Women forming their own culture club

Women forming their own culture club

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Connecting with the aura of the messiahs

Not long ago, the cult of the manager was under threat. Sure, the gaffer was never more important or regarded.

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Cork are Cork. Or are they?

Cork are Cork. Or are they?

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Allez, allez, allez: Banter is out of tune

It is among the great sources of regret in professional football, the lost connection between players and fans.

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A week with something for nearly everyone

And so we begin the second golden age of the Premier League. Only this time, resistance may be futile.

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Jason Forde: ‘It seems to be now you nearly can’t even miss a free’

“I think more is made out of that than there needs to be,” says Jason Forde. Such is life with the Tipperary hurlers.

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Kearns warns Tipp may need cynical approach

Liam Kearns fears the feelgood factor around Tipperary football could dissipate unless the county enjoys success in this year’s championship. But to do so, ...

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Are parents better off on phone or PlayStation?

PlayStations, personal stereos, third-level education and traffic — John Giles’ big four inhibitors of sporting talent.

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United and Arsenal in the market for an idea

As we approach the business end, minds already drift to business time at the Premier League’s fallen powers.

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Reconnecting with people on Champions League night

Cork’s Oliver Plunkett Street is 850m metres long.

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Bragging rights at stake in Muskerry ‘clasaiceach’

What’s the Irish for clasico? An clasaiceach, says Google.

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The futile chase of fairness

The twins are seven now and have already developed a keen nose for ‘controvassy’.

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‘You hear all the kids on the sideline: My mammy scored’

The rise of Gaelic for Mothers and Others can benefit the next generation of girls too, writes Larry Ryan

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'The club championship in Cork needs rescuing because it's been dying a death'

“I wouldn’t like to have missed any championship matches for Clarecastle in my time, but maybe they need to look at something.”

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Cork GAA proposal: A four-point plan to recognise the countyman

It is a small curiosity that the same solution has been proposed for more or less all of the great, intractable sporting problems of our time.

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Is Klopp's belief system promoting the most abominable heresy?

Liverpool have seven league matches remaining, facing arguably their toughest test on Sunday at home to third-placed Tottenham.

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14 years of John Delaney highs and lows

Balancing the highs and lows of John Delaney's tenure as FAI CEO.

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Living in the moment with Mick

What is that alien sensation you are experiencing? Could it be calm? Spring brings the one international break we almost look forward to.

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Our love/hate relationship with sport

It’s been another rough week for Pat. Or Tom. Or Ger. Whatever you want to call him, you know him well anyway.

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VAR has given football an X-factor dimension

We were all wrong about VAR.

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Rodgers’ vision trumps destiny

When something disgraceful has taken place that is also entirely predictable and even understandable, we are invariably left with only one way to sum things up.

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Is Ole the man to restart mind games?

Random observations on the week’s sport

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Will banter bring down the Premier League?

There is only one way to watch football these days, bobbing queasily in a choppy ocean of bantz.

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Why does Cork lose so many young hurlers and footballers? And what are they doing about it?

Cork senior hurler Stephen McDonnell described his journey from playing for Cork as an U14 player to lifting a Munster senior title as captain.

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Have Liverpool faced their fears just in time?

Since mind games aren’t what they used to be, let’s give thanks for the ingredient that can make this title race great: Liverpool’s ‘12th ...

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Newcastle will survive the death of dreams

At the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta tomorrow night, we will be treated to the kind of fitting postscript that only American sport — and maybe horse racing ...

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‘That’s the key thing as Kerry manager. Don’t get relegated’

New Kerry football managers don’t always get off to the best start, something short-of-patience Kingdom fans might do well to remember tomorrow as Peter Keane’s ...

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We have ways of making you run

It is somewhat disappointing that, despite all the fine, sophisticated minds operating at the top top levels of football, nobody has yet landed on any kind of labour-saving ...

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Cairde Chorcaí will spend on grassroots to remedy Cork's low coaching ratio

The next step for Cairde Chorcaí is the building of a global network of supporters to boost investment in Cork GAA at elite and grassroots level.

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WATCH: Dr Con Murphy happy to see former players and county board come together as one group

Long-serving Cork GAA medic Dr Con Murphy noted the symbolism of the gala tribute night in his honour in Cork’s City Hall last Saturday night, hoping it signals ...

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Can Martin answer Championship prayers?

The fragility of belief in the Championship was perhaps best summed up this week by Andy Reid, who has known hope and despair in both Nottingham and Sunderland, ...

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Detecting signs of life in Corkness

You’d have to consider it a state of emergency. Corkness has been declared missing, writes Larry Ryan.

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Man City feel the fear and do it anyway

Larry Ryan: Fashioning narratives out of the week’s big big game

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World of pain: The freakiest sports injuries of 2018

The past year produced another crop of bizarre, eye-watering injuries for sport stars. And not all of them happened during the action.

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John Kiely - ‘For some families, winning an All-Ireland was the worst thing that ever happened’

The Larry Ryan Interview: Limerick manager John Kiely considers a selection of images from an emotional summer and reflects on the weight of history, the Dolores ...

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Five of the best goals this season after Andros Townsend’s 30-yard screamer

Five of the best goals from this season.

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Time for Jose to turn underdog

The boy in second class was collected by his dad on Tuesday, as usual, and they began the walk home. Two or three steps along, the news was broken and the boy wheeled ...

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Would Mourinho have cancelled the sixties?

Larry Ryan offers some thoughts on the football week.

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‘If we’re doing this for the boys, we should be doing it for the girls’

After a week when Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg was asked to twerk, Larry Ryan visits the Tipperary club leading the way when it comes to respect and equality. ...

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Magnificent seven for Dublin as All-Star team announced

All-Ireland senior champions Dublin have been honoured with seven representatives on the 2018 TG4 All-Star team. Dublin’s haul is an all-time best on an All-Star ...

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Baseball gambles on slow lane

A landmark week for the ‘fastest field game in the world’ — and for one of the slowest, writes Larry Ryan

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Liam Brady and Niall Quinn express some reservation over FAI succession plan

Though broadly welcoming new roles for Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny in Irish football, former internationals Liam Brady and Niall Quinn have expressed reservations ...

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The future can wait, we owe Mick McCarthy another spin

We’re not getting Jurgen Sanchez Peppo. There is to be no up-and-coming ‘holistic’ European gaffer with a big idea.

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Stephen Kenny insulted by ‘respect’ question; sets out his Ireland vision

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny says the suggestion he wouldn’t get the respect of the Republic of Ireland dressing room is “insulting”.

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The morality of Manchester’s family fortunes

It’s the ultimate battle of philosophies in Manchester tomorrow. A classic clash of styles as the family pulling every stroke to pump as much money as possible ...

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Amanda Stapleton match shows bond between old foes

The response of Kilkenny’s hurlers to this evening’s Amanda Stapleton benefit match in Borrisoleigh underlines the bond the county’s great modern ...

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Liam Miller tribute: Hometown hero rolls back years

Five storylines from a special day

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Hartson and Petrov fought cancer with ‘great courage’

Little wonder John Hartson and Stiliyan Petrov initially cut sombre figures during the pre-match formalities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It must have crossed ...

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A bad look when Roy’s rollickings go a step too far

A great power was given to Roy Keane. A power that can be dispensed in a look. By just making the face.

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Walkover creates three-way playoff and leads to fixture chaos in Tipperary

A walkover given by Carrick Swans in a senior championship game has helped create fixture havoc in Tipperary.

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