Last week, the MBA Rugby Team travelled to the United States to take part in the 35th Annual MBA Rugby World Cup. Our team finished a creditable fourth out of 15 men’s teams, placing just behind Harvard’s A Team and ahead of fifth-placed Duke. Other teams that competed include Columbia, Yale and Stanford. An elite … Continue reading MBA Rugby World Cup 2015
Well here we are in December. Where has the time gone? It seems like it was only yesterday that I was walking into orientation wondering what exactly I had gotten myself into. Now I have fully immersed myself in the Full time MBA and the opportunities that come with it. The most fun I have … Continue reading Time flies with rugby
Last Friday night, February 7th, saw the Pillar Room in the Rotunda Hospital come alive for the UCD Smurfit Rugby Football Club Fundraising Dinner and Auction. This event was hosted by the organising committee of the Club from the full-time MBA class of 2013/14. Former Minister Dick Spring and Kingsley Aikens, formerly of the Ireland … Continue reading UCD Smurfit Rugby Club Fundraising Dinner
“Please tell me you are not playing rugby but only helping out with the equipment department!” – Timothy Downs The above quote comes courtesy of my brother in response to telling him I signed up for the UCD Smurfit Rugby Football Club. A little background info for the readers: I’m 5’8” and weigh 145 lbs … Continue reading The road less travelled – giving rugby a shot.
There is a quote I often like to fall back on and whilst it originates from the sporting world, it is pertinent across all aspects of teamwork. It comes from the man who is revered in NFL circles (especially those from Green Bay) – Vince Lombardi. One of the greatest sports coaches of all … Continue reading UCD Smurfit MBA Rugby Defence is Up & Running for 2014.
UCD Smurfit Rugby Team has brought home the MBA World Cup Trophy for 10 out of 11 years – well, the men’s team has. This year will be the second year in a row that the MBA program will also send a women’s team to the USA for the world cup, a feat that has … Continue reading Smurfit Rugby Club
Having just touched down in North Carolina, the beginning of this journey in September last year seems but a distant memory. Having previously played one game of rugby in my life I found myself volunteering to be President of the MBA Smurfit Rugby Football Club with the aim of getting a team to Duke University, … Continue reading Journey to the MBA Rugby World Cup
The UCD Smurfit Rugby Football Club has grown into one of the most successful business school rugby football clubs in the world. It has won the national championship title 9 times since 2000 and is the current reigning champ. Spring semester classes were in full swing with plenty of readings and assignments, yet I found myself … Continue reading No Skills. All Heart. Dream Big.
I am writing this blog post one month into the second semester of our MBA programme. This timing lead me to recall a previous post made one month into the start of our 1st semester and I was astounded as to how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same. The first notable … Continue reading The more things change, the more they stay the same