Player Ratings: Chelsea – Liverpool | Darragh Collins

Chelsea: Cech 8/10 Had a very strong performance, good kick outs, stood tall when called upon and couldn’t be faulted for the goal. Made a wonderful one on one stop from Suarez late in the game. Azpilicueta 6/10 A very “steady Eddie” performance from the full back. Worked hard and did well when called upon….

Suarez adds to Chelsea’s blues | Darragh Collins

Chelsea 1 (Terry 20) Liverpool 1 (Suarez 73) Liverpool and Chelsea has always been a game which has provided excitement and controversy over the years and Sunday afternoon’s encounter was no different. Chelsea went into the game as favorites and were determined to get out of their current rut, while Liverpool were looking for a…

Martin O’Neill: mid-table manager? | Darragh Collins

Martin O’ Neill has a great reputation within the football world, he’s dynamic, bright and talks a great game; but is he the man for Sunderland? Many saw O’Neill’s move to Sunderland as a step back in his career. Surely a manager with his reputation, who has been speculated as being a possible candidate for…

New Demons’ star talks about Irish transition | Kevin Galvin

Here is an interview done with UCC Demons’ new American signing, Kenton Walker, in reaction to Demons 89-78 victory over Killester last Sunday.   Demons’ head coach Paul Kelleher reacts to his side going 6-0 for the season so far. And his Killester counterpart Darren O’Neill looks ahead to the rest of the year.  

Kick it Out! | Dylan White

The beautiful game has exhilarated fanatics across the globe for centuries, with its flamboyant Brazilian influence bringing a sense of ecstasy and unrivalled passion amongst enthusiasts. However with this sense of divine genius comes the feeling of opprobrium as the epidemic that is racism implodes upon football. Suddenly, as the shackles within the empire begin…

Learning from their mistakes | Barry Aldworth

Sometimes sport comes down to one brave decision, one moment where you can make history. However that brave decision does not always result in success. Sometimes these decisions backfire and give us the mistakes that are forever etched in history. These mistakes can take many forms, poor tactics on the field, á la the infamous…

Demons stretch Super League winning streak | Kevin Galvin

UCC Demons 89 Killester 78 As the temperatures drop and frost is seen in Cork for the first time this winter, indoors things are beginning to heat up in the ‘Nivea For Men’s SuperLeague’ as the teams begin to hit their stride. At this stage most sides have played each other once, and we’re beginning to…

Sport in Brief | Stephen Barry

Ladies Soccer: UCC student Lauren Murphy was in Serbia for the penultimate week of October as part of the Irish U19 team competing in the first qualifying round of the UEFA European Women’s U19 Championships. Needing to finish in the top two of a four team group, Murphy featured at full-back for the opener against…