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Eight DCU Students to compete at the World University Games, Taipei, Taiwan 19th-30th August 2017

Eight DCU Students to compete at the World University Games, Taipei, Taiwan 19th-30th August 2017

DCU is proud to support eight DCU Students that have been selected to compete at the 29th World University Games, Taipei, Taiwan from the 19th-30th August 2017.  The students will represent DCU and Ireland as they compete with student athletes from all over the world.  In total 10,000 athletes will come together in Taipei to compete in over 300 medal events, across 21 sports at the World University Games.

Yvonne McGowan, DCU’s Senior Sports Development Officer said ‘The World University Games is the pinnacle of all University Sporting competition.  To be selected to compete on the global stage for Team Ireland at the World University Games is a huge achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the athletes.  DCU develops and supports elite athletes through the Sport Scholarship programme and we are now extremely proud to be supporting our athletes as they compete at the 29th World University Games. We would like to congratulate all eight athletes for their achievements and wish them every success in Taipei’. 

The students selected to compete at the 29th World University Games are:

 

Course & Year 2017-2018

Cian McManamon (Athletics, 20km Walk)

Grad. Dip. in Management of Operations

Kevin Kelly (Athletics, 1500m)

Education and Training 3rd Year

Alan O Sullivan (Soccer)

Sports Science and Health 4th Year

Ross Taheny (Soccer)

Bachelor of Education 4th Year

Brendan Hyland (Swimming, 200m Butterfly) 

Accounting and Finance 2nd Year

Ailbhe Clancy (Soccer)

Analytical Science 4th Year

Aisling Frawley (Soccer)

Bachelor of Education 4th Year

Aoibhin Webb (Soccer)

Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) 3rd Year

 

The World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, are held every two years under the auspices of FISU, the International University Sports Federation. The Games are second in size only to the Olympics with around 13,000 competitors and officials participating. The 2017 WUG programme will compromise of fourteen compulsory sports and eight optional sports which are determined by the relevant host country. The Games are an established part of high performance programmes for many Irish athletes in a range of different sport and offer the opportunity to compete in a global multi-sport environment.

Full schedules are now available from the official Universiade 2017 at www.2017.taipei/home 

Soccer Groups
The Irish Men’s Soccer team have been drawn in a group against host nation Taipei, France and Mexico, The Irish Women’s Soccer team have been drawn in a group of three face a tough challenge as they meet both Canada and Mexico in the group stage.


10th August, 2017
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