Rena Buckley

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Cork’s Hannah Looney  celebrates with the O’Duffy Cup after winning the   2018 All-Ireland senior camogie  final against  Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dual status is something that used to be hailed and lauded in the good old days. From a Cork perspective it used to be quite literally a gift from the(...)

Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy Cup in 2017. The  Cork star ticks all the boxes when it comes to an inspirational sporting figure. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Over the weekend I got completely caught up in a wave of cycling, athletics and even pentathlon. I thought 2018 was the year for learning new sports(...)

Former Limerick hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy in attendance at the Laochra Gael launch at the Dean Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

To be talking seriously about hurling before Valentine's Day always feels thoroughly indecent but some subjects are unavoidable. Limerick’s breakneck(...)

Bríd Stack: “It went by in a fecking flash. But life moves on.”

After a glittering career that garnered 11 All-Ireland winners medals, Cork’s Bríd Stack has called time on her intercounty career. The fullback ann(...)

Roy Keane with Marymount hospice chief executive  Dr Sarah McCloskey,  switching  on the Christmas lights at Marymount, in Cork, on Sunday night.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A hospice consultant has paid tribute to Roy Keane and organisers of a special benefit game which raised some €250,000 for the hospice as Keane showed(...)

 Carnacon’s Erina Flannery and Michelle McGing celebrate after beating Mourneabbey in the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Championship Final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It was about a year and a half ago I sat in my college apartment familiarising myself once again with Victoria Lodge, Apartment 63 in Cork. I had retu(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last sighting of Briege Corkery in her county shirt had been when she was celebrating with her team-mates on the Croke Park pitch after Cork had c(...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy Cup in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rena Buckley, the most decorated Gaelic sportsperson in history, has announced her retirement from the inter-county game at the age of 31. Holder of (...)

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