CCWFC launch underage academy

Cork City Women’s FC recently launched the under 8,10 and 18 academy for future stars of the Rebel Army at the Spraoi Hope Centre in Montenotte, and the John Birmingham Centre in Glasheen. The initiative, which hopes to build further grassroots ambitions for football in Cork, has coincided with an excellent season for Cork City…

Renewed Strategies at SSI

Following a successful summer for Irish students at the World University Games, Student Sport Ireland (SSI), last week launched its new Strategic Plan for 2017-20 at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. The ambitious plan, entitled “Working For Third Level Sport and Physical Activity” lays out the principles and strategic objectives that will guide the organisation’s into…

Zero Year: John Caulfield

His name is etched in stone on Leeside, met with disdain in the capital and nostalgia out west. Yet, before the title charges and cup successes, before the European odyssey from Belgium to Estonia, before the heartbreak & triumph was the boy from the Bronx. It cannot be denied that Cork City FC’s John Caulfield…

The times they are a’ changin

Across football, the way we watch the game is changing. It is no longer a case of following your local team every week and listening in every other week for the away scores or checking the ‘teletext’. It is no longer a game of turning up and seeing your team and heading home. Football matches…

Return of the Munster Senior League

Following on from last season’s heart stopping title decider, where Sean Mcloughlin’s late winner secured the double for UCC, the Munster Senior League returns for University College Cork. In what will be a testing season for Noel Healy’s side, the former Cork City FC player will be hoping to build upon an outstanding 2016/17 which…

Contrariety within the worlds of sports

Every kid growing up would have at some point in time acquainted themselves with the ‘make-believe’ world that is professional wrestling. Whether it be through the medium of television, conversation or performing the newest finishing maneuver accompanied by subliminal thoughts of the “please do not try this at home” advertisement. It goes without saying that…

England victorious on landmark day for Irish cricket

It was a landmark day for Irish cricket this Sunday, though it would have been a landmark day regardless of the result. Just over one-hundred years ago, cricket would have been the most played game throughout the island, fifty years ago an amateur Irish team beat a soon-to-be dominant West Indies team on a dodgy…

There is a light that never goes out

Sport is a simple game made complicated by one hundred different rules and times, forever existing in twirling infinite narrative and rivalry which we are spellbound to until the final chapter. Rivalries take over from the everyday game and we are hooked in the pantomime of larger than life characters, fed and bled on ancient…