UCC sports clubs with varying levels of success

Review of past week

It’s a been a busy ten days for UCC sports clubs with varying levels of success.   UCC Soccer made an incredible comeback against Ballymun United in Dublin, in the FAI Intermediate Cup on Sunday.  Three nil down within twenty minutes, you’d have been forgiven to think it was all over. However, second half goals from James Sheehan, Simon Falvey and Garan Manley brought it back to 3-3.  Sheehan chipped in with his second and a 35yard screamer in the 85th minute to clinch the winner.

In the Rustlers CUFL leagues, UCC Premier side claimed a point against IT Carlow, thanks to Falvey’s penalty.  There were two derby games against Cork IT.  The Freshers side won 3-1 Zeno Eusepi Harris, Ben Palmer and Patrick O’Callaghan with the goals.  J3 side were comfortable 5-1 winners thanks to Tom Stephenson, Jack Austin, Mario Rotundo, Sean Hilliard and Ben Carroll.

In Rugby, UCC senior still wait for their first AIL Division 1A win following their 22 – 37 defeat by Clontarf who are currently top of the league.  Meanwhile, UCC senior seconds were beaten by Cashel 10 – 17 in their league match.

Tough weekend for UCC Hockey as men’s team were narrowly beaten 1-2 by Midleton.  While in Dublin the women’s team, despite going 1-0 up, ended up losing 1-3.

Moving to Table Tennis, UCC table tennis club participated in a table tennis league that took place up in UCD sports complex on Sunday the 18th of November.  UCC (1) consisting of Benedikt Hirner, Mair Kelly, Nick Chan and John Mansfield achieved first place. UCC (2) consisting of Harish Sundaresan, Nora O’ Sullivan and Daman Chui achieved second place in the second division.

Over the same weekend, UCC Athletics, sent 5 teams (3 ladies’ and 2 men’s) to the IUAA Road Relays in Maynooth.  The ladies A team (Louise Shanahan, Anna Reddin, Annette Quaid and Aisling Kelly) came third overall.

Finally, in swimming, UCC Swimming Club competed at the 2018 NUIG invitational gala in Galway recently. For the men’s, Ross McAuliffe made his university debut with times of 27seconds in both the 50 fly and 50 back. Captain Eamonn Doyle swam the 50 free in 26seconds and the 100 free in 1-minute flat. Andrew Namespetra swam the 50 and 100 freestyle event and had personal best times in both. The men’s freestyle relay team consisted of Andrew Namespetra, Liam Devaney, David O’Dulaing and Eamonn Doyle had a strong showing and won their heat