One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The pride. The passion. The emotion. The crowd. The atmosphere. The colour. The leadership. The unity. The teamw(...)

Cork captain Briege Corkery: Took the game by the scruff of the neck to win All-Ireland women’s senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

You had to see yesterday’s women’s All-Ireland football final to believe what happened. We’ll try to explain. With Geraldine O’Flynn’s late point Cor(...)

Cork’s Angela Walsh (left)  and sister Annie Walsh celebrate after the final whistle in TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football final against  Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12 Sport does this. Defies all logic sometimes. A team – Dublin – bring themselves to the precipice of glory only to freeze.(...)

Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick and Roisin Phelan with the  Brendan Martin Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork v Dublin (Croke Park, 4pm) Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are within touching distance of a ninth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship (...)

Cork’s Roisín Phelan and Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick whose teams will be vying for possession of the Brendan Martin Cup in the TG4 All-Ireland women’s senior football final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

A sporting dynasty is built upon small beginnings. Losing in the same manner you intend upon winning. This is the Cork ladies football team. And stil(...)

Nollaig Cleary, Cork, celebrates with team-mate Geraldine O’Flynn, left, at the final whistle.

Armagh 2-11 Cork 5-16 Eamonn Ryan’s Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent as they obliterated Armagh by 14 points in Saturday’s TG4 A(...)

Lynne Cantwell: the issue of media overage of the Ireland player and her team-mates is complicated. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A man can tie himself up in all sorts of knots with this stuff. This column was going to begin with a story about Lynne Cantwell and two members of Th(...)

Ted McCoy won the RTÉ sports person of the year award. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was way, way back in January that Ted Walsh said of the four-legged athlete Benefficient, “there are days when he looks a helluva horse, and there (...)

Monaghan’s Cathriona McConnell, Therese McNally, Grainne McNally and Ciara McAnespie after loosing by a point to Cork in the All-Ireland  women’s football final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Alan Betson

When the hooter sounded in yesterday’s All-Ireland final, we were treated to what’s possibly the loveliest noise in Irish sport, one that annually tes(...)

Valerie Mulcahy scores her side’s goal despite the efforts of Monaghan’s Sharon Courtney during yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football final at Croke Park. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

CORK 1-10 MONAGHAN 1-9: This might just be the best way to win an All-Ireland. Cork’s win in front of a crowd of 25,103 at Croke Park yesterday was th(...)