UCC Sport Update

With little or no sporting action at present and in the run up to International Women’s Day on March 8th it is great to email you with some good news on the sporting front with several our elite athletes continuing to train and perform:



Congratulations to Quercus Sports Scholar, Margaret Cremen, who recently broke the Irish lightweight 2,000m record and became the first Irish lightweight woman to go under 7 mins. It was a nice way to start off the year for Margaret who is attempting to qualify for the 2021 Olympics with a number of her UCC Rowing Club members.

We wish Margaret and her fellow UCC Rowers all the best in their endeavours to qualify for Tokyo 2021.


Also, UCC staff member, Sally Cudmore (APC Microbiome Ireland research centre) who rows with Lee Rowing Club in Cork, competed at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, which were held virtually this year on January 23rd and took 1st place in the Womens’ Masters 50-59, in the 1,000m (and she set a new Irish record) and 1st place in the Womens’ Masters 50-59, in the 500m


At the World Indoor Rowing Championships, which were due to be held in China, but instead went ahead virtually last weekend:

Sally made the virtual podium with a Bronze medal in the World Womens’ Masters 50-54 in the 500m and took 4thplace, Womens’ Masters 50-59, in the 2,000m


UCC Rowing Club member Alex Byrne won gold at the same Championships in the U23 2,000m event



At the recent Athletics Ireland Elite Micro Meet which was held at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin, UCC Graduates and former UCC Sports Scholarship recipients performed very well such as Phil Healy in the 400m, and Louise Shanahan in the 800m.

Best of luck to Phil who represents Ireland at the European Indoor Championships this week along with another UCC graduate, Joan Healy, Phil’s sister.


Congratulations to UCC Graduates Eimear Meaney & Aine O Sullivan on receiving All Star awards and being named on the TG4TV 2020 Ladies Football Team of the Year.

Congratulations to UCC Graduates Jamie Barron, Tadhg de Burca, & Dan Morrissey on receiving Hurling All Stars for their performances in 2020

Congratulations to UCC Graduate Conor Sweeney on receiving a Gaelic Football All Star award for his performances in 2020

The Camogie All Stars are due to be announced this coming weekend.