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Reception for Eight UCC Athletes Representing Ireland at World Student Games 2017

Phil Healy Among Eight UCC Students at 2017 World University Games

Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday August 19th - Sunday August 28th 2017


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Seven of the eight UCC students representing Ireland, pictured at the reception given by UCC President Prof Patrick O'Shea, with Christine O'Donovan, Deputy Director of Sport & Physical Activity and Declan Kidney, Director of Sport & Physical Activity


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29th Summer Universiade, Taipei, Taiwan

UCC Sports website - World University Games 2017



UCC President Prof Patrick O'Shea with Phil Healy


Phil Healy, UCC and Bandon AC

UCC Students Representing Ireland

Athletics UCC Phil Healy 200m University College Cork
Men's Football UCC Ben McAuliffe   University College Cork
Men's Football UCC Sean McLoughlin   University College Cork
Men's Football UCC Sean O'Mahony   University College Cork
Men's Football UCC Shane Daly-Butz   University College Cork
Women's Football UCC Ciara McNamara   University College Cork
Women's Football UCC Eve Badana   University College Cork
Women's Football UCC Katie McCarthy   University College Cork


CIT Student Representing Ireland

Women's Football CIT Amanda Budden   Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Colleges will have further representation. Along with the UCC students, CIT will also be represented, on the Women's Football Squad, by Amanda Budden.


UCC's Representation

UCC will be represented by Phil Healy at the upcoming World Student Games to be held in Taipei City, Taiwan from 18th to 30th August 2017. In preparation for the games, the athletics delegation headed off on Thursday 17th August.

Embracing the International University Sports Federation (FISU's) motto of 'Excellence in Mind and Body', over 10,000 athletes will come together in Taipei, Taiwan to compete in some 300 medal events, across 21 sports at the 29th World University Games.

The Irish Delegation at the 2017 Games will consist of 64 athletes and 27 team officials, and is supported by third level colleges and universities, the relevant National Governing Sports Bodies, and Sport Ireland.

In addition to Phil Healy, seven other UCC students will be representing Ireland in soccer, in both the Womens & Mens game.

Phil will represent Ireland in the 200m, having met the qualifying standard last year.

Phil continues to perform very well on the athletics circuit, having placed 3rd in the 200m, with a new PB, at the Cork City Sports in July
Late last month, Phil won the Women's 200m Championship, at the National Senior Track & Field Athletic Championships in Dublin. Phil also won the intervarsity 400m title, at the CIT track, last April, while, in January this year, Phil won the National Indoor Championship 200m title.

Phil Healy is a UCC Sports Scholarship recipient


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Irish Universiade Athletics Programme

23rd August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Marcus Lawler 100m Heats 03:30
  Niamh Whelan 100m Heats 04:40
  Kevin Kelly 1500m Heats 12:05 noon
  Emma Mitchell 10,000m Final 12:45 noon
24th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Paul Byrne 400m Hurdles Heats 03:30
  Michelle Finn 3,000m Steeplechase Heats 04:45
25th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Sarah Lavin 100m Hurdles Heats 02:30
  Philomena Healy 200m Heats 03:15
  Marcus Lawler 200m Heats 04:15
  Emma Mitchell 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
  Shona Heaslip 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
26th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Cian McManamon 20km Racewalk Final 02:00
  Mark English 800m Heats 04:05
  Matthew Bergin 5,000m Heats 14:10/14:35

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