Clubs and Societies Update

We have had a great semester one in Clubs and Societies so far. It all started with the very successful recruitment drive in the sports arena where we had a couple of thousand members sign up to their preferred Club or Society.

There have been plenty of wins and achievements for some of our Clubs and lots of great events happening with our societies.

We’ve had some great collaborations so far this year too. One of which was when the Trampoline club started November with an outdoor bounce to celebrate Rainbow Week in conjunction with Out In UL! College is a time of personal development which often calls into question out gender and sexual identity. They wanted to make sure all students feel welcome in UL and free to express the truest version of themselves.

UL students have also won GAA All Star Awards this year:
Waterford and UL camogie player Beth Carton won her first award.
Young Hurler of the Year Kyle Hayes
Ian Burke received an All Star award in football.

Congratulations to all students for their dedication to GAA and clubs and societies within UL!

Brazilian Jujitsu had their seminar with Aisling Daly (a retired Irish female professional mixed martial artist who last competed in the UFC women’s straw-weight division) and it was great success. This was a huge event for the club as she’s a huge name in Women’s Sport in Ireland and in the Irish Jiu-jitsu scene.

Follow our facebook page @ulwoves to see updates on all achievements from our 91 Clubs and societies.

On behalf of us all here in Clubs and Societies (Paul, Aisling and Karen) we would like to wish you the best of luck in your exams and enjoy the Christmas afterwards.

We can’t wait to see you back in Semester 2 and we look forward to meeting our new members too J