Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley: have won ten All-Ireland football medals and six All-Ireland camogie medals each. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For anyone who has browsed through the history of Irish women in sport through the years, a name that always stood out was that of Kathleen Mills, he(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They were the hunted rather than the hunter this time but you don’t need to have seen a lot of the Cork women’s football teams to know they can do it (...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

Briege Corkery: Cork dual star can make history with a win over Dublin in final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Apart from a blip in 2010 when they lost to Tyrone in the quarter-finals, Cork have been nothing less than invincible in Gaelic football for just o(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery : “People do ask if we’re not sick of winning. God, you never get sick of that winning feeling. Ever”. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

History might beckon as on Sunday she could, with team-mate Rena Buckley, become the most medalled woman in the history of Gaelic games, but Briege Co(...)

Members of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship winning  Cork team visit Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Hundreds ventured out on to the rainy and windswept streets of Cork on Monday night to welcome home the victorious All-Ireland camogie team. The Cork(...)

Head over heels: Cork celebrate with the O’Duffy Cup following their win over Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Everyone stands their own post. We all fight out of our own muddy trench. The main story out of Croke Park is that Cork won their 26th All-Ireland (...)

 Kim Flood (left) in action for Dublin. Flood is a big admirer of Armagh, especially their star midfielder Caroline O’Hanlon. Photograph: Inpho

Such has been Cork’s merciless stranglehold on the All-Ireland football title since 2005, only Dublin’s triumph in 2010 interrupting their reign, you’(...)

Waterford’s Trish Jackman, Cork’s Bríd Stack, Roscommon’s Amanda McLoone and Tyrone’s Shannon Quinn. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s a pity to think that I have played with Cork for over 10 years now and I have never once played an intercounty game in Pairc Uí Chaoimh – that’s(...)

Pictured at the launch of the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championship are Ciara O’Sullivan, Cork, and Lyndsey Davey, Dublin. The championship, which begins with the first matches on July 25th will culminate with the TG4 All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on September 27th. Photo: Sportsfile

Attempting to win a 10th All-Ireland title in 11 seasons will never be straightforward, and the Cork women’s football team have already found one obst(...)