Superbowl 53, Societies Week and Battle of the Bands: What's on this week in UCD?

This semester, The University Observer will be running weekly articles about events and matches held on and off campus. If you have a debate, coffee morning, guest speaker, match or any other event coming up, your society or club can have it included in our weekly calendar of events.

Just submit an event description (no more than 200 words) to before 12pm the Sunday before your event.

Super Bowl 53 Party - UCD American Football Club

UCD American Football will host their biggest event of the year once again next Sunday February 3rd! Our Super Bowl party to celebrate Super Bowl 53 of the Patriots vs the Rams will be hosted in DTwo on Harcourt Street. Doors will be open from 9:30pm and the game kicks off at 11:30pm and finishes at 2:30am. Maroon 5 and Travis Scott are performing in this year’s half time show. This is always our most popular event and sells out every year. DTwo give us our own reserved area, serve chicken wings during the half time show and provide drink deals on the night. Tickets are only €5 from our club and can be obtained by contacting us on Facebook or via email at Whether you’re a big fan of the NFL or not, it’s always an amazing night and a great chance for students to meet our team. Hope to see you all there!

UCD Boat Club Dinner - UCD Boat Club

The UCD Boat Club Dinner takes place this Friday at 7pm in the Astra Hall.

The black tie event will celebrate the achievements of the club during the 2017-2018 season while four UCDBC athletes will receive awards for their outstanding performances, winning National Championships and World Championship medals.

Old Collegians Boat Club will also make a presentation to Sanita Puspure, the reigning World Champion in the women’s single scull.

Tickets are on sale on the UCDBC facebook page.

UCD Battle of the Bands 2019 Final - UCD Music Society and UCD Students' Union

On Tuesday 29 January Dublin's most prestigious music venue will play host to UCD's music event of the year. Four of the colleges most promising bands will showcase their wares after tearing up The Clubhouse in Rag Week.

Please welcome our finalists:

Kevin Koivisto

One of which will be crowned UCD Band of 2019!

Tickets €10 on the door
€7 for MusicSoc Members

Gaelbreak 2019 - An Cumann Gaelach

Tá sí ag teacht!!

GAELBREAK 2019 : 2ú Márta.

One of the biggest events in An Cumann Gaelach's calendar is about to get even bigger.

Basically, the challenge is that it's a race to Gaeltacht X without spending any of your own money and only using your cúpla focail. We won't reveal the mystery Gaeltacht until that morning. (I know what you're thinking, it sounds suspiciously like Jailbreak - but it's not, this is as Gaeilge because we're not a protestant University ????)

Teams of two are required and it's open to other universities this year. This makes it even more important that we get loads of teams from UCD to increase the chances of us winning. (Winning? Oh yes, there will be prizes for the winners!)

So when you get to Gaeltacht X, we'll go for “a few civilised pints” (ha!) and we'll even include a t-shirt, a bed for the night and travel home all in the sign-up fee.

Molfainn do duine ar bith páirt a ghlacadh ann, beidh craic den chéad scoth agaibh, geall uaim é!

Seo é don am i láthair, beidh tuilleadh eolais le teacht so lean muid ar na meáin sóisialta…

Le grá,

Foireann Gaelbreak x

Coffee Morning - The University Observer

Whether you are a regular contributor, a loyal reader, or have never even heard of us, we want to invite you to our weekly Coffee Mornings, every Wednesday in Semester 2.

Follow the event for location details.

Pop in for some free tea/coffee and some quality chats with our section editors and other contributors. No matter what level of interest you have with the paper, the biscuits are free!

Who Wants to be a Lecturer? - History Society

'Who Wants to be a Lecturer?' (WWTBAL) - Tuesday 29th January, 6pm, K114 Newman.
To give ordinary members a greater role in the History Society, we have introduced a new series entitled 'Who Wants to be a Lecturer?' Rather than having a guest speaker, members themselves volunteer to speak for 10 minutes on an historical topic that interests them.

The topics have ranged from little-known deception in WWII to food history and even settlement in the New World. Students develop their communication skills and other members get to hear a short piece on something new, interesting and engaging! Our second installment of the WWTBAL series takes place this week followed by pizza and refreshments.

Societies Week 2019

Running from the 28th Jan - 1st Feb, UCD societies will be hosting a variety of events which can be attended for free.