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Pendred on the verge of UFC

April 3, 2013

Recent Analytical Science graduate and Mixed Martial Arts rising star Cathal Pendred (25) is the new Cage Warriors Fighting Championship Welterweight title holder, and is on course to be the second Irish fighter to join

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Final disappointment for DCU teams

March 20, 2013

Falling at the final hurdle is one of the worst feelings for anyone competing in any sport. To be within touching distance of glory and to have it slip from your grasp can at times

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DCU Mercy lose out in all Ireland Colleges final to UL

March 20, 2013

There was disappointment for DCU Mercy last Wednesday as they were beaten by University of Limerick in the all-Ireland Colleges final at the national basketball arena in Tallaght. DCU, who defeated the same UL team

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DCU Swimmers pleased with intervarsity medal haul

March 20, 2013

The fortunes of the DCU swimming club have rarely been brighter after they left the recent intervarsities with a bounty of medals. The club claimed seven individual medals and two relay medals spread across a

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Sheridan impresses at Equestrian Intervarsities

March 6, 2013

DCU experienced mixed fortunes at the recent Equestrian Intervarsities at UCD. The club sent a four-person team consisting of Rob Sheridan, Alex Donohoe, Colm Fitzpatrick and team captain Niamh Higgins. Second year Business student Sheridan

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A thirst for life on the edge

February 20, 2013

Once upon a time, DCU’s Canoe and Kayaking Club ruled the waters. The college attracted the top “paddlers” (the industry term for those who take to the water in the small plastic vessels) from around

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AFL recruitment camp in DCU

February 15, 2013

Drafts were held in DCU on Tuesday last for 24 young men in an attempt to recruit emerging talent to the Australian Football League. All-Ireland medal winner with Kerry and former AFL player Tadgh Kennelly,

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Achieving success on a shoe-string budget

February 6, 2013

€45,908.60 for one club, €5,532 for another. Both are the dominant forces in their respective fields, yet their funding would certainly suggest otherwise. The Men’s Football Club, Sigerson winners twice in the past three years,

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Ingle committed to returning Mercy to Superleague summit

December 12, 2012

DCU has a couple of sports where excellence is a given. The GAA and Athletics programs are nationally regarded breeding grounds that provide premium talent to the Irish sporting conveyor belt. But amidst the Sigerson

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Swimming Club making waves all on their own

December 12, 2012

Identifying the sports in DCU that are driven by scholarship programs is an effortless task – for not only do they dominate the college’s landscape, they are fortresses revered across the country. Moulded from nothing,

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Equestrian Club impress at Tetrathlon Intervarsities

December 12, 2012

Queen’s University Belfast was the venue for last month’s National Tetrathlon Intervarsities, where DCU Equestrian Club had two teams competing. The tetrathlon consists of four phases of competition: shooting, swimming, riding and running. Although many

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60 seconds with DCU Karate Club

December 9, 2012

Lorna Finnegan talks with club Chairperson Martina Brophy Describe your club in 5 words. Energetic, enjoyable, confidence-boosting, different and sociable. How did you get involved with Karate in the first place? I was interested in karate, but

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Basketball side impress in freshers tournament

November 30, 2012

The DCU ladies basketball side finished as runners-up in a freshers tournament at Carlow IT last weekend. DCU opened their account in tremendous style, recording a hugely impressive 38-19 win over NUI Maynooth. However, in

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60 seconds with DCU Rock climbing club

November 24, 2012

Lorna Finnegan talks with club chairperson Eoghan McGrath Describe your club in 5 words It’s Viagra for your forearms. . How did you get involved in rock climbing in the first place? It’s quite a

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Endangered Boxing Club fighting to survive

November 14, 2012

When many people enter a boxing club for the first time, they may expect to see a certain scene. The rhythmic sound of a speed bag being worked over, the loud slow thud of a