The School, College & University Competitions Thread (another thread gone west)

Please use this thread for all school, college or university competitions whether they be drama or debating events, general knowledge quizzes or any sporting activity.

Thank you.



The All-Ireland Drama Festival will bring students from all over the country to Macroom on Saturday, 3rd March. The Transition Year Festival is now in its 12th year and aims at encouraging the artistic skills of students in this year group. Each school is required to produce a 15-20 minute play, with the students doing all the work with the assistance of their teachers.

There will be three sessions on Saturday, starting at 11am and concluding around 1.30pm. Afternoon starting at 3pm finishing around 5.30pm and the evening session which starts at 7pm and which will be followed by the announcement of winners and prize giving ceremony.

Mr Jimmy Dennihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will be guest of honour and the adjudicators will be Patrick Fitzpatrick (Zumo Bishop of Fair City) and Geoff Gould of Blood in the Abbey Theatre. There are 14 finalists out of an original entry of 35 schools who have qualified out of regional heats and included in the list are two of the Macroom schools, St Mary’s who are scheduled to appear on stage at 12 noon and McEgan College who are the last group to perform at around 8.30pm.

The other finalists are (in order of appearance) - Morning: Ard Scoil Rís, Limerick, Presentation, Milltown, St Mary’s, Macroom; Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Blarney; St Mary’s, Newport. Afternoon: St Wolsthan’s, Celbridge; Sacred Heart, Westport; Col Cholmaill, Ballyshannon; St Mary’s, Charleville; CBS Kilkenny. Evening: St Joseph’s, Kings Hospital, Palmerstown; CBS Mullingar, McEgan College, Macroom.

Tickets for the show cost €12, students €8.

The final of the Fitzgibbon Cup, a hurling competition for third level institutions, is taking place in Cork this weekend. It will be a massive game for the supporters of the teams involved.

Don’t let the expected attendance of a few hundred fool you.
This is a massive massive competition.

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Chris Bocklet tied a career high with six goals to pace the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) to a 17-5 triumph over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (1-1) on Tuesday afternoon, inside Waldron Family Stadium. Bocklet has reached six goals now three times in his career. UVa is now 10-0 all-time in the series with Mount St. Mary’s and Bocklet’s six goals are the most any Cavalier has posted against the Mountaineers.
“I thought it was a good win for us,” said Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia. “I thought it demonstrated a little toughness on our part to come on the road in the middle of the week between [games against] Stony Brook and Syracuse and play well today. I did think we played well - this is a step in the right direction for us and we can build off the win as we look forward to the weekend.”
Bocklet fittingly started the scoring 1:56 into the game on an Owen Van Arsdale pass. After The Mount tied the game at the 10:47 mark in the first quarter on a Daniel Stranix unassisted goal, UVa tallied nine-straight goals, storming out to a 10-1 lead. During the run Bocklet scored four more goals, giving him five in the first half. Rob Emery and Steele Stanwick each netted two goals apiece and Ryan Tucker deposited one goal during the streak.
Brett Schmidt scored with 1:18 left in the second quarter, halting UVa’s run. Colin Briggs netted a goal with 50 seconds remaining in the half, sending UVa into the intermission with an 11-2 advantage.
The Cavaliers outscored the Mount 6-3 in the second half behind Tucker’s second and third goals of the game, his first career hat trick. Pat Glading tallied his first collegiate goal, while Matt and Mark Cockerton scored in the same game for the fourth time in their careers, giving UVa eight different players who netted goals in the game.
Virginia won the shots battle (42-31), ground balls (38-21) and faceoffs (17-9). Mick Parks was stellar at the faceoff X, winning 13-of-19, while Chris Clements picked up a team-high five ground balls. Rob Fortunato saved six shots and allowed three goals, picking up his fourth win of the season in between the pipes.
The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday afternoon when No. 3 Syracuse invades Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN in HD. Faceoff is set for 4:30 p.m.
Virginia 5-6-4-2-17
Mount St. Mary’s 1-1-1-2-5
Scoring (G-A) - V: Chris Bocklet 6-1, Steele Stanwick 2-2, Rob Emery 2-2, Ryan Tucker 3-0, Owen Van Arsdale 0-3, Mark Cockerton 1-1, Matt White 0-2, Colin Briggs 1-0, Matt Cockerton 1-0, Pat Glading 1-0. M: Daniel Stranix 2-1, Brett Schmidt 2-0, Bryant Schmidt 1-0, Andrew Scalley 0-1.
Goalie Summary - V: Rob Fortunato 43:32 mins. 6 saves, 3 goals allowed, Austin Geisler 12:06 mins. 3 saves 2 goals allowed, Rhody Heller 4:22 mins. 0 saves, 0 goals allowed. M: Chris Klaiber 50:12 mins. 11 saves 16 goals allowed, Kevin Hess 9:48 mins. 1 save, 1 goal allowed.
Shots: V-42, M-31
Ground Balls: V-38, M -21
Clearing: V-11x13, M -13x18
Faceoffs: V-17, M -9
Penalties: V-5-3:00, M -5-4:30
EMO: V-3x5, M -1x5

While I believe this is a good idea in principle, I’d prefer if posts about traditional and extremely prestigious competitions like University Challenge, the Boat Race and the Leinster and Ulster Schools’ Senior Cups in rugby were kept in their own pre-existing dedicated threads.

I am however delighted that discussion of university GAA competitions will take place in a more appropriate setting - along with the lacrosse, judo and ultimate frisbee topics, and thus stop clogging up the discussion topics for proper GAA competitions that more than three people are interested in.

Agreed on all points.

The Fitzgibbon Cup final is being broadcast live by TG4 now for those who follow the third level sport scene in Ireland.

Some finish, CIT looked like the stronger team but were blessed to get extra time.

Think they’ll finish it out from here.

Wrong thread croppy

What’s the latest score, fellas?

Fucking hell, puke hurling doesn’t even begin to describe that. What was the Cork RTC player doing just tapping the ball out for a sideline 40 yeards out? And the equalising goal :lol:

That building behind in the background behind the goal on the left is hideously ugly by the way. It would never have got planning permission in Dublin, where there are clear blue skies and the sun is splitting the stones at moment.

Gone to extra time, just starting now. Gonna miss the end now dammit.

Thanks. And any word on the drama festival in Macroom?

The start time has been put back because of the hurling. Drama by name, drama by nature.

In true gga fashion, a school have been awarded a match because the president of the gga is dicking the principle of the school.

I don’t really see a problem here as long as it’s only the principal he’s dicking.

I’m hoping that is the case Bandage.

Any early Harty Cup results, chaps?