Poor discipline costs DUFC as they fall to UCD Colours clash

Despite plenty of attacking opportunities, Tony Smeeth’s men are still without a win this season

UCD: 30

DUFC: 19

Dublin University Football Club (DUFC) suffered a second consecutive loss to start the season, away to University College Dublin this weekend. The home side were able to avenge their loss to DUFC from last year with


Trinity snatch last-minute bonus point in loss to Garryowen

While DUFC couldn’t make it two wins in a row after beating St. Mary’s last week they will take confidence from a resilient display

Garryowen’s robust defence was the difference today as they triumphed over Trinity in an engrossing and high-scoring clash in College Park. While both sides enjoyed spells of fluid, attacking rugby, lapses in concentration by Trinity when defending allowed Garryowen to


DUFC fall to league champions Cork Constitution

The Trinity men’s rugby team failed to make it three wins in a row with a 28-3 loss

DUFC fell to current Ulster Bank League champions Cork Constitution today in College park, failing to make it three wins on the bounce after beating Young Munster and Buccaneers in their last two league outings.

Field position proved crucial, as


Trinity start Division 1A campaign with a defeat to Terenure

Trinity Men’s rugby start their season with a frustrating loss.

Trinity started their Division 1A rugby campaign with a frustrating 0-24 loss to Terenure today in a drizzly and overcast College Park.

Trinity also opened last year’s campaign with a match against Terenure, beating them 25-18 in the first game …


Ruck the patriarchy

Joel Coussins talks to star of the women’s rugby team, Kerry Ryan, about her involvement in the women’s game and the attitudes that surround it


“Once people watch us play, or talk to me about the game in more depth, they seem to respect us more, but you do have to try harder to convince people than you would for the men’s game.”

Rugby as


Balance the key for Tony Smeeth

Heading up Trinity Rugby is a delicate balancing act for Tony Smeeth, DUFC’s director of rugby.

sport1Although originally hailing from the English West Country, Trinity’s director of rugby, Tony Smeeth, has coached at Blackrock College and further afield, having worked in the United States with the American national set-up at various levels and at different times …