Campus Sports round-up: UCD RFC see off Trinity at the Bowl

UCD RFC have secured their first win of their AIL campaign thanks to a 30-19 win over Dublin University on Saturday afternoon.

UCD RFC have secured the first win of their AIL campaign thanks to a 30-19 win over Dublin University on Saturday afternoon.

Tries fromJonny Guy, Andy Marks (x2) and Tom Treacy secured victory for the Belfieldside, who were behind on two occasions during the contest against their Dublinrivals.

However, luck was not on the side of UCD AFC as they fell to a 3-2 defeat away to Cork City at Turners Cross on Friday evening.

Goals fromDara Keane and Jack Keaney could not prevent Maciej Tarnogrodzki’s side fromfalling to defeat as Liam Kerrigan was given his marching orders in the 84thminute.

The resultleaves UCD AFC needing a 17 goal and six point swing to keep their place in thetop-flight for an extra week – with a playoff clash against either Cabinteelyor Drogheda United appearing highly unlikely.

Despite that,they got their CUFL Premier Division campaign up and running with a fine win onTuesday afternoon, with a 7-0 win over DCU.

Jason McClelland,Yoyo Mahdy, Paul Doyle and Richie O’Farrell all fired for Diarmuid McNally’sside – who easily swept aside the challenge of Johnny McDonnell’s DCU.

UCD Women’sSoccer Club also won their opening game of the season with a 5-4 win over IT Sligoat Devlin Park.

Elsewhere,Maire Claffey from the UCD Cycling Club finished the season as the top ranked female rider in Ireland.

She has accumulated more points than any other rider in Irishraces and has two top-ten finishes in Ras na mBan to her name, which is theonly internationally ranked race in Ireland.

Meanwhile, UCD Sub Aqua club have just returned from their recentinternational competition in Parma, Italy.

Finishing12th out of 20 participants, the club can be buoyed by their performances.To the unaware, underwaterhockey is a fun, fast and exhilarating team sport played with short sticks anda puck at the bottom of the pool.

The UCD Sub-Aqua Club havetheir own dedicated team called the UCD Krakens.

Training takesplace on Friday nights 21:00 – 22:30 in the UCD pool during term hours. Theymeet at the poolside reception at 20:45 before heading in.

Should you want any moreinformation, you can get in touch with the club via their email address orsocial media channels.