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National Student Bursaries Scheme 2014/15

posted Sep 17, 2014, 3:36 AM by HE GAA   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 3:37 AM ]

National Student Bursaries Scheme 2014/15

The GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2014/2015 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Now in its eighth 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 seven 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 by clicking on the below form and guidelines and the various GAA Provincial Council websites and offices and from the Higher Education Colleges website http://he.gaa.ie/. All completed forms should be returned to the relevant Provincial Council and the closing date for application will be October 10th.  

 

Senior Inter-County 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.

 

* Ulster GAA has not confirmed its involvement with the scheme for this year therefore players within Ulster should contact the Ulster Council for more information. T: 028 (048) 3752 1900.

 

NCGAA Championships 2014 Report

posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:15 AM by HE GAA   [ updated Jun 5, 2014, 3:16 AM ]

NCGAA Championships 2014 Report


The Memorial weekend saw another chapter in the remarkable story of how Gaelic games on American college campuses have become the latest “prairie fire” in the GAA’s history. Teams from as far afield as Cal and the University of Montana made the trip to New York where a total of seven hurling teams and five football teams assembled to determine the fourth national college hurling championship and the first national college Gaelic football championship.





Hurling:Football:
University of California, Berkeley (Cal)
University of Montana
Indiana University
University of Pittsburgh
Iona/Kean (joint team from New York)
St Thomas Aquinas College, New York
University of Connecticut
Iona College, New York
Kean University, New Jersey
Boston College
Manhattan College
St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia

The number of teams represents a quadrupling in size for the now four year-old competition, and more than one field was required for the first time. Paddy’s Field in Woodlawn was called into play along with Gaelic Park, with the New York GAA community throwing their weight behind the venture to put on a grand show. A total of 39 games were played over two days, with Gaelic Park’s famous pitch hosting two seven-a-side football games at once while the hurlers battled it out on the full size field at Woodlawn on the Saturday, with everyone decamping to Gaelic Park on the Sunday afternoon.

The fifteen hurling group games saw a few one-sided affairs but also some epic and close tussles. The Montana Grizzlies, a new club at the University of Montana which has been generating a lot of local attention in the area, emerged as by far the strongest team with only the University of Connecticut and St Thomas Aquinas able to challenge them for supremacy. The Grizzlies have burst onto the scene in the last twelve months thanks to a few Irish students appearing on that campus from Ireland as part of the Fulbright program and getting hurling established there.

By Sunday Cal had already qualified for the semi-finals by guaranteeing a spot in the top four with a last-minute game winning goal against Pittsburgh, but had to play against St Thomas Aquinas to avoid Montana in the semis. In a testy and heated encounter, St Thomas Aquinas prevailed and the stage was set for a dramatic end to the competition. Montana swept away a valiant but outgunned challenge from Cal in their semi final, and UConn faced San Thomas Aquinas in a tight and tough game that had NCGAA officials clarifying contingency plans for the event of a tie. UConn got a last minute point that seemed to seal the deal, but in the dying seconds conceded a penalty in their own goal mouth that was converted to a goal putting St Thomas into the final.

During the spectacular hurling grand finale, the raucous crowd rallied behind Montana who had won the respect and the hearts of everyone throughout the weekend. St Thomas looked dangerously close to pulling an upset by the interval, trailing by only four points, but Montana had come too far to take their foot off the pedal. The Grizzlies kept up the pressure with a clean and skillful game scoring 1-6 to stretch their lead out to 3-10 to 2-4 by the final whistle. Captain and club founder Naoise Waldron delivered an eloquent acceptance speech mostly as Gaeilge after being presented with the cup donated by San Francisco GAA’s Seamus Canning and medals donated by the Irish Deputy Consul General in New York, Peter Ryan.

