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GAA National Student Bursary Scheme 2013/14

posted Sep 20, 2013, 2:41 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 20, 2013, 2:45 PM ]

GAA National Student Bursary Scheme 2013/14


The GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2013 – 2014 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Now in its seventh year, the scheme is open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course (except those who hold another GAA-related or college scholarship/bursary) and who are active participants in their Higher Education club; to date the GAA has invested close to €1.5million in the six years that its Bursary Schemes have been in existence.

 

The schemes are administered by the respective Provincial Councils and recipients will again be selected based on a range of criteria, including their playing, coaching or administrative commitments to the GAA. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration.

Applications for the scheme will be considered by a sub-committee in each province; each bursary granted will be for €750/£600. Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are available to download from www.gaa.ie, the various GAA Provincial Council websites and offices and at the bottom of this page. All completed forms should be returned to the relevant Provincial Council and the closing date for application will be October 11th.  

 

Senior Intercounty players who were on their County’s Senior Panel in 2013 should apply for Bursaries via the Gaelic Players Association; further information at www.gaelicplayers.com.

Cal Bears Roar to Great Victory

posted Jun 4, 2013, 3:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 6:31 AM ]


NCGAA National College Hurling Championship Report

Cal Bears Roar to Great Victory


Richard Douglas spent years working several jobs to pay for his education at the University of California, Berkeley (Cal).  After three years at the famous university, he skipped his own graduation ceremony to hire a van and make a 2,300 mile journey across the country with his teammates to compete in the NCGAA National College Hurling Championship over the Memorial Day weekend at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  This returns the favor of Purdue who last year made a fifty-two hour journey on Amtrak to compete in the 2012 nationals at Stanford, undoubtedly the longest train journey ever undertaken by a college hurling team.  This is how much hurling has come to mean to college students in this country, the dedication of the players being on a par with anything seen anywhere in the GAA.  Cal’s epic trip is almost certainly a world record for the longest road journey made by any college hurling team.

The Purdue Hurling Club were gracious hosts to the Cal and Indiana University teams.  The three clubs played off in a round robin to determine who would be the finalists.  The opening game between the hosts and IU was a nail-biter with Purdue hanging on to a precarious four point lead at half time and eventually letting the game slip away with a final score of IU 3-6 (15) Purdue 2-7 (13).

The Cal players who had arrived in town allowing a day to settle in and get their bearings came out in the next game against IU with all guns blazing.  Cal’s dogged and aggressive style completely shut out IU in the first half, and their fluent and confident movement of the ball around the field resulted in a comprehensive final score of Cal 5-11 (26) IU 1-3 (6).  

Purdue had all to play for in the third game, needing a win to get to the final.  In perhaps the most intense game of the weekend, Cal led by three points at half time. Cal eventually booked their place in the final winning by 1-15 (18) to 4-3 (15).



Before the throw-in for the final, left to right, Alex Chesterfield (Indiana University), referee Matthew Schwertfeger (Purdue), Richard Douglas (University of California, Berkeley).

A late goal from Richard Douglas seemed sealed a tightly contested final victory for Cal on a scoreline of 2-9 (15) to 1-9 (12), bringing the NCGAA hurling trophy to the west coast for the first time.

As has become the norm, the NCGAA held its Annual General Meeting on the same weekend.

The US college GAA scene continues to grow.  The NCGAA would like to thank Purdue for hosting the event, its sponsor NI Connections, and also the North American County Board for its continued support.

Campus May 2013

posted May 3, 2013, 4:35 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 3, 2013, 4:36 AM ]











Winners 2012/13

 

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Football Leagues

 

Senior Division 1                                Dublin Institute of Technology

 

Intermediate                                        Dublin City University

Senior Division 2                                IT Blanchardstown

 

Senior Division 3                                Southern Regional College

 

 

Freshers Division 1                             University College Dublin

           

Freshers Division 2                             St.Patrick’s College Drumcondra

 

Freshers Division 3                              Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Further Education                               Drogheda College of Further Education

 

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Hurling Leagues

 

Senior Division 1                                University of Limerick

 

Senior Division 2                                LIT Tipperary

 

Senior Division 3                                University College Dublin

 

Freshers Division 1                             University College Cork

 

Freshers Division 2                             University of Limerick

 

 

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Football Championships

 

Sigerson                                              Dublin Institute of Technology

 

Trench                                                 IT Blanchardstown

 

Corn na Mac Léinn                             Southern Regional College

 

Corn Comhairle Ardoideachais         National College of Ireland

 

Intermediate                                        Institute of Technology Carlow

 

Junior                                                  Dublin Institute of Technology

 

Freshers Division 1                             Dublin City University

 

Freshers B                                           Dublin City University

 

Freshers Division 2                             Mary Immaculate Limerick

 

Fresher Division 3                               University of Limerick

 

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Hurling Championship

 

Fitzgibbon                                           University College Cork

 

Ryan                                                    LIT- Tipperary

 

Fergal Maher                                       St.Patrick’s College, Thurles

 

Padraig MacDiarmada                        IT Blanchardstown

 

Intermediate                                        University College Dublin

 

Freshers Division 1                             University College Cork

 

Freshers B                                           University of Limerick

 

Freshers Division 2                             Queens University Belfast

 

Comhairle Aroideachais Honours Railway Cup Winning Combined Universities Team

posted Apr 30, 2013, 6:21 AM by Unknown user

Comhairle Aroideachais honours Railway Cup winning Combined Universities team

 

 

 

The members of the Combined Universities team of 1973 pictured at their reunion in Croke Park on Sunday.

