No Joy for UCC in County Championships

By Sam Curtin   It was a case of near misses for UCC in both the hurling and football county championships as the students bowed out at the opening and semi-final stage of the Cork Premier Senior championships (Divisions/Colleges). Hurling The hurlers were the first team in action as they faced a tough challenge coming…

Interview: Clubs return to action after 18-month hiatus

By Sam Curtin    The past 18 months have been extremely difficult for all students in UCC. While understandably, most of the concerns were with students and their academic studies, clubs have also felt the brunt of the pandemic. This week, I spoke to Tara Hanlon, vice-captain of UCC Rowing to get the club’s thoughts…

Has Cork missed the boat on Americas Cup?

By Sam Curtin   Here’s a quiz question for you, what’s the oldest competition in the world? The Olympics? Wrong. The Grand National? Incorrect. The world’s oldest competition is in fact the America’s Cup, the blue ribband event of which has been held since 1851. The competition predates the modern Olympics by 45 years. Indeed,…

Reeling in the Years: A Tale of Sporting Curses

By Sam Curtin   As the full-time whistle went on September 11th, Tyrone claimed Sam Maguire for the fourth time in their history and their first since 2008. Mayo were consigned to their eleventh straight final defeat since 1951, the last time they claimed Sam. The story of that occasion has been well documented, the…

UCC Sport on The Global Map after Tokyo Success

By Sam Curtin    It was long time coming around, but the delayed Tokyo Olympics did not disappointed. Not just from a team Ireland perspective but also team UCC which featured 11 athletes who are either current students or graduates from the skull and crossbones. Seven are current undergraduates which made the university the most…

By All Means Necessary 

Writes Barry Grainger The UFC promised to be the first US sporting promotion to return with sold out arenas. On April 24th they will fulfill that promise at UFC 261. Is it too much too soon? UFC president Dana White has never done things by half measures. In a world where many sporting commissioners are…