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UL Senior Hurlers Lift Fitzgibbon Cup For The Fourth Time

On a crisp March evening in Pairc Ui Rinn, University of Limerick defeated Waterford IT by seven points to lift the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup for the 4th time in their history.  Both teams started off nervously and WIT went into a two point lead with scores from Gavin O Brien and Pauric Mahoney. In the third minute WIT were then …


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Metalwork and Woodwork classes raise €270 in charity game

1st Year Metalworkers 2-05 1st Year Woodworkers 0-08 The first year class of future Metalwork teachers won the Schrodinger Cup after seeing off stiff competition from the team of Woodwork teachers in a friendly charity match on Monday 3rd of March. The match ,which saw €270 raised for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol, was a highly contested one with both …


UL Equestrian Club Intervarsities Victory!

20 members of the UL equestrian travelled to Corkfor the National Equestrian Intervarsities hosted by UCC and CIT from the 20th-23rd of February. 3 Showjumping teams, 1 dressage team, a Prix caprilli team and a number of individual riders were selected as part of the 17 person squad. Saturday Morning saw the beginning of the competition and nearly 300 students …

Interview: Former UL Student Fiona Coughlan May Have Retired From Her Rugby Career But Is Still Far From Relaxing

“I don’t think it is just good to stop people going down wrong paths; it is beneficial in every aspect of life.  As a society I don’t feel we truly value the impact that physical activity and sport can have on person’s life.”  Fiona Coghlan is a former student of P.E. and Maths teaching at the University of Limerick. She …

UL Handball Set For Open d’Italia

At the end of March, UL Handball Club will cross into uncharted waters as they prepare to compete in the Open d’Italia 2015 taking place in Nizza Monferrato, Italy. UL is currently at the forefront of negotiations with a number of handball clubs throughout Europe to create a ‘Champions League’ style pan-European tournament. This European Tour will comprise of events …

UCD leave it late to capture the Harding Cup

A late goal from Conor Cannon against NUI Galway ensured University College Dublin retained the Harding Cup. The national competition, exclusively for first-year students, was held on the University of Limerick’s North Campus pitches on 7-9 February. UL bowed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage, losing to the eventual winners. In the first pair of quarter-finals NUIG breezed past UCC, while …

UL’s senior camogie team are Ashbourne Cup champions

The University of Limerick’s senior camogie team finally ended Waterford Institute of Technology’s long reign as Ashbourne Cup champions, with only one point to spare after a hard-fought final at Queen’s University, Belfast. Cáit Devane was chief contributor for UL as they motored into a five-point lead in the first half. The Tipperary sharpshooter was in clinical form but Katie Power managed to escape …

UL Ladies Rugby looking to defend All-Ireland league and intervarsity titles

ON behalf of UL Ladies Rugby I would like to welcome our new head coach, Mike McCarthy and also wish Gillian Bourke, our departing coach, the best of luck in her future endeavors and many thanks for her years of hard work and dedication with the club. Gill will be taking to the field this weekend, representing the Irish Women’s Rugby team who play …

First Name On The Teamsheet: Michael Carrick

  SINCE his transfer to Manchester United seven years ago, Michael Carrick became a name associated with groans and complaints and was often seen as the typical overpriced and overpaid English footballer. Frequently viewed as a player who failed to live up to expectation and as a figure that shied away in the big games, Carrick has now apparently turned …