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…

Highs and (Mainly) Lows for UCC GAA

It has been a mixed few weeks for UCC GAA. Some stellar results, such as the senior hurling team qualifying for the 2017 Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend, but there has also been much disappointment for the club, with the senior camogie team being beaten in the Ashbourne Cup final, and the senior footballers losing by…

Death of a football club?

On the 23rd of November 2009 Gary O’Neil’s late strike gifted Sporting Fingal the much coveted FAI Cup. In a gruelling campaign the east Dublin side overcame Derry City, Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers to reach the final; in a victory which solidified Sporting’s rise to prominence. What was here was an emerging squad; Irish…

Sailing to Success at UCC

Last weekend UCC Canoe Club travelled to Belfast for the 2017 Intervarsities. In what was a mixed weekend for the college; the Leesiders came through the three day event with a number of success as well as individual awards. The competition began on Friday with the slalom competition with UCC’s Kevin and Seán Cahill, finishing in…

Success Crucial for Colleges in 2017

Preparations are well underway for the 2017 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup ahead of this year’s competitions. For UCC they will be chasing their first Sigerson title since 2014, and first Fitzgibbon title since 2013. Following an abysmal 2016 for both college teams, which saw UCC failing to make the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon weekends, and means…