Greg Yelverton is the Development Officer for soccer in UCC and also serves as the Irish manager of the Universities representative side. He believes the sport is as strong as it’s ever been on campus, with the Collingwood Cup win, the fourth this decade, a clear reflection of that.
“We’ve a professionalism to what we do, which leads to success on the pitch and then greater interest in playing for UCC, which starts the cycle again.”
“They are vital for participation but also providing a pathway to get a place in the Collingwood panel. We’ve qualified coaches over team and training is well structured and that way we keep players interested.”
Seán McLoughlin has excelled since his days with the College and the centre-back is touted to switch from Turner’s Cross to England before this season concludes.
“Training is well organised on a Tuesday and Thursday in The Farm and all the coaches are UEFA qualified. It’s not just a case of turning up once a week for a kickaround.”
“I believe there is a gap in the market in Munster for a team designed for those younger players finding their feet."