IUAA Results Database


Trinity College Dublin

Long NameTrinity College Dublin
Short NameTCD
AddressDublin 2, Ireland.
College Urlhttp://www.tcd.ie
Club Urlhttp://www.tcd.ie/Clubs/DUHAC/
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Trophies won by Trinity College Dublin
IndoorsFemale Team Competition1 x  1 gold medals  3 x  3 silver medals  6 x  6 bronze medals  
IndoorsMale Team Competition 1 x  1 silver medals  6 x  6 bronze medals  
IndoorsCombined Events Team Competition1 x  1 gold medals  2 x  2 silver medals   
IUAA XCOverall Team Competition1 x  1 gold medals  5 x  5 silver medals  5 x  5 bronze medals  
IUAA XCFemale Team Competition5 x  5 gold medals  15 x  15 silver medals  8 x  8 bronze medals  
IUAA XCMale Team Competition4 x  4 gold medals  9 x  9 silver medals  4 x  4 bronze medals  
T&FOverall Team Competition4 x  4 gold medals  9 x  9 silver medals  12 x  12 bronze medals  
T&FFemale Team Competition3 x  3 gold medals  9 x  9 silver medals  10 x  10 bronze medals  
T&FMale Team Competition9 x  9 gold medals  24 x  24 silver medals  19 x  19 bronze medals  
T&FCombined Events Team Competition1 x  1 gold medals  1 x  1 silver medals  1 x  1 bronze medals  
T&FJumps Trophy  1 x  1 bronze medals  
T&FThrows Trophy  3 x  3 bronze medals  
T&FMiddle Distance Trophy 4 x  4 silver medals  4 x  4 bronze medals  
MultieventsCombined Events Team Competition 4 x  4 silver medals  1 x  1 bronze medals  
Colours XCFemale Team Competition11 x  11 gold medals  10 x  10 silver medals   
Colours XCMale Team Competition21 x  21 gold medals  18 x  18 silver medals   
Colours T&FOverall Team Competition 1 x  1 silver medals   
Colours T&FFemale Team Competition10 x  10 gold medals  8 x  8 silver medals   
Colours T&FMale Team Competition8 x  8 gold medals  15 x  15 silver medals   

Athletes competing per season for Trinity College Dublin

Athletes competing per season for Trinity College Dublin

Indoors Male Records
60mEamonn FaheyTCD6.99 7th Feb 2014
60mHJonathan Miller (OYD)TCD8.56 3rd Dec 2004
200mDean PowerTCD22.5210th Feb 2017
400mSimon TaggartTCD50.14 9th Dec 2007
800mConnall HayesTCD1:56.7210th Feb 2017
1500mIain MorrisonTCD4:01.8212th to 13th Dec 1997
2000mWJohn CunniffeTCD9:04.9011th to 12th Dec 1998
3000mMalcolm DuquesneyTCD8:26.46 9th Feb 2018
3000mMalcolm DuquesneyTCD8:26.46 9th Feb 2018
12,4,8,16Michael GilliganTCD12:07.9314th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Neil CullenTCD12:07.9314th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Sean FlynnTCD12:07.9314th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Thomas LuptonTCD12:07.9314th Feb 2009
4x200mGarrett DunneTCD91.42 1st Feb 2013
4x200mEamonn FaheyTCD91.42 1st Feb 2013
4x200mPatrick O'ConnorTCD91.42 1st Feb 2013
4x200mJames Sinclair-FordTCD91.42 1st Feb 2013
LJEamonn FaheyTCD7.13 4th Feb 2012
TJSean ThompsonTCD14.00 9th Feb 2018
HJKarl CaseyTCD1.92 6th Feb 2004
PVConor BerminghamTCD4.2010th Feb 2017
SPMichael McCarthyTCD12.2711th Dec 2005
16kgWfDConal Campion (OYD)TCD7.1710th Feb 2017
35lbWfDHugh FitzpatrickTCD8.1015th Feb 2009
CEKarl CaseyTCD2923 7th Feb 2004
T&F Male Records
100yPatrick "Joseph" B. EustaceTCD10.00 4th Jun 1927
100yPatrick "Joseph" B. EustaceTCD10.00 4th Jun 1927
100yJohn F.F. GreggTCD10.00 4th Jun 1927
100mJonathan Miller (OYD)TCD10.6322nd Apr 2005
110mHDenis Gerard FinnertyTCD14.80 1st to 2nd May 1981
120yHRichard H. WallaceTCD15.8030th May 1936
120yHAlan McNeil ScottTCD15.8017th May 1962
200mBrian LiddyTCD21.6923rd to 24th Apr 1999
220yPatrick "Joseph" B. EustaceTCD22.60 1st Jun 1929
