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…

Dozen Point Loss for Cork Hurlers

  Allianz National Hurling League: Tipperary 2-27 Cork 2-15 All the good work of last week’s encouraging performance against Kilkenny was undone as Cork succumbed to a heavy defeat from Tipperary in Thurles today. A twelve-point loss putting the Leesiders back to square one as they prepare to face Galway in a relegation play-off to…

Power Surges to Pip Rebels

Allianz National Hurling League: Cork 2-22 Kilkenny 2-23 In what looked to have been the final attack of the game, with the scores level at 2-22 apiece, Cork keeper Patrick Collins is bringing the ball out and assessing who to pass to. He spots Luke Farrell around the 45 yard line. Cork are still alive…

Hurlers Exit Fitz Cup at Group Stage

University College Cork 1-14 Limerick IT 2-15 University College Cork will know they have left the chance to progress in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup behind after a lacklustre performance – particularly in front of goal – saw them surrender a late lead against Limerick IT at the Mardyke. This is the second consecutive year that…

Rebels Rising?

Cork vs. Mayo: Pairc Uí Rínn, 31st January 2016, Attendance: 4,649 Under the grey January Skies, the 2016 Allianz National Leagues kicked off this weekend with Cork hosting Mayo at Pairc Uí Rínn. Following on from 2015, both teams came into it under much different circumstances. With the hurt of 2013, 2014, and 2015 still…

UCC Students Honoured at All-Star Awards

The annual GAA/GPA Opel All-Star awards took place last Friday night at the Convention Centre in Dublin seeing representatives of Dublin in particular dominating proceedings in line with their All-Ireland victory. The Blues had seven representatives in the 2015 All Stars GAA/GPA Football Team of the Year. This year’s All-Ireland runners-up, Kerry, were the only…

Déjà-vu as neighbours prepare to renew intense rivalry

Stephen Barry [dropcap style=boxed]A[/dropcap]fter a 2013 championship which was heralded as the start of a newly egalitarian era for hurling, this year’s incarnation has reverted to type with a pairing no less traditional than Tipperary and Kilkenny set to face off once again for All-Ireland glory. Clare may have broken Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary’s collective…