Sport & Fitness

Thaiboxing madness in Cork

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

The Neptune Stadium was recently once again home to what has become Ireland’s biggest Muay Thai (or Thaiboxing) spectacle. Twenty bouts of national and international fights thrilled the audience who, as usual, provided the event with an atmosphere that only...

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Fighting spirit in Dunmanway

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Recently set up with the aim of promoting boxing to the residents of Dunmanway and the surrounding areas, Dunmanway Boxing Club is very much community based. Alongside competitive squad boxing sessions, the club also runs a junior session (roughly 50/50...

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West Cork’s life savers compete well at National Championships

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

The two-day National Life Saving Championships took place in the University of Limerick 50m pool on February 13 and 14 and gave 310 of the best Life Savers in Ireland an opportunity to compete in conditions that life savers can...

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Bright future ahead for soccer in West Cork according to new FAI Coach Education Manager

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

John Bohane talks to Bandon native Niall O’Regan, who was recently rewarded for his coaching prowess when he was appointed as the new FAI Coach Education Manager, following the departure of his predecessor Greig Patterson to a similar coaching role...

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Munster Trail running race comes to Clonakilty

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

The second race in the Munster Mountain Running Calendar will take place on Sunday, February 7 in Castlefreke, Clonakilty at 1pm. The race is hosted by the Clonakilty Roadrunners AC and will take place in beautiful forest trails around a...

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A rough guide to Pike fishing in West Cork

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

To start this month, I’m not going to mention the weather! Talking of Fresh Water, and trying to stay positive, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a sea, coarse or game angler, when the weather is unsuitable for your chosen style...

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West Cork martial artists honoured

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

The Cork Martial Arts Promotions (CMAP) Awards Ceremony, being held this year on February 6, honours the achievements of County Cork’s Martial Artists. Fourteen awards will be presented this year, three of which will honour West Cork champions. Bantry’s Lily...

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A true inspiration

Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Jamie Wall has displayed great courage since he was rushed to hospital on June 28, 2014 with an epidural abscess on his spine, which has rendered him paralysed from the midriff down. Just three days prior to his life-changing infection,...

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