2014 Press Releases
UCC Motorcycle Club is wheelie expanding
The new UCC Motorcycle Club workshop was officially opened on 5 November 2014 by UCC President Dr Michael Murphy, Deputy Head of Sport Christine O'Donovan and the club committee.
With a large crowd in attendance, from members of the University Management Team to founder members of the club and current members, the workshop was a hive of activity and proved to be a very special night.
The Motorcycle Club is one of the more unusual clubs in UCC and counts itself as the only university-based motorcycle club in Ireland, having being founded in 1984 and, over the last few years, enjoying somewhat of a renaissance with larger memberships, more activities and the construction of a modern workshop on the North Mall Campus.
Nevin Power, former captain and current club secretary, began proceedings by stating that the building of the workshop was "the culmination of many months of hard work by all members of the committee."
Following a speech from Dr Michael Murphy, President of UCC, on the work that the club had put in to its new location, current club captain Eddie Cotter presented him with a club t-shirt.
Deputy Head of Sport Christine O'Donovan also spoke, praising the tenacity of various committees throughout the years in keeping the club afloat ahead of this major step to a permanent and modern location.
The current activity in the M.O.D.shop, the official name of the new location, centres around the rebuilding of a Honda Bros 400. The location also serves as a new base for motorcycle maintenance classes and as a knowledge base for those who would like to get on the road.