Galway’s Tracey Leonard in action against Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong and Kim Flood in their National Football League  Division One  semi-final at  St Loman’s, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Sportsfile

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are through to an eighth successive women’s National Football League Division One final. Cork moved to within an hour of a third s(...)

Valerie Mulcahy scored 1-7 for Cork as they defeated Mayo in their Tesco Homegrown National League Division 1 match. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Valerie Mulcahy was in red-hot scoring form for Cork as the Tesco Homegrown National League Division 1 champions got their 2015 campaign off to a winn(...)

2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/9/2014Dublin vs Cork Cork Manager Eamon Ryan celebrates with his team after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“I do think we appreciate all the moments. Even this year before the All-Ireland, we were waiting in the car park of the Red Cow getting ready to leav(...)

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(...)