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(...)

Cork players celebrate the final whistle after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

If there’s a better team in Irish sport, you’d back Eamonn Ryan’s Cork ladies to haunt them to their dying breath. They picked up their eighth All-Ire(...)

Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Reilly lead the celebrations after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-9: Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are TG4 All-Ireland Ladies senior football champions for the eighth time in nine seasons. The Rebelettes co(...)

Cork’s Juliet Murphy celebrates with manager Eamonn Ryan after beating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will end. It may even end tomorrow. It’s perfectly feasible that the Cork ladies will finally feel the cold of a late autumn Croke Park, damned t(...)

Cork’s Elaine Harte has a chance to win her eighth All-Ireland winning medal on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been a strange old year for Elaine Harte. For just over a decade she had been Cork’s first choice goalkeeper, with seven All-Ireland medals to he(...)

People take part in the Bike to Work Lunchtime Cycle in Dublin. Photograph:
Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
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  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

For 21 years after leaving school, the notion of trying a bike again hardly flickered across my mind. But in the 21 years since I bought a bike in (...)

Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Orlagh Farmer celebrate after the final whistle following victory over Dublin at Birr. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork produced a remarkable comeback to defeat Dublin 1-19 to 2-12 on Saturday in Birr and book their place in the semi-finals of the TG4(...)

Juliet Murphy: back in the Cork squad following her decision to return to the intercounty game

Cork manager Eamonn Ryan has confirmed that Juliet Murphy should “play some part” against Armagh in Saturday’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football (...)