Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Firstly my apologies for shorter report this month, but from a fishing perspective it’s been a quiet month. In the last issue I wrote about how late spring is this year and although our fishing, both fresh and saltwater, is...

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