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Sport Club Update - November 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:03:00 IST

 

It's been a busy month of November so far for DIT Sports Clubs, who have been taking part in competions countrywide. 

Basketball

 

The Mens Fresher Team made it through to the final of the Fresher Championships held in University of Limerick over the weekend of 17/18th November. After coming out of their group, they beat UL 51-33 but were beaten 38-31 in the final by CIT. 

The ladies team also beat UCD in their first outing of the season in Belfield by 81-67. 

 

 

GAA

 

Our Ladies Intermediate Football team qualified for their League Final on 21st November with a convincing 5-19 to 3-02 win over Mary Immaculate College Thurles in Tipperary while the Senior Ladies Footballers also qualified for their League Final, beating CIT in Grangegorman on the same evening. 

 

Soccer

 

Our Mens 1st team finished their league campaign with a 3-2 win over NUI Maynooth with goals from Aaron Dobbs, Levi Boardman and an injury time winner from Aaron Robinson. They now play UCC at home in the playoffs. 

The DIT Ladies team topped their group, winning all 3 of their games and also qualified for the next round of the Kelly Cup, beating IT Blanchardstown, where they will face North West Regional Colleges on 28th November in Grangegorman. 

DIT Mens B team will play Athlone IT in Grangegorman on the 29th November in the Rustlers CFAI Plate. 

 

 

Volleyball


Both Mens and Ladies Volleyball teams took part in the Irish Volleyball Intervarsity which was held in UCD from 15-17th November. 

The Ladies team reached their semi final which was a brilliant achievement for a team in their first ever competition while the mens team also made their semi final. 

 

Table Tennis


The new Table Tennis Club took part in their first League outing with Team A gaining 4 points from a possible 8 while Team B managed to score 8 points from a possible 10. Their next league game takes place in Semester 2. 

 

 

Karting


DIT Karting continued their excellent start to their SSI League season taking victory in 12 of the 14 heats held in White River, Co. Louth. Ben Phelan took 3 of those while Conor Bradley and Oscar Mangan won 2 each. 

A total of 8 drivers qualified for the top 16 which made up 50% of the grid for the semi finals. These were all 5 A Team drivers; Andy Hemeryck, Jordan Gribbin, Mangan, Bradley & Phelan. From the B Team, Eoin Flynn & Eamonn Kelly qualified while season debutant Ryan Casey also made the Semi Finals for DIT C. DIT controlled both the semi finals taking both wins thanks to Bradley and Mangan, with 6 drivers in total progressing to the Final 8 thanks to Phelan, Flynn, Casey and Hemeryck.

In what was a brilliant final up front as Oscar Mangan took the win with Bradley on his bumper in second. 

They currently occupy the top two spots in the Team Championship and the top 5 spots in the Drivers Championship.