Sport & Fitness

The future of ladies GAA

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Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

Ballinascarthy native Martina O’Brien captured her third successive All-Ireland championship title recently when she helped the Cork ladies secure the Brendan Martin Cup for the fifth consecutive season. Martina speaks to John Bohane about her blossoming career.   Martina O’Brien,...

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First annual dressage festival takes place in Rathbarry

Doris May from Rosscarbery on Karem. Photo: Radka Preislerova. 

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

The first annual Castlefreke Dressage Festival took place on Sunday October 11 in the grounds of Castlefreke, Rathbarry. Organised by South Munster Dressage, the festival featured a new perpetual Leading Rider Cup and €1,000 in prize money, sponsored by Stephen...

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125th Anniversary of Cork’s First All-Ireland Hurling Title

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

By Lily Pauline Murphy Cork’s first ever All Ireland hurling title came on a dreary winter’s day 125 years ago. It was November 16, 1890 and a Cork side represented by Aghabullogue travelled to Dublin to take on a Wexford...

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Dohenys man aims to bring success at minor level back to Cork

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Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Highlights

Dohenys clubman Brian Herlihy speaks to John Bohane about fulfilling his lifelong coaching dream; he was recently appointed manager of the Cork minor footballers for the forthcoming season. The Dunmanway native was rewarded for his commitment, dedication and the coaching...

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West Cork sporting facilities get investment


Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Headlines

A recent announcement of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme allocations, where in excess of €4.5m has been allocated to create new and improve existing sporting facilities within Cork, saw many facilities in West Cork on the list to benefit. The...

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Clon All Ireland Unlimited Road Bowlers honoured by Mayoral Council

Seen at the Clonakilty Mayoral Council reception at O' Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty, recognising 13 clients attached to the Clonakilty COPE and CoAction Centre who participated in the recent All Ireland Unlimited Road Bowling Competitions held in Co. Mayo were: Back from left – Leo Buckley; Wayne O' Sullivan; Liam O' Leary; Paul O' Driscoll; Richard Nyhan; Kelly Newman; Alan Coakley; Melissa Collins; Eamonn Donnelly; Jessie Nicholson; Damien Chambers; Rose Dempsey, (Manager Clonkilty Special Olympics Club); Laurna Levis, (COPE activities co-ordinator). Front: Darren Lawless, members of the Mayoral Council John Loughnan; Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin; Gretta O' Donovan; Anthony McDermott, (Deputy Mayor) and Mairead O' Sullivan.
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Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

The 13 bowlers from Clonakilty’s COPE and CoAction centres who participated in the All Ireland Unlimited Road Bowling Finals at Aughagower, Co. Mayo from September 8 to 10 were honoured by the Clonakilty Mayoral Council at a ceremony held at...

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Fighting talk from head of boxing at Sky Sports

Adam with his co-host and former boxer Johnny Nelson.

Posted on: 10th September, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

SKY Sports Executive Producer and head of boxing Adam Smith was an interested spectator at the recent Legends showdown between Drinagh Rangers and Liverpool at Canon Crowley Park, Drinagh. John Bohane catches up with him on his recent visit to...

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West Cork roads open to all

l-r Sandra and David Kerr, their son Aaron, Valerie Fogarty, chairperson of the Marathon Club of Ireland (MCI), Boston racing icons Team Hoyt (father and son Rick and Dick Hoyt) with family friend Bryan Lyons, who's taken over from Dick Hoyt pushing Rick in the longer distances, the man in blue John Canty  is Dick Hoyt's lifelong friend, pictured with with MCI runners.
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Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Sport & Fitness

Saturday, July 25 marked the third year of the Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra Marathon in Courtmacsherry; with 371 participants, the race was a resounding success. This year, Keith was joined by Boston Race icons Team Hoyt, Ireland’s Team Kerr, ‘Jerry The...

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