Students of 1973 reunite for Croke Park honour

Forty years after their unique success in winning the Railway Cup, the Combined Universities team of 1973 were honoured at Croke Park on Sunday last.

 

The team that included some of the stars of the seventies like John O’Keefe, Paudie Lynch, Pat O’Neill, Martin Carney and Paddy Moriarty, surprised many to win the title in only their second year in the competition, thus becoming the only non-provincial side to claim Railway Cup honours.

 

Panel members were treated to a reunion lunch hosted by Comhairle Árdoideachais (GAA Higher Education Council) at Croke Park on Sunday and were introduced to the crowd at half time during the Allianz National Football League Division 1 final.

 

The three year experiment in the early seventies sought to add extra spice to the competition, and while it was figured that the selection would be competitive, there were no real expectations of ultimate success.  Indeed, in their first venture in 1972, they lost out to Connacht.  However, by the following year, Antrim and Queen’s legend Paddy O’Hara had come on board to manage the side and they overcame Ulster and Leinster to book a St Patrick’s Day clash with Connacht in the decider.  The tie went to a replay, with the Universities winning by 4-9 to 0-12 in Athlone on Easter Monday (23 April).

 

Having exceeded expectations, the CU participation in the Interprovincial Series only lasted another year, before the competition reverted to the 4 team format.  While their participation had not met with universal approval at the time, there was a general welcome for such a unique selection.

 

The Combined Universities team pictured before the 1973 Railway Cup final with Connacht at Croke Park.

The team from the final replay was:

 

Noel Murphy

(UCC and Cork)

 

Joe Waldron                         Seamus Killough                   Jimmy Stafford

                                                                                             (UCD and Galway)              (Queen’s and Antrim)            (UCD and Cavan)

 

Gerry McHugh                                      Pat O’Neill                                             Tony Regan

                                                                             (Queen’s and Antrim)                          (UCD and Dublin)                           (UCG and Roscommon)

 

John O’Keefe                        Kevin Kilmurray

(UCD and Kerry)                   (UCD and Offaly)

 

Brendan Lynch                                   Dave McCarthy                                       Martin Carney

                                                                              (UCC and Kerry)                                   (UCD and Cork)                                  (UCG and Donegal)

 

Paddy Moriarty                                   Donal Kavanagh                                     Anthony McGurk

                                                                         (Queen’s and Armagh)                               (UCC and Kerry)                                (Queen’s and Derry)

 

Subs:

Paudie Lynch (UCC and Kerry)

John Rainey (Queen’s and Antrim)

Cyril Hughes (Maynooth and Carlow)

Ciarán Lewis (Queen’s and Armagh)

Finn Sherry (Queen’s and Fermanagh)

JP Kean (UCD and Mayo)

Mick Scannell (UCC and Cork)

Tommy O’Malley (UCG and Roscommon)

Eamonn O’Donoghue (UCD and Kildare)

John McKiernan (Queen’s and Antrim)

John Tobin (UCG and Galway)

Kevin Teague (Queen’s and Tyrone)

Colm Mullan RIP (Maynooth and Derry)

  

Comhairle Árdoideachais chairman Ray O’Brien praised the achievements of the 73 team, saying that “their victory stands as a proud success for the GAA in our sector and the name of the Combined Universities is a unique and curious feature on the Railway Cup roll of honour”.  

He added that “reuniting successful teams, players and managers is always a worthwhile thing for the GAA as they have a special place in our Association’s history and folklore”.

 

Brendan Lynch (UCC and Kerry), captain of the Combined Universities team, receives the Railway Cup from then GAA President after the 1973 final.


 

 

Note 1:             There was a poignant note to Sunday’s event.  Team member Colm Mullan (then a student at St Patrick’s Maynooth) from Ballerin, Co Derry was involved in an accident on the eve of the Ulster game in January 1973 and was confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.  He died in 2004.  The accident occurred while he was returning from the funeral of an old St Columb’s school colleague Brendan Dolan (from Aghyaran, Co Tyrone).  Brendan had been selected the for the Ulster team before a fatal accident on this way to work during the week leading to the Railway Cup game


Note 2.             While Paudie Lynch of UCC and Kerry was the captain of the 1973 Combined Universities team, injury ruled him out of the Railway Cup final replay.  His brother and team colleague Brendan Lynch took on the captaincy and accepted the cup from GAA President Donal Keenan.

