UCC Camogie club is one of the oldest clubs in the existence of the Camogie Association, who have the proud record of taking part in the first ever intercollegiate camogie match versus UCD on 18th April 1915. Since then, UCC has won 31 Ashbourne Cup Titles with the first success in 1919 and the most recent in 2003 and a Purcell Cup Title in 2014, when they overcame DIT in Belfast under the guidance of their captain Inniscarrig’s Joanne Casey. Impressively, UCC won six in-a-row in both the 1920s and the 1970s. UCC holds the record for the longest reign in the history of the Ashbourne Cup competition.
Famous names to don the UCC skull and crossbones jersey include Cork’s Pat Moloney-Lenihan who was selected on the camogie team of the century, Kathleen “Kitty” Buckley whose record of six goals in an All-Ireland Senior Final still stands and Elizabeth “Lil” Kirby who was the fifth President of the Camogie Assiociation and All-Stars such as Pamela and Katrina Mackey, Una O’Dwyer, Emer McDonnell, Rachel Moloney, Joanne O’Callaghan, Una O’Donoghue and Susan Earner to name but a few.
UCC Camogie club offers a great opportunity to meet many new friends and have mighty fun while competing in Intervarsities and league campaigns.