A horde of world-class athletes will take to the track at the Cork IT Athletics Stadium tomorrow evening, with the 68th edition of the BAM Cork City Sports set to be one of the best ever. Cathal Dennehy looks at five of the best storylines to follow.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
The planning started from his sick bed. It was August 2017, and Thomas Barr was lying in his hotel room in London, his World Championships brought to a grinding halt by gastroenteritis, which had reduced a world-class athlete to a sweating, vomiting wreck on the most important day of his year.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2018
Chairman of the Cork City Sports International Athletics Committee, Tony O’Connell, has been named the July ‘Cork Person of the Month’ for his work with Cork City Sports (CCS) over the decades.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel shone brightest at the 66th edition of the Cork City Sports last night, the 25-year-old blasting to a national record of 22.50 in a race in which Bandon’s Phil Healy broke new ground with a huge personal best of 23.32.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Thomas Barr beat world champion Jehue Gordon in the 400m hurdles in a new stadium record of 48.94 at a pulsating Morton Games in Dublin last night while the mile record for Morton was also shattered by American Will Leer in 3:51.82 as 10 men went under four minutes.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
He has seen Páirc Uí Chaoimh through its various incarnations, and steered Cork GAA through both heady and turbulent times. Whenever Frank Murphy steps down as GAA Board secretary, it will bring to a close a truly remarkable era of administration on Leeside. But that’s only half the story.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Another masters world record for Robert Heffernan in the men’s 3,000m race walk and a sub 50 second 400m hurdles for Thomas Barr as an engaging 63rd Cork City Sports last night in Bishopstown gave a significant marker for what lies at ahead at the European Championships in Zurich in August.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
Cork’s Brian Murphy showed true grit in the men’s 400m to win his third national title in a row in 47.14, as Kelly Proper was laden with gold and four national titles in monsoon conditions at the 141st Woodie’s DIY National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium over the weekend.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2013
Ireland’s Olympic team manager yesterday rejected any association or coaching arrangement between Irish Olympic race walker, Robert Heffernan, and former Olympic silver medallist, Francisco ‘Paco’ Fernandez, who is serving a ban for his involvement in a drugs scandal in Spain.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
Ciarán Ó Lionáird got his Olympic campaign back on track at Cork City Sports last night when he finished fifth of five athletes to go under four minutes in the featured Cork Airport Men’s Mile, which was won by Ryan Gregson (Australia) with a perfectly executed 3:57.98.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012