400mJohn J. "J.J." BarryTCD47.7029th to 30th Apr 1988
400mJohn J. "J.J." BarryTCD47.70 5th to 6th May 1989
400mHBrian LiddyTCD51.5024th Apr 1999
440yRichard H. WallaceTCD50.9025th May 1935
440yHJohn Fleming KeysTCD56.00 5th May 1967
440yHJohn James DillonTCD56.00 3rd May 1969
800mHarry McDermottTCD1:52.20 3rd to 4th May 1985
880yHubert Fitzjohn "Hugh" GashTCD1:56.50 3rd May 1969
1500mEugene CurranTCD3:53.00 3rd to 4th May 1985
MileStephen Knights WhittomeTCD4:19.6011th May 1963
3000mSCNoel HarveyTCD8:58.90 6th to 7th May 1983
3000mWJohn CunniffeTCD13:59.1015th Apr 2000
3 MilesStanley G.H. "Stan" GreerTCD15:30.20 3rd May 1969
5000mNoel HarveyTCD14:17.50 6th to 7th May 1983
10000mNoel HarveyTCD29:12.00 2nd to 3rd May 1986
4x100mA.N. OtherTCD43.5030th Apr to 1st May 1976
4x100mA.N. OtherTCD43.5030th Apr to 1st May 1976
4x100mA.N. OtherTCD43.5030th Apr to 1st May 1976
4x100mA.N. OtherTCD43.5030th Apr to 1st May 1976
4x110yA.N. OtherTCD44.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yStephen E.F. "Steve" Blake-KnoxTCD44.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yBenjamin H.T. "Ben" UnderwoodTCD44.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yBernard Joseph "Brian" HurrellTCD44.40 3rd May 1969
4x400mA.N. OtherTCD3:23.70 3rd to 4th May 1985
4x400mA.N. OtherTCD3:23.70 3rd to 4th May 1985
4x400mA.N. OtherTCD3:23.70 3rd to 4th May 1985
4x400mA.N. OtherTCD3:23.70 3rd to 4th May 1985
LJEamonn FaheyTCD6.9820th Apr 2012
TJEmmanuel AreoTCD44′8¼″ 3rd May 1969
HJJohn P. MullenTCD1.95 5th to 6th May 1989
PVStuart GreeneTCD4.0022nd Apr 2006
PVChristopher DohertyTCD4.0011th to 12th Apr 2014
PVConor BerminghamTCD4.00 7th to 8th Apr 2017
SPIan Robertson MowatTCD46′9½″11th May 1968
DTPaul QuinlanTCD45.1229th to 30th Apr 1988
HTJames McCabeTCD59.6110th to 11th Apr 2015
JTAdam RiceTCD57.2923rd Apr 2010
JToChristopher John ButterworthTCD191′0″ 5th May 1967
16kgWfDConal Campion (OYD)TCD6.46 7th to 8th Apr 2017
35lbWfDJohn Farrelly (OYD)TCD8.4722nd to 23rd Apr 1994
35lbWfDDavid GardinerTCD8.4724th to 25th Apr 1998
CESimon Taggart (OYD)TCD332829th Apr 2011
Indoors Female Records
60mClaire McGlynnTCD8.0110th Dec 2005
60mHKate DohertyTCD8.91 9th Feb 2018
200mMary McLooneTCD25.86 7th Dec 2002
400mMary McLoone (OYD)TCD58.68 4th Dec 2004
800mClaire McGlynn (OYD)TCD2:16.12 5th Feb 2011
1500mCliona MurphyTCD4:37.26 9th Feb 2018
1500mWSerena O'KeeffeTCD6:45.94 7th Feb 2004
3000mMaria O'SullivanTCD9:52.15 7th Feb 2014
12,4,8,16Bryony TrestonTCD12:58.3014th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Fiona O'FrielTCD12:58.3014th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Louise BernardTCD12:58.3014th Feb 2009
12,4,8,16Eva GraceTCD12:58.3014th Feb 2009
4x200mKate DohertyTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mKate DohertyTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mIseult O' DonnellTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mIseult O' DonnellTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mRhianna McCarthyTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mRhianna McCarthyTCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mLaura Frey (OYD)TCD107.7710th Feb 2017
4x200mLaura Frey (OYD)TCD107.7710th Feb 2017
LJMary McLooneTCD5.49 7th Dec 2002
TJMary McLooneTCD11.96 6th Feb 2004
HJMary McLooneTCD1.60 7th Dec 2001
PVMuireann McGinleyTCD2.90 9th Feb 2018
SPMary NaughtonTCD10.5512th Feb 1993
20lb WfDClaire McGlynnTCD6.5413th Feb 2010
8kgWfDLaura Frey (OYD)TCD7.2610th Feb 2017
CEMary McLooneTCD3227 7th Dec 2002
T&F Female Records
