UCD GAA

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UCD GAA
CLG An Coláiste Ollscoile
UCDGAA.png
Founded: 1900
County: Dublin
Nickname: The Students
Club colours: Sky Blue, Navy and Yellow
Grounds: Belfield
Coordinates: 53°18′16.48″N 6°13′02.06″W / 53.3045778°N 6.2172389°W / 53.3045778; -6.2172389Coordinates: 53°18′16.48″N 6°13′02.06″W / 53.3045778°N 6.2172389°W / 53.3045778; -6.2172389
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
champions
Dublin
champions
Football : 2 2 6
Hurling : 0 0 8
Camogie : 0 1 3

UCD GAA or University College Dublin Gaelic Athletic Association club is a Dublin based Gaelic games club in University College Dublin. The UCD hurling club was founded in 1900 and boasted the motto's "Ad Astra" and "Cothrom Féinne". The first team was an amalgamation of students from UCD and Cecilia St. Although UCD had been playing Gaelic football unofficially since 1900, the official club history began in the season of 1911/1912.

The football club competes in the Sigerson Cup and Higher Education Leagues as well as in the Dublin Senior Football Championship (controversially) and the O'Byrne Cup. The hurling club competes in the Fitzgibbon Cup and Higher Education Leagues and occasionally in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship and the Walsh Cup. The camogie club competes in the Ashbourne Cup.

Former Dublin great Brian Mullins is the director of sport at UCD.[1] Dave Billings is currently in charge of all Gaelic games on the UCD campus.[2]

Hurling[edit]

UCD won the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship and the All-Ireland representing Dublin as the Collegians in 1917. In the All-Ireland Final, Collegians beat Boherlahan of Tipperary by a scoreline of 5-4 to 4-2 at Croke Park with an attendance of 11,000. Collegians All-Ireland winning team were: T. Daly, J. Ryan, S. Hyde, S. O’Donavon, H. Burke, C. Stuart, J. Phelan, B. Mockler, T. Moore, J. Cleary, F. Burke, M. Neville, M. Hackett, M. Hayes, P. Kenefick. Sub: B. Considine.

More recently, UCD won the 2000, 2004 and 2005 Dublin Senior Hurling Championships and reached the Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship final on each occasion but were defeated by narrow margins.

In 2004, UCD won the Walsh Cup for the first time when they convincingly beat reigning All-Ireland champions, Kilkenny, by 2-16 to 0-5.[3]

UCD last won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2001 when they were captained by David Hegarty (Clare). They defeated UCC in the final. Team: Matty White, Robbie Kirwan, DOC O'Connor, Brian Walton, Colm Everard, David Hegarty, Hugh Flannery, Gary Mernagh, Stephen Lucey, Pat Fitzgerald, Sean O'Neill, Redmond Barry, Brendan Murphy, Alan Barry, John Culkin.

Honours[edit]

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Notable players[edit]

Football[edit]

Honours[edit]

Competition Wins Winning Years Last Losing Final
Fitzgibbon Cup 30 1912, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1923, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1993, 2001. 2006
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1 1917
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 1 1917
Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship 0 N/A 2005
Dublin Senior Hurling Championship 8 1934, 1947, 1948, 1961, 1968, 2000, 2004, 2005. 1965
Dublin Under-21 Hurling Championship 3 1969, 1976, 2001.
Walsh Cup 1 2004
Ashbourne Cup 36 1915, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2007, [4] 2008 [5]
Competition Wins Winning Years Last Losing Final
Sigerson Cup 32 1911, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1996. 2004
All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship 2 1974, 1975. N/A
Leinster Senior Club Football Championship 2 1973-74, 1974-75. N/A
Dublin Senior Football Championship 6 1963, 1965, 1973, 1974, 2002, 2006. 1976
Dublin Under 21 Football Championship 4 1968, 1969, 1971, 2001.
O'Byrne Cup 0 N/A N/A

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ UCD - Sport
  3. ^ "UCD claim Walsh Cup". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ 2007 final UCD 2-10 UCC 1-4 at Ballinderreen, “UCD land Ashbourne Cup for first time in 19 years," Irish Times
  5. ^ 2008 final UCD 5-9 WIT 0-9 at Casement Park, report on camogie.ie

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