Highs and lows for UCC GAA

(Photo: Jim Coughlan) It has been a mixed period for UCC GAA, as the college’s Spring hopes were met with mixed results across the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Ashbourne Cups. In the Sigerson Cup, NUIG pipped UCC 1-9 to 0-7 to book their place at the Cup Final weekend. NUIG were out of the traps quick through…

University Life: Prospectus 2018

“The skull and crossbones and the Rebel Army are marrying” spoke Dr. Michael Murphy in November 2016. In a brightly lit Devere Hall, under the glint of the freshly polished FAI Cup and with an air of optimism, University College Cork and Cork City FC launched a two year partnership deal. Under this deal, UCC’s…

In Memoriam: Liam Miller

In September 2015 Cork City FC faced Derry City in a cup replay at Turners Cross. At stake was a place in the FAI Cup Quarter Finals, a mouth-watering prize for the Rebel Army. After a boom-to-bust period, we finally felt we were back in the big time. After pushing for the title until the…

University Life: Noel Healy

Success in Noel Healy’s life has been hard-fought and well won.  A fan favourite in Cork City FC’s formative years, Healy was involved in the Rebel Army’s inaugural league win in 1993, as well as memorable European games like the 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich. Now Healy is overseeing a different challenge, as he guides…

Sports Scholars Honoured

UCC honoured sporting excellence with the presentation of sports scholarships to 62 students last month. Director of Sport & Physical Activity at the University, Mr Declan Kidney, bestowed the honours, as part of the UCC Sports Scholarship Scheme, at a special ceremony in the Mardyke Pavilion. A total of 14 sports are being recognised from…

Cobh Ramblers FC 0-1 Cork City FC

(Photo by Doug Minihane) As far as derbies go, Cork clubs Cork City FC and Cobh Ramblers have been starved of local clashes of late, with the City vs. County playing out in the annual pre-season friendly between the Ramblers and the Rebels. Saturday’s game, despite the preseason cobwebs and muddled surface, proved to be…

Beyond the wild green yonder

Once more the Republic of Ireland are faced with the sting of the has-been tale, as the Boys in Green count the losses following last week’s 5-1 hammering to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. The result; which sharpens a rough qualification campaign from the Irish, means that by Qatar 2022 it will be twenty years…