Cork


Cork - the second City or the 'real' capital if you listen to any unbiased Cork person. Cork people are known for their genorosity, in fact copper wire was invented in Cork by two men fighting over a penny. Another invention that has its routes in Cork is double glazed windows - discovered by a Cork couple who didn't want the kids to hear the ice-cream van. Cork has undergone something of a GAA famine in recent times but that may change this year with both their hurling and football teams going great guns. These teams have some fine individual players but its their interviews with the press that bring a smile to most peoples faces. With Cork fielding two relatively inexperienced teams in this years All-Ireland finals one wonders will they be affected by brown-trouser moments that have affected fellow Corkonians in times of pressure - most notably to Sonia 'Slut' O'Sullivan in Atlanta '96. To see the outcome of the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final, click here. While most of us know that Cork men are really Kerry men with shoes, apparently there are subtle differences between the various strands of Cork GAA supporters.