Archive for gaelic football

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]


Morgan steers UCC to title after 16-year wait

Posted in Life with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP FINAL: UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-7 Appropriately, the centenary of one of the GAA’s oldest competitions came to a traditional climax on Saturday as one of the original participants, UCC, won a first title in 16 years, their 21st in all …” (more)

[Sean Moran, Irish Times, 7 March]

UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-07

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“UCC won their 20th Sigerson Cup title with a three points win over UUJ at Belfield …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 March]

Hosts’ hopes dashed by defiant UCC

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL UCC 0-13 UCD 0-11 UCC added another impressive scalp to their collection when they shocked the Sigerson hosts in a dramatic semi-final in Belfield yesterday …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

Something has to give in burnout issue

Posted in Life with tags on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Back in January, Professor Niall Moyna fired a huge flare into the sky in an attempt to draw attention to how drastic the issue between third level colleges and the GAA had become …” (more)

[Independent, 3 March]

Mullins: Sigerson rescheduling would benefit players

Posted in Life with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Former Dublin star Brian Mullins has added his voice to the growing number calling for the Sigerson Cup to be rescheduled …” (more)

[The Score, 3 March]

Sigerson Cup

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“UCD celebrates 100 years of the Sigerson Cup with a week of activities – #sigersoncup” (tweet)

[UCD, Twitter, 1 March]

O’Brien class too much for students

Posted in Life with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

Wicklow 4-15 DCU 1-11 Andy O’Brien gave DCU a lesson as he powered Wicklow to the final with two goals at Rathdrum yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

Late UCD rally foils Carlow amid controversy

Posted in Life with tags , on 17 January 2011 by Steve

UCD 0-13 Carlow 0-10 UCD came from behind to score the last five points and see of Carlow’s brave challenge at Tullow yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 17 January]

Howlin rejects criticism of colleges

Posted in Life with tags on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Leinster Council chairman Sheamus Howlin has urged inter-county managers to look at the bigger picture and respect the role that third-level colleges play in Gaelic games …” (more)

[Colm Keys, Independent, 12 January]

Time to tackle third-level issue

Posted in Life with tags on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“When asked last month to identify one thing he would have done differently in his final season as Cavan football manager, Tommy Carr replied: ‘Tackle the college issue in a more aggressive manner. We were without 14 of our panellists until mid-February, from a training perspective …” (more)

[Martin Breheny, Independent, 12 January]

Super sub Deasmhumnaigh seals it for NUI Galway

Posted in Life with tags , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

NUI Galway 0-11 Sligo IT 0-10 Substitute Fiachra Deasmhumnaigh was the hero for NUI Galway as he landed a late point to secure victory in an entertaining clash at Dangan …” (more)

[Independent, 10 January]

Galligan strike pivotal for Athlone

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“The torrential rain that doused Limerick City on Tuesday evening rendered underfoot conditions extremely difficult for this clash at the UL campus yesterday. Forty-two frees were awarded over the course of the hour by referee Brian Tyrell, in a game that betrayed much honest endeavour for a want of fluidity and style …” (more)

[Independent, 4 February]

Griffin is key to GMIT’s victory

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

SIGERSON CUP/GMIT 1-18 Dundalk IT 0-9: Donegal’s Stephen Griffin was a key figure as GMIT advanced with an impressive display at Moycullen. The Galway college led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break but within two minutes they were out of sight as Pat Regan pointed and then full forward Griffin blasted home a great goal to put them 1-9 to 0-5 in front …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 February]

O’Driscoll on hand to break NUIG hearts

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

“Two injury-time points helped give UCC a win by the narrowest of margins against NUIG in the second round at the Mardyke yesterday. Trailing by 1-5 to 0-7 as the game entered its 60th minute, a close-range free by Daithi Casey drew the home side level and then, with extra-time looming, substitute Barry O’Driscoll sent over a huge left-footed effort …” (more)

[Independent, 4 February]

Athlone prevail

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

Athlone 1-15 UL 1-8: Ray Galligan’s goal was crucial as Athlone IT saw off UL in Limerick yesterday. The midland college were 0-7 to 0-6 ahead at half-time. That lead was stretched to six by the 45th minute …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 February]

DkIT ready for Sigerson swansong

Posted in Life with tags , , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

“With Trench Cup football on the horizon next season DkIT will be hoping to extend their Sigerson Cup romance with a victory over GMIT in Glaway today (Wednesday). Paul McShane and Cathal Kearney’s side were relegated from Division 1 before Christmas, so will ply their trade in the second tier next term, but they are ready for one last hurrah in the third level blue riband competition …” (more)

[John Savage, Independent, 3 February]

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]

Murphy burst provides the platform for UCC fightback

Posted in Life with tags , , on 1 February 2010 by Steve

“Despite being five points down with five minutes of normal time remaining, UCC advanced to the final of the Waterford Crystal Cup at Buttevant after extra-time on Saturday. Trailing by 2-9 to 0-10 with 55 minutes on the clock, points by Robert White and an Eoghan Murphy free cut the gap before Murphy found the net with a fine shot from a narrow angle …” (more)

[Independent, 1 February]

Joyce gives old college a lesson in finishing

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 February 2010 by Steve

Galway 1-16 GMIT 0-13: Nicky Joyce returned to haunt his old alma mater as Galway qualified for the decider at Moycullen yesterday. Joyce kicked six points during a superb opening half as the holders led 1-10 to 0-3 at the break …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 February]