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Superleague Returns: PSGee Start Strong, Fajazzle Dazzle

University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) top football league returned after a long hiatus this weekend, as the Superleague kicked off their amended summer format with an all-new look to the tournament.

UCD RFC Set To Host Socially Distant Fun Run Fundraiser

University College Dublin (UCD) Rugby Football Club (RFC) will be hosting a unique fundraising event on Saturday the 11th of July as they encourage supporters and club members both old and new to take part in the AdAstra 5k Fun Run/Walk. As the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic forced the postponement of UCD RFC’s usual fundraisers, such as their Annual Dinner, UCD RFC have had to think outside of the box in order raise funds during the summer.

UCD Sport & Fitness Reopen With Extensive Safety Measures In Place

Previously, The College Tribune reported that University College Dublin’s sport & fitness centre would reopen on July 20th. However, since the government announcement of the speeding up of phases, the gym was permitted to reopen as of the 29th of…

Rugby returns to UCD as Leinster to begin training again

Leinster rugby will begin training at their High-Performance Centre (HPC) on University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) Bellfield campus on Monday, after players had undergone testing earlier this week. As part of the return to play protocols set out by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the HPC at UCD has been outfitted with the required infrastructure to facilitate a safe return to training, for restricted training sessions.

Leinster and Munster will begin training again at their respective HPCs on Monday 22 June, with Connacht and Ulster returning to training a week later on Monday 29 June. The National Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads are due back in training from Monday 6 July.

Newry-based tech central to Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’

The Premier league is scheduled to get back to action today, partially thanks to the input and support of Newry-based firm, STATSports. The firm supplied performance analysis equipment and services to eleven top-flight clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.

STATSports technology has strong links with UCD, as it is used by Leinster Rugby at their UCD base to monitor training and performance, as well as assisted many of UCD’s elite athletes in training and performance, notably the plethora of UCD alumni and current students who have worn the Irish rugby shirt in recent years.

O’Neills growth due to strong leadership from within

Ireland’s biggest sportswear manufacturer has switched up their operations in order to provide much needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. O’Neills International Sportswear are now assisting Ireland’s essential frontline workers on both sides of the border.

Ordinarily, O’Neills produce sportswear for much of Ireland’s sporting codes and teams, making their diversification a reflection of a society collaborating to overcome a common foe: Covid-19. In this case, in the words of their slogan, O’Neills are proving themselves to be ‘The Choice of Champions’.

BOOM HEADSHOT: Shooting Club Rises from Dormancy

Tucked away behind the Sports Centre, underneath the old boiling chambers that used to heat the Belfield campus, is a 10 metre target shooting range, home of the UCD Target Shooting Club. Since its foundation in 1989, the club has…

UCD Athletic Union Council Speaks out on COVID-19 Sports Suspension

Since 9am on March 13th, all UCD Clubs and Society activities have been suspended in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports activities have been suspended until at least April 19th, and with the rate of…

Always Leading: Lessons From Lancaster

In these heady times for Leinster Rugby, it’s easy to forget the low ebb the province found itself at this time four seasons ago. A convincing defeat in the Pro 12 final to Connacht coupled with a discouraging fourth-place finish…

Get Active with TRIBE Charity and FM104

Get Active with TRIBE Charity and FM104 Let’s face it. Being in lockdown is a little repetitive. You have squeezed every cent out of your Netflix subscription, exercise has transformed into a monotonous daily chore and dragging yourself to your…

Sports Roundup: February 11th, 2020

UCD Lacrosse  The UCD Lacrosse team have had a great week two, with lots of new faces at training! The club recently ran a Reffing and Coaching course for the Women’s team on Saturday, February 1st, to upskill people in…

American Football Kickoff Best Year Yet

UCD American Football, founded in 2009, are entering their eleventh competitive kitted season this year and their ninth year competing in the Shamrock Bowl Conference, which is the top division in the American Football Ireland league. In November of 2019,…