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World University Games 2013

The 2013 World University Games will be held in Kazan, Russia from the 6th - 17th July. The Irish delegation to the Games will be led by Head of Delegation Cathy Gallagher (Trinity College, Dublin) and Assistant Head of Delegation Neasa Fahy O'Donnell (University of Limerick). Planning and preparations for the Games are being coordinated by CUSAI's 2013 World University Games Working Group.


Men's Football Team
Manager Danny Crowley Colaiste Ide, Coach Paul O'Reilly IT Carlow, Equipment Officer Paul Walsh Griffith College, Dublin

Women's Football Team
Manager Sue Ronan Football Association of Ireland, Coach Gerard Dunne Football Association of Ireland, Equipment Officer Maz Sweeney Athlone IT, Goalkeeping Coach/Video Analyst Emma Martin Football Association of Ireland

election of Athletes for the World University Games
1.CUSAI is the sole sanctioning body responsible for identifying, selecting and organising Irish students athletes to participate at the WUGs;
2.CUSAI works closely with the relevant NGBs, the Irish Sports Council, Sport Northern Ireland and FISU to achieve best results at the WUGs;
3.Only once the Team Manager and the selection criteria are in place will CUSAI invite a sport's national governing body to nominate student athletes to be considered by CUSAI to participate at the Games.

Draws:
Men's Football: Group A: Russia (hosts), China, Mexico, Ireland
Women's Football: Pool B: China, Canada, Mexico, Ireland
For more information see: http://kazan2013.ru/en


World University Games 2009

See below for Mens and Womens Squad Profiles

 

Mens Fixtures:

DATETIMETEAMSVENUEMATCH REPORTMATCH PHOTOSVIDEO
30th JUNE17:30URUGUAY 1–0 IRELANDStadium FC "Indjija"ViewViewNEW View
2nd JULY17:30IRELAND 1–2 ITALYStadium FC "Vozdovac"ViewViewView
4th JULY10:30IRELAND 0–1 KOREAStadium FC "Indjija"ViewViewView
6th JULY17:30IRELAND 0–1 CANADAStadium FC "Makis"ViewViewView
8th JULY10:30IRELAND 4–1 GHANAStadium FC "Smedervo"ViewViewView
10th JULY17:30MOROCCO 1-1 IRELANDStadium FC "Srem Jakovo" ViewView


Womens Fixtures:

DATETIMETEAMSVENUEMATCH REPORTMATCH PHOTOSVIDEO
30th JUNE10:30IRELAND 0-3 JAPANStadium FC "Indjija"ViewViewView
2nd JULY17:30HUNGARY 2-3 IRELANDStadium FC "Srem Jakovo"ViewView 
4th JULY10:30IRELAND 0–1 FRANCEStadium FC "Kolubara"ViewView 
6th JULY10:30IRELAND 1–2 POLANDStadium FC "Vozdovac"ViewView 
8th JULY10:30IRELAND 6–3 SOUTH AFRICAStadium FC "Vozdovac"ViewViewView
10th JULY10.30IRELAND 2-3 HUNGARY ViewView 

 

Ireland Womens team win "Fair Play Award" in Belgrade

 
NameDetails

Billy Brennan

Billy Brennan

D.O.B: 06-03-85
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: UCD AFC
Hometown: Moneenroe, Co Kilkenny
University: UCD
Course: Sports Management (graduated 2008 - competing on year down)
Career Highlights: Competed for Ireland in 2007 World Student Games, Bangkok
2007 Collingwood Cup winner
2007 Harding Cup winner
2007-08 Universities and Colleges League winner,
2007 Eircom League U21 Tony O'Neill Cup winner

Ryan Coulter

Ryan Coulter

D.O.B: 1989
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Dundalk FC (Previous: Bray Wanderers)
Hometown: Bray
University: Colaiste Ide
Course: Sports and leisure management (1st year)
Career Highlights: 2009 Irish Colleges squad
April 2009 League of Ireland debut against Bray Wanderers
2009 Galway Umbro plate winner
2008 FAI/FAS representative squad
DDSL 17prem league winner 2006

James Costello

James Costello

D.O.B: 09-06-86
Position: Forward
Club: Glenavon
Hometown: Rathfriland, Co Down
University: University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Sponsors: Exel Financial
Course: Computer Science (final year)
Career Highlights: 2009 - signed for Glenavon in January
2008 - played in the Steel & Sons Cup Final for Carrick Rangers
2006 - Toured Italy with Amateur League U19 Select

