The Notorious Retiree

Last week, one of Ireland’s most influential and successful sportspeople announced his retirement as Conor McGregor, a former featherweight and lightweight champion, stepped away from the sport that had made him a household name. ‘The Notorious’ had not fought since his eventful loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, but his decision to end his career at 30…

Racism Rife on Euro Return

Back in December, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was subjected to shocking racist abuse at the hands of Chelsea fans during a Premier League match. Unbeknownst to us all at the time, this incident would ignite the spark that has fuelled the recent discussion about racism in football, worldwide and in the UK, at all levels….

Triple Triumph At UCC

By the last week of February, it had already been a phenomenal start to the year for UCC sport. UCC completed the first Sigerson-Fitzgibbon cup double in 31 years last month, while earlier in the month, UCC beat UL to take the Collingwood Cup to clinch their 14th win in the competition. UCC also extended…

UCC Launch Official Sports Strategy

On 27th February, during a week when UCC was celebrating one of the most successful sporting weeks in their history , the formal launch of the UCC Sports Strategy 2019-2022 took place in the Aula Maxima. The strategy was created after consultation with the 55 clubs of UCC as well as with the wider UCC…

Lowry Delights in Abu Dhabi

Shane Lowry banished the demons of his 2016 US Open loss to once again taste victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last weekend. Lowry, a winner of the 2009 Irish Open as an amateur, also has a 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title under his belt having won the tournament in Ohio. That was the Offaly…

Green Is The New Black

Many of us would never have imagined living to see an Irish rugby team claim victory over the All Blacks, and no wonder. Previous to 2016, Ireland had lost 28 out of 29 fixtures against the Kiwis, with a single draw. But Irish rugby seems to be hitting it’s golden age; we had waited 111…