Congratulations to the DCU Dochas Eireann Giles Cup side who won the Giles Cup Championship yesterday (Sunday, March 12th) defeating Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in MacHale Park, Castlebar. This year's third-level championships were hosted by GMIT, Mayo at a number of venues across Mayo. DCU were competing in the Giles and O'Connor Cup.
Captained by Aoife Norris, the DCU Dochas Eireann Giles Cup team accounted for Mary Immaculate College in a thrilling semi-final on Saturday afternoon by 1-14 to 2-10 before defeating AIT in a pulsating final on Sunday by 3-07 to 0-14.
However, it was disappointment for the DCU Dochas Eireann O'Connor Cup team who were beaten in the semi-finals by University of Limerick by 1-15 to 2-8. UL went on to win the O'Connor Cup, defeating UCC in the final.
The win by the DCU Dochas Eireann Giles Cup side rounds off a superb number of weeks for DCU Dochas Eireann, across all codes, as the club secured four other titles earlier this month (three GAA football and a first ever A Hurling Championship)
The first trophy was lifted in Belfield on Thursday (March 2nd) as the Junior football team, managed by Nathan Gavigan and Stephen Carass, won a Leinster Championship, beating city rivals UCD.
Later that evening, the Fresher Hurling side became the first DCU team to win the John Corcoran Cup in the Mardyke, Cork, following a titanic tussle with UL, winning after extra time on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-13.
The game ebbed and flowed throughout, with a late Colin Currie goal proving decisive in the outcome.
Congratulations to the management team of Eoin Roche, James Donoghue (SU VP for Academic Affairs), Gar O’Driscoll, Martin Rabbitte and Billy Hanlon.
On March 3rd, the Fresher A football side managed by Brendan Gillen accounted for NUIG on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-10.
This marked a second successive league and championship double at Fresher A level.
Well done to all the players and the management team of Brendan Gillen, Ray Wheatley and Mick Bohan.
The last piece of silverware was secured on Monday (March 6th) as the Fresher B footballers beat Ulster University 4-15 to 1-14.