UCD Handball Champion Marty Mulkerrins cleans up at Connacht GAA Awards

At the Connacht GAA Provincial awards presented at the Connacht GAA Banquet in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar on Thursday night, UCD’s Marty Mulkerrins was in receipt of a number of awards due to his achievements throughout 2012.

Marty won the All-Ireland Intermediate singles title last year making him the only senior player in Galway and also the youngest player in the country. Marty also travelled to Springfield, Missouri to win the United States Collegiate Handball Mens Open becoming the first Irish champion in over seven years.

Marty then teamed up with Niall O’Connor to claim the U19’s Double title at the World Handball Championships held in City West.

At the Awards banquet, Mulkerrins was presented with Young Male Handballer of the Year, Connacht GAA Writers Personality of the Month for October and subsequently winning the Connacht GAA Writers Personality of the Year and finally recipient of the Michael McDonnell Memorial award.

Hockey team take Colours game

UCD Hockey claimed the Colours title at the National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday 5th February beating Trinity 5-2. The Colours in Hockey is an accumulation of wins throughout the day and despite freezing conditions, it was a great day for the Belfield club.

UCD come third overall in Kayak Intervarsities

UCD’s canoeing club travelled to the University of Limerick on Friday 9th February to take part in the annual Kayak Intervarsities. With events including canoe polo, whitewater kayaking, freestyle and long-distance, UCD placed third overall with hosts UL coming first and Trinity in second.