Rugby World Cup 2019 – Let the Games Begin

(The 72,330 capacity International Stadium in Yokohama which will host the final on the 2 nd of November) With just three days to go to the Rugby World Cup in Japan excitement levels are sending the barometer soaring. With so many sports to choose from in a saturated market in Ireland, it is only in…

Summer of Sporting Success for UCC

Pride on our chest, belief in our heart, sport in our bones. The motto of UCC’s sports strategy certainly shows the high regard in which sport is held in the University. The variety of sports on offer is a credit to the college’s commitment to community and success. The summer months are prime time for…

Cork City Announce Alan Bennett Testimonial

Cork City FC recently announced that a testimonial match will be held for club legend Alan Bennett. This special match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 14th of September at Turners Cross. A Cork City XI will take on a squad of Cork City Legends, including Neal Horgan, Liam Kearney and Colin Healy. Bennett…

Eyes Turn To Europe For LOI Clubs

Dundalk FC v Riga FC (Latvia) Shamrock Rovers FC v Brann (Norway) Cork City FC v Progres Niederkorn (Luxembourg) St. Patricks Athletic FC v Norrkoping (Sweden). Writes Jack Maguire – Sports Editor After a long, gruelling 2018/19 season, Liverpool were crowned Champions League winners and Chelsea reigned superior in the Europa League. Only weeks after…

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…

Bye Bye Brendan

On the 26th of February 2019, Brendan Rodgers turned his back on Celtic FC and Scottish football for a new job down south with Leicester City FC on a three year deal. The Foxes are currently sitting 11th in the English Premier League following a series of defeats which lead to Claude Puel’s sacking. Rodgers…