Contrariety within the worlds of sports

Every kid growing up would have at some point in time acquainted themselves with the ‘make-believe’ world that is professional wrestling. Whether it be through the medium of television, conversation or performing the newest finishing maneuver accompanied by subliminal thoughts of the “please do not try this at home” advertisement. It goes without saying that…

England victorious on landmark day for Irish cricket

It was a landmark day for Irish cricket this Sunday, though it would have been a landmark day regardless of the result. Just over one-hundred years ago, cricket would have been the most played game throughout the island, fifty years ago an amateur Irish team beat a soon-to-be dominant West Indies team on a dodgy…

There is a light that never goes out

Sport is a simple game made complicated by one hundred different rules and times, forever existing in twirling infinite narrative and rivalry which we are spellbound to until the final chapter. Rivalries take over from the everyday game and we are hooked in the pantomime of larger than life characters, fed and bled on ancient…

Canoe Club wins big at Galway Fest

UCC Canoe Club enjoyed a wealth of success at the Galway fest this month, with the college claiming multiple honours at the event. The festival opened up with a 6 minute sprint down a pristine section of white-water which flows directly into the crystal clear Galway Bay in Gaeltacht area of Spiddal, Co. Galway which set a…

Renewed rivalries at the Cross

Last week Cork City FC welcomed reigning League of Ireland champions Dundalk to Turners Cross for a sold-out encounter at the top of the SSE Airtricity League. It is a fixture which s weighs a lot for both parties; to the Rebel Army hoping build a six point gap from the arch rivals, and a…

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…

Shelbourne Ladies FC 1-1 Cork City WFC

Cork City Women’s got their season off to a positive start with a share of the spoils in Dublin against reigning Women’s National League champions Shelbourne. City went agonisingly close to taking all three points having taken the lead in the first half through Saoirse Noonan only to be undone by a late equaliser by…

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…