Ciaran Boyd

Ciaran Boyd

D.O.B: 26-09-88
Position: Defender
Club: Cliftonville FC
Hometown: Jordanstown, Co Antrim
University: University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Course: BSc Housing Management, (2nd year)
Career Highlights: 2008/09 County Antrim Shield winner with Cliftonville FC
2008 UEFA Cup Qulifying stages with Cliftonville FC v FC Copenhagen
2007 Milk Cup finalist with Northern Ireland
Played with Northern Ireland U18s

Mark Surgenor

Mark Surgenor

D.O.B: 19-12-85
Position: Defender
Club: Ballymena FC
Hometown: Ballymena
University: University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Course: BSc Sports Studies, final year
Career Highlights: Signed for Ballymena FC in May 2009
Collingwood Cup winner with Jordanstown 2006 and 2008
Featured in Northern Ireland junior international squad

Alan Taggert

Alan Taggert

D.O.B: 24-11-86
Position: Left Midfield
Club: Portadown FC
Hometown: Scarva, Co Down
University: University of Ulster
Course: BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
Career Highlights: Winner of 2008/09 Championship with Portadown FC
and promotion to the Premiership
Collingwood Cup winner with Jordanstown 2006 and 2008

Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche

D.O.B: 05-07-86
Position: Midfield
Hometown: Dublin
University: Dublin Institute of Technology
Course: Retail and Services Management (3rd year)
Career: Played for Irish Colleges 2007, 2008, 2009
Player of the tournament collingwood cup 2007
DIT All Star Award 2007
World Student Games Bangkok 2007 - represented Ireland

Oisin McMenamin

Oisin McMenamin

D.O.B: 10-05-90
Position: winger/forward
Club: Finn Harps
Hometown: Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal
University: Letterkenny IT
Course: Sports Development and Coaching (1st year)
Career Highlights: Won double with club
Won the Centenary Shield with the Irish school team in 2008
Winning All-Ireland with school

Davy O'Sullivan

Davy O’Sullivan

D.O.B: 04-10-87
Position: Striker
Club: Unattached
Hometown:Wicklow Town
University: DIT Bolton St.
Course: Construction Management (3rd year)
Career Highlights: 2009 and 2007 Irish Colleges Team tour of Italy
Irish Futsal Team 2007 Tour of Portugal
Captain of Bray Wanderers U21
2007 Enda Mcguill Cup and Under 21 Shield runners up
Bray Wanderers U21 Player of the Year 2007

Gareth Harkin

Gareth Harkin

D.O.B: 19-12-87
Position: left back/left midfield
Club: Coleraine fc
Hometown: Letterkenny, Co Donegal
University: Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Sponsors: Arena 7, Blaney Group, Donegal Highland Radio
Course: Sports Development and Coaching (4th year)
Career Highlights: Won Umbro Cup with the letterkenny IT in 2006
Won two All-Ireland titles with St.Eunans college at secondary level
Won the U21 Cup with Derry City
Debut with Derry City away to shamrock Rovers in 2007.

Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

D.O.B: 09-09-88
Position: Defender
Club: Limerick 37
University: University of Limerick
Hometown: Mallow
Course: Physical Education
Career Highlights: 2009 CUFL Winner with UL
Debut with Cork City away to Portadown 2007

John Dineen

John Dineen

D.O.B: 10-05-89
Position: Midfield
Club: University College Dublin
University: University College Dublin
Hometown: Tralee
Course: Sports Management
Career Highlights: Collingwood Cup 2009

Ciaran Forde

Ciaran Forde

D.O.B:29-08-85
Position: Defender
Club: University College Cork
University: University College Cork
Hometown: Glanmire, Cork
Course: PhD Biochemistry
Career Highlights: 2008 Irish University Squad, 2007 UCC Player of the Year,
2004 UCC Fresher of the Year

Mark Forker

Mark Forker

D.O.B: 03-04-88
Position: Midfield
Club: Finn Harps
University: Letterkenny IT
Hometown: Burtonport, Donegal
Course: Business
Career Highlights: Signed professional contract with Hearts FC (Sotland) in 2005.
Won Scotish FA Youth Cup 2006

Peter MacMahon

Peter McMahon

D.O.B: 20-04-89
Position: Midfield
Club: University College Dublin AFC
Hometown: Castleblaney, Co Monaghan
University: University College Dublin
Course: Computer Science, (1st year)
Career Highlights: FAI Under-17 Cup Runner Up
Irish Schools Team, Foyle Cup Winner, Under-19 International
Collingwood Cup 2009

