UCC well represented in Croke Park
In what may arguably be the biggest sporting event in Europe (if not the world) over 125,000 people are expected to be in Croke Park Dublin this weekend for both All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-finals when Galway play Clare on Saturday 5pm and on Sunday when Cork play Limerick 3.30pm.
75,000 people approximately will attend Sunday’s match with a vast audience watching it on TV, on social media and listening on radio. There is a huge connection with UCC GAA Club and the Cork/Limerick game as both managers, John Kiely and John Myler are graduates of the University.
From a panel of thirty five on the Cork side, there are fourteen graduates and seven students involved in the game while Limerick provide two graduates and one student.
Cork students are Dara Fitzgibbon (Arts) , Sean O’Donoghue (Commerce), Robbie O’Flynn (EYCS), Eoghan Murphy(Chemical Engineering), David Griffin (Commerce), Mark Coleman(Commerce) and Shane Kingston(Arts). Paddy O’Loughlin(Finance) from Kilmallock is the Limerick student.
Both Shane Kingston and Mark Coleman are Quercus Student Scholarship awardees.
Fitzgibbon Cup winner in 2012 and 2013 and Masters graduate Seamus Harnedy will captain the Cork team.
If you can’t get there, both games are on TV. Check out www.gaa.ie for more information