Cork  football captain Briege Corkery salutes  the crowd in Cork City. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Freddie Mercury may never have played Croke Park but he sure nailed it when it came to identifying the mark of true champions – a never-say-die atti(...)

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.(...)

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(...)

How do you get your player to operate farther out the pitch? Kerry’s James O’Donoghue plays table football with Abigail Bradshaw (6) from Knockylon during a visit with the Sam Maguire Cup to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Inevitably, the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay next weekend will take some of the limelight from the biggest day of the year for women’s f(...)

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(...)

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 Angela Walsh celebrates her side’s  second goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final against Kerry at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 2-9 Kerry 0-11: Valerie Mulcahy scored 2-3 as champions Cork advanced to an eighth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final in n(...)

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(...)