UCC Sports Round up
Last week, six UCC Soccer players received their International cap for representing the Irish university squad at the World University Games. Rob Slevin, Gordon Walker, Simon Falvey, David Hurley, David Coffey & Pierce Philips all received their Irish Caps in the Aviva stadium ahead of the Irish Senior match versus New Zealand.
Rob Slevin getting presented with International Cap
On the field of play it was a mixed weekend as three of the four sides in action were on the wrong end of the score-line. UCC seniors defeated Carrigaline 2-1 in their Munster Senior League clash. Meanwhile, UCC Academicals were beaten 2-5 by Tramore; UCC Athletic were beaten 0-5 by Youghal and UCC Rovers were beaten 1-3 by Central in their Cork AUL league clash
Onto hockey, all three of the UCC men’s teams went unbeaten over the weekend’s fixtures. Senior men’s defeated Ashton 5-2 in their Irish Trophy Cup match at the Mardyke on Saturday. While the seconds drew 2 all with Cork Church of Ireland and the thirds defeated Harlequins 2-1 in their league clashes.
In women’s hockey, all five squads were in action, and came away with two wins, a draw and two losses. The senior women squad defeated Limerick 6-0 in the Munster Senior League and the division 5 side were comfortable winners over Blackrock. The women’s division 2 and 6 sides were defeated by Ashton and Clonmel respectively, while division 4 side played out a scoreless draw with Cobh Wanderers.
Another busy week for UCC GAA with mixed successes. The Senior Hurlers had a five-point win over University College Dublin in the league quarter final. They’ll now face Mary Immaculate in the semi-final tonight at 7.45pm in the Mardyke Sports Grounds. The Fresher A Hurlers also come head to head with Mary I in their league semi-final, at part of tonight’s double header at the Mardyke. So if you’re at a loose end tonight why not head to the Mardyke and show your support. The Fresher B footballers were over come by IT Tralee in their league quarter final.
Switching codes, the division 3 camogie team had a comfortable 2.11-1.09 victory over IT Tralee. While the Senior Ladies Gaelic football were defeated in the league semi-final by DCU 2.06-2.17
Moving indoors, to Ultimate Frisbee and UCC Women’s team headed for NUI Galway and were successful in the women’s indoor Intervarsities. They defeated Trinity in the final 10-4.
In Olympic Handball, the women’s team compete in the National league and have gone undefeated in their opening two games, to go top of the league.
UCC Glanmire defeated local rivals Brunell in a local basketball derby last week on a score line UCC Glanmire 90-72 Brunell. They followed this with up with victory over City Hawks at the weekend on a score line of UCC Glanmire 72-60 City Hawks
UCC Athletics club competed in the intervarsity road relays in Maynooth last Saturday. UCC Women’s “A” team finished in 5th place while UCC Men’s “A” team finished a disappointing 11th
The Irish/British Masters cross-country championships were held in Liverpool on Saturday.
Ken Higgs, Emeritus Professor in School of BEES was selected as part of the Irish Team. Higgs is a member of the UCC staff athletics team. He won Bronze Medal in the Men’s Team over 70 category.