UCC and Centre for Sports Economics and Law

University College Cork is in the Republic of Ireland’s second city on the southwest coast of Ireland. UCC formally came into existence on the 30th of December 1845 and opened its gates to 115 students in 1849. Today, UCC has a student population of over 23,000 and is ranked in the top 1.1% of universities in the world.

The hosting research centre for the 14th ESEA conference is the Centre for Sports Economics and Law (CSEL). This research centre is a collaborative unit of academics based across the Department of Economics and School of Law and was founded in 2017. The mission of CSEL is to be a centre of excellence in research and a leading hub internationally for sports economics and sports law study and practice.

CSEL members include Dr David Butler (Co-Director, Economics), Dr Robert Butler (Co-Director, Economics), Prof. Maria Cahill (Law), Dr John Considine (Economics), Dr John Eakins (Economics), Dr Declan Jordan (Economics), Dr Seán Ó Conaill (Co-Director, Law), Prof. Conor O’Mahony (Law), Dr Aisling Parkes (Law), Prof. Robert Simmons (Adjunct, Lancaster University) and Prof. Larry McCarthy (Adjunct, Seton Hall & President of the Gaelic Athletic Association)