80mHPamela V.M. PigottTCD15.5011th May 1968
100yJanice Margaret PattersonTCD12.5011th May 1968
100mMargaret Mary "Margo" QuinnTCD12.1030th Apr to 1st May 1982
100mHKate DohertyTCD14.4913th to 14th Apr 2018
200mPatricia WalshTCD24.60 3rd to 4th May 1985
220yPatricia Anne WilsonTCD28.00 3rd May 1969
400mClaire McGlynnTCD56.5622nd Apr 2006
400mHMary NolanTCD63.50 3rd to 4th May 1985
440yJane Eleanor McNichollTCD65.40 3rd May 1969
800mFódhla TreacyTCD2:16.7214th Apr 2007
880yJane Eleanor McNichollTCD2:33.40 3rd May 1969
1500mAoife Byrne (OYD)TCD4:27.4424th Apr 2010
1500mWSerena O'KeeffeTCD6:51.0021st Apr 2001
3000mMaria O'SullivanTCD9:48.3611th to 12th Apr 2014
3000mSCBryony TrestonTCD11:22.0724th Apr 2010
5000mMaria O'SullivanTCD16:58.0711th to 12th Apr 2014
4x100mLauren HolmesTCD50.1525th Apr 2009
4x100mLiz MelvinTCD50.1525th Apr 2009
4x100mRioghna MogganTCD50.1525th Apr 2009
4x100mFiona O'FrielTCD50.1525th Apr 2009
4x100yA.N. OtherTCD56.1011th May 1968
4x100yA.N. OtherTCD56.1011th May 1968
4x100yA.N. OtherTCD56.1011th May 1968
4x100yA.N. OtherTCD56.1011th May 1968
4x110yA.N. OtherTCD56.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yA.N. OtherTCD56.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yA.N. OtherTCD56.40 3rd May 1969
4x110yA.N. OtherTCD56.40 3rd May 1969
4x400mMary NolanTCD3:55.80 4th May 1985
4x400mAnn B. BradyTCD3:55.80 4th May 1985
4x400mMary Delia ClarkeTCD3:55.80 4th May 1985
4x400mPatricia WalshTCD3:55.80 4th May 1985
LJMary McLooneTCD5.5719th to 20th Apr 2002
TJMary McLoone (OYD)TCD12.0823rd Apr 2005
HJFionnuala Mary KennedyTCD1.66 1st to 2nd May 1981
PVMuireann McGinleyTCD2.80 7th to 8th Apr 2017
SPFrances RogersTCD10.2623rd Apr 2010
DTBrenda ThompsonTCD35.3019th to 20th Apr 1996
HTBrenda ThompsonTCD43.4619th to 20th Apr 1996
JTNicola CanningTCD26.7422nd to 23rd Apr 1994
JToDara Angela ShakespeareTCD48.10 4th May 1985
16lbWfDLaura FreyTCD7.0116th Apr 2016
20lb WfDClaire McGlynnTCD6.3924th Apr 2010
8kgWfDClaire McGlynn (OYD)TCD6.5430th Apr 2011
CELaura Frey (OYD)TCD3124 7th to 8th Apr 2017
Most appearances for Trinity College Dublin
RankAthleteDate RangeAppearances
1Laura Frey 1st Feb 2013 to 7th Apr 201787
2Mary McLoone 1st Dec 2000 to 22nd Apr 200586
3Jonathan Miller 1st Dec 2000 to 22nd Apr 200555
4Lesley O'Connor 1st Dec 2000 to 22nd Apr 200553
5Kate Ruddock 7th Nov 2001 to 21st Apr 200650
6Aubrey Storey31st Jan 1998 to 4th Mar 200650
7Simon Taggart19th Nov 2005 to 29th Apr 201149
8Muriel Cummins12th Dec 1997 to 19th Apr 200248
9Conal Campion 5th Feb 2011 to 7th Apr 201747
10Claire McGlynn10th Dec 2005 to 29th Apr 201147
11Garrett Dunne23rd Apr 2010 to 11th Apr 201445
12Jane Eleanor McNicholl 1st May 1968 to 10th Mar 197344
13Eamonn Fahey 5th Feb 2011 to 10th Feb 201742
14John James Dillon 3rd May 1969 to 15th May 197440
15Mary Stapleton11th Dec 1998 to 19th Apr 200239
16Kevin Migge 4th Feb 2012 to 7th Apr 201734
17Fódhla Treacy22nd Nov 2003 to 18th Apr 200834
18Cora O'Reilly17th Feb 1996 to 16th Apr 200434
19Paul Howard 7th Dec 2001 to 16th Apr 200434
20Ethna McLoone11th Dec 1998 to 25th Apr 200334
Meets hosted by Trinity College Dublin
10th Mar 2018IUAA XCSantry Playing FieldsView2150Parking is available at the grounds
18th Feb 2017Colours XCPhoenix ParkView229 
21st Feb 2015Colours XCPhoenix ParkView222 
22nd Feb 2014Colours XCPhoenix ParkView223 
18th Feb 2012Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView215 
5th Mar 2011Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView221 
23rd to 24th Apr 2010T&FSantryView70325 
4th Mar 2006IUAA XCSantry Playing FieldsView2124 
