Sports Digest

 
 

Basketball

The UCD Marian men’s team recorded their first win of the season by beating the UCC Demons by a five-point margin in front of an excited Belfield crowd. The 96 – 91 victory came thanks to late three-pointers from Conor Meaney and Michael Higgins. UCD Marian play their next game at home this Saturday against Moycullen in the Superleague Cross Conference.

Sailing

UCD Sailing Club took part in the student yachting nationals in Cork during the weekend of 1st to 3rd October. A disappointing first day saw the team finish third overall, behind CIT and UCC respectively, despite picking up the daily prize on the second day. The competition is used as a means of qualification for the student yachting world cup, which takes place in France and begins this Sunday.

Rugby

The UCD men’s rugby team claimed an impressive away bonus-point victory over Queen’s University last week. Despite trailing by six points in the closing stages of the game, the Students were able to come out of Belfast with a 32-26 win. A try from back-row Richie Bent secured the bonus point that could prove vital come the end of the season. They now have nine points from their first two games of the season.

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Compiled by Kevin Beirne

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