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Rugby: A world in union

October 28, 2015

  Rewind the clock back to 1995, a time that will live long in the history of a nation. A land that was divided by hatred was ultimately united in sport. One man used the

DCU (bibs) in action against Athlone IT. Credit: David Clarke
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DCU scrape single-point victory over Athlone

October 28, 2015

DCU: 13 Athlone IT: 12 DCU squeezed out a win by the narrowest of margins at home to Athlone IT in the Colleges and Universities Rugby League game in St. Clare’s last Wednesday. DCU were

Spence (right) celebrates Ireland's Six Nations victory with team-mate Jenny Murphy. Credit: Sportsfile
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Spence Delighted With Player of the Year Nomination

September 30, 2015

Sophie Spence talks to Aaron Gallagher about the honour she has had in her nomination for World Rugby Player of the Year and what she expects from the college’s rugby teams for the year to come.

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DCU lose out in Rugby Sevens Final

April 22, 2015

DCU lost out for the second year in a row to Queens University in the SSI rugby sevens competition, the second division team were also beaten in their final while both DCU women’s teams made it to the final

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Can the Lions become the Wizards of Oz?

April 3, 2013

This summer rugby fans in the northern and southern hemispheres will be fixated on the Lions’ tour of Australia, where they have not played since losing the test series 2-1 in 2001. At this stage,

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DCU Devils on cusp of league final

March 6, 2013

DCU Devils make their bid for a league final spot when they meet Waterford IT in the penultimate round today. Team captain Clara McDonald said that all involved are firmly focused on the prize at

Rugby side fall at the hands of Maynooth
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Rugby side fall at the hands of Maynooth

February 20, 2013

After a winter break, a walkover and a postponement, the DCU first team finally got to take their second semester bow last Wednesday. NUI Maynooth were the opponents and while DCU were defeated 35-25, there

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Rugby side hoping to make a winning return to action

February 6, 2013

Today marks the end of a long winter hibernation for DCU rugby. The stop-start nature of the college rugby season means today marks only DCU’s second competitive match of the season. It is coach Phil

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McDonald excited at prospect of future progress

December 12, 2012

Women’s rugby scholarships in DCU aren’t as well publicised as the men’s, believes Club Captain Clara McDonald. “DCU women’s rugby scholarships aren’t widely publicized. No one is really to blame for it and we just

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Furlong happy to bail Ireland out of tighthead crisis

November 28, 2012

Apparently we have a crisis in Ireland. It is covered extensively in newspapers and debated constantly by talking heads on television. No, it is not the economic crisis. It is the tighthead crisis. The tighthead

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De Barra concerned only with the positives

November 28, 2012

The structure of the college rugby season can seem strange to the uninitiated. It has the kind of schedule where one cancelled game can leave you twiddling your thumbs for weeks and painfully short of match

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“My goal is to bring home a Cup”

October 3, 2012

Undaunted by the prospect of succeeding Bernard Jackman, DCU’s new Rugby Development Officer Phil de Barra tells Tom Rooney he is determined to plant his own flag this season. Aesthetically Phil de Barra does not

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Burson optimistic for season ahead

October 3, 2012

The nature of college life is that there will be a constant revolving door of cast and characters that roam the campus and accommodation. College sports are anything but immune to this and probably have