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…

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,…