Corinthians defeat alma mater | Stephen Barry

College Corinthians 2 UCC 1 As the half time whistle blew John Caulfield paused his walk across Corinthians Park and stood, for a minute, staring at his substitutes as if hoping that one of them would curl a  screamer into the top corner, for it was that class of inspiration that an outplayed UCC needed…

Sub-aqua club host Varsities | John Kinsella

    This year’s Irish Scuba Diving Intervarsity event was hosted by UCC Sub-Aqua Club in Baltimore, Co. Cork. Over 50 divers attended from UCC, DCU, UCD, NUIG and UL.     Any fears of having to abandon the diving due to poor weather conditions were quenched by the time all the clubs had reported to the Baltimore slipway…

UCC lose hurling icon Paul O’Connor | Stephen Barry

    The trees are tall, the Quad is old and the ivy continues to inch up its walls, however most of the student body’s knowledge about the long and rich history of UCC is limited to a few gardener’s warnings to superstitious students.     The walls of the Mardyke are equally marked by a tapestry of historic…

Shefflin uses nine lives to reach historic marker | Padraig Martin

    Appropriately enough, nine days have passed since Kilkenny defeated Galway in the All-Ireland Hurling Final, the crushing defeat of the Tribesmen ensuring that Henry Shefflin picked up his ninth medal.       Christy Ring and John Doyle both got to eight in their time. Noel Skehan made nine (three as an unused substitute). Noel Hickey also has…

UCC sailing club turns forty | Emma Geary

    UCC Sailing Club celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, the 29th of September, combining the Anniversary celebrations with their annual fundraising event. The charity chosen this year was the Joe English Trust. Joe English is a local international sailor who has tragically developed Alzheimer’s dementia at a very young age.     The celebration took the…

It’s not about the money? | Dylan White

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent outburst, claiming he had become a “little sad” has set the media world alight with speculation that an exit from the Spanish capital is on the cards for the Portuguese international.     Media outlets, Madridistas and football lovers alike are in harmony over the prolific striker’s abrupt malaise, with suggestions…

Trap Out? | Brian Barry

Results are what managers are defined and remembered by. The cream always rises as the cliche goes. Take Chelsea for example; Mourinho produced banal, mundane performances on a weekly basis, and for this reason was sacked by Roman Abromovich. Ever since, the Russian billionaire has failed to find a replacement to combine his dream style…