Michael McSweeney

Mike McSweeney

D.O.B:17-06-88
Position: Defender
Club: University College Cork
University: University College Cork
Hometown: Cork
Course: Physical Education
Career Highlights: FAI Youth Cupwinner with Cork City FC

John Mulroy

Kohn Mulroy

D.O.B: 27-12-89
Position: Forward
Club: Bray Wanderers
University: Dublin City University
Hometown: Dublin
Course: Sports Science and Health
Career Highlights: FAI Schools Player of the Year 2008/09

Graham Rusk

Graham Rusk

D.O.B:13/12/89
Position: Midfield
Club: University College Dublin
University: University College Dublin
Hometown:Portmarnock
Course: Sports Management
Career Highlights: Won Collingwood Cup in 2009.
NDSL Champions with Portmarnock 2007/08

Dean Zambra

Dean Zambra

D.O.B: 30-07-88
Position: Defener
Club: Bray Wanderers
University: Dublin IT
Hometown: Dublin
Course: Leisure Management
Career Highlights: CFAI National Squad 2009, Leinster Schools 2007

Brian Cleary

Brian Cleary

D.O.B:
Position: Defener
Club: Athlone Town FC
University: University of Limerick
Hometown:
Course:
Career Highlights:

Kieran Harding

Kieran Harding

Manager

Gerard Dunne

Gerard Dunne

Coach

Jimmy Cumiskey

Jimmy Cumiskey

Assistant Coach

 


Womens Squad:

 
NameDetails

Tiarna McKenna

WUG Tiarna

D.O.B: 29-07-88
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Cliftonville Ladies
Hometown: Lisburn
University:University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Course: Sports Studies
Career Highlights: May 2009 - first senior NI cap v USA
Winners of University League 2009
2008 - League Cup winners with Cliftonville
Captained NI U17

Lynn Marie Grant

WUG Lynn

D.O.B: 25-02-1989
Position: Centre Midfield
Club: Tramore AFC
Hometown: Waterford
University: Waterford Institute of Technology
Course: Bachelor of Business (2nd year)
Career Highlights: Senior Irish international,
Played in U19 and U17 for the Irish ladies team
Captained U17 and U15 squads
Captained U16 and U18 Munster teams

Lorna O'Connell

WUG

D.O.B: 06-03-89
Position: left/right back
Club: Aisling Annacotty
Hometown: Limerick
University:University of Limerick
Course: Food Science and Health (2nd year)
Sponsor: Advanced Innovators
Career Highlights: University of Limerick League winners '08/'09
University of Limerick Intervarsity winners '08/'09
University of Limerick Player of the Year '09
Aoife HerbertD.O.B: 26-04-89
Position: winger/striker
Club: Killala FC
Hometown:Killala, Co Mayo
University: University of Limerick
Course:New Media and English (3rd year)
Career Highlights:University of Limerick League winners '08/'09
University of Limerick Intervarsity winners '08/'09
Senior Cup winner with Mayo league 2006
Intermediate cup winner with Ballina Town 2006
Represented Ireland at U15 and U19 level

Nakita Burke

wug

D.O.B:
Position: Forward
Club: Lagan Harps
Hometown: Letterkenny
University: Letterkenny IT
Course:
Career Highlights:

Zoe Doherty

wug

D.O.B: 17-07-91
Position: Striker
Club: Carndonagh F.C.
Hometown: Carndonagh, Co Donegal
University: Dublin City University
Course: Sports Science and Health (1st year)
Career Highlights: Capped at U17 and U19 for Republic of Ireland
April 2009 - won interprovincials with Leinster Colleges

Rachel Furness

wug

D.O.B: 19-6-88
Position: Midfield
Club: Newcastle United Women
Hometown: Newcastle
University: Nortumbria University
Course: Sports Development with Coaching
Career Highlights: Northern Ireland U17's, U19's and Senior, Playing for Newastle & Sunderland, playing in the Premiership

Susan Donovan

WUG

D.O.B: 20-07-87
Position: Forward
Club: Ballincollig
Hometown: Cork
University: Quinnipiac, USA
Course: Information Systems Management
Career Highlights: Irish Schools U15, Ireland U19's

Ruth Fahy

wug

D.O.B: 20-04-88
Position: Midfield
Club: Salthill Devon
Hometown: Galway
University: University of Limerick
Course: Law and European Studies (3rd year)
Career Highlights: 2009 - Intervarsity and League winner with UL; 2008 - Played in UEFA qualifiers in
Sarajevo with Galway League team; 2008 - Irish Intermediate Cup winners with Salthill Devon;
2008 - Intervarsity and League winner with UL; Won gold with Connacht in Gaynor cup three years
in a row; 2007 and 2008 - University All-Star award in 2007 and 2008.

