In Memoriam: Liam Miller

In September 2015 Cork City FC faced Derry City in a cup replay at Turners Cross. At stake was a place in the FAI Cup Quarter Finals, a mouth-watering prize for the Rebel Army. After a boom-to-bust period, we finally felt we were back in the big time. After pushing for the title until the…

University Life: Noel Healy

Success in Noel Healy’s life has been hard-fought and well won.  A fan favourite in Cork City FC’s formative years, Healy was involved in the Rebel Army’s inaugural league win in 1993, as well as memorable European games like the 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich. Now Healy is overseeing a different challenge, as he guides…

Alcohol and the G.A.A

The hectic G.A.A schedule this time of year sees inter-county players reach top-conditioning even before the summer months. Between Fitzgibbon and Sigerson cups, under 21 competitions, inter-county duties not to mention club commitments, it goes without saying that the responsibilities of an inter-county player can be perceived to be excessive from time to time. With…

Mixed opening for UCC Hurling

Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile, article written by Dylan O’Connell and Adrian McGearty Following a mixed opening for UCC senior hurling in the Fitzgibbon Cup, the college will have to sweat it out with an away quarterfinal following a win against CIT but a loss to UCD. UCC opened the campaign with a convincing 1-19 to 0-12 point…

XFL relaunched for a 2020 debut

American football is about to get a little more…erm, X, as Vince McMahon has officially relaunched the XFL to compete with the historic National Football League. The original XFL ran in the 2001 football off-season, and was a joint venture between the then-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and television network NBC. Pitched as a more exciting…

Sports Scholars Honoured

UCC honoured sporting excellence with the presentation of sports scholarships to 62 students last month. Director of Sport & Physical Activity at the University, Mr Declan Kidney, bestowed the honours, as part of the UCC Sports Scholarship Scheme, at a special ceremony in the Mardyke Pavilion. A total of 14 sports are being recognised from…

Cobh Ramblers FC 0-1 Cork City FC

(Photo by Doug Minihane) As far as derbies go, Cork clubs Cork City FC and Cobh Ramblers have been starved of local clashes of late, with the City vs. County playing out in the annual pre-season friendly between the Ramblers and the Rebels. Saturday’s game, despite the preseason cobwebs and muddled surface, proved to be…

Beyond the wild green yonder

Once more the Republic of Ireland are faced with the sting of the has-been tale, as the Boys in Green count the losses following last week’s 5-1 hammering to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. The result; which sharpens a rough qualification campaign from the Irish, means that by Qatar 2022 it will be twenty years…

Success for UCC Ultimate at IFDA Awards

UCC Ultimate Frisbee had a number of winners at the Irish Flying Disc Association Awards on November 4th. UCC Graduate and UCC Ultimate Frisbee legend Leanne O’Neill won an award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Irish Disc Sports.” She described her achievements by saying: “This season I was Rebel Ladies Indoor Coach, on the coaching…