23 May 2018
At the Bank of Ireland UCD Athletic Union Council Sport Awards ceremony yesterday evening in the UCD Student Centre, over 350 students from 24 different sports clubs were honoured for their sporting achievements on behalf of the University over the last twelve months.
A number of special awards were presented on the night.
Irish Senior Ladies Hockey Captain Katie Mullan was named as the “Dr. Tony O’Neill Sportsperson of the Year”.
The Men’s Superleague Basketball team was named the “Elite Team of the Year” following their victory for the first time in 40 years in the Irish Superleague.
The Ladies Hockey Club was also named the “Elite Club of the Year” in recognition of the not only their competitive success winning the University Championships (Chilean Cup), the Colours, the Irish Senior Cup and the EYHL League but also but their superb organization off the field of play.
In terms of other award winners the Men’s Soccer team was named the “Varsity Team of the Year” following their Collingwood Cup victory and the Colleges & Universities League successes. The Trampoline Club was named the “Varsity Club of the Year”.
The “David O’Connor Memorial Medal” was presented to Rugby player Alix Cunneen and the “Dr. Padraic Conway Memorial Medal” was presented to the GAA Club’s John Murphy.
“The Gerry Horkan Club Administrator of the Year” was presented to Tadhg O’Leary of the Rugby Club.
The Soccer Club’s senior treasurer and Colleges / Leinster Senior League team coach Tony Sheridan was the recipient of the “Bank of Ireland Graduate of the Year”. The GAA Club received the “Bank of Ireland Club Inclusion Award” and the Canoe Club won the “Bank of Ireland Event of the Year Award” for their hosting of the Canoe Intervarsities.
Commenting on the sporting achievements the UCD Registrar & Deputy President, Prof. Mark Rogers, said that “Sport is an integral part student life at UCD and the fact that we have so many students from so many clubs who are not only triumphant at Intervarsity level, but many others taking on the cream of competition nationally and internationally, underlines the quality of our sportsmen and women”.