Dundalk might not begin the defence of their league title until they play Derry City next week, but midfielder Jordan Flores insists he doesn’t regard tomorrow’s President’s Cup game against Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park as a preliminary event.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
The first Munster derby of the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season is all about showing ‘bouncebackability’, with both Cork City and Waterford smarting from defeats on the opening night and anxious to get their first points on the board at Turner’s Cross this evening.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019
Forget VAR. Forget writing off Germans. Forget In-ger-land. Forget Fifa conspiracies and dodgy Bob Marley cover versions. The World Cup takes a back seat tonight as the League of Ireland springs back to life with a top-of-the-table clash at Oriel Park.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018
Though they had beaten their hosts in the league at Neptune Stadium, only the white heat of a National Cup semi final would thrust a surging Killorglin outfit into the pressure cooker they needed to truly interrogate their wellbeing.
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
It’s as much a part of Cork sporting folklore as Flower Lodge or Páirc Ui Chaoimh, as the Mardyke or Turner’s Cross. But the storied basketball crucible that is the northside’s Parochial Hall will fall silent next month when the National Cup semi-finals are played out on Leeside.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017
When the FAI brought in ‘summer football’ to the League of Ireland, it wasn’t in the script for the season to be over by autumn. Still, with Cork City 15 points clear going into tonight’s latest meeting of the League of Ireland’s ‘New Firm’, that’s a scenario which could arise unless Dundalk can put a stop to Cork’s march at Oriel Park.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
“I don’t look at the stats,” said a self-deprecating John Caulfield yesterday, when asked about clocking up — successfully — his 100th league game as Cork City boss with the 1-0 win against Finn Harps last weekend.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2017
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
For all that Cork City supporters were entitled to interpret last Saturday’s President’s Cup win as a statement of intent by a new-look side, manager John Caufield is cautious about reading too much into what was, after all, a preliminary skirmish — even if it did get pretty feisty at times.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Ahead of today’s President’s Cup match in Cork, President Michael D Higgins sits down to talk football withand the result is a conversation encompassing the League of Ireland, Fifa, Roy Keane, Jose Mourinho and Kofi Annan, as well as Seamus Coleman meeting the Duke of Edinburgh, that Jon Walters selfie and how he’d like to see Ireland play at Euro 2016.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016