Sports Life – Interviews

Cronin’s name enshrined in rallying history books

Posted on: 6th February, 2018 in Sport & Fitness

Keith was recognised for his driving prowess when he won the Manley Memorial Cup recently. The West Cork man was delighted to accept the 2017 Irish International Driver of the Year award, which is voted for by members of the...

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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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Breakout year for teenage ace Darragh McElhinney

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Glengarriff athlete Darragh McElhinney enjoyed a breakout year during 2016. The West Cork sports star broke a series of personal bests and even enjoyed a training camp in Rio during the Olympic Games with modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keefe. John...

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Remarkable achievement on world stage for late starter

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Marathon runner Alex O’Shea, who resides in Ballineen, achieved his lifelong dream when he represented Ireland at the 100km World Championships, which were held in Los Alcazares, Spain recently. John Bohane caught up with the Cork athlete who spoke of...

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Gabriels get ready for final showdown

Posted on: 2nd December, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Sean Kelleher has played a key role in propelling Gabriel Rangers to the cusp of Munster junior championship glory this season says John Bohane. The talented corner forward notched two points in their comprehensive nine point win achieved against Tipperary...

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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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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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