Sport & Fitness

Cork Surf Life Saving smashes records at World Championships

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

September saw 35 members of Cork Surf Life Saving travel to Holland to compete in the Life Saving World Championships at Master, Senior and Youth levels. Cork also sent the first-ever Irish crew to compete in the Inflatable Rescue Boat...

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West Cork kickboxers achieve success at World Championships

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Once again West Cork is celebrating its World Championship medal winners. West Cork Kickboxing Club fighters Grainne Begley and brother Sean Begley brought home Gold and Bronze medals respectively from the WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) Junior and Older...

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The resurgence of Pitch and Putt with Bandon glory

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Bandon man Mark Keohane recently guided the Ireland pitch and putt team to World Cup glory following their narrow win achieved against Catalonia on a 3-2 scoreline following a pulsating and dramatic conclusion to the World Cup in Andorra. Mark,...

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Gym Habits: Building better habits to take you to the next level

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

Messaging, chatting, watching TV and reading should all be left at the door of the gym before you start your workout. This is your moment to move and challenge your body. We have limited time and focus so now is...

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The heart of a lion

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

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

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

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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