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High Hopes for UCC GAA

The 2016/17 season is well underway for UCC GAA, and it has been a week of mixed results for the Leesiders. UCC senior hurlers beat local rivals CIT in the senior hurling league, with a final scoreline of 3-20 to 1-11 in a game played in CIT last week. Momentum is now with UCC, as this was their third consecutive win following impressive results against Waterford IT and IT Carlow earlier in the month. These wins sends UCC top of the group and into the Quarterfinals of the League. Meanwhile, UCC’s footballers opened their campaign with a tight 0-14 to 1-10 victory over IT Tralee at the Mardyke on the 18th of October.

UCC Camogie has been flying high this year, with what seems a promising season ahead. The seniors began with an emphatic 5-17 to 1-07 victory over CIT in the Ashbourne Camogie League at the Mardyke, and the Camogie B-team also recorded a great result against the University of Limerick, winning 1-17 to 2-06.

There was heartbreak, however, for UCC’s Elaine McGrath, who was runner up in the 60 x 30 ladies handball ‘B’ intervarsities in Kilkenny.

In domestic club action, UCC student Eimear Meaney was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ title at the recent Cork Ladies Senior Club Championship Final, playing for her home club Mourneabbey.