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Cork City captains Jack O’Sullivan Byrne (under-17), Alan Bennett, John Dunleavy and Ciara McNamara were greeted by thousands of fans on Monday night. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Thousands of soccer fans thronged the Grand Parade in Cork on Monday night to celebrate Cork City FC sealing the city’s first league and cup double fo(...)

Cork City celebrate winning the Women’s FAI Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City WFC 1 UCD Waves 0 Comebacks are often bigger than setbacks. Any supporter in Cork will happily tell you how suffering is in our genes. To q(...)

Dundalk’s Gary Rogers and Alan Bennett of Cork City clash in Sunday’s FAI Cup final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He put in a man of the match performance but Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers took no satisfaction in the recognition of his excellent performance in th(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett lifts the FAI Cup triphy after the penalty shoot-out victory over Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City 1 Dundalk 1 (aet, 0-0 after 90 mins; Cork won 5-3 on penalties) It has seemed lately that almost every cup final has gone the distance and (...)

Alan Bennett: “I know I’m probably blowing a horn for Cork City now but I honestly think we’re a little bit different down here in how the club is run and just the county we’re in.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Do you hear the noise he makes,” says Alan Bennett, flashing his best “old pro” grin and pointing to one of his 50-something interviewers as he sits (...)

At the  launch of the national women’s soccer  league    in March were  Ciara Delany (Kilkenny United), Louise Corrigan (Peamount United), Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths), Pearl Slattery (Shelbourne), Meabh de Burca (Galway), Emily Cahill (UCD Waves) and Saoirse Noonan (Cork City). Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“Sport is now the only potential discipline where you can engage very high numbers of people. It still provides one of the few moments that is broadca(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield celebrates title triumph. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork City manager John Caulfield, who signed a two-year extension to his contract yesterday, says he accepts that some of the club’s championship-win(...)

Cork City players celebrate their Premier Division success. To see the community’s joy in Turner’s Cross that night would bring a tear to a stone. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Football can be unbelievable sometimes. For the past few years, my brother, Danny, his friends and I have found ourselves in some bizarre situations.(...)

Alan Bennett, Conor McCormack and Gearoid Morrissey celebrate winning the league. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Cork City 0 Derry City 0 It could have happened two months ago, but few on Leeside will care, as this scoreless draw against Derry City secured Cork(...)

Seán Maguire’s goals helped Cork City to claim the Airtricity League Premier Division title despite the striker leaving to join Preston North End. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork may have stumbled a little as they sought to get over the line in recent weeks but they have ultimately succeeded in beating a team regarded as (...)

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