Sports News
31st
OCT
Soccer Match Report

Coleraine Campus

As usual UUC where extremely excited for the clash against one of their biggest rivals UUJ. A full squad of 19 players showed up which made it very hard for them to choose a starting 11. The only downfall for the boys was having no keeper. Although the boys had their heads on from the start. After a lenghty warm up and a team talk the boys where ready for kick-off. UUC captain Matty Hynds wins the toss and UUC start from the centre. For the first 10 minutes the game is 50/50, no real chances and all the play being created from the centre of the park. On the 14th minuted mark UUJ No.5 taps in a mistake from the UUC keeper Stephen Davidson. The UUC heads drop and shortly after UUJ No.5 scores again in the same manor. UUJ had one more shot before the half with a brilliant save from the UUC keeper. Manager Darran Wallace comes on for the injured player Stephen Davidson just before the half. Team talk at half time seemed to encourage the players for the second half. 15 minutes into the second half and a dominant UUC team pull one back from a beautiful strike by Gavin McCaughan. UUC demanded the game from here and with 15 minutes left McCaughan pulls another back. The last 10 minute battle really made the game with a solid battle from both teams. A Matty Hynds free kick was denied by the UUJ keeper. UUJ came close to the end as well. UUC where gutted in the dying minuted of the game as a Martin Winters header come back off the crossbar. All in all a fantastic game with no bookings.


31st
OCT
Volleyball Club Report

Coleraine Campus

Ulster Coleraine started their league campaign on Tuesday night at home to Aztecs Warriors. Aztecs brought a team full of youth and experience and set out to play good volleyball throughout the match with only a few service errors and indecision letting them down on occasion. The Ulster Coleraine team have welcomed a lot of new players for this season with many taking up volleyball as a brand new sport for the first time!

Aztecs had travelled all the way from Craigavon but that didn’t seem to trouble them as they got off to a good start against the student side. They raced to a quick lead and stayed ahead until the middle of the set when good serving from Ulster Coleraine MVP Cathy Wallmuth reduced the deficit. With many of the Coleraine team playing their first match of volleyball it took some time to get used to playing as a team but as the set progressed you could hear the noise level on court build and the players’ performance improve with it. Caoimhe Ward’s well placed serving troubled the Aztecs passing unit and brought Ulster Coleraine to within 2 points of the set with the score at 23-22. Unfortunately Aztecs regained the serve and player/coach Amy Wethers stepped up to serve out the first set winning it for Aztecs taking it 23-25.

With the 1st set behind them Coleraine came out looking more settled and confident for the 2nd. This set produced some of the best rallies of the match with good defence from Aztecs libero Hannah Wickham (MVP for Aztecs Warriors) and Ulster Coleraine’s Caoimhe Kenny keeping the ball in play. Coleraine managed a few service aces and with middle player Sarah Bond always an option at the net they began to put a few runs of points together. Aztecs were feeling the pressure as they called a time out at 19-17 down and this seemed to pay off as they produced some good serving of their own to give them a strong finish to the set taking it 21-25.

The inexperienced Coleraine team had been playing very well so far and were eager to come out and continue this in the 3rd set. Setter Verena Rupp began to connect with her hitters as the passes came in and with good blocking and a defence determined to not let the ball drop, Ulster Coleraine were visibly coming together more as a team. Aztecs however upped their game and were able to bring middle attacker Lauren Bell more into the match. Their side out game improved and made it hard for Coleraine to gain any momentum, Aztecs finally taking the 3rd set 14-25 and with that the match 0-3.

Thanks to everyone who came to watch and cheer on the team, the next home match is on Tuesday 13th November. View all the fixtures and results on the Northern Ireland Volleyball website www.nivb.com/fixtures.php?division=WN and keep up to date with Ulster Coleraine volleyball on our facebook page www.facebook.com/UlsterColeraineVolleyball

Training is on every Tuesday night
in the main Sports Hall in the Ulster Coleraine Sports Centre
from 7:30pm – 10:00pm


All the girls who took part in the match tonight can be very proud of how they performed! Thank you to Callum, Caroline and Kerry for looking after the officiating.

Ulster Coleraine Team: #5 Madi Sparshott, #1 Verena Rupp, #4 Cathy Wallmuth (c), #11 Sam Watson, #7 Sarah Wilson, #8 Sarah Bond, #Caoimhe Ward, #2 Caoimhe Kenny, #3 Ailise McKeegan

23rd
OCT
Soccer Match Report

Jordanstown Campus

UUJ Mens Soccer Club started the road to hosting the Collingwood Cup in February 2013 with an opening league game victory away to Letterkenny IT. After the hike up to Letterkenny, UUJ started brightly with 'Freshers' Peter Duffin and Thomas Robinson looking promising, with their pace and technical ability. The first half finished 0-0 with UUJ having the better chances and a stonewall penalty turned down for a foul against Thomas Robinson. The back four were never really under much pressure, being marshalled well by the ever present and Captain Sam McWilliams. Letterkenny IT only caused problems from set pieces. Starting the second half the way they finished the first, UUJ pressed hard and created several chances but were spurned by Thomas Robinson, Mark Anderson and Peter Duffin. Although Duffins determination paid off, as Robinson slid Duffin through and he rounded the keeper and slotted home from a narrow angle. With the game reaching the dying minutes Letterkenny IT put on all the pressure, forcing goalkeeper Conor McPeake into a few good saves, and catching Letterkenny on the counter, a deft touch from substitute Brian Davey put through Mark Anderson who created space for himself and banged it in from the edge of the box, killing any momentum Letterkenny had built.