18th Feb 2006Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView236 
5th Feb 2005Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView242 
24th Jan 2004Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView231 
15th Feb 2003Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView239 
16th Feb 2002Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView231 
20th Apr 2001MultieventsSantryView24iv2001
20th to 21st Apr 2001T&FSantry & BelfieldView62236iv2001
24th Feb 2001Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView236 
5th Feb 2000Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView237 
31st Jan 1998Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView241 
16th Feb 1997Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView237 
17th Feb 1996Colours XCSantry Playing FieldsView230 
16th Dec 1995IUAA XCSantry Playing FieldsView2136 
2nd to 3rd May 1986T&FSantry & College ParkView3672 
10th Mar 1984IUAA XCSantryView28 
4th Dec 1982Colours XCPhoenix ParkView123 
12th May 1982Colours T&FCollege ParkView2649The 119th College Races at College Park produced the third successive win for UCD's men in the Colours Match, with a winning margin of 24 pts. Throughout the match UCD was always on top. UCD had the better of the track events, winning five to Trinity's three, but decisively took maximum points in four events against one for Trinity. Paul O'Brien of UCD took a double win in the sprints. Noel Murphy, a former UCD athlete, took the 400m and 800m for TCD, both events in match records. A further match record fell to David Lynch of UCD in the 1500m. The scores in the field events were closer, but with UCD holding the upper hand - 28pts for UCD v. 23 pts for TCD. Neither Triple Jump nor Pole Vault was held. The Women's match was also won by UCD by 19 pts. Honours were even in the six track events - TCD 33pts v. UCD 32pts. While Trinity won four of the track events, UCD scored maximum points in their two wins against one maximum for Trinity. There was a treble of wins for Margo Quinn of TCD in the 100m, 200m and 400m, the reigning Intervarsity 100m-200m champion. UCD dominated the field events, taking four out of five and three with maximum points. Trinity's only win was in the Long Jump. The field events scores were UCD 35pts v. TCD 18 pts. The UCD women rounded off their match win by taking the 4 x 100m relay. Invitation track events provided excitement for the spectators - Steve Cauldwell of St. Mary's College, London, won the 1000 yards race in 2:12.00, Kingston Mills (Civil Service) won the 3000 metres in 8:26.00, and Louise McGrillen (DCH) won the women's invitation 1500 metres in 4:34.00.
30th Apr to 1st May 1982T&FSantry & College ParkView3469 
6th Dec 1980Colours XCSantryView211 
23rd May 1979Colours T&FCollege ParkView2862The Colours Matches formed part of College Races. The outcome was a double match win for Trinity. The TCD women won well but the men's contest went right down to the last event on the programme - the 5000m. The points tally see-sawed throughout the men's contest. With four events remaining, a UCD victory seemed on the cards with the scores at UCD 66 pts v. TCD 55 pts. However, TCD clawed their way back into contention, helped by a 'No Height' by Frank Sweeney (UCD), the favourite in the High Jump, and a dropped baton in the relay by the UCD quartet. With one event remaining, the points tally stood 82 - 78 in Trinity's favour. A dramatic finale to the athletics programme was in prospect. A UCD clean sweep in the 5000m would