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How Ireland Can Nullify South Africa

In a bumper weekend for Irish men’s team sport on November 11, where the soccer men begin the final stretch for FIFA World Cup Qualification in Copenhagen against Denmark, the Irish also open their international rugby union season against the…

AIB Superleague – October Round-Up

While the rest of the world focuses on trivial matters such as the Premier League or NFL, focus in Belfield rests solely on the AIB Superleague, as UCD’s most popular sporting competition got underway for another year of thrills and…

The Curious Case of the Sammon of College

It was a Sunday afternoon in 2005, and the respective teams of UCD and UCC were trudging off the field at Trinity College following an unusually one-sided Harding Cup Final. For UCD, the game was the culmination of what was…

The Modern Recipe For Sporting Success?

For years, doping scandals have tarred the reputations of athletes, punctured the spirits of fervent spectators, and above all, defiled the metaphorical “level playing field” of competition. The WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) is an independent agency, funded equally by the…

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Déja Vu as Derry Man McClean Grabs an Irish lifeline in Cardiff Win

It was a night of exhilarating joy for the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff as James McClean’s goal secured a play-off place at the expense of the hosts. Wales have yet to make it to a World Cup since 1958….

UCD Sports Star of the Week: Charlie Fitzgerald

With the whole nation consumed by our all-conquering Gaelic Games, our guilty pleasure of the ‘foreign sports’ of soccer and rugby, and the bandwagon machine that is Conor McGregor, it’s easy to forget that our country has athletes competing internationally…

UCD Sports Club Focus: Sepak Takraw

Heralding from South East Asia, Sepak Takraw is a sport unfamiliar to the Irish sporting scene, yet UCD is home to one of the only Sepak Takraw clubs on these shores. Sepak Takraw is best described as a blend of…

UCD AFC Round Up

There’s been lots of UCD AFC action to write home about since our last issue, with our senior side being in action three times in what was a busy week of League of Ireland football. Last Saturday, The Students consolidated…

Dublin Adjust to Spoil Mayo’s Dream

All the pre-match signs were saying: ‘This is Mayo’s time.’ The Dubs had yet to be challenged in the championship and Mayo had hit form at just the right time. So what reasons did the sporting gods now have for…

Premier League Round Up

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City went odds-on for the Premier League title for the first time following a 6-0 rout of Watford at Vicarage Road. Aguero laid on a goal for Gabriel Jesus while Nicolas Otamendi and…

Women’s Rugby World Cup Roundup

The Pools Amidst a myriad of Italian teenagers on campus looking to hone their English in the Anglophone heaven that is Dublin 4, there was an unprecedented level of excitement in Belfield this summer, as a very different kind of…

UCD AFC Roundup

Despite hopes of promotion having already been dashed courtesy of the FAI’s new restructuring plans, there is still lots to play for in UCD’s upcoming tie, as a result away to Longford would mathematically guarantee a 3rd place finish for…