Emer Flatley

wug

D.O.B: 4-01-91
Position: Def
Club: Salthill Devon
Hometown: Galway
University: UL
Course: Languages and Cultural Studies
Career Highlights: Irish U17 & U19, Intermediate Cup Winner (Salthill Devon), Senior Cup Winner (Galway League), U16 Winner (Salthill Devon)

Rachel Jenkins

wug

D.O.B: 30-12-83
Position: Midfield
Club: Peamount United
Hometown: Bray, Co Wicklow
University: Dublin Institute of Technology
Course: Leisure Management (Graduated 2008 - competing on year down)
Career Highlights: Represented Ireland in World Student Games in South Korea 2003 and Turkey
2005.
Nominated Ireland ladies soccer player of the year 2002
DIT sports personality of the year 2006

Sarah McGrath

wug

D.O.B: 10-05-87
Position: Winger
Club: Long Island Fury
Hometown: Naas
University: St Johns University, USA
Course: Psychology
Career Highlights: Ireland Schools U15's, Ireland U17 & U19, Arsenal Academy 04-06, Arsenal Reserves 04-06

Carla Moran

wug

D.O.B: 09-01-87
Position: Forward
Club: Raheny United
Hometown: Raheny, Dublin
University: Dublin City University
Course: Quantitative Finance (Third Year)
Career Highlights: FAI Senior Women's Cup Finallist 2007
WSCAI Inter Provincial Winner 2006 & 2009, Runner-Up 2007 & 2008
WSCAI Challenge Cup 2009

Niamh Mulcahy

wug

D.O.B: 04-01-90
Position: Centre Midfield
Club: Aisling Annacotty
Hometown: Limerick
University: University of Limerick
Course: Business Studies (1st year)
Career Highlights: 2009 Irish Intervarsity, League and Futsal winner with UL
Represented Ireland at U19, U17, U15
Represented Munster at U18 and U16

Grace Murray

wug

D.O.B: 26-05-89
Position: Defender
Club: Dundalk City WFC
Hometown: Dundalk
University: Dundalk IT
Course: Community Sports Leadership (1st year)
Career Highlights: 49 international caps
2008 - Uefa U19 Championships Elite phase; Competed in Senior Uefa championship+ Algarve Cup
Nominated for Eircom FAI U19 Player of the Year;
2007 Argus Sports Star of the Year
2005-2007 Gaynor Cup Winner (Lenster)

Amanda Parkes

wug

D.O.B: 12-01-90
Position: Midfield
Club: Wilton FC
Hometown: Cork
University: CSN
Course: Soccer Studies
Career Highlights: Irish U17 & U19, Intermediate Cup Winner (Wilton), WSCAI Player of Tournament, WSCAI Division 1 All Star
Louise QuinnD.O.B: 17-06-90
Position: Centre Back, Centre Midfield
Club: Peamount United
Hometown: Blessington, Co Wicklow
University: UCD
Course: Sports and Exercise Management (1st year)
Career Highlights: Irish Senior international 2008-09
2009 - All Star Soccer Intervarsity Award with UCD
2007-09 - Captain U19 Irish International side
2008 - All Ireland WFAI Cup Runners Up Peamount United

Bronagh Sheridan

wug

D.O.B: 24-09-87
Position: Centre Half
Club: Dundalk FC
Hometown: Cavan
University: DCU
Course: Sports Science and Health
Career Highlights: Slovenia U19's, International Rules, Colleges All Star 2005
Nicola SinnottD.O.B: 08-08-1987
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Club: Peamount United
Hometown: The Ballagh, Co. Wexford
University: University College Dublin
Course: Arts (graduated in May 2008 - competing on year down)
Career Highlights: 2007 National League Winner with UCD
2004-2006 member of Ireland U19 team
2003-2004 member of Ireland U17 team
Mary WaldronD.O.B: 05-05-84
Position: Forward
Club: St Francis
Hometown: Bohernabreena, Co Dublin
University: UCD
Course: French and Italian (3rd year)
Sponsor: Caps Freight Ireland
Career Highlights: 2008 played in Women's Champions League with St.Francis. Captained Ireland
U19


Sue Ronan (Manager - Women's Football)
Tom O'Connor (Coach - Women's Football)
Maz Sweeney (Asst Coach - Women's Football)
Emma Martin (Asst Coach - Women's Football)