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UCD Triumph Over Trinity in Rugby Colours Cup with Four Try Flourish

  UCD earned the college bragging rights last Friday, beating Trinity in the Belfield Bowl in the annual rugby colours cup match. The UCD side, nicknamed ‘Collidge’, racked up four tries and 32 points to Trinity’s (Dublin University FC) points…

UCD AFC Move to Second in the League after Win over Athlone Town

  UCD AFC have moved up to second in the League of Ireland football first division, the Students are chasing promotion this year again to get back into the top Premier division. UCD AFC                 4…

UCD Women’s Hockey Score Late to Secure Irish Senior Cup

UCD 1  Cork Harlequins 0 UCD Women’s Hockey side last week won the Irish Senior Cup. The Belifeld girls were facing off against Cork Harlequins, who were seeking to end a 17 year wait for the title. A late goal…

Coleman’s Brutal Injury Overshadows Positive Irish Performance Against Wales

Ireland’s solid performance against Wales in the Aviva last Friday was overshadowed by Séamus Coleman’s unfortunate and brutal injury. The game was tensely fought and Ireland held what has been a high scoring Wales side to a nil all stalemate….

Michael Conlan Sparkles on St Patrick’s Day Pro Boxing Debut

St Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration occasion for the Irish (and, quite often, non-Irish) people the world over.  March 17th 2017 proved a particularly special occasion for boxer Michael Conlan.  While much of the rest of the world…

RBS Six Nations Review: Ireland Emerge as Runners up in Testing Tournament

  Make no mistake, this was one of the most competitive Six Nations tournaments since its inception. All of Ireland, France and Scotland with two defeats and were level on points. Not for the first time, what separated the three…

UCD Host Judo Intervarsities and Impress in the Tournament’s Medal Count

  UCD played host to the annual Judo Intervarsities for the first time since 1999 the Saturday before last, with entrants from thirteen institutions around Ireland. The weigh-in for the event was held on Friday night, and the competition began…

Sacking of Claudio Ranieri a Bad Advert for Modern Football

Eamon Dunphy aside, the common reaction to the sacking of Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri by Leicester City has been one of shock and revulsion. This is even worse than the respective sackings of David Moyes and Louis Van…

The Year UCD Won the FAI Cup, and the Class of ’84

University College Dublin Football Club, or more commonly known as UCD AFC, dispelled the myth that ‘you can’t win anything with kids’ 11 years before Alan Hansen uttered that famous line. In 1984 they became the first university club in…

6 Nations Preview: Solid Defence Key to Strong Six Nations Showing for Ireland

  With the Six Nations back on February 4th, sports editor Conor Lynott tries to predict the final table of this year’s instalment of the Six Nations, which sees the addition of a new bonus point system. So how will…

UCD GAA 2016/17 Season So Far Fails to Impress, But Sigerson Campaign Hopes Still Alive

For the senior men’s football team, the first half of the season can be considered largely disappointing. Led by former ‘All Star’ footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey UCD finished top of their Ryan Cup group, with victories over DIT,…

Looking Ahead for UCD AFC: Lessons of Last Year’s Heartbreak Should Steel Students for Renewed Promotion Drive in 2017

UCD kicked off their preparations for the 2017 League of Ireland season with an underwhelming pre-season 4-1 loss away to Shamrock Rovers, with 3 goals from the Tallaght side in a ten minute second half flurry taking the game away…