Highs and Lows for College in 2017

Away from the pitch; it has been an equally tried and tested year for UCC’s other clubs. Following a mixed year for the college’s soccer and GAA clubs the baton was firmly passed to judo, surfing, squash, archery and tennis and who enjoyed a multitude of successes over the intervarsity season. UCC Judo added to…

Shelbourne Ladies FC 1-1 Cork City WFC

Cork City Women’s got their season off to a positive start with a share of the spoils in Dublin against reigning Women’s National League champions Shelbourne. City went agonisingly close to taking all three points having taken the lead in the first half through Saoirse Noonan only to be undone by a late equaliser by…

Maguire on fire in Tallaght

Cork City FC made it five wins from five to go two points clear in the SSE Airtricity League as the Rebel Army slip passed Shamrock Rovers 2-1 in Tallaght Stadium. Once again it was the star man Seani Maguire who made it six from six to clinch another three pints for the league leaders….

Comeback Kings

In what was one of the greatest games of football ever played, Barcelona came back from 4-0 down to beat PSG 6-1 at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League, winning 6-5 on aggregate. Rarely in football does anything ever follow a script; from Leicester winning the Premier League to Celtic beating Barcelona, and…

Super 8 Super Challenge

On the 25th of February the GAA passed the motion to introduce a trialled Super 8 into next year’s championship. The proposal, which will eliminate the All-Ireland quarterfinals, will replace the current system with two groups of four, with the top four counties progressing to the All-Ireland semi-finals. It is a decision which has come…

Sports Law Clinic Launched

10 years ago, Paul O’Connell, playing for Munster, takes a blow to the head; he visibly loses consciousness for several seconds. The team doctor sprints on and attends O’Connell, the doctor seemingly tries to lead O’Connell off the pitch. Excuse me? Paul O’Connell being led off the pitch? O’Connell shrugs off the team doctors concerns…

Mixed Fortunes for UCC Tennis

It was a weekend of some lows and highs for UCC Tennis club. Six different teams competed in the Intervarsities event hosted by Trinity College Dublin in Ashbrook Lawn Tennis Club, with Leinster Cricket Club and Rathgar Tennis Club also hosting matches throughout the event. Two teams competed in the Men’s main draw for the…

Aiming high at Archery Intervarsities

The 25th – 26th February was an eventful weekend for UCC archery. For yet another year UCC ran the National Student Indoor Championships, and this year the turnout was amazing. Ninety-eight people took part, with 94 qualifying students and 4 guests. This is a fantastic increase from last year, and a great indication for the overall…

Highs and (Mainly) Lows for UCC GAA

It has been a mixed few weeks for UCC GAA. Some stellar results, such as the senior hurling team qualifying for the 2017 Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend, but there has also been much disappointment for the club, with the senior camogie team being beaten in the Ashbourne Cup final, and the senior footballers losing by…

Death of a football club?

On the 23rd of November 2009 Gary O’Neil’s late strike gifted Sporting Fingal the much coveted FAI Cup. In a gruelling campaign the east Dublin side overcame Derry City, Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers to reach the final; in a victory which solidified Sporting’s rise to prominence. What was here was an emerging squad; Irish…