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Football

Fate of soccer team lies in their own hands

October 31, 2012

Sitting pretty at the top of the CUFL Premier Division East, DCU are within touching distance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in its present incarnation. Declan Roche’s

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Gaelic Football

DCU students central to Ballymun Kickhams success

October 31, 2012

DCU students Philly McMahon, James McCarthy, Dean Rock, John Small and Andy O’Brien were part of the Ballymun Kickhams panel that annexed the clubs third County senior football title. It was Dean Rock who grabbed

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Other Sports

60 seconds with DCU Fencing Club

October 31, 2012

Describe your club in five words. Friendly, active, encouraging, competitive and a great laugh. 2How did you get involved in Fencing? I got involved in my first year of college when I joined the club.

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Hurling

DCU hurling in need of a healing

October 31, 2012

Hurling Club chairperson Seamus Kelly tells Eoghan Cormican that Fitzgibbon hurling is the only way forward forthe college’s beleaguered stickmen. In the chronicles of DCU hurling, the past 12 months must surely rank among the

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Football

DCU v IT Blanchardstown Preview

October 23, 2012

DCU will look to maintain their perfect start to the season when they take on IT Blanchardstown on Wednesday afternoon. After comfortably winning their first two ties against UCD and Coláiste Íde, DCU currently lie

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Athletics

Olympic champion owes all to Brother Colm

October 19, 2012

Alongside King David there will always be Brother Colm. One man is the tall elegant Kenyan runner who with each race defies what can be done at 800m. The other is a small Irish catholic

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Camogie

Uncertainty surrounding DCU’s Ashbourne participation

October 17, 2012

When Laura Twomey prized her hands onto the Purcell Cup last February, the dream had finally become a reality. Ashbourne Camogie had been secured. DCU’s stickwomen spent two years teetering on the brink of top

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Hurling

Breheny unfazed by step-up in class

October 17, 2012

DCU’s Padraig Breheny may not have seen action in last month’s All-Ireland final, but as he tells Will Slattery, his first year with the Galway senior hurling panel was a special one nonetheless. Padraig Breheny

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Features

Gym preference for college’s ‘core sports’

October 17, 2012

DCU’s four “core sports” are allocated more time in the high performance gym than any of the other sports, the Chief Executive of DCU sport Ken Robinson revealed. “We would have our core sports, they

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Gaelic Football

DCU students among All Star nominees

October 17, 2012

Four DCU students have been nominated for the 2012 Football All Star Awards. PE and Biology student Michael Murphy is a certainty to take one of the three full forward positions after leading Donegal to

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Gaelic Football

Gavin looks to bring system of success to Dublin

October 17, 2012

Everything may be bigger in the capital but bigger doesn’t always equal better. With more adulation comes more criticism, with more exposure comes more scrutiny and with more success comes higher standards. If new Dublin

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Gaelic Football

GAA sides commence league campaigns

October 17, 2012

With the Sigerson Cup safely stored away until the turn of the year, the primary focus of the DCU footballers, for the time being at least, is the Irish Daily Mail Division 1 League which

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Athletics

‘To be so close was gutting’

October 17, 2012

Despite missing out on Olympic qualification by .02 of a second, DCU’s Steven Colvert enjoyed a progressive season on the track, but as he tells Eoghan Cormican, it was ultimately one tinged with regret. Three

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Football

Soccer campaign off to flying start – DCU 3 UCD 0

October 17, 2012

DCU managed to disprove the axiom that opening games of the season are disappointing affairs fraught with error and lethargy, by easily disposing of UCD in their CUFL Premier Division East encounter. The home side

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Other Sports

Moran enjoys ‘home’ Games

October 17, 2012

The Olympics is one of the special events that can get the nation hooked on sports they previously didn’t care about. All of a sudden your postman can tell you the most effective judo flip

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Other Sports

Comprehensive Superleague wins for DCU sides

October 17, 2012

DCU Mercy moved into pole position in the Nivea Women’s Superleague following their second win of the season on Sunday last. Regarded by most as the greatest threat to UL’s Superleague crown, DCU Mercy barely

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Handball

Handballers in World Championship action

October 12, 2012

With a record entry list for the 2012 World Handball Championships, DCU have the privilege of sending eleven of its students to this premier sporting event. Eight boys and three girls from the University will

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GAA

Eligibility ruling to hit Sigerson and Fitzgibbon teams

October 3, 2012

Fitzgibbon and Sigerson teams throughout the country, including DCU, look likely to be affected by a new ruling introduced by Comhairle Ardoideachais regarding student eligibility. The rule, outlining the requirements a student must satisfy in

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Gaelic Football

President MacCraith leads tributes to Donegal Captain

October 3, 2012

Captain, Man of the Match and the contributor of a 2nd minute rocket that handed Donegal an advantage they never looked like relinquishing. This was to prove no ordinary Sunday for DCU student Michael Murphy

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Rugby

“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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Rugby

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