 

Note 3:             The old Railway Cup made an appearance at Croke Park on Sunday.  The famous trophy which was first presented in 1926 is now housed at the Ulster Council offices in Armagh.

 

Note 4:              The management team were Paddy O’Hara (manager), Eugene McGee (UCD), Jimmy Beggs (Queen’s), Seamus Condon (UCC), Pat Doherty (Trinity).

Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Honoured

posted Apr 16, 2013, 2:36 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 2:38 AM ]



 Irish Daily Mail Football Future Champions 2013 award recipients. Front row, from left, Colin Walshe, DIT/Monaghan, Kieran Martin, Athlone IT/Westmeath, Jason Doherty, DIT/Mayo, Donal Lenihan, IT Blanchardstown/Meath, Conor Cox, UCC/Kerry, and Conor Sweeney, UCC/Tipperary. Back row, from left, Robert Lambert, DIT/Wicklow, Bryan Menton, DIT/Meath, David Givney, DIT/Cavan, Aidan O'Shea, DIT/Mayo, and Alan Coyne accepting on behalf of Jonny Cooper, DCU/Dublin and Michael Murphy, DCU/Donegal. Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Awards 2013, *



Last evening in Croke Park, the Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Teams of 2013 were the guests of honour as those selected were presented with their awards. The awards were presented by Uachtáran CLG Liam Ó Neill, former Meath All Star, All Ireland winner and Irish Daily Mail Columnist Liam Hayes and Ray O’Brien (Chairman Comhairle Aroideachais).

 

Among the recipients in attendance were Mayo midfielder Aidan Ó Shea (DIT) and former Young Hurler of the Year and Tipperary All-Star Noel McGrath (UCD).

 

Ray O’Brien thanked the Irish Daily Mail for their support through the season and congratulated those selected on their performances and achievement.  Liam Hayes shared with the players some of his experiences from his playing career and wished those well in their future endeavors as they look to establish themselves at Senior level.

 

After two gripping weekends of Gaelic Football and Hurling hosted by Athlone IT and GMIT respectively, DIT claimed a historic first Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup success while UCC added to their record title haul by putting back-back titles together for the first time) in the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup since WIT (2003 & 2004) . IT Blanchardstown, SRC & NCI also claimed Irish Daily Mail Football Championships while LIT-Tipperary, St.Patrick’s College Thurles & IT Blanchardstown were successful in the Irish Daily Mail Senior Hurling competitions.

 


15 April 2013; Irish Daily Mail Hurling Future Champions 2013 award recipients. Front row, from left, Eoin Murphy, WIT/Kilkenny, Michael Sheedy, WIT/Kilkenny, Darren Mccarthy, UCC/Cork, and Killian Murphy, UCC/Cork. Back row, from left, Jack Dougan, UCD/Dublin, Noel McGrath, UCD/Tipperary, David Glynn, UCC/Kilkenny, Martin Fitzgerald, LIT-Tipperary/Kildare, Seamus Harnedy, UCC/Cork, and Conor Lehane, UCC/Cork. Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Awards 2013, 


Both of the premier competition champions are well represented on their respective teams (DIT (7), UCC(7)), while losing finalists UCC (4) and Mary Immaculate (3) also make a significant contribution. There is an even spread in the football, with Kerry, Mayo, Tipperary , Meath and Dublin all having two players selected, while Cork have the most representatives on the hurling side.

 

 

Comhairle Ardoideachais

Irish Daily Mail Gaelic Football Future Champions 2013

 

1.

Robert Lambert

(DIT/Wicklow)

 

 

2.                                                          3.                                                                4.

Kevin O’Brien                                      Bryan Menton                                      Peter Crowley

              (DIT/Dublin)                                    (DIT/Meath)                                                        (UCC/Kerry)

 

 

5.                                                                     6.                                                      7.

        Colin Walshe                                              Jonny Cooper                                                  Peter Acheson

      (DIT/Monaghan)                                    (DCU/Dublin)                                              (UCC/Tipperary)

 

 

                                                  8.                                                                         9.

                    David Givney                                                 Aidan O’Shea

                       (DIT/Cavan)                                                (DIT/Mayo)

 

 

 

10.                                                                    11.                                                           12.

Conor Sweeney                                                Kieran Martin                                         Donal Lenihan

(UCC/Tipperary)                                  (Athlone IT/Westmeath)                 (IT Blanchardstown/Meath)

 

 

 

              13.                                                                14.                                                             15.

Jason Doherty                                                Michael Murphy                                           Conor Cox

     (DIT/Mayo)                                                (DCU/Donegal)                                             (UCC/Kerry)

 

 

 

Comhairle Ardoideachais

Irish Daily Mail Hurling Future Champions 2013

 

1.

 Darren McCarthy

 (UCC/Cork)

 

 

            2.                                                                     3.                                                  4.

