Over 380 Students Honoured at Sports Awards

21 May 2019

At the Bank of Ireland UCD Athletic Union Council Sport Awards ceremony yesterday evening in the UCD Student Centre, over 380 students from 21 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. 

World Under 23 Irish Lightweight gold medalist Shane Mulvaney and David O’Malley were named as the “Dr. Tony O’Neill Sportsperson of the Year”.

David O'Malley and Shane Mulvaney, UCD Boat Club.

The Men’s Airtricity League Premier Division team was named the “Elite Team of the Year” following their promotion from the First Division.

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), but also but their superb organization off the field of play.

In terms of other award winners the Ladies Tennis team was named the “Varsity Team of the Year” following University championship victory for the fourth year in a row.  The Karate Club was named the “Varsity Club of the Year”. 

UCD Ladies Tennis Team.

The “David O’Connor Memorial Medal” was presented to hurler Paul Crummey and the “Dr. Padraic Conway Memorial Medal” was presented to the GAA Club’s Sean Brennan.

“The Gerry Horkan Club Administrator of the Year” was presented to Sam Totterdell of the Tennis Club.

Sam Totterdell, UCD Tennis Club.

The Men’s Boat Club’s senior treasurer and coach Niall Farrell was the recipient of the “Bank of Ireland Graduate of the Year”.  The Mountaineering Club received the “Bank of Ireland Club Inclusion Award” and the Volleyball Club won the “Bank of Ireland Event of the Year Award” for their hosting of the Volleyball Intervarsities and club Blitz.

Commenting on the sporting achievements the UCD President, Prof. Andrew Deeks, 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."