UCD students and graduates help Dublin win the Sam Maguire.


The All-Ireland senior football final-winning Dublin side that collected the Sam Maguire last Sunday contained a number of UCD students and recent graduates. Rory O’Carroll (3rd Arts) played alongside former UCD men Michael Fitzsimons, hospital Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Dara McAuley, Alan Brogan and Barry Cahill. UCD’s Gaeilic games Executive, David Billings, said “as a Dub and a UCD man I am thrilled that the Sam Maguire is back in the capital.” Other UCD students and Alumni who were on the squad were Colm Murphy, Craig Dias, Michael Savage and Paul Griffin. Dublin last won the Sam Maguire was in 1995.


UCD begins school of architecture centenary celebrations


UCD school of architecture has begun its centenary celebrations with the opening of a commemorative art installation at its school in Richview. The art installation is comprised of 2,000 colored marmoleum tiles each with the name of a student who has graduated from the school. The minister for education and skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, himself a graduate of the school of architecture, was present at the opening and added his name to the art installation. The installation was both designed and constructed by current students and can be seen suspended from the ceiling in the red room at Richview. Other celebratory events and projects will continue throughout the year.


UCD Confucius institute celebrates 5 years.


The UCD Confucius institute for Ireland, an institute dedicated to developing stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between Ireland and China, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The institute held celebrations for its anniversary on September 10th in O’Reilly hall with Mr. Guo Jinlong, the mayor of Beijing, in attendance. Dr. Hugh Brady and Mr Guo exchanged their visions and plans on the Dublin-Beijing International University project formed during their meeting in Beijing last month. Minister Ruairí Quinn, also in attendance, stressed the strength of Sino-Irish relations, which led to the twining of Beijing and Dublin in June 2011. As part of celebrations the institute presented the made in China film festival in Rathmines.


 Peter Hamilton