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City of Sport
Get active in Cork with a selection of over 26 activities including high wire courses, kayaking on the River Lee, orienteering through the city, walking trails, cycling routes and golf courses. Or why not take in one of the many hurling (regarded by many as the fastest ball game on earth!), Gaelic Football or rugby matches which take place regularly in the city? Follow in the footsteps of some of Cork’s famous sportspersons such as Roy Keane, Denis Irwin, Ronan O’Gara, Christy Ring, Derval O’Rourke, and Pat O’Callaghan.
Munster Rugby's Cork base is in Ballyphehane on the southside of the city The 9,000 capacity stadium at Musgrave Road is where Munster play their home games in the RABO Direct Pro 12 (Celtic) League between September and May. For the next match due to be played in Cork see Munster's fixture list here
Gaelic games are broadly referred to as 'GAA' and are the most popular sports played and supported by Corkonians. Gaelic football is played by men and ladies while hurling is played by men and an almost identical version called camogie is played by women.
The GAA season generally runs from February to October when the club county finals are played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, the association's principle stadium at the Marina - a 25 min walk from the city centre. For more info visit the GAA's Cork website by clicking here