Alan McLoughlin after his spectacular equalising goal against Northern Ireland in Windsor Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/ ©INPHO

The final whistle blew on many a player who had lived for the noise of the crowd, through careers – be it in the League of Ireland, or in England at p(...)

They started and finished with GAA royalty, sitting down with Jimmy Barry Murphy in Cork city in June of 2018 and having an outdoor coffee with Jack O(...)

Brothers Bryan, Dominic, Ross and James Foley, who are all heading to Croke Park to cheer on fellow Charleville man  Darragh Fitzgibbon as he lines out for Cork in the All Ireland senior hurling final against Limerick.

He was one of the Boys in Green but as he heads to Croke Park on Sunday, former Irish soccer national Dominic Foley (45) will be wearing his colours o(...)

When I think of Cork winning I remember my father lit up with joy. And I’m still not sure how I’m going to react should Cork claim the All-Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

On my first visit to Croke Park, I spent 70 minutes staring at the back of a stranger’s head. It was 1986. I was 12. Cork were playing Galway in the A(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston and Patrick Horgan celebrate after the All-Ireland semi-final victory over Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The old giddiness has returned to Cork. You could sense a kind of rising Corky energy drifting up through the Republic all summer. You could see it t(...)

Cork’s Tim O’Mahony celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Dublin at Thurles with team-mate  Patrick Horgan. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

These are relative boom times for Cork hurling and it would be easy to get carried away by the intoxication of it all. By mid-August, Cork could be b(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes and Christopher Joyce of Cork in action during the 2018 All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This year’s Allianz Hurling League enters its penultimate series this weekend. Certain themes have emerged: the controversy over new rules and the mas(...)

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Double World and European Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure has been given a timely boost as she prepares for the delayed Olympics in Tokyo by being chos(...)

Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

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