Hurling and Gaelic football are both played on summer Sunday afternoons at Cork's Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium, Marina Walk (tel. 021/496-3311). Check the local newspapers for details or log on to the Gaelic Athletics Association's site at www.gaa.ie.
Go to the dogs, as they say in Cork, only now in distinctly 21st-century style, at the Cork Greyhound Stadium, Curraheen Park, Cork (tel. 021/454-3095), on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8pm. Admission is around €10.
The nearest racetrack is Cork Racecourse, Killarney Road, Mallow (tel. 022/50207; www.corkracecourse.ie), approximately 32km (20 miles) north of Cork. Races are scheduled year-round, but particularly in mid-May, July, August, early October, and November. Admission is around €15 adults, €10 seniors and students, and free for children 13 and under (must be with an adult).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.