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Historic title win for Ballincollig began with a sit downThis story is enriched with multi-media content

The night after Ballincollig surprised everyone by stepping over Nemo Rangers into a first Cork county football final, manager Michael O’Brien sat his management team, some players and members of the club’s executive down, writes Tony Leen.


Budget brought good news but not for the political parties

THE song should never have been a hit anywhere because its title was weird: ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’. (Translation: ‘Hello Mother, Hello Father’.) It should certainly never have been a hit in Ireland because the entire song was about something we didn’t have back in the 1960s: Summer camps.


At last, a decent female sociopath!

So have seen Gone Girl yet? Lots of us have already read the book.



Violence jeopardises release of girls

A wave of violence hours after Nigeria’s government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubts yesterday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will be released, deflating the hopes of their parents.

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Walk of the Week: Stepping out in the footsteps of Finbarr at Gougane Barra, Co Cork