Clubs & Societies Directory

UCC Staff Athletics Club

  • Contact: Gerard Mannix, Secretary, UCC Staff A.C., Student Records and Exams
  • Email:
  • Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2899
  • Facebook page for club business and updates:
  • Track Meetings: Meet at 1pm every Tuesday during semester time outside the Hockey Pavilion in the Mardyke Arena. All welcome.

University Staff Recognition Award 2022:

Exceptional Citizen award winner for contributions to university life since the club was established back in 1983.


Under Construction


Are you interested in playing Bridge? Looking for a regular game? Our colleague Anne Mallon is looking for people interested in forming a Bridge Club in UCC. 

If you're interested, get in touch with Rahim at

Calligraphy Club

Chess Club

  • Contact: Akshay Ranade, Mathematical Sciences
  • Email:

Fantasy Football Club

  • Contact: Aodh Quinlivan (Chairperson), Dept. of Government
  • Email:
  • Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3368

Golf Society

Contact: Willie Weir





LGBT+ Staff Network

UCC United Staff Soccer Club

  • Contact: Gerry Moloney (Chairman and Treasurer),
  • Address: Room 233, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork
  • Email:

UCC Players

Retired Staff Association

Our new chair is Catherine O'Brien and our SSSC reps are Eleanor O'Connor and Vincent Gallagher






Staff Common Room

Tabletop Gaming

The UCC Staff Tabletop Gaming club has been up and running for the last few months and is going from strength-to-strength. With regular lunchtime sessions (every 2-3 weeks) and some evening sessions too for the longer games, the club is vibrant active and fun. 

Tabletop gaming covers everything from the classic boardgames of old like monopoly and scrabble to card based games like unstable unicorns, coup and more. The main aim is to play and have fun! 

If you’re interested in joining in the fun, pop an email to – the club will add you to the list of members, give you access to our Teams site and invite you to join our workvivo space.

Staff Contact:

Maurice Ryder


Tag Rugby

UCC Staff Walking Football

UCC's Women's Network

Our mission is to promote & support the visibility and professional development of all women in UCC

Follow us on Twitter @MnaUCC 

Or email us at  


Staff Contact: Siobhan Lucey



UCC Staff Dance Society

UCC Staff Book Club

To join, please get in touch with facilitators Brid Drake, or Ruth Hally (

Yoga and Meditation Society

Chairperson: Claire-Louise Nesdale 



Unlock the Ultimate Zen Experience with YAMS: UCC's Premier Yoga and Meditation Society! Join Now for a Healthier and Happier You!"

Looking for a way to destress, improve your flexibility, and find inner peace amidst the hustle and bustle of university life? Look no further than YAMS, the UCC Staff Yoga and Meditation Society! Our expert instructors will guide you through the ancient practices of yoga and meditation, helping you unlock your full potential and achieve a healthier, happier, and more balanced lifestyle. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your mind, body, and spirit

As a member of YAMS, you'll have exclusive access to an array of exciting yoga and meditation experiences. Get ready to strike a pose and de-stress during lunch time with our onsite yoga classes or tune in to our online sessions from the comfort of your own home. Plus, our evening and weekend workshops will give you the opportunity to deepen your practice and learn new techniques from top instructors. And if you're looking for the ultimate relaxation getaway, our offsite retreats at home and abroad are just what you need. From luxurious beach resorts to secluded mountain retreats, YAMS has something for everyone. Don't miss out on this amazing chance to enhance your mind, body, and soul. Join YAMS today and start living your best life!

Staff Sports and Social Club

Club Spóirt agus Sóisialta na Foirne