Renewed Strategies at SSI

Following a successful summer for Irish students at the World University Games, Student Sport Ireland (SSI), last week launched its new Strategic Plan for 2017-20 at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. The ambitious plan, entitled “Working For Third Level Sport and Physical Activity” lays out the principles and strategic objectives that will guide the organisation’s into…

Zero Year: John Caulfield

His name is etched in stone on Leeside, met with disdain in the capital and nostalgia out west. Yet, before the title charges and cup successes, before the European odyssey from Belgium to Estonia, before the heartbreak & triumph was the boy from the Bronx. It cannot be denied that Cork City FC’s John Caulfield…

The times they are a’ changin

Across football, the way we watch the game is changing. It is no longer a case of following your local team every week and listening in every other week for the away scores or checking the ‘teletext’. It is no longer a game of turning up and seeing your team and heading home. Football matches…

Return of the Munster Senior League

Following on from last season’s heart stopping title decider, where Sean Mcloughlin’s late winner secured the double for UCC, the Munster Senior League returns for University College Cork. In what will be a testing season for Noel Healy’s side, the former Cork City FC player will be hoping to build upon an outstanding 2016/17 which…

There is a light that never goes out

Sport is a simple game made complicated by one hundred different rules and times, forever existing in twirling infinite narrative and rivalry which we are spellbound to until the final chapter. Rivalries take over from the everyday game and we are hooked in the pantomime of larger than life characters, fed and bled on ancient…

Canoe Club wins big at Galway Fest

UCC Canoe Club enjoyed a wealth of success at the Galway fest this month, with the college claiming multiple honours at the event. The festival opened up with a 6 minute sprint down a pristine section of white-water which flows directly into the crystal clear Galway Bay in Gaeltacht area of Spiddal, Co. Galway which set a…

Highs and Lows for College in 2017

Away from the pitch; it has been an equally tried and tested year for UCC’s other clubs. Following a mixed year for the college’s soccer and GAA clubs the baton was firmly passed to judo, surfing, squash, archery and tennis and who enjoyed a multitude of successes over the intervarsity season. UCC Judo added to…

Maguire on fire in Tallaght

Cork City FC made it five wins from five to go two points clear in the SSE Airtricity League as the Rebel Army slip passed Shamrock Rovers 2-1 in Tallaght Stadium. Once again it was the star man Seani Maguire who made it six from six to clinch another three pints for the league leaders….

Comeback Kings

In what was one of the greatest games of football ever played, Barcelona came back from 4-0 down to beat PSG 6-1 at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League, winning 6-5 on aggregate. Rarely in football does anything ever follow a script; from Leicester winning the Premier League to Celtic beating Barcelona, and…

Super 8 Super Challenge

On the 25th of February the GAA passed the motion to introduce a trialled Super 8 into next year’s championship. The proposal, which will eliminate the All-Ireland quarterfinals, will replace the current system with two groups of four, with the top four counties progressing to the All-Ireland semi-finals. It is a decision which has come…