Leanne O’Neill

Position: Ladies Captain/Schools Coordinator

Groups: Committee, Committee 2016/17, Womens,

Height: 5' 8"


Theme song(s):

Ready to go- Rebuplica and Gold Dust by DJ Fresh. They’re the songs on our ‘highlight’ video from EYUC 2011. They remind me of juniors and make me happy everytime I hear them.

Favourite game playing for UCC:

Indoor IV’s final against UL last year. It was my first tournament for UCC and my first medal with the team.

Favourite game on a different team:

Our second game against GB at EYUC 2013. It was the last game of the tournament, it was a 7th/8th play off game and I got MSP. Everything about it was amazing. I couldn’t play properly for 10 months after it but it was definitely worth it!

Ultimate players who’ve had the biggest impact on you:

Hobs has definitely had the biggest impact. He was my first ever coach, he taught me everything at the start (except how to flick). He put in so much work with Colaiste Choilm and Juniors, he’s inspired me to go on and do so much more over that last few years.

I’ve always admired Mary, Nicola and Mairead. They were the captains of UCC in 2011 and 2012 respectively.They all showed me what a bit of hard work can do. Watching them win indoor IV’s in 2012 made me want to play with UCC more than anything else! I love every minute of playing with them in UCC and Rebel.

Funniest moment(s) with the team:

When myself Caitlin and Cliona were shouting our UCC chant from Cliona’s roof last year and trying to spell out UCC with our arms so Edel could take a picture of us and her neighbour came out and gave out to us. It was at our beginner girls party, they probably all thought we were the biggest weirdos ever.

Favourite tournament and why?

EYUC 2013. It was just unreal really, the team was class, all the lads came and supported us, it was in Germany and of course WE BEAT GB!

What makes you so dangerous on the pitch?

My flick I suppose

College course:

Government 2013-2017

How and why did you start playing ultimate?

A few past UCC students came out to my school and had a training for my sports science class back in TY and I loved it. They set up an after school training and I’ve been playing ever since.

What would you be doing if you weren’t playing ultimate?

I gave up athletics for ultimate so I suppose I’d still be running around a muddy field, just not after a disc.

Tell us something no one knows about you.

In primary school we all played music at the turning on of the Christmas lights and I was so bad at the tin whistle I had to pretend to play it. I really don’t have any rhythm at all.

Tell us a joke!

Did you hear about the magic tractor? It turned into a field.