Archive for GAA

GAA – DCU claim O’Connor Cup again

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin City University won the prestigious O’Connor Cup for a third successive year in dramatic fashion at blustery University of Limerick on Sunday. DCU scored a 3-08 to 1-11 victory against University of Ulster, Jordanstown in an entertaining final …” (more)

[RTÉ Sport, 20 March]


Colleges conflict must end – Moyna

Posted in Life with tags on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“The recurring theme of county versus college conflict must be addressed for once and for all by the GAA, Niall Moyna, the DCU Sigerson Cup team manager and professor at the university’s school of health and human performance, has warned …” (more)

[Colm Keys, Independent, 19 January]

Gaelic Academy a ‘Flagship for Third Level sport’

Posted in Life with tags , , on 23 November 2010 by Steve

“GAA President Christy Cooney has praised the University of Ulster Gaelic Games Academy, saying the initiative should act as a sporting model for universities across Ireland …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 23 November]

UCC GAA Goes Global!

Posted in Life with tags , on 28 October 2010 by Steve

“UCC GAA (Gaelic Football) Goes Global! UCC GAA recently piloted a recreational Gaelic Games initiative aimed at UCC’s international students and staff. A large group of students met on October 21st and participated in a Gaelic Football coaching session …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 28 October]

GAA ready to review colleges scheduling as counties air frustrations

Posted in Life with tags on 3 March 2010 by Steve

“A review of the involvement of third-level college competitions is to be undertaken this year, Leinster Council delegates heard at Monday night’s convention in Tullamore. The review will incorporate the involvement of third-level colleges in pre-season competitions in all provinces, and a look at the timing of the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups will also be undertaken …” (more)

[Colm Keys, Independent, 3 March]

Criticism of close season and rules on college players

Posted in Life with tags , on 2 February 2010 by Steve

“GAA regulations on burn-out were criticised at yesterday’s official launch of the Allianz GAA National Football League, which is the association’s longest-running intercounty sponsorship. Three high-profile managers and a former All-Ireland winning captain all queried whether the close season and restrictions on the use of college players were having the desired effect …” (more)

[Sean Moran, Irish Times, 2 February]

Colleges leaving their mark

Posted in Life with tags , on 31 January 2010 by Steve

“They’re not exactly flavour of the month amongst intercounty managers, but third-level sides are determined to leave their mark on the 2010 pre-season GAA fare. Tomorrow, DCU contest the semi-final of the O’Byrne Cup, Sligo IT are challenging strongly for a spot in the FBD League final and there’ll definitely be a student side in Munster’s Waterford Crystal Cup hurling competition as UCC and UL go toe to toe in today’s semi-final …” (more)

[Fintan O’Toole, Irish Examiner, 30 January]

Trinity College gets first set of GAA goalposts

Posted in Life with tags , on 15 January 2010 by Steve

“History has been made at Dublin’s Trinity College with the instillation of a set of GAA goalposts at College Park allowing Gaelic games to be played on the city centre campus for the first time in its 418-year history. GAA members in the college have relied on the generosity of the Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Parnells GAA clubs in recent years for training facilities …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 15 January]