All-Ireland victory for DCU women’s rugby ends a special year

It’s been a highly successful year for DCU women’s rugby. Last year the club agonisingly lost out in the All Ireland Final, but this year has been more than success filled for DCU women’s rugby.

Victory in the Student Sport Ireland (SSI) All-Ireland cup final was the crowning achievement for the club. DCU ran out 27- 22 winners in a pulsating final against University of Limerick.

It was a repeat of last year’s final,  this time with DCU avenging their loss from 12 months prior. The club gave The College View  their thoughts on the cup glory.

“The success has just been the icing on the cake, we’ve enjoyed every moment of this season. From the early Monday morning gym sessions to the cold dark evenings training, every single bit of this season has been enjoyable!” said the women’s team in a collective message to The College View.

“To the delight of everyone involved we were successful in the All Ireland Final, an achievement none of us will forget for as long as we live!” they continued.

The All Ireland glory was not the club’s only success this year. They also picked up silverware claiming the league title while being named DCU club of the year, an accolade well deserved based on the club’s vast success this year.

“We are lucky to have such a talented group of girls that work so well together. We never settle for good we’re always chasing great and I think that is evident in our achievements over the year” said the club, clearly proud of their achievements this year.

With such a strong base going into 2019/2020, further success must surely be expected.

Luke Redmond

Image Credit: Isabella Finn