Short Sports


UCD placed first in the WhiteWater category at the Canoe Intervarsity Championships. The victorious team comprised Méabh Lynch, Lorcan McDonnell, Mícheál O’Connor and Michelle O’Herlihy. At the same event, Lorcan McDonnell secured first place in the Men’s Composite category. Lorcan was also named Strongest Male Paddler across all disciplines during the competition.


The Club hosted this year’s Intervarsities and placed first in Team Dressage.


UCD Fencing Club took home the Fencing Intervarsity trophy for the second year in a row, giving UCD its 22nd win overall. UCD were also successful in the individual weapon in Women’s Foil and Men’s Epée.


UCD Karate were crowned the 2023 All-Ireland Intervarsity Cup champions at the University of Limerick in March.


At the Irish Intervarsity Climbing Competition, hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, UCD placed third overall, with two members achieving first place in their respective categories – Dylan Dodd in Female Advanced and Eimear Smith in Female Beginner.


UCD travelled to Fauna Forest in Co Wicklow in early March for the first Orienteering University Championships event since 2019. The Women’s trophy was won by UCD’s team of Kathryn Barr, Niamh Collins, Rachel Conlon, Inès Durand, Éadaoin McCavana, Aoife O’Sullivan, Jordan Pim, Niamh Sheehan, Cassandra Sterns and Yi Shan Wong. Individual success was also achieved at the same event. Kathryn Barr won the Women’s Advanced, Cassandra Sterns won the Women’s Intermediate and Inés Durand won the Women’s Beginner.


UCD competed at the National Intervarsities Contest in Bundoran, Co Donegal in March. Erin Smith took home the gold in the Women’s Longboard, David King placed fourth in Men’s Open and Eoin Morgan came third amongst the novices. UCD placed third in terms of overall team performance.


At the Taekwon-Do University Championships, UCD took home 12 gold medals.