This Week: It's Summer Break
Next Week: Still Summer Break

Wolverines lead the way

30, Mar | 17:17 | Posted By: Handball (Request Membership)

The UL Women out-fought their male rivals at the recent 40x20 Singles Intervarsities which took place in the wild tundra of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. UL had high hopes of securing several titles as they travelled with the largest squad of the colleges in attendance. After numerous gruelling and exhilarating games of handball, UL Women secured two titles whereas the UL Men had to be content with a silver medal and four semi-final finishes.

Ciana Ní Churraoin returned seeking to defend her Women’s Open title, which she won for the first time last year. She appeared in imperious form in the early rounds over the weekend as she easily brushed aside her opponents. Her precise defensive shots forced her opponents into several mistakes which she pounced on to secure three facile victories to reach the final. She faced Ciara Mahon from Trinity, her opponent for the last 10 Open finals across all Intervarsities. It appeared that her previous encounters gave Ní Churraoin the knowledge on how to defeat Mahon as she rapidly built up a sizeable lead and refused to allow Mahon build any momentum to attempt a comeback. Ní Churraoin thus secured her second Women’s Open title in a row 21-3, 21-9. Niamh Dunne suffered an early set-back in the tournament as she was knocked out of the Open division and dropped to the A division. She re-grouped and used her immense power to subdue her opponents and quickly progressed to the A final. Here she faced her former teammate from UL, now representing UCD, Clodagh Nash. Nash resorted to using several lob shots in an attempt to neutralise Dunne’s power, which lead to a tense final. Dunne fell behind early as she attempted to adapt to her opponent’s tactics before mounting a late comeback to take the first game. She maintained this momentum into the second game before appearing to falter with the title almost in her grasp. Nash rapidly closed the gap before Dunne produced 3 astonishing kill shots to secure the Women’s A title. Natasha Coughlan and Mary Buggy secured close victories to reach the A quarter-finals before losing to tough opposition.

UL had high hopes of securing the Men’s Open title with 3 of the top 4 ranked players hailing from the Wolves club. Daniel Relihan produced some exhilarating handball in a tight quarter-final win over AIT’s Niall O’Connor to set-up a semi-final with the five-in-a-row seeking Martin Mulkerrins (UCD). Unfortunately, Relihan was unable to produce the same level of handball and was defeated in two games. Colin Crehan cruised into the semi-finals where he faced fellow club-mate Michael Hedigan, who had a titanic struggle with another UL player Colin Corbett before prevailing 11-8 in a tiebreaker. Hedigan appeared to be struggling with fatigue in the semi-final and Crehan progressed to his first Open final with a two-game victory. Crehan's finesse was in stark contrast to Mulkerrins' power in the final, with both players producing a series of astonishing shots to produce an exciting spectacle. Crehan was ultimately unable to deal with his opponent’s power and fell narrowly in two straight games 21-18, 21-17. Liam Bradshaw was also in impressive form in the B division before fatigue and injury forced him to succumb to Ben Devlin (DCU) in the semi-final. Devlin had earlier overcome Gordon Nolan in the quarter-final who was unable to produce his best form over the weekend. John Bosco Hurley similarly did not perform to his best in a last 16 defeat in the B division. Cathal McNamee battled his way to the semi-final of the C division before losing to the stylish Ryan Traenor (DCU). Dairmaid Meagher’s lack of experience in the 40x20 alley resulted in a last 16 defeat in the Contender division in his first tournament in the small alley.

It was a successful tournament for UL’s Wolverines with encouraging signs that the Wolves can compete at various levels and will gain experience from their narrow losses as they advance to championship and into Intervarsities next year

 



Written By: Handball

Comments


What's Going On

No Events Scheduled Today


View All Events


WindSports 17:00 UL Arena Pitch

Kite Control Session

The session has no limited on participator's level so the beginner is welcome. The trip...
Karate Shotokan 18:00 PESS Gym

Regular Training- 1 hour beginner friend

Regular training open to those of all ability levels. If you have little experience in...
Ultimate Frisbee 18:00 Maguires

Ladies Training

Ladies training on in the same place as beginner training, open to all female players
Anime and Manga 18:00 Students Union

Anime Hangout

Weekly Hangouts are the time where we meet and hang out with each other. We talk about...
Music 18:00 Room 3, Students Union

ULMS - Beginner Tinwhistle/Song Classes

This year we have started Traditional song and tinwhistle classes for any beginner. These...
International 18:00 UL Sports Bar

Language Evening

Our Language Evening takes place every Tuesday from 6-8pm in the Sports Bar! It allows...
Games 18:00 EGO10

Fighting Games Weeklies

Every Tuesday night, Fighting game players, inside and outside of UL compete weekly...
Athletics 18:15 UL Outdoor Track

