Sports Strategy

Pride on our chest. Belief in our Heart. Sport in Our Bones.

Various UCC sports people and athletes in a row, displaying trophies and medals behind a banner reading UCC Sport

University College Cork is a connected university, and sport plays an important role in connecting student and alumni communities, and engaging with the wider community. Sport is a powerful tool that brings people together to develop connections that transcend languages and cultural differences. This ambitious strategy is dedicated to unlocking the power of sport and physical activity across all areas of participation, representation and achievement. We are aiming to be The globally renowned go-to university for sport and physical activity in Ireland   We want to promote participation in sport by all students and staff at UCC, and to support competitive and high performance athletes: many tribes, one team.


Our purpose is to:  Realise and unleash the potential of UCC sport and physical activity


We have set out 27 specific actions to be implemented across 6 priority areas:

  1. Ignite the UCC community of sport
  2. Maximise our brand’s potential
  3. Create a culture of holistic development
  4. Sharpen our edge
  5. Develop world class facilities
  6. Create success through leadership

Download the UCC Sports Strategy 2019 – 2022

Photo credit: Provision