Friday, 29 December 2017 14:03

Davy Murphy

  28 Years On ScoreBoard Duty - Never Missed A Match   In 1989 Corkman Davy Murphy became the official ScoreBoard Man at one of Cork's busiest GAA grounds, which is the headquarters of the divisional Cork board - Seandún, also known as the City Division GAA Board. The base is at Ballinlough, a soutside suburb of Cork City and it's almost a permanent home to Davy from March until October every year. In 28 years of loyal service as the…
Friday, 15 December 2017 21:33

Clondrohid, Co. Cork G.A.A. History

  Mid Cork Club Steeped In G.A.A. Football Heritage   In close proximity to Macroom town, situated just a short distance off the main Macroom/Millstreet road lies a Co. Cork country village who can trace the foundation of the local G.A.A. club back to 1888, just a mere four years after the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association by Michael Cusack and colleagues. Neighbours Macroom, a large town steeped in gaelic football folklore, had to wait until 1909 before they…
Monday, 30 October 2017 17:26

Congratulations Emily Nason

Eight year old Cork schoolgirl, Emily Nason of Scoil Ursula, Blackrock, Cork, competing in the 2017 FSKA World Karate Championships at Croydon, London, won Bronze for Ireland in her special class category.  We congratulate Emily and her mother, Jennifer Doody, who has guided Emily all the way, on achieving such a magnificient honour amongst the worlds best national karate competitors from around the globe.  We wish Emily many more international triumphs in the future. Looking forward to the Cork Airport…
Monday, 09 October 2017 13:26

New Hall of Fame Additions

Two New Additions To Our  Champion Sports Volunteers Hall of Fame   Read all about John Twomey - Champion Sports Volunteer in this new entry    And also meet Matt Aherne of Passage West in this article
Sunday, 08 October 2017 04:44

John Twomey's Lifetime GAA Involvement

I Played My Last Game At 53 Recalls Cork Champion G.A.A. Volunteer I was born in Shanbally, Co. Cork, in 1946 and lived there all my life.Shanbally (Seanbaile) is a small village in Cork’s lower harbour area just two miles outside of Ringaskiddy.I attended National School there where I got my very first introduction to hurling & football and the local Club Shamrocks.  The School Principal was Mr. Bernie O’Flynn, himself a former senior hurler with the club and a…
Monday, 02 October 2017 20:55

Shamrocks GAA Club, Shanbally, Co. Cork

Cork Carrigdhoun Club Steeped in History The Club was founded in 1898 but the origins of hurling go back to 1828 when a local Landlord Captain William Connor of the Ballybricken Estate in Shanbally first mustered a team to engage with Kilmoney from Carrigaline.  Captain Conner, Trinity College educated, was an Officer on Board the English warship Bellerophon where Napoleon handed over his sword in surrender after the battle of Waterloo. Hurling had its roots and later and even before…
Monday, 02 October 2017 16:23

Jack Lynch Centenary Celebration

Glen Rovers GAA, Cork, Commemorate The Centenary Birth of Jack Lynch On Friday 29th September 2017 Glen Rovers GAA Club commemorated the Centenary Birth of one of their most celebrated sons in the person of Irish Statesman, legendary Cork and Glen Rovers GAA legend, the late Jack Lynch. In an oration delivered by former Glen Rovers and Cork hurler, Tomás Mulcahy, at the unveiling of a Jack Lynch Commemorative Plaque, at the entrance door to the Glen Rovers Clubhouse, the…
This Galway born All Ireland champion hurler landed in Cork as a garsúin óg with his family, knew absolutely nothing about the famous spirit of Glen Rovers, Christy Ring and the cavalcade of Cork hurling legends who preceded him in the rebel red of Cork. That child grew up to become a Cork teenager, then an adult Corkonian and wrote himself into the annals of Cork’s rich sporting history.Adding further uniqueness to the sporting story of Martin O’Doherty, famous Glen…
Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:44

Kevin Jer O'Sullivan - All Star Interview

Kevin Jer O’Sullivan, Cork 1972 &’73 All Star, Is a Former Footballer Who Is Now Club President Of Adrigole GAA Club   Q 1: Players To-Day - Players in your time. Fitness levels.Certainly away more fitness levels now. In my time we had a more natural programme. Championship training didn’t kick in until February and you did most of the work on your own and then around May I’d make an 80 mile trip to the old Athletic Grounds in…
Monday, 18 September 2017 22:05

Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

In Glengarriff, Co. Cork, at the mouth of the famous Ring of Beara Peninsula, stands one of Ireland’s most historic hotels with a proud traditon to preserve and promote around the globe. is an Irish Heritage Website established in 2005 and in a recent major revamp of the website in the Autumn of 2017, one new category now incorporated is “Historic Irish Businesses”. The Eccles Hotel is a stand out special entry within our new category. Eccles Hotel is…
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