Fri, 26 Jun, 2020
Few counties have as many players involved in the Fitzgibbon Cup as Cork and the tight turnaround this week is a fair test of those involved and a clear indication of what exactly fixture congestion means to those most affected by it, writes
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
Former All-Ireland winning Cork captain Mark Landers wants the Rebels to take the Allianz Hurling League seriously but also accepts it’s the perfect opportunity to blood players who have flown under the radar.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2020
Heard about the 29-year-old Mayo footballer who went back to college to study medicine and hurl Fitzgibbon? And is now closing on bringing a first-ever All Ireland hurling club title to Mayo? While winning Sam was once his obsession, hurling has always been Cathal Freeman’s passion
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
The furnishings in Pairc Ui Rinn won’t rival Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano for comfort anytime soon, but no-one was forced to the edge of their seats Saturday night in Cork as the hosts romped to a 21-point Munster SFC semi final victory over Limerick.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2019
An hour after Declan Hannon lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup last August, Éamonn Cregan phoned another Adare man whose leadership wasn’t so visible. ‘Congratulations. That’s what you started.’ Shane Fitzgibbon may have been a frustrated if well-heralded player, but that would inform him in becoming a brilliant, if unsung coach
Sat, 18 May, 2019
A pair of winning points of real quality from Darragh Fitzgibbon, at the end of the second period of extra-time, finally put daylight between these two teams after a pulsating and fiercely contested Cork SHC first round at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
To label this Charleville’s finest hour would be incorrect, would be misleading. Far more accurate is it to catalogue their second-half performance as the most outstanding 33 minutes of hurling ever produced by a Charleville team.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
Turlough O’Brien may have been a tad hyperbolic when he claimed the proposed rule changes to football are reflective of a 1940s mindset yearning for the days when players donned flat caps, but certainly the suggested place for such experimentation smacks of a mentality that’s anachronistic.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2018
First off, Tipperary won’t be as deficient as they were in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Similarly, Cork’s collective output won’t be at the same untouchable level that it was at on July 4. What you’ll find materialising will be somewhere in the middle.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
Accepted wisdom has it that youngsters tend to play with freedom when they make the climb up to the top tier and that their progress is usually tempered as the altitude of their surroundings and the stakes involved finally dawn.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018
A few of the older patrons in the South Stand in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night may remember the old Buddy Starcher classic ‘History Repeats Itself’. And, had they also been in Thurles last Sunday, the song must surely have resonated with them as this Munster U21 hurling semi-final unfolded.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018