 Jack Dougan                                                   David Glynn                                            Killian  Murphy

   (UCD/Dublin)                                             (UCC/Kilkenny)                              (UCC/Cork)

 

 

             5.                                                                     6.                                                     7.

    Dara Fives                                                  Martin Fitzgerald                           William Egan

    (UCC/Waterford)                                   (LIT-Tipperary/Kildare)                        (UCC/Cork)

 

 

                                          8.                                                                         9.

       Colm Galvin                                                   Noel McGrath

      (Mary I/Clare)                                                 (UCD/Tipperary)

 

 

             10.                                                                    11.                                                           12.

 Seamus Harnedy                                          Michael Sheedy                                    Eoin Murphy

         (UCC/Cork)                                         (WIT/Tipperary)                                  (WIT/Kilkenny)

 

 

             13.                                                               14.                                                         15.

  Luke O’Farrell                                               John Conlon                                         Conor Lehane

   (Mary I/Cork)                                           (Mary I/Clare)                                         (UCC/Cork)

 

 

  

Irish Daily Mail Gaelic Football Future Champions Breakdown

DIT (7)                                                 Meath, Kerry, Mayo, Dublin, Tipperary (2 each)

UCC (4)                                                Wicklow, Monaghan, Westmeath, Donegal, Cavan, (1 each)

DCU (2)                                              

Athlone IT , IT Blanchardstown (1 each)

Irish Daily Mail Hurling Future Champions Breakdown

UCC(7)                                                         Cork (6)

Mary Immaculate, Limerick (3)           Tipperary, Clare, Kilkenny (2 each)

UCD, WIT  (2 each)                                Dublin, Kildare,  Waterford (1 each)

LIT –Tipperary (1)

 

 


Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Teams Announced

posted Apr 4, 2013, 6:44 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 4, 2013, 9:52 AM ]



Comhairle Ardoideachais and the Irish Daily Mail are delighted to announce the Irish Daily Mail Future Champions Teams of the 2013 Irish Daily Mail Higher Education Championships.

After two gripping weekends of Gaelic Football and Hurling hosted by Athlone IT and GMIT respectively, DIT claimed a historic first Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup success while UCC added to their record title haul by putting back-back titles together for the first time) in the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup since WIT (2003 & 2004) . IT Blanchardstown, SRC & NCI also claimed Irish Daily Mail Football Championships while LIT-Tipperary, St.Patrick’s College Thurles & IT Blanchardstown were successful in the Irish Daily Mail Senior Hurling competitions.

Both of the premier competition champions are well represented on their respective teams (DIT (7), UCC(7)), while losing finalists UCC (4) and Mary Immaculate (3) also make a significant contribution. There is an even spread on the football side with Mayo, Kerry, Meath, Tipperary and Dublin all having two players selected, while Cork have the most representatives on the hurling side. =

Those selected will be honoured at a function in Croke Park on the evening of Monday April 15th.

 

 

Comhairle Ardoideachais

Irish Daily Mail Gaelic Football Future Champions 2013

 

1.

Robert Lambert

(DIT/Wicklow)

 

 

2.                                                          3.                                                                4.

Kevin O’Brien                                      Bryan Menton                                      Peter Crowley

                                                                                                     (DIT/Dublin)                                    (DIT/Meath)                                                    (UCC/Kerry)



5.                                                                     6.                                                      7.

                                                                                                    Colin Walshe                                              Jonny Cooper                                          Peter Acheson

                                                                                                 (DIT/Monaghan)                                    (DCU/Dublin)                                              (UCC/Tipperary)

 

 

                                                                                                                 8.                                                                         9.

                                                                   David Givney                                                 Aidan O’Shea

                                                                    (DIT/Cavan)                                                (DIT/Mayo)

                                                                    
                                                                     10
.                                                                    11.                                                           12.

                                                             Conor Sweeney                                                Kieran Martin                                         Donal Lenihan

(                                                          UCC/Tipperary)                                  (Athlone IT/Westmeath)                 (IT Blanchardstown/Meath)

 

 

 

                                                                          13.                                                                14.                                                             15.

                                                            Jason Doherty                                                Michael Murphy                                      Conor Cox

                                                           (DIT/Mayo)                                                     (DCU/Donegal)                                          (UCC/Kerry)

 

 

 

 

 

Comhairle Ardoideachais

Irish Daily Mail Hurling Future Champions 2013

 

1.

 Darren McCarthy

 (UCC/Cork)

 

 

                                                                          2.                                                                     3.                                                  4.

                                                            Jack Dougan                                                   David Glynn                                Killian  Murphy

                                                             (UCD/Dublin)                                             (UCC/Kilkenny)                              (UCC/Cork)

 

 

                                                                           5.                                                                     6.                                                     7.

                                                             Dara Fives                                                  Martin Fitzgerald                           William Egan

                                                        (UCC/Waterford)                                   (LIT-Tipperary/Kildare)                        (UCC/Cork)

 

 

                                                                                                      8.                                                                         9.

