GAA at TUS Midwest
TUS (Midwest) GAA Club is a thriving, sporting hub for all students regardless of playing ability and experience level. We aim to cater for each student’s needs, with particular emphasis on Freshers and International Students as a means of assisting their integration into college life at TUS. Our GAA Club offers playing opportunities in competitive and recreational/social environments. Whether your desire is to win an All-Ireland, develop your current skills, meet new friends or try a new sport to stay active – TUS GAA Club will welcome you with open arms. We have existing members in all TUS Midwest campus locations – Ennis, Clare Street, Clonmel, Moylish and Thurles.
Our GAA Club consists of Camogie, Gaelic Football, Handball, Hurling and Ladies Football. Annually, our competitive teams play in a League during Semester 1 – usually commencing in late September and finishing prior to Christmas exams. Semester 2 signifies the start of the Higher Education GAA Championships in each of the respective codes, typically with a playing window of January to early March.
Camogie & Ladies Football
We field one team in Camogie and Ladies Football. These teams cater for all female players, from Freshers to Masters Students. Our Camógs compete in the Uí Mhaolagáin Cup, while our Ballers play in the Moynihan Cup when the 2024 Championships commences.
Camogie – Fr. Meaghair Cup 2023
Ladies Football – Donaghy Cup Champions 2023
Team Captain - Aisling Morrissey (Cooraclare, Clare)
Player of the Match - Chloe Towey (St. Joseph's Doora Barefield, Clare
In the Gaelic Football department, we have a Freshers and Senior Football team. 1stYear male footballers have the added bonus of being legible to compete for a place on both panels, as our Senior Team operates at Div. 2 Championship level in the Trench Cup.
Fresher Football Championship 2023
Trench Cup 2023 - All-Ireland Semi-Finalists
Our Handball athletes have a series of singles & doubles competitions running nationally and internationally throughout the year also.
Handball Doubles Finalists 2021 – Aidan O’Flaherty & Mark Crehan
If you’re a keen hurler, we have two Fresher Hurling teams, and two Senior Teams – operating at Fitzgibbon Cup & Intermediate level respectively. Formerly LIT, now TUS Midwest, proudly holds two Fitzgibbon Championships dating back to 2005 and 2007 – could you be the next player to reach that feat?
Fresher Hurling Championship 2023
2nd Year All-Ireland "A" Finalists 2021
Fitzgibbon Cup 2022
In the 2023/24 Academic Year, we intend to offer a social environment for beginners and/or returning players to try out and enjoy Gaelic Games. The manner of these activities will likely be small-sided and on a casual “show-up” basis for those wishing to participate. We look forward to welcoming newcomers and International students who may never have witnessed GAA in the flesh, and held a hurley, or kicked a size 5!
The GAA Club also boasts various TUS Sport scholarships and Munster GAA Bursaries which our members are invited to apply. These are awarded across all codes of Gaelic Games, and range from bronze to gold award packages. We believe sport plays a huge a role in a student’s personal and professional development, and commit to aiding them balance the academic, sporting & social elements of their lives.
Be sure to stay up-to-date with all the action on & off the field by following our social media platforms across Facebook TUS Midwest Sport, Instagram @tusmidwestsport & Twitter @TUSMidwestSport.