Sports Life – Interviews

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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A fitting tribute to a great bowler

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

A humble but visibly proud Christy Mullins was delighted to be recognised by people within his own community with an award at the Bantry Sports Gala award night. “To be honest with you I didn’t expect it at all, I’m...

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A world class coach

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

Ian Kingston has carved out a strong reputation as a very formidable coach with both the West Cork Club and the Ireland senior and junior teams. One of his brightest prospects, Lily de la Cour recently captured a World Championship...

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Coaching the Rebelettes to success

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Cork camogie senior team manager Paudie Murray is hopeful he can guide the Rebelettes to an historic completion of three-in-a-row All-Ireland titles this season. Paudie, who hails from Kilnaur, which lies just a few miles north of Dunmanway, has guided...

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Cork City begins their league campaign

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

Cork City FC soccer manager John Caulfield can’t wait for the start of the new SSE Airtricity League season to commence, as he begins his third season in charge of the Rebel Army. John Bohane catches up with him. John...

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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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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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The future of ladies GAA

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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