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UCD storm to top of the table

Posted in Life with tags , on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“UCD made it a perfect 10 and are now the only unbeaten team in the country as they went top of the Division 2 table with a 24-17 win at bottom side Clonakilty …” (more)

[Independent, 21 February]


Rugby star O’Kelly talks about maths passion

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Ireland and Leinster rugby star Malcolm O’Kelly has been talking to school students about his passion for maths, and the importance of a solid grasp of maths in engineering careers. He visited schools as part of Engineers Week’s second national Volunteer Day …” (more)

[, 17 February]

UCD 47-24 Belfast Harlequins: UCD Rugby Secure Fourth Consecutive Win

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

“UCD made it four straight wins from four in the All-Ireland League last Saturday with an excellent bonus point victory over the Belfast Harlequins. This victory encompassed six tries past the visitors, including a wonderful hat-trick for hooker David Doyle …” (more)

[Gordon O’Callaghan, University Observer, 2 November]

UCD prepare for centenary clash

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

“UCD RFC will mark their centenary season with a fixture under lights against the Combined Universities comprising players from UCC, Trinity (TCD), Queen’s and NUIG on the eve of the Ireland versus South Africa match on Friday at the UCD Bowl, Belfield …” (more)

[Tony Ward, Independent, 2 November]

Sponsors of sports knocked by Nama

Posted in Life with tags on 24 October 2010 by Steve

“Irish colleges rugby has been dealt a blow by Nama following an order to developers – including their sponsor Treasury Holdings – that they cut ‘non-core’ spending on sponsorships, the Sunday Independent has learned …” (more)

[Independent, 24 October]

NUI Maynooth beat Tallaght IT to win CUSAI Sevens

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 16 October 2010 by Steve

“Local side NUI Maynooth emerged victorious in the CUSAI Autumn Rugby Sevens tournament at NUIM Barnhall on Wednesday. University of Limerick were top of the pile in the women’s event …” (more)

[Sports News Ireland, 15 October]

Clinical Lansdowne prove too much for College

Posted in Life with tags , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

UCD 22 – 33 Lansdowne – After a slight delay to the restart of AIB leagues nationwide, UCD played their first fixture of the new year against league leaders Lansdowne. Saturday afternoon’s clash between UCD and Lansdowne was one filled with nailbiting action, but Lansdowne brought something extra to the contest and were deserving victors in the end. The final score of 33-22 demonstrated the intensity of this high-scoring game …” (more)

[Meghan McSweeney, University Observer, 19 January]

Treasury Holdings Announce Further Support For Irish Colleges

Posted in Life with tags on 30 December 2009 by Steve

“Irish Colleges rugby was given a further boost today with the announcement that Treasury Holdings, the international real estate company and official partner of the Irish Rugby Football Union, has initiated an Irish Colleges Player of the Year Award to recognise outstanding merit and achievement in student rugby …” (more)

[Irish Rugby, 23 December]

High Flying Munsters End UCC’s Winning Run

Posted in Life with tags , on 6 December 2009 by Steve

“Two of the form teams in AIB League Division 1B met at Tom Clifford Park on Saturday with Young Munster emerging as 14-10 victors over UCC …” (more)

[, 6 December]

Getting ‘hammered’ at Stephen’s Day massacre

Posted in Life with tags , on 19 December 2008 by Steve

“They say university days are the best of your life but the UCC 1990-94 experience seemed to be a three-pronged combination of evasion (lectures), rejection (dance floor) and humiliation (rugby). It was a less than vintage period for UCC RFC, emphasised by the annual St Stephen’s Day fixture with Cork Constitution in Temple Hill – a festive fling-about in front of a huge, well-watered crowd that would only keep half an eye on the game …” (more)

[Hugh Farrelly, Independent, 18 December]