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Fairytale NYC Debut for UFC as Conor McGregor is Crowned Lightweight Champion

  On November 12, the UFC debuted at New York City’s Madison Square Garden – the “Mecca” of combat sports – with UFC 205, quite possibly the finest fight card in MMA history.  The organisation’s first event in the Empire…

Three UCD Rugby Players Named in Ireland’s Autumn Series Squad Against All Blacks

Three of UCD’s brightest stars have been named in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland national squad for the latest autumn international test series, which will see Ireland face off against New Zealand and Australia. Star Collidge centre Garry Ringrose, whose leading performances…

In Focus: UCD Boxing Club Gunning For Glory

‘The day hasn’t come yet where I haven’t wanted to be in boxing’, UCD Boxing’s head coach Phil Rooney tells me as we sit down after training on Friday night. His perennial smile wide across his face, he adds, ‘I…

Collidge Hold Off Late Onslaught from Garryowen to Seal League Win

University College Dublin showed admirable discipline and steel to hold off a rally from Garryowen RFC to secure another win in the top division of the Ulster Bank rugby League at Belfield. Scrummaging power, a quick pressing line and accurate…

Leinster Cruise to Opening Weekend Win Against Castres

Leinster began their Champions’ Cup campaign with a comprehensive 33-15 win last Saturday afternoon against Castres in the RDS. It was a comfortable victory for the home side as they dominated from the first whistle and came away with a…

Anthony Foley: A Snapshot of a Brilliant Career

Following the sudden death of Munster coach Anthony Foley last week in France, Sports Editor Conor Lynott paints a tribute to the Irish rugby legend with a look back over the highlights of his career. Foley makes his Ireland Debut…

UCD AFC Promotion Dreams Bolstered After Late Winner Against Shells

UCD left it late in Belfield on Friday night as a 92nd minute winner secured a 3-2 victory against Dublin rivals Shelbourne. This puts the Students’ four points clear of Cobh Ramblers in 4th place and just a point behind…

Cobh Ramblers Put Chase to UCD in Tense Promotion Playoff Race

Cobh Ramblers took a huge step towards catching UCD in the League of Ireland First Division with a win in the Student’s’ backyard. Both Cobh and UCD are battling it out to finish third in the League and go into…

Mayo Hold sub-par Dublin Side to a Draw in All-Ireland Final

Dublin……….. 2-09 Mayo………… 0-15 On a day that mirrored the wet conditions in which Dublin beat Kerry in the 2015, Mayo adapted well to the rain to secure an All-Ireland football replay final for the first time in sixteen years….

UCD Olympians do Belfield and Ireland Proud in Rio Games

Amidst ticket controversy and boxing scandals in this summer’s Rio Olympics, it was a number of UCD students who really shone through for team Ireland and lifted the country. Eight athletes hailing from Belfield in total competed at the games,…

UCD AFC Player Dylan Watts Scoops Dream Transfer to Leicester City

One of UCD’s brightest footballing youngsters Dylan Watts has secured a transfer move to English Premier League champions Leicester City. The move, rumoured to have been in the works over the last week, only came to fruition on transfer deadline…

UCD Mountaineering Club Hosts Climbing Intervarsities, Winning Overall Competition

UCD Mountaineering Club hosted the climbing intervarsities with great success recently and  Saoirse Sheehy Ariff gives us her diary of the event. “This year’s climbing intervarsities were hosted by UCD Mountaineering Club. Over 200 competitors from 15 different universities makes…