Munster Stars Snubbed by IRFU

Cork brothers Niall and Rory Scannell have been making waves this season, with both men regularly on the starting line-up for Munster. It’s questionable, then, as to why these two key players in Munster’s recent successes have not made the recently announced Irish line-up. Both brothers have proven massively influential in Munster’s recent 14-15 win…

Bermingham’s Balancing Act

UCC Sports Studies Alumni Stephen Birmingham has enjoyed quite a few weeks here on Leeside. From being awarded a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Sports Studies to guiding Cork City under 19’s to the Enda McGuill Cup, and through the first round of the UEFA Youth League with a win over HJK Helsinki. Birmingham was…

European Fever hits Leeside

This month the Mardyke Arena will be hosting a group of UEFA Women’s Under 17 tournament: across the Mardyke, St. Coleman’s Park and Turners Cross Ireland will clash with Belarus, the Faeroe Islands and Iceland. This tournament, scheduled for the week of the 26th of October, will mark yet another chapter in the storied past…

NUI Galway Honour Leaving Certificate Excellence

NUI Galway recently celebrated the success of a select group of first-year students with a special ceremony recognising the high points they achieved in their Leaving Certificate examinations. As part of the University’s annual Excellence Scholarships 60 students received €1,500 each. Each year the Excellence Scholarships are given to new NUI Galway entrants who got…

City Hope To Finish The Job

A historic day for Irish football looms as Cork City’s U19s welcome one of Finland’s HJK Helsinki to Turner’s Cross for the second leg of their UEFA Youth League first round tie. Stephen Bermingham’s side grabbed a hugely important 0-0 draw away to the Finns late last month and will be looking to book a…

Halloween in Cork – The Nightmare Realm

The Nightmare realm returns to the Rebel County again this year with a brand new “hostel theme” experience, running from now until November 5th at Albert Quay in the docklands. This year’s event is said to be darker and more unnerving than ever, with visitors “checking in” for an experience like no other the nightmare…

Rebels Roles Reversed?

As this edition goes to print, the 2016 All Ireland series will have come to a halt. Tipperary have claimed the Liam McCarthy, Kilkenny have won the Camogie for the first time since 1996, and Cork Ladies Footballers will have won yet another All Ireland title. On the other side of Leeside, things appear more…