                                                       Colm Galvin                                                   Noel McGrath

                                                    (Mary I/Clare)                                                 (UCD/Tipperary)

 

 

                                                            10.                                                                    11.                                                           12.

                                                           Seamus Harnedy                                          Michael Sheedy                                    Eoin Murphy

                                                                   (UCC/Cork)                                         (WIT/Tipperary)                                  (WIT/Kilkenny)

 

 

                                                                               13.                                                               14.                                                         15.

                                                            Luke O’Farrell                                               John Conlon                                         Conor Lehane

                                                            (Mary I/Cork)                                           (Mary I/Clare)                                         (UCC/Cork)

 

Irish Daily Mail Gaelic Football Future Champions Breakdown

DIT (7)                                                

UCC (4)                                                Meath, Dublin, Kerry , Mayo , Tipperary (2 each)

DCU (2)                                               Wicklow, Monaghan, Westmeath, Donegal, Cavan, (1 each )

Athlone IT , IT Blanchardstown (1 each)

Irish Daily Mail Hurling Future Champions Breakdown

UCC(7)                                                         Cork (6)

Mary Immaculate, Limerick (3)           Tipperary, Clare, Kilkenny (2 each)

UCD, WIT  (2 each)                                Dublin, Kildare,  Waterford (1 each)

LIT –Tipperary (1)

 

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend Fixtures & Video Preview

posted Feb 27, 2013, 9:23 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 28, 2013, 3:13 AM ]



GMIT students Brian Mulrooney, Offaly, Ger O'Halloran, Craughwell, Tadhg Haran, Galway, at the Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling Championship 2013 launch in GMIT.

Updates throughout the weekend on @HigherEdGAA


Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup

Semi-Finals Highlights on HEGAATV
Friday 1st March
Mary Immaculate Limerick v WIT 12.45pm Carnmore GAA Club
UCC v UCD 2.30pm Carnmore GAA Club
Final
Saturday 2nd March
2.30pm Pease Stadium Live on TG4

Mary Immaculate v WIT - 12.45pm - Carnmore -
Highlights on HEGAATV
The Limerick teacher-training college have lived up to their billing of dark horses for this season's honours and will feel they are more than capable of coming away with a first premier title this weekend. With an inter-county spine to the team the availability of Conor Cooney is potentially crucial. A key part of the St.Thomas's team which will play in Croke Park on March 17th, Cooney would be sorely missed if he chooses to take a step back from the Fitzgibbon weekend. Having said that, former winner John Conlon (NUIG 2010) and Declan Hannon will lead by example and with or without Cooney WIT face a tough task.
WIT will have bitter memories of Conlon's triumph, losing to then-hosts NUIG three years ago. Killkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy leads the charge further out the field for the Institute and the with likes of Waterford seniors Wayne Hutchinson, Liam Lawlor & Noel Connors in defense they will hoping to stifle the Shannonsiders threat. Harry Kehoe and Gavin O'Brien will be the principal scoring threats having impress in the quarter-final victory over Limerick IT.


UCC V UCD 2.30pm - Carnmore - Highlights on HEGAATV
This classic Fitzgibbon tie is a mouth-watering prospect for hurling enthusiasts and should draw a big crowd to Carnmore. UCD's star studded line up is matched by defending champions UCC.
Inter-County stars potentially in action include for UCD Noel McGrath (Tipperary), Jack Guiney and Garret Sinnot (both Wexford) and a trio of Kilkenny injury doubts:Walter Walsh, John Tennyson & Cillian Buckley.  Meanwhile UCC boast Cork's Conor Lehane and William Egan as well Waterford duo Darragh Fives & Brian O'Sullivan.
It could well prove that Noel McGrath might be the difference between the two sides as he came up trumps for the Belfield side in the final minutes of their quarter-final against UL.







Irish Daily Mail Ryan Cup

Semi-Finals
Friday 1st March
LIT Tipperary v Queens University Belfast 11.30am Kenny Park Athenry
IT Tralee v Trinity College 1.00pm Kenny Park Athenry
Final
Satruday 2nd March
 12.00noon Pearse Stadium

Irish Daily Mail Fergal Maher Cup
Semi-Finals
Friday 1st March
Napier University Edinbugh v St.Mary's University College Belfast 11.30am Clarenbridge GAA
Marino Institute of Education v St.Pats College Thurles  1.00pm Clarenbridge GAA

Irish Daily Mail Corn Padraig Mac Diarmada
Final
Friday 1st March
UU Coleraine/Magee v IT Blanchardstwon 11.30am Carnmore GAA Club

Ticketing / Venues
A weekend ticket will be available on Carnmore on Friday €15 Adult  /€10 Concession / Juveniles FOC
Day Tickets will be available in Carnmore on Friday

At the below link you will find Google Map locations of all four venues this weekend:

A - Clarinbrige GAA Club- Fergal Maher Semi-Finals

B - Carnmore (Padraig Mac Diarmada Final, Fitzgibbon Semi-Finals , Fergal Maher Final)

