Stair Spóirt i CMS/Sporting History in MIC
MIC has had outstanding victories in sport in the past few years, winning the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2016 and again in 2017! The Ladies Camogie team won the Purcell Cup in 2015, MIC’s Ladies Basketball Team were crowned the All Ireland Winning Team of 2017. The Men's Football team won the Trench Cup in 2018 and the Rugby team were proud winners of the 2nd Division Cup in 2017 and 2nd Division League in 2018!!
Some history of sport at MIC.
The first Sports Council in the College was established in the 1970's. During these formative years the College had insufficient student numbers to compete with other Colleges and so internal leagues were played.
Although facilities for Sports were sparse at this time, the College managed to negotiate the use of pitches from other colleges and in the early 1970's the chances of the College teams were greatly enhanced with the building of a gym and development of playing facilities. The College subsequently began to compete in Gaelic Games and Ladies and Men’s Basketball. As the number of students attending the College gradually began to increase, MIC consequently established itself as a force, particularly in Ladies Football and Camogie, winning two Purcell Cups in the latter in the 1970's.
It is noteworthy that the College managed to compete during this period with as few as 300 students and yet, despite this obvious disadvantage in numbers, MIC was never found wanting in terms of endeavour or spirit, a trait which is still very much synonymous with teams from the College. The arrival of BA students increased the number of students available to play on the College teams and also placed extra demands on the College which now had a greater number of students to cater for. The College broadened the range of sports on offer to include soccer, volleyball, athletics, and rugby.
MIC has traditionally been a college which has competed particularly well in Gaelic Games having won a number of titles in recent years including the Fresher’s Hurlers Championship, the Ryan Cup in Men's Senior Hurling, the Fresher’s Football Division 2 Championship, the Giles Cup in Ladies Football and Fr. Meagher Cup in Camogie. In its Centenary year MIC competed in Division One Iomaint, Division One Camogie, Division One Peil na mBan and was invited to compete in the Trench Cups in Peil. To add to this we competed for the first time in the Fitzgibbon Cup, reaching the final in 2013.
For those who do not want to compete, recreational activities are offered and these include Aerobics, Boxercise, Badminton, Rugby, Weights Programmes, Table Tennis, Indoor Soccer, Uni-hoc and Indoor Hurling.