We have been absolutely blessed down in Cork with our plethora of sporting stars and sporting moments that so naturally follow. From gallant footballe(...)

Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey and Sarah Fagan celebrate winning the senior football All–Ireland in Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is an age-old theory in our house that if you want to see Gaelic football at its purest you might have to tune into a women’s football match. Ob(...)

2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/9/2014Dublin vs Cork Cork Manager Eamon Ryan celebrates with his team after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“I do think we appreciate all the moments. Even this year before the All-Ireland, we were waiting in the car park of the Red Cow getting ready to leav(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)