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18 December 2018 00:00 Sarsfields overcome battling St Finbarr’s in Cork final

Sarsfields retained their RedFM Cork senior hurling league title at a windswept Páirc Uí Rinn last night following their battling two-point victory over St Finbarr’s. The city side ran them close but Sarsfields eventually saw off their stern challenge to ensure they keep possession of the Conroy Cup. The swirling wind made it difficult for both teams 78

11 December 2018 04:10 Fewer patients dying from heart attacks in Irish hospitals

The proportion of people dying in Irish hospitals after being admitted having suffering a heart attack has almost halved in the last 10 years. The finding is published the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) in its third report from the National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM). The study presents information across six specific medical conditions 48

12 November 2018 05:20 Stroke patients arriving late to two Cork hospitals

Stroke patients admitted to two Cork hospitals face the longest delays between the onset of the condition and medical treatment. On average, patients took seven hours to arrive at Bantry General Hospital after the onset of stroke last year, and six hours at the Mercy University Hospital, in Cork. An analysis of 19 acute hospitals around the country revealed 41

06 November 2018 17:40 Ireland duo runners-up at Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade

Mallow’s James Sugrue and Tiarnan McLarnon of Massereene finished runners-up behind Argentina in the 47th Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade at Los Lagartos Country Club in Buenos Aires. The Ireland duo finished on 12-over par (572), with Germany coming in third (575), Spain fourth (577) and Brazil and South Africa shared fifth on 579. While McLarnon finished 42

28 October 2018 14:13 Ballygunner given stern test by Midleton

Victory to Waterford’s Ballygunner in this Munster club SHC quarter-final but Midleton of Cork put it up to the favourites in a game that went right to the wire. The home side started well, with four Pauric Mahony frees in the first 10 minutes to Conor Lehane’s opener for Midleton, who looked unsure at the back. Mahony made it 0-6 to 0-2 on 12 minutes 54

15 October 2018 00:40 Mighty Mourneabbey claim five in a row

Mourneabbey claimed their fifth Cork Ladies SFC county title in a row after yesterday’s replay with West Cork at Cloughduv. A huge attendance was treated to a convincing display from the champions, with Laura Fitzgerald scoring 2-2 and Doireann O’Sullivan netting a goal of the season contender. West Cork looked a match for the eventual winners until 38

10 October 2018 02:30 Kildare’s Conor O’Rourke labours at Q-School after round one

Kildare’s Conor O’Rourke has work to do heading into this morning’s second round of the European Tour qualifying school first stage event at Obidos, Portugal. The 27-year-old Naas player opened with a three-over-par round of 75 at the Bom Sucesso course. A birdie at the second was sandwiched by two bogeys while he reached the turn two over (39) after 48

07 October 2018 15:16 Bjerregaard overhauls defending champion Hatton to claim Dunhill Links title

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard denied Ryder Cup winner Tyrrell Hatton a third straight Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title after a storming final round at St Andrews. Hatton had taken a four-stroke advantage into a final round which was brought forward due to the threat of high winds in the area, but it was Bjerregaard who dealt best with the conditions 39

28 September 2018 01:40 Hurley in flying form

Gary Hurley looks primed to progress to stage two of European Tour qualifying school — with Kevin Phelan also well placed at Frilford Heath. Hurley is in a three-way tie for third heading into this morning’s final round after a four-under par round of 68 yesterday catapulted him up the leaderboard. A stunning eagle two on 14 was the highlight with Hurley 32

24 September 2018 07:00 Tiger Woods: 'I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole'

There were incredible scenes at East Lake as the 14-time Major winner completed his remarkable comeback. TIGER WOODS ADMITTED he was struggling to deal with his emotions late on his way to a first win in more than five years at the Tour Championship. The 14-time Major winner secured a two-stroke victory at East Lake on Sunday, claiming a first PGA Tour success 18