Congratulations to the UCD Women’s Volleyball team who gave a strong showing at the UK Intervarsity’s in Norwich last week. The side, who qualified for the competition by virtue of being Irish champions, finished 5th in the competition overall. Their final position was confirmed on Sunday with a comfortable 2:0 victory over Cambridge, with their only losses coming against the two eventual finalists. The side’s final position in the 16-team strong competition is even more impressive when one considers the esteemed company in which they shared. Many future Olympians, such Maria Bertelli, Ben Pipes, Lucy Boulton, Zara Dampney and Alex Porter having cut their teeth in the competition in years gone by.
In other news, the Premier Men’s team were unlucky to lose 1-3 following a plucky performance against DVC Bravo, and are in good shape ahead of the upcoming clash against Munster in Limerick next weekend. While the Premier Women, currently holding 2nd in the League based points, will take on Galway in a home tie this Sunday.
All things considered, UCD’s long established volleyball program is in as good shape as its ever been, and here at The College Tribune we will be watching the club’s progress with added interest over the coming months.
Special thanks to Team Captain Orla Lynch for her contributions.
Chris Foley – Sports Editor