Clubs and individuals honoured at Clubs and Socs Ball 2018

The year’s edition of the annual UCC Clubs and Societies Ball took place in Rochestown Park Hotel on the 22nd of March 2018. The event was wildlife-themed and in association with Fota Wildlife Park, a local, non-profit, conservation park; you can read more about the collaboration in our announcement article.

All photos from the ball can be found on the “UCC Clubs & Societies Ball” Facebook page.

Every year, the formal event is organised to acknowledge and celebrate the administrative successes of the university’s clubs and societies. The UCC Clubs’ Executive uses the opportunity to present its most prestigious awards to the clubs and committee members that excelled off the field of play and made outstanding contributions to the student experience through their involvement. The list of this year’s awardees and their photographs are given below.

Club of the Year: Dance
Shortlisted: Badminton, Dance, Mountaineering, Soccer

Most Improved Club: Canoe
Shortlisted: Canoe, Rowing, Judo, Mountaineering

Best Competitive Event of the Year:  Dance Intervarsities (Dance)
Shortlisted: Dance Intervarsities, Dance; Climbing Intervarsities, Mountaineering

Best Non-Competitive Event: Badminton Charity Tournament (Badminton)
Shortlisted:  Badminton Charity Tournament, Badminton; Climbathon, Mountaineering; Charity Skydive, Skydiving

Fresher of the Year: David O’Shea (Ultimate Frisbee)
Shortlisted: David O’Shea (Ultimate Frisbee), Emma Daly (Archery), Julie Nunan (Dance),  Martin Keohane (Canoe)

Club Person of the Year: David Synott (Rowing)

Bene Merenti Recipients:

  • David Synott (Rowing)
  • Ciarán Devine (Canoe)
  • Sarah Costello (Mountaineering)
  • Oliwier Melon (Futsal)
  • Charlie Bornemann (Soccer)
  • Ciara McNamara (Ladies Soccer)
  • Bogdan Coca (SubAqua)