C - Kenny Park Athenry (Ryan Cup Semi-Finals)

D - Pearse Stadium (Ryan Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup Final



Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Hurling Championships Weekend 2013 Venues


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Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Football Championship Weekend - Scoreboard & Highlights

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:53 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 23, 2013, 4:05 AM ]

Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Football Championship Weekend - Scoreboard & Highlights





 
 
 
Friday 22nd February

Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Semi-Finals
DCU 0-9 DIT 1-11
UCC 1-20 AIT 1-09
Score by Score Updates on @HigherEdGAA #Sigerson #DCUvDIT #UCCvAit
Video Highlights on HEGAA TV Friday evening


Irish Daily Mail Trench Cup Semi-Final
Liverpool John Moores 0-6 IT Blanchardstown 1-12
Marino Institute of Education 1-09 St.Pats Drumcondra 1-17

Irish Daily Mail Corn na Mac Léinn Semi-Finals
SRC  1-14 Cavan Institute 0-9
Froebel College 2-13 NWRC 0-13 AET

Irish Daily Mail Comhairle Ardoideachais Final 
Cadet College 2-07 v NCI 1-11

Updates & Results of all fixtures on @HigherEdGAA

Saturday 23rd February

Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Final
UCC v DIT
3.00pm  - Athlone IT
Live on TG4
Score by Score Updates on @HigherEdGAA #Sigerson 

Irish Daily Mail Trench Cup Final
IT Blancharstown v St.Pats Drumcondra
12.30pm - Athlone IT
Score by Score Updates on @HigherEdGAA #Trench
Video Highlights on HEGAA TV Friday evening

Irish Daily Mail Corn na Mac Leinn
SRC v Froebel
11.00 -  Athlone GAA Club
Updates on @HigerEdGAA #CornNaMacLeinn


 




Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Semi-Final Previews

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:41 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 21, 2013, 9:46 AM ]

Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Semi-Final Previews 

(Friday 22nd February)


Over the past month 17 sides has been whittled down to the 'Final Four' travelling to Athlone IT this Friday for the semi-finals of the 2013 Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Sigerson Cup

(Previews by Aaron Clogher - HE GAA Pro)

 



Michael Murphy has starred in this year's Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup

 DCU v DIT, Athlone IT @ 12.45pm

Score Updates on @HigherEdGAA

Highlights on #HEGAATV Friday evening

 

The first Semi-Final on Friday see’s the current Sigerson Cup Holders take on the current holders of the Ryan Cup (Senior League) with the two biggest north Dublin colleges clashing at a quarter to one for the first place in Saturdays final showpiece. The game is expected to go down to the wire, and there is little in the form book to suggest that much more than a couple of points will separate these two at the end of the contest, with the prospect of extra time very much a possibility.

 

Dublin Institute of Technology picked up their second League title in November beating St. Marys College, Belfast in the final, and this rounded off a fine league campaign which also included wins over UCD, DCU, NUI Maynooth, Athlone IT and Queens. DCU meanwhile had a less impressive pre-Christmas campaign losing to both UCD and DIT, while beating NUI Maynooth to send them into Relegation Play-Offs. In the O’Byrne Cup both sides had similar campaigns, with neither progressing out of their groups. DCU beat Carlow, drew with Wicklow and lost to Dublin who progressed, while DIT beat Wexford and IT Carlow and lost to eventual winners Kildare.

 



This season HEGAA TV has brought the best action from around the grounds to a wider audience via our YouTube Channel, and little could be added about the talents and skills at DCU’s disposal after a watch of their match highlights. They have racked up some fine scores against UL (1-14), QUB (0-17) and UCD (2-10), a total score of fifty points, while only conceding twenty three points so far. DIT have only had two fixtures thus far and after scraping past NUI Galway in Dangan by two points on their first day out, had an emphatic nine point win over last years beaten finalists NUI Maynooth, suggesting that they have regained their Ryan Cup form heading into the weekend.

 

DCU will be hoping to win their third Sigerson crown in four years, while should Dublin IT go all the way it would be a historic first for them. A quick scan of the programme for this game will have even an armchair supporter recognising many names on both sides; Michael Murphy (DCU & Donegal), Darren O'Sullivan (DIT and Kerry), and it is expected that a large crowd will be drawn to what is sure to be one of the games of the weekend.

 

Athlone IT v UCC, Athlone IT @ 2.30pm


Score Updates on @HigherEdGAA

Highlights on #HEGAATV Friday evening

 

The hosts have made a welcome return to the Sigerson weekend this year, and with Athlone IT’s qualification is expected to bring a welter of excitement to the venue, especially if they can put it up to “the college” who will be looking to reclaim the Cup they last won at the centenary Sigerson weekend in 2011. Athlone, like Dublin IT have yet to achieve the top honours but will boisterous home support over the weekend they will fancy their chances of causing an upset or two.

