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…

Fixtures, Results, Standings

Basketball Mens SuperLeague Results: Neptune 72 UCC Demons 74 (D Graham 25, C Cuff 23, S Coughlan 10) UL 76 UCC Demons 78 (D Graham 19, N O’Reilly 19, S Coughlan 12) Fixtures: Mon 29th Oct: UCC Demons – DCU Saints @ 3.15pm in The Mardyke Sun 4th Nov: UCC Demons – Killester @ 3.30pm…

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…