Women’s Sport and the Respect it Deserves

As Conor Lane blew the final whistle last Saturday evening, the last of the Five Lamps on Dublin’s North Strand was illuminated in a shade of blue. The prevailing headline across the media was that history had been made. For the first time ever, a team had won five consecutive All-Ireland Championships. This, however, isn’t technically correct….

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Let the Games Begin

(The 72,330 capacity International Stadium in Yokohama which will host the final on the 2 nd of November) With just three days to go to the Rugby World Cup in Japan excitement levels are sending the barometer soaring. With so many sports to choose from in a saturated market in Ireland, it is only in…

Summer of Sporting Success for UCC

Pride on our chest, belief in our heart, sport in our bones. The motto of UCC’s sports strategy certainly shows the high regard in which sport is held in the University. The variety of sports on offer is a credit to the college’s commitment to community and success. The summer months are prime time for…

Cork City Announce Alan Bennett Testimonial

Cork City FC recently announced that a testimonial match will be held for club legend Alan Bennett. This special match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 14th of September at Turners Cross. A Cork City XI will take on a squad of Cork City Legends, including Neal Horgan, Liam Kearney and Colin Healy. Bennett…

Eyes Turn To Europe For LOI Clubs

Dundalk FC v Riga FC (Latvia) Shamrock Rovers FC v Brann (Norway) Cork City FC v Progres Niederkorn (Luxembourg) St. Patricks Athletic FC v Norrkoping (Sweden). Writes Jack Maguire – Sports Editor After a long, gruelling 2018/19 season, Liverpool were crowned Champions League winners and Chelsea reigned superior in the Europa League. Only weeks after…

The Notorious Retiree

Last week, one of Ireland’s most influential and successful sportspeople announced his retirement as Conor McGregor, a former featherweight and lightweight champion, stepped away from the sport that had made him a household name. ‘The Notorious’ had not fought since his eventful loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, but his decision to end his career at 30…