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…

Chicarito back with a bang | Darragh Collins

Last April, I recall in a Premiership encounter with Blackburn, a lackadaisical Rovers clearance was directed back towards goal by United. The high, looping ball fell to Javier Hernandez. Chicharito, as he’s almost adoringly referred to, had the time and space to control the ball and register a credible shot on target. Instead, the Mexican…

A Footballers’ Guide to Twitter | Kevin Galvin

     So you’ve made it to the professional ranks! You’ve signed your contract, picked up your free gear and posed for the cameras with your name proudly emblazoned on the back of your club’s shirt. Now that you’re home, what’s there to do? Sky Sports News is an option, before you get sick of looking…

Sex, drugs and dives | Barry Aldworth

     Sport and success are two things that will always go hand in hand. However while sport has given us many success stories, it has also given us many stories of controversy and shame. Recently this ability of sport to create controversy has caught up with someone who for many was a true sporting icon,…

Vying for Promotion | Kevin Galvin

     ‘The football is back!’ or so we are led to believe by most. Yes, the juggernaut that is the Premiership has returned for another season of ups and downs, twists and turns. Over the summer, while our own League of Ireland has seen the loss of a team, so called ‘barstoolers’ have been lamenting…

Neptune’s demons come back to haunt them | Kevin Galvin

Neptune 72 UCC Demons 74      One of the great rivalries of Cork sport was reignited as Neptune played host to UCC Demons on Friday the 12th October. It was a matter of revenge for the home side after their heavy defeat to Demons in last year’s National Cup semi-final. Both sides had contrasting starts…