UCC Sports Round Up
While the UCC Senior Rugby continued their good start to the AIL season the UCC Bulldogs defeated Old Christians 62-7 in their Junior 2 league at the weekend. Last week, UCC Juniors won the O’Boyle Shield in the Student Sport Ireland competition.
In soccer it’s been a mixed week for the club, UCC senior’s midweek loss to Waterford IT in the CUFL premier division was followed up by a 3-0 victory over Douglas Hall in their FAI Intermediate Cup match at the Mardyke on Saturday.
There were losses for UCC Academicals and Juniors at the hands of Carrigaline United & St Mary’s respectively in the FAI Junior Cup.
In the CUFL matches played last week, while the seniors suffered their second defeat of the season, there were wins for UCC 2 and UCC 3 both against Waterford IT.
Switching to hockey, UCC Women’s seniors had a narrow victory 1-0 over Church of Ireland in their Munster Senior League match on Saturday. Meanwhile the men’s seniors were outdone 1-3 by Cork Harlequins in the Munster Senior League also.
UCC Graduate and former UCC camogie start, Amy O Connor was recognised for her performances with Cork over the past year, receiving her first All Star Award.
On the field of play it’s another busy week. Both Fresher “A” hurling and football had league success. Fresher A hurling has a 2.22 to 3.12 victory over WIT and while Fresher A football had a 2.11 to 1.10 win over UL, while B team shared the spoils with UL, after finishing 2.10 each
Both the senior hurling and football had narrow 1point successes over Waterford IT and IT Tralee respectively.
The senior camogie side had a loss in Waterford IT 1.12 to 3.10 WIT along with division 3 side losing 0.06 to 2.07 WIT. In a local derby, intermediate ladies football league it was CIT who came out on top.
Moving onto the water, it was a busy weekend for UCC surf club which placed 3rd overall in the first annual ‘Cold Vibrations Surf Competition’. UCC picked up a number of individual awards, Shane Godsil placing 1st in the longboard competition, Jasmin Spoerri placing 1st in the body board competition and Paco Fontaine won ‘Best UCC surfer’ awarded by the competition judging panel.
In sailing, UCC hosted & competed at the Southern’s event held in Dingle and performed extremely well. UCC finished first and third in both the Gold and Bronze fleet.
Switching indoors, UCC archers headed to the capital for the Trinity Student open and had a number of successes. Finishing 2nd in the Barebow team event, thanks to Davis Rumanis finishing 1st in the advanced male, Maeve Hickey (1st), Orna Sexton (2nd), Aoife O’Connor (3rd) in a clean sweep of the Female Beginner and Michael Relihan – 2nd Male Beginner all in Barebow. In the Recurve event, Aisling O’Rourke picked up silver medal.
Finally, UCC Trampoline competed at the Munster Open in University of Limerick this weekend. UCC completed a hat-trick by winning the overall competition for the third year running, and UCC brought home a total of 36 medals across the open and closed competitions! Another big positive was that UCC had 12 first year students competing at the event, one of whom, Emma Barrett, came first in her category and got the highest execution scores of the whole competition.