We would just like to issue our thanks to Letterkenny IT for the hospitality and the spread of food put on for us after the game.

This week UUJ are home to BMC with a 2pm kick off.

19th
OCT
Coleraine Sports Union is on the Ball

Coleraine Campus

Coleraine Sports Union is on the Ball with this amazing student made video featuring some of the highlights of getting involved in your Sports Union... Get fit and healthy, make new friends, try something you have never tried before and have a great time by stopping by your Sports Union. Or are you involved in a club or society? Why not make your own video outlining why your sport or society is so great, Ulster SU will upload the best ones

Email to d.ross@uusu.org

Watch the Video on Youtube 'Click Here!'

18th
OCT
Magee GAA ‘Mol an Óige agus tiochfaidh sí’

Magee Campus

Magee GAA is growing and growing fast, this year under a new structured GAA committee we have exceeded our own expectations and are now fielding not only a very motivated men’s team, we can also boast that we have our first ever Hurling and Camogie teams. With the Hurlers playing their first ever match against Coleraine on Tuesday 9th October. Although they narrowly lost out, their achievement was outstanding for a team playing their first ever match. Micky Quigg, Chairman of the Hurling Club had this to say: "It was a really hard hitting game, intense and enjoyable; a great team effort and enthusiasm from the first batch of Magee Hurlers. We really appreciated everyone that came down to watch the match, more games will be coming in Celtic Park this year, we’d love to see more of a crowd at them! I’d like to thank our manager, Conor Fearon, his assistants Fearghus Butler and Connor Gildernew as well as our captain, Mark McClatchey for their commitment and continued effort." Our ladies football team has entered a league and championship team and our determined to taste success. The GAA club within Magee has had our highest ever enrolment of freshers and we are still growing being the most active sports club in the Magee Campus which is a fantastic achievement. We are still welcoming new members both experienced players and those you want to get fit and enjoy the social aspect of being part of such a vibrant club. As well as training we have many social events scheduled throughout the year – there’s no better way to meet new people and enjoy the university experience like being part of the most successful club in the university. For more information you can find us on facebook at Magee GAA or on twitter @MageeGAA. Training times, local fundraisers as well as match fixtures are all included. Play Your Part Join Magee GAA
18th
OCT
Netball News

Coleraine Campus

The UU Coleraine Netball club kicked off their season with a bang last night in a match against ‘Glens Ladies’ a Carnlough based club. New to the netball scene, the club were happy to travel the 45 minutes around the north coast for the friendly match and we were delighted to welcome them. Coach and journalism student Tara McLaughlin chose her starting seven and the first quarter began. Glens appeared to be a polished side but our girls worked well together with speedy mid courter Sara McCullough consistently feeding the ball to shooter Eve McColgan. At quarter time the score was 5-3 to Glens and it was still anyone’s game. Tara made a few changes to her line up and brought Lauren up from defence into Goal Attack. Lauren, (still slightly red faced from her 21st birthday celebrations the day before!), played a blinder and at half time the girls had very nearly closed the gap bringing the score up to 11-9. The second half saw new faces take to the court, some of the many freshers that have joined our club. The girls did really well and Tara was happy to announce that this year we will have two promising teams playing in the CUSAI league. The final score was 21-10 to Glens, which was a respectable score for our first game together. All the girls were happy to get this vitally important practice in and the evening was deemed a success. A follow up game is already being organised and we are confident that next time we can win!
1st
OCT
Sports 4 You

Coleraine/Jordanstown Campus

The University of Ulster Sports Union in association with Sports Services has developed a programme with 3 ways to get involved in sport. Sport 4 U, aims to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation activities on each campus. The programme is designed to encourage students and staff, regardless of their ability, to take part in sport and to enjoy the social and physical benefits that can be gained from regular involvement in sports activity.
Sport 4 U is easily accessible, delivered on each campus and provided at minimal cost to participants. The 3 different elements of the programme offer something for everyone. They are delivered in a way that requires a very limited amount of time so that participation can be fitted around academic study and work commitments. As a result the whole experience of University life can be enhanced. Using a range of taster sessions, blocks of coaching or simply playing regular friendly competitive matches, Sport 4 U caters for individual and team participation. Whatever you want to get from sport and recreation, we aim to deliver a programme for you, right here on the Jordanstown & Coleraine Campus .
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