Iona v Manhattan College in the football finalThe football competition was another impressive showcase for the distinctly American flavor of Gaelic football that has been emerging in the last decade. The basketball skills of the New York college teams were very much in evidence, indicating a playing membership that has predominantly played in the New York GAA’s very successful Minor program. Since Gaelic Park is part of the Manhattan College campus, the Manhattan College team had a home advantage in the final against Iona. In a tight game played in searing heat, extra time had to be played in which Iona squeezed in a last minute point to secure their place in the history books.

Considering that the previous year’s competition was contested by only three hurling teams and no football teams, this year’s quadrupling in size is a major development. Simon Gillespie, the New York GAA’s Games Development Administrator and Chairman of the Northeast Collegiate GAA, hailed the event as the highlight of his four years of working in his role. “The collegiate sector is the cutting edge of games development,” he said. “It is the part of the GAA in the USA that has the biggest potential.”

Eamonn Gormley, NCGAA Chairman, hailed Gillespie’s work. “Simon has taken the bull by the horns and shown great leadership in running our regional committee in the Northeast,” he said. “He has energized these startup clubs with a regular program of local games, and now has taken the nationals to the next level. All weekend we have been discussing tactics about where to go next, and we have big plans to consolidate our presence and expand our games onto even more campuses.”

He added that the divisions between New York and the rest of the country at club level in the GAA must be overcome. “There is no business case for New York being isolated from the rest of the country. We have seen what can be achieved with greater cooperation between New York and the North American Board at youth level through the Continental Youth Championships, and now also at collegiate level through the NCGAA. The concept is proven. I would hope that the NACB and New York GAA authorities see the benefits of closer cooperation and work to heal the divisions that in my opinion have stifled the growth of Gaelic games in this country.”

Photography by Jerry Hess.

Full Results

Hurling
Group games
Indiana University1-2 (5)University of Connecticut6-2 (20)
Kean1-0 (3)Montana6-8 (26)
University of Pittsburgh2-2 (8)Indiana University3-1 (10)
Kean University3-3 (12)St Thomas Aquinas1-3 (6)
University of California, Berkeley0-0University of Connecticut3-2 (11)
St Thomas Aquinas0-1 (1)Montana3-9 (18)
Indiana University0-2 (2)University of California, Berkeley3-6 (15)
University of Pittsburgh1-3 (6)Kean University1-1 (4)
University of Connecticut3-2 (11)St Thomas Aquinas4-6 (18)
University of California, Berkeley0-2 (2)University of Montana3-7 (16)
Indiana University2-2 (8)Kean University4-2 (14)
St Thomas Aquinas4–4 (16)University of Pittsburgh0-2 (2)
University of Montana3-10 (19)University of Connecticut2-4 (10)
University of Pittsburgh2-4 (10)University of California, Berkeley3-4 (13)
Shield Playoff
University of Pittsburgh3-4Indiana University1-1 (4)
Shield Final
University of Pittsburgh1-5 (8)Kean University1-1 (4)
Semi Finals
University of Montana1-12 (15)University of California, Berkeley0-1
St Thomas Aquinas4-4 (16)University of Connecticut3-9 (18)
Final
University of Montana3-10 (19)St Thomas Aquinas2-4 (10)
Football
Group games
Manhattan College3-12 (21)Fordham2-5 (11)
Iona College4-12 (24)St Joseph’s0-1 (1)
Manhattan College3-7 (16)Boston College2-5 (11)
Boston College3-7 (16)St Joseph’s2-6 (12)
Boston College1-6 (9)Fordham0-9 (9)
Iona College4-10 (22)Boston College1-4 (7)
Manhattan College3-10 (19)St Joseph’s0-1 (1)
Fordham1-11 (14)St Josephs’s0-7 (7)
Manhattan College2-8 (14)Iona College1-3 (6)
Iona College2-8 (14)Fordham1-3 (6)
Semi finals
Iona1-10 (13)Fordham2-5 (11)
Manhattan College1-11 (14)Boston College1-5 (8)
Final
Iona3-10 (19)Manhattan College3-8 (17)

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


(Google Maps)

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


 




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