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University News

Ballyfermot students petition for grants

March 6, 2013

Almost 1,000  people have signed a petition aimed at getting level 8 degree courses in Ballyfermot College recognized by the Irish grant system. Ballyfermot’s BA in Media Production Management is awarded through DCU and so

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Laughing Through Life

A culchie’s first day in the Big Smoke

March 6, 2013

The cows were milked early on the Tuesday night and I visited Granny. She had more masses said for me to get into college than Our Lord himself. Granny was a Fine Gael loving woman

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Articles

The Science Behind: Genius

March 6, 2013

Imagine having your brain stolen. It happened once before. Einstein was his name. You know the guy with the mad hair and the brilliant mind. He died in 1955 from an aneurysm. And then Thomas

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Clubs and Socs

Clubs and Socs to switch bank accounts from AIB

February 20, 2013

Many of DCU’s clubs and societies will switch their bank accounts from AIB after the bank’s decision to leave DCU campus. The general feeling among many club and society chairpersons is that they will switch

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Articles

Breheny optimistic despite tame Fitzgibbon Cup exit

February 20, 2013

There was more heartbreak for DCU last Tuesday as they were on the receiving end of a heavy defeat to a Seamus Callanan inspired LIT. The loss brings the curtain down on another disappointing year

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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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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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Clubs and Socs

Music Soc win big at Refreshers’ Day

February 20, 2013

DCU’s Music Society was one of the big recruiters this Refreshers’ Day, adding 40 members. Public Relations Officer of the Music Soc, Sarah Jordan said some of the new members “showed up to our Open

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DCU News

Over 50% of DCU students from outside Dublin

February 20, 2013

More than half of Dublin City University students are from outside of Dublin. Just under 6,000 of DCU’s 11,923 students are from counties outside of the capital, with just under 10% of the DCU student

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Articles

DCU toppled in bruising O’Connor Cup opener

February 20, 2013

DCU Ladies football team got off to a bad start in their bid for O’Connor cup glory, having suffered a one point defeat to UL in Limerick on Tuesday last. In a hard fought encounter

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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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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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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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DCU News

AIB to leave DCU campus after 20 years

February 6, 2013

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has decided to up and leave DCU campus and relocate services to their Santry branch. After more than 20 years on Campus grounds the bank is due to cease it’s operations

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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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Articles

Rising star following road well worn

February 6, 2013

For years, Ladies football has played the role of poor cousin to the GAA’s other codes. But there are those that sense a new wind is blowing. DCU star Laura McEnaney tells Sam Griffin about

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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

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Randoms

Google diagnosis

February 6, 2013

The power of Google is amazing. We use Google for everything – from searching a location on maps to helping us with our essays on scholar. But the most dangerous thing we can use Google

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DCU News

Educational Trust accidentally leaks supporter information

February 6, 2013

DCU Educational Trust accidentally released personal details of 2,500 of their supporters on December 3rd 2012. 97 people were sent the names and contact details of the supporters. Teresa Murray, Head of Marketing at DCU