Ní Iceadha wins gold ahead of Irish Student Trampoline Open

Luke Redmond

Niamh Ní Iceadha

There was success for DCU Trampolining as Niamh Ní Iceadha took home gold in Open Advanced and Higher Synchro at a recent competition in Trinity.

Ní Iceadha claimed gold with just days to go until the Irish Student Trampoline Open, the marquee student Trampolining event.

Ní Iceadha gave some insight into the competition and how the competition works.

“We do routines and that’s what you get medals for. We do ten moves in a row.

“I was at advanced ladies and I won gold for that and I also won gold for higher synchro which is two people working together kind of like synchronized swimming,” Ní Iceadha said.

In a post on Facebook, DCU Gymnastics and Trampolining club congratulated Ní Iceadha on her gold medal glory.

“Huge thank you to @dutrampoline (Trinity Trampoline Club) for hosting such a great Colours competition! Congrats to everyone who took part – especially to our DCUers. Special shoutout to Niamh Ní Iceadha who got Gold in Open Advanced and Higher Synchro. Also thanks to anyone who took photos/vids for us and made us feel very welcome as guests. Roll on ISTO Irish Student Trampoline Open.”

The success comes off the back of a big push by the women’s side of DCU Trampolining this year who in November competed in an intervarsity tournament hosted by University College Cork.

Ní Iceadha said she was looking forward to the ISTO but was adamant DCU and herself needed to manage expectations and that competition at the event would be fierce.

“We are all really looking forward to ISTO (Irish Student Trampoline Open) there’s a good crew of us going of mixed ability from novice to advanced.”

“It is a much bigger competition (than the colour competition where Ní Iceadha won gold) so there’s not as much chance of winning but we also have the Dublin Open coming up which we won last year.”

“Almost everyone went and everyone who did picked up gold so we have high expectations for that,” Ní Iceadha told The College View.

She then went on to discuss her role in the society and the passion for really pushing the competitions to fellow trampoline enthusiasts.

“I’m competitions officer so obviously I’m really enthusiastic about pushing the trampolining competitions within DCU.”

Ní Iceadha also talked about integration with societies elsewhere to help connect with other “Tramps” as she coined it.

“Obviously we want to spread and integrate with other societies and meet lots of new ‘Tramps’ which is yes, what we do actually call other trampoline enthusiasts,” she said.

The Irish Student Trampoline open takes place in Belfast from the 4th – 7th of April where DCU are expected to be represented by a strong team of Trampolinists.

Luke Redmond

Image Credit: DCU Gymnastics and Trampolining / Facebook.