UCC Heroes: Staff Sports & Social Club

The Staff Sports and Social Committee have been nominated by Mary O’Rourke. Below, Mary shares why they are so deserving of this acknowledgement.


“The committee of the SSSC has been truly imaginative and pro-active in its response to the closure of the campus, designing and delivering a number of new activities that connected colleagues socially when connection was most needed. 

From Friday evening online (kitchen) table quizzes with Cian Power to lunchtime online book club meetings, to issuing regular e-newsletters; the volunteers on the committee played a vital role in providing opportunities for staff to opt-in to fun social activities, bringing together many colleagues who may, perhaps, have never otherwise met.

At the height of the pandemic, when movement restrictions and isolation were at their highest levels, the SSSC was there for staff who wanted or needed a chat and a good laugh. Thanks, SSSC!"


Click here to keep track of all of our UCC Heroes.

How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie detailing:

1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19

2. high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

Staff Wellbeing & Development

First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60