UCC: A Week In Review

The UCC Men’s hockey team continued their good form with a 3-0 win over local rivals Ashton. Goals from Simon Dring, Stephen Jermyn and Barry Cronin meant UCC extended their great form and of course won the bragging rights over their counterparts. UCC Women’s Soccer began their Premier Division South campaign at home to NUIG last Wednesday night…

The World Athletics Championships 2019: How The Race Was Run

Before analyzing this year’s championships, here is a couple of questions for you, did you watch the competition? Did you even know it was on? One could be forgiven for answering no to both of these as even the most fanatical of sports fans in the media have admitted to only taking a passing interest in the championships. The…

A New Era: Cork GAA Welcomes Home Past Legends

A new era has begun for Cork hurling with four new appointments made in the last couple of weeks. The County Board have made a real statement of intent with not just the appointments of the managers but with the backroom teams that will the accompany the respective sides. Kieran Kingston returns to the senior role that he…

Ireland Women Continue Fine Form

Last Tuesday night, the Ireland Women’s team extended their unbeaten run to two games with a hard fought 3-2 victory over Ukraine. Unfortunately, Tallaght Stadium was not full for the game despite many reports of the game being a sell-out. Despite the small crowd, the Irish team put in a fantastic performance and came away with a fully…

Championship 2019- A year in review

The 2019 All Ireland Championships have come to an end for another year. In the hurling, one team went from being ‘over the hill’ to being kings of it once more, while in football, one team continued their monopoly over the rest of the country. The small-ball game may not have lived up to last year’s epic…

Women’s Sport and the Respect it Deserves

As Conor Lane blew the final whistle last Saturday evening, the last of the Five Lamps on Dublin’s North Strand was illuminated in a shade of blue. The prevailing headline across the media was that history had been made. For the first time ever, a team had won five consecutive All-Ireland Championships. This, however, isn’t technically correct….