On Wednesday at Páirc Uí Chaoimh the Cork County Board launched #2024, A Five-Year Plan for Cork Football designed to improve all levels of football within the county.
The plan makes reference to the word 'Corkness' on five occassions including in the following sentence:
'Cork GAA success has contributed hugely to those essential elements of 'Corkness' recognisable to all our rivals: that air of confidence just on the right side of arrogance, a unparralleled pride in our county and our insatiable desire to be the best at aboslutely everything.'
This got us thinking - what does 'Corkness' actually mean to the people of Cork? Star sports editor Kieran McCarthy decided to find out by asking the good people of Twitter to define Corkness and we've picked out some of our favourite responses here.
— Kieran McCarthy (@KieranMcC_SS) January 10, 2019
1. Hard to argue with this one
— Elaine Buckley (@ElaineBucko) January 10, 2019
2. Are Tayto sandwiches exclusive to Cork though?
— john kavanagh (@kavsie) January 10, 2019
3. The Rock - enough said
— Brian O' Donoghue (@BobODonoghue87) January 11, 2019
4. None of your business!
What about it? What concern is it of yours?
— Anthony O'Connor (@Antcon7062) January 10, 2019
5. The true map of Ireland
Enough said. pic.twitter.com/d5BvlulyYd
— John O'Connor (@johnnyoconn) January 10, 2019
Munster Football Final Runners-Up
— Darragh (@Darra9h) January 11, 2019
— Riverside Athletic (@RiversideAFC99) January 10, 2019
8. A Cork legend!
— Bracket Photography (@BracketPhotos) January 10, 2019
What does Corkness mean to you?