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Gaelic Football

Strong DCU presence in Ballymun success

February 20, 2013

Four DCU men were involved in creating history on Saturday, as they helped Ballymun Kickhams advance to a first ever All-Ireland Club final. The North Dublin club were hugely impressive as they marched on with

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Hurling

Fresher hurlers fall at quarter-final hurdle

February 20, 2013

Last week was the most significant week for DCU hurling in a long time. With the senior side facing what was virtually a play-off for a quarter-final spot in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup and the

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Other Sports

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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Rugby

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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Football

DCU clash with IT Carlow in CUFL semi-final

February 20, 2013

The DCU players, at this stage, must be well accustomed to being referred to as underdogs. Much like against IT Letterkenny three weeks ago and UCD all the way back in October, there are very

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Gaelic Football

Freshers book final place with confident display

February 20, 2013

It was a day of celebration for the Freshers Football team on Tuesday last after they defeated DIT by 11 points to advance to the final of the Division One Championship. Though the final scoreline

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Football

DCU clash with IT Carlow in CUFL semi-final

February 19, 2013

The DCU players, at this stage, must be well accustomed to being referred to as underdogs. Much like against IT Letterkenny three weeks ago and UCD all the way back in October, there are very

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Other Sports

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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Camogie

Carey adamant title can be retained

February 14, 2013

DCU camogie team will look to continue their journey towards becoming the first ever college to win the Purcell Cup two years-in-a-row when they play Cork IT on Saturday afternoon (throw-in 6pm). The game will

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Football

DCU Fresher side win Harding Cup Plate

February 13, 2013

The DCU Fresher team, led by Soccer Development Officer, Fran Butler, and his assistant Ben Kelly, defeated NUI Maynooth 2-1 in the Harding Cup Plate final at the University of Ulster Coleraine last Sunday. Captain,

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Hurling

Hurlers in last chance saloon

February 11, 2013

Group C of this season’s Fitzgibbon Cup has been relatively predictable, with UCD securing two wins from two matches and safe passage to the quarter-finals of third-level hurling’s chief competition. Group rivals DCU and LIT

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Gaelic Football

Footballers biggest test yet

February 10, 2013

After a Michael Murphy inspired victory in the last round of the Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup, DCU now look forward to a quarter-final tie with UCD at St. Clare’s this Thursday. The defending champions

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Football

Fresher team head to Coleraine for the Hardy Cup

February 6, 2013

The DCU fresher side will be looking to ride the wave of momentum conjured by their senior counterparts when they travel to the University of Ulster Coleraine for annual Harding Memorial Trophy on Friday. Similar

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Other Sports

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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Athletics

Gregan records European leading time in season opener

February 6, 2013

DCU student Brian Gregan qualified for the European Indoor Championships in style last week by setting an indoor personal best for the 400m. Gregan’s time was the fastest by a European this season and the

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Rugby

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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Camogie

Camogie side book place in semi-final

February 6, 2013

The DCU camogie team sailed through to the semi-final of the Purcell Cup after they overcame a battling Mary I side in horrid conditions on Wednesday afternoon. The match was subject to a late change

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Gaelic Football

Uncertainty over ineligible pair for visit of Queen’s

February 6, 2013

DCU will attempt to move one step closer to securing a third Sigerson title in four years when they welcome Queen’s University Belfast to St. Clare’s today, for what promises to be a keenly contested

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Hurling

Hurlers braced for tough Fitzgibbon tie

February 6, 2013

Since survival in Division 1 of the Higher Education league was clinched before Christmas, there has been a profound sense of positivity surrounding the DCU senior hurling team. Their triumph over St. Pat’s in November,

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Football

Dream season continues for Roche’s charges

February 6, 2013

When the DCU players look back on their victory over IT Letterkenny in the CUFL quarter-final in times to come, thoughts of the taxing early morning coach journey and dismal weather conditions will be reduced