Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan: People might laugh at me, but I will be king of the world

Every night during his training camp in Dublin, after he’s finished his stretching routine on the floor of the hotel room, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan pulls out a pen and paper.

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‘I’m not drunk, Garda, I’ve actually been swimming!’

Ger Kennedy is a world-renowned ice swimmer who swam his second Ice Zero Mile (in water below one degree) in Siberia last week. The Dubliner is also planning an Antarctica 2020 swimming expedition in honour of the Corkman who discovered the continent.

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Katie Taylor urged to call it quits now, by her dad Pete

Katie Taylor should hang up her gloves and retire, according to her dad and former coach Pete Taylor.

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Our books of the year: Flawed heroes, near-death experiences and sporting giants

Reading the game: Our writers select 29 sports books from 2017...

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Adrian O’Sullivan’s haul keeps home fires burning into January for UCC Demons

Adrian O’Sullivan’s 26-point haul didn’t just propel UCC Demons to a National Cup semi-final. It means they jump into January and 2018.

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Alex Sinclair voices concern over rallysprints

Despite the increasing popularity of rallysprints organised throughout the country by the Rallysport Association, the chief executive of Motorsport Ireland, Alex Sinclair, admitted they have no plans to counteract a development which is causing concern amongst MI affiliated clubs.

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Harlequins hope to sign off on a high

Cork Harlequins hope to have a winning finish to the first phase of a productive women’s EY Hockey League campaign this weekend.

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Troubled Glanmire won’t be shown any Mercy

It’s a crucial weekend in the Women’s Super League for Ambassador UCC Glanmire with leaders DCU Mercy in town tomorrow.

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Perfect time for final Power play from Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor is adamant now is the right time to retire from darts as he bids to end his glittering career with a 17th world title.

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Chris Froome battles to save career after adverse test for asthma drug

Chris Froome is fighting to save his career after an adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol.

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Adrian O’Sullivan’s hot hand steers Demons into Cup semi

If there aren’t many palatable reasons to remember the 80’s, the explosion of basketball in Cork was a passion worth savouring, writes Tony Leen

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UCC Demons player-coach Colin O’Reilly predicts cracker in Parochial Hall

UCC Demons player-coach Colin O’Reilly believes tonight’s sell-out National Cup quarter-final clash against Tralee Warriors (8pm) at the Parochial Hall will test the character of his team.

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Catherina McKiernan says pick brains of former greats for medal formula

Success in distance running boils down to a relatively simple formula, but for the current crop of Irish athletes the conundrum has proved increasingly difficult to solve.

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Katie Taylor ‘can’t wait’ to cut loose at ‘home’ of boxing

More than five years have passed since Katie Taylor reached the pinnacle of her sport in a nondescript corner of east London.

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Tyson Fury’s career in limbo after anti-doping hearing no-show

Tyson Fury failed to turn up for his UK Anti-Doping hearing yesterday, the agency has confirmed.

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Plans for world domination but Katie Taylor won’t look past McCaskill

Katie Taylor insists she is not looking past Jessica McCaskill despite already plotting her route to world title unification in 2018.

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Parochial Hall misses out on National Cup semi-finals

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.

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Stylish Conlan impresses in Garden show

Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan defeated Argentina’s Luis Fernando Molina over six rounds in the chief support bout to Vasyl Lomachenko’s world super-featherweight title win over Guillermo Rigondeaux at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Fionnuala’s Euro bid ends in frustration

She ran her heart out, just like always, but as has increasingly been the case for Fionnuala McCormack at the European Cross Country, it just wasn’t enough.

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