University Life: Noel Healy

Success in Noel Healy’s life has been hard-fought and well won.  A fan favourite in Cork City FC’s formative years, Healy was involved in the Rebel Army’s inaugural league win in 1993, as well as memorable European games like the 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich. Now Healy is overseeing a different challenge, as he guides…

Sports Scholars Honoured

UCC honoured sporting excellence with the presentation of sports scholarships to 62 students last month. Director of Sport & Physical Activity at the University, Mr Declan Kidney, bestowed the honours, as part of the UCC Sports Scholarship Scheme, at a special ceremony in the Mardyke Pavilion. A total of 14 sports are being recognised from…

An Laoch Nua-Aimseartha

Cad is brí le ‘laoch’ sa lá atá inniu ann? Cad iad na tréithe a bhaineann le laochas, agus cén saghas duine a thuilleannan an lipéad sin anois? Mórcheist agam oraibh – an ceart go mbímid ag faire ar leithéidí Kylie Jenner agus ag déanamh aithris ar a gcuid nósanna lá i ndiaidh lae? Measim…

There is a light that never goes out

Sport is a simple game made complicated by one hundred different rules and times, forever existing in twirling infinite narrative and rivalry which we are spellbound to until the final chapter. Rivalries take over from the everyday game and we are hooked in the pantomime of larger than life characters, fed and bled on ancient…

Canoe Club wins big at Galway Fest

UCC Canoe Club enjoyed a wealth of success at the Galway fest this month, with the college claiming multiple honours at the event. The festival opened up with a 6 minute sprint down a pristine section of white-water which flows directly into the crystal clear Galway Bay in Gaeltacht area of Spiddal, Co. Galway which set a…

Renewed rivalries at the Cross

Last week Cork City FC welcomed reigning League of Ireland champions Dundalk to Turners Cross for a sold-out encounter at the top of the SSE Airtricity League. It is a fixture which s weighs a lot for both parties; to the Rebel Army hoping build a six point gap from the arch rivals, and a…

Munster Trampoline Open in Mardyke

Last Saturday, 22nd October, the Mardyke Sports Hall had the honour of hosting the Munster Open. Basically, the day consisted of both open and closed tournaments. Both UCC and UL were competing in the open and closed tournaments however UCD and Maynooth both took part in the open competition to add to the competitiveness. All…

Ireland Calls for UCC Powerlifter

UCC Medicine Student, and Express Fashion Editor, Kenneth Nwaezeigwe has been called up to the Irish Powerlifting team. The 22 year-old underwent trials in Athlone this September before receiving the call to lift for the Boys in Green. Speaking on the announcement, a cheerful Kenneth was ecstatic about the call-up, commenting that: “I’m excited and…