Distance session

Distance runners begin warming up from 6pm, session starts at 6.30pm - meet behind the...
Trampoline 18:50 PESS Sports Hall

UL Trampoline Club Training

Trampoline & Gymnastics Training @ 7pm SHARP, please arrive @ 6.50pm. -Full sessi
Debating Union 19:00 KBG12

Speaker Development

We are starting back our Speaker Development get togethers Tuesday 24th January in the...
Handball 19:00 Handball alleys

Training

Travelling to alleys near the university to train for the Intervarsities. Meeting in East...
Comedy 19:00 SG17, Schumann Building

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

Interested in trying your hand at Stand-up comedy? Then come along on...
Capoeira 19:00 Main hall, PESS Building

Capoeira training sessions

Play the Brazillian dance-fight game in UL - also Thursdays, same time, same place.
Feminist 19:00 SG19

Weekly Members Meeting

All members are welcome to join our weekly meeting every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Each...
Capoeira 19:00 PESS Building

Capoeira training

Join us for any of our capoeira training sessions and experience the wonderful game of...
Airsoft 19:00 Students Union room 3 (upstair

Airsoft meeting

We have room 3 in the Students Union booked on Tuesday nights 7pm-9pm. If you have any...
Pool & Darts 19:30 Kilmurry Lodge Bar

Darts Tournaments

Darts Tournaments held weekly, all standard players are catered for so please come along...
Basketball 20:00 UL Sport Arena Court 1

Mens Senior Training

This is training for the senior players in the college. This team play in the college...
Music 20:00 Room 3

ULMS - Irish Traditional Song Sessions

Come and join in with a traditional singing session! All genres of Irish traditional
Fencing 20:15 PESS Building

Fencing Practice

Fencing practice!  All skill levels welcome, we will usually start with some...
Parkour 20:15 PESS Gym

Training

We'll be starting back training on Tuesday the 18th of Sept! Week 2! We'll be...
ULTV 20:30 stables/scholars

Weekly Meeting

this week well be meeting up in stables at 8.30 to film the macras hooley, then over to...
Sub Aqua 20:45 UL Arena Pool

Pool Training

Weekly pool training where our members can put their theoretical knowledge into...
American Football 21:00 UL Arena

Team Gym Session

Private Gym session in the National Strength & Conditioning Centre in the UL Arena,...
Kayak 21:35 UL Arena 50m Pool

General Club Pool Session

Come down to the pool for a bit of craic and learn a few skills with our informal...

View All Activities




UL Students Union
6, Jun | 10:22

Irish Cement Plans to Incinerate

Irish Cement have applied for a...

ULFM
26, May | 16:19

ULFM Summer Broadcasts!

ULFM is excited to announce that this summer the station will not be going dark for the holidays. Instead, you can expect a three-hour broadcasting slot on Mondays bringing you the very best in music, culture and curr...

UL Students Union
24, May | 16:13

Empty Lockers

Please note that all lockers must be emptied by Monday the 29th of May. Please leave lock in the locked position.

...

Basketball
22, May | 17:49

SCHOLARSHIPS

We now have Sports Scholarships ... If you want to excel in your sport and you are at the level that is required .. You need to check out the UL page and get your application in ... The Applications f...

UL Students Union
22, May | 12:16

Official Charity Week '17 Cheque

On the 18th of May the Students Union hosted the official cheque handover to the Clionas Foundation, Focus Ireland, Mid - West Spina Bifida and St Gabriels. Overall we raised €19,000. We will like to thank everyo...

UL Students Union
22, May | 11:52

Welcome new Sabbats

The Students Union will like to welcome the oncoming Sabbats and to wish them the very best of luck for the year. We are sure that they'll do a great job and we are very much looking forward to working with them for t...

Horse Racing
20, May | 14:40

Horse Racing Society Stable Star

Congratulations to first year Equine Science student, Tom Ahern who has won the UL Horse Racing Society 'Stable Stars' competition, in association with At The Races.

 

Scoring a staggering 2087 poin...

Archery
20, May | 14:34

Winners of Masters and Apprentic

This years winner of the Masters league in the Archery club was Frank Stafford with a final score of 757 points. With the Apprentice League won by Luke Vickery with a final score of 745.

...

Tag Rugby
17, May | 15:52

Congratulations to Mark O'Brien!

Congratulations to UL Tag Rugby's Mark O'Brien on his callup to the Ireland Mens Open squad!

Mark will represtent his club during the forthcoming test games versus Great Britain and Australia in July. 

...

Handball
15, May | 21:11

Handball conquer Europe

The handball club’s European adventures in the last year took them from eastern Spain to northern Netherlands and twice to western Italy to take part in the European Pro Wallball Tour and the E...




Contact Us

Please double check your email address is entered correctly, or else we may not be able to reply!