 

In the Ryan Cup, both sides qualified from their respective groups to reach the last eight, but were both defeated at that stage by DIT (v AIT) and QUB (v UCC) respectively. In the group stages, AIT qualified in second place after a win against GMIT, a draw with NUIG and a loss to IT Sligo who topped the group. In the Munster section, UCC were top of the pile with wins against CIT and IT Tralee and a draw with IT Carlow.

 

So far in this year’s Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup, both of these sides have come through tough and close fought encounters. UCC have overcome two Belfast opponents, in the form of UUJ and St. Marys University College, while Athlone IT have come through tests against both Carlow IT and then Cork IT in the last eight.

 

The Leeside college head to Athlone in search of their twenty first title, while Athlone IT have yet to register a win in the premier competition of third level gaelic football. Should Athlone qualify, it would certainly add to the atmosphere and attendance at Saturdays final in there fine new on campus sports facilities, however with the upper hand in experience of Sigerson weekends and a sprinkling of previous winners, UCC will be expected to prevail to a final date against Dublin opposition at 3pm Saturday.

Extra-Time for Friday's Semi-Finals

In the event of a draw after extra-time in the semi-finals (only) of the:

Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup

Irish Daily Mail Trench Cup

Irish Daily Mail Corn na Mac Léinn
(i) Additional 
extra-time (two periods of 5 minutes each way) will be played

(ii)If still level after this additional period of extra-time, then five frees will be taken by each team by five different players from the 45 metre line. Frees will be taken for points only, with no goalkeeper / defenders facing the freetakers.

(iii) If still level after five attempts by each side, then sudden death frees to be taken by different players.

Please Note:

Frees may be taken from the hand or off the ground but must be struck on or before the 45m line.


These regulations apply only to the semi-finals as the finals are scheduled on the following day. - In the event of a draw after extra-time in the final a replay will be scheduled by CCC(CA)



A Weekend Ticket to cover entry to all venues for both days of the Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Football Championship Weekend will on sale on Friday in Athlone IT - €15 Adults. Concessions €10. Day Tickets also available: €10 Adults, €5 Concessions.

The 2013 Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Sigerson Cup Final will be broadcast liver from Athlone IT on TG4, this Saturday 23rd February - Coverage from 2.45pm with a 3pm throw-in. 


BUGAA Division One Gaelic Football Final Report - Liverpool JMU 0-6 Liverpool Hope 0-5

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:23 AM by Unknown user

BUGAA MEN’S DIVISION ONE GAELIC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL



Liverpool John Moores 0-6 Liverpool Hope 0-5

Despite the undoubted dominance of Liverpool in University Gaelic Games over the last decade this match at Haugh End in Manchester on 10th February 2013 was only the third BUGAA final meeting of the two Liverpool teams; the previous being the 2006 final at Parc na hEireann in Birmingham won by Liverpool  John Moores, and last year (2012) at Greenbank in Liverpool when Hope overcame their closest rivals after extra time.

Regardless of the conditions we are always guaranteed a tight game between two of the British Universities strongest team, to make it even more of a battle is the fact the these two clubs are integrated and the players intermingle with each other in Liverpool. As the battles go up until this game Hope have the advantage after winning the Championship last year and being the 2013 Champions of England Division One.

The match was at the relocated venue Haugh End in Manchester because of the waterlogged pitches in Birmingham, and both teams started very well but with defences on top soaking up every attack for the first 18 minutes. It took a placed ball from John Moores centre-half forward James Kelly from 13 yards to open the scoring. This didn’t last long as Hope forward Conal McGlade from St John’s Antrim slotted over an equaliser. From this Hope then upped the pace and one of the teams star performers from the weekend, 19 year old Niall Grimley from the Madden club county Armagh curled over a 30 metre free to put them 0-2 to 0-1 up.

Spurred on by this John Moores stepped up a gear and in  reply forward Caolan Trainer hit back straight away with a point to equalise and then John Moores continued to pressure for the remaining few minutes of the half, after a great effort came off the cross bar, Trainer was there to slot over another well taken score for Moores to go in 0-3 to 0-2 up at half-time.

Although we had a low scoring first half in cold and wet conditions the standard of possession football was still very high and this is something we have come to expect from these teams. The second half started just as the first had finished with John Moores on top with Down man Colm Flanagan scoring  a point to give a 0-4 to 0-2 advantage. There were great battles all over the field with Hope duo Grimley and Down man Rory Sharvin in midfield fighting hard against a fellow Down man, Phillip Madine and Kieran Harte from the Tara club in London. But it was a Tyrone man, Sean Harper who scored the next score for Hope to leave only a point in it mid way through the 2nd half. Both defences were still very strong with Paraic McGuirk leading the line for Hope and Donegal man Conor Classon  from Ardara, inspiring the John Moores defense with a spirited and robust  performance.

 

With only 15 minutes to go Hope were throwing everything at John Moores who were defending vigorously,  and were quick to hit back on the counter with substitute David Lowry from Craigbane, Derry putting them 0-5 to 0-3 up. From the kick-out Hope went on the attack as Belfast man Sean Carter the Hope manager roared from the side line for his team to get back into the game, this had an immediate impact as Sean Harper scored from play to reduce John Moores lead to one point. As Hope tried to peg back John Moores replied again with An Riocht man Niall McGovern slotting over to return John Moores to a two point advantage at 0-6 to 0-4 with only a few minutes to go.

Hope weren’t going to give up and it looked as if we were set for more extra time as Sean Harper struck again to reduce John Moores lead to 0-6 to 0-5 and with Hope now on the front foot. With the last two finals between the teams going to extra-time it seemed a certainty as Hope continued to attack looking for an equaliser but with three minutes of injury time played Tyrone referee Stephen McNamee blew the final whistle and the celebrations began for John Moores as the Hope players looked on perhaps regretting placed balls which they missed throughout. 

This Liverpool John Moores victory brings them level in the role of honour with St Marys Strawberry Hill in the 22 years of BUGAA competition with 8 first division championship titles each; and both having won 4 in a row, the LJM consecutive years being 2006 – 2009 while their other titles were won in 1996, 1999 and 2011. St Marys however have also added a Trench Cup to their historical accolades – won in 2004 in Belfast; and LJM will be attempting to match this feat when they travel to Athlone on 22nd February 2013.

 

Liverpool John Moores Squad:

 

Surname

Forename

Home Club

County

 

1

COYLE

ANDREW

ARDMORE

DERRY

 

2

DUFFY

RUAIRI

FOREGLEN

DERRY

 

3

O NEILL

CONOR

OWEN ROES

TYRONE

 

4

CUNNINGHAM

KEVIN

ST.JOHNS

ANTRIM

5

 

CARBERRY

MARK

PEARSE OG

ARMAGH

 

6

CLASSON

CONOR

ARDARA

DONEGAL

 

7

BROLLY

DARYL

URNEY

TYRONE

 

8

MADINE

PHILLIP

SAVAL

DOWN

9

 

HARTE

KIERAN

TARA

LONDON

 

10

FLANAGAN

COLM

TECONNAUGHT

DOWN

 

11

KELLY

JAMES

DUNGIVEN

DERRY

 

12

MALLON

RYAN

MOY

TYRONE

 

13

MC GOVERN

NIALL

AN RIOCHT

DOWN

 

14

TRAINOR

CAOLAN

KILLEAVY

ARMAGH

 

15

MC CABE

DAVID

SHANE O NEILLS

ARMAGH

 

16

MAGUIRE

EOGHAN

DEVENISH

FERMANAGH

 

17

MC GINLEY

BARRY

ST.MICHAELS

DONEGAL

 

18

PORTER

OISIN

ST.MARYS

DONEGAL

 

19

MC DONAGH

SIMON

ENNISKILLEN GAELS

FERMANAGH

 

20

MC CANN

RYAN

CLANN EIREANN

ARMAGH

 

21

MC ELROY

RYAN

AUGHER

TYRONE

 

22

CAIRNS

CONOR

DERRYTRESK

TYRONE

 

23

LOWRY

DAVID

CRAIGBANE

DERRY

 

24

MC ANERNEY

JOSEPH

TARA

ARMAGH

 

25

LINNIE

GARY

SHANE O NEILLS

ARMAGH

 

26

MC ELDUFF

PIARAS

ST.ENDAS OMAGH

TYRONE

 

Liverpool Hope Squad:

 

Surname

Forename

Home Club

County

1

Harper

Sean

Castlederg

Tyrone

2

Bell

Mark

Ogra Colmiclle

Derry

3

McGuirk

Paraic

Sean McDermotts

Monaghan

4

Grimley

Niall

Madden

Armagh

5

Fields

Eoin

Harps

Armagh

6

Stevenson

Conn

Harps

Armagh

7

Mackin

Matt

Patrick Pearses

Antrim

8

Curran

Declan

Downpatrick

Down

9

Morahan

Sean

Foreglen

Derry

10

O'Connor

Stephen

St Endas

Antrim

11

McCann

Ciarán

Castlewellan

Down

12

McGarity

David

St Johns

Antrim

13

Michael

Mooney

Eniskillen

Fermanagh

14

Fox

Patrick

Moy

Tyrone

15

Magee

Michael

Bredagh

Down

16

McConnon

Jason

Tullylish

Down

17

O'Neill

Kevin

Sarsfields

Antrim

18

McGlade

Conal

St Johns

Antrim

19

McDonnel

Rory

Teconnaught

Down

20

Coleman

Sean

Carrickmore

Tyrone

21

Reily

Noel

Craigbane

Derry

22

Branagan

Aaron

Kilcoo

Down

23

Cassidy

Francis

Portglenone

Antrim

24

Sharvin

Rory

Kilclief

Down

25

Coleman

Michael

St.Eunans

Donegal

26

Kieran

Carson

Sarsfields

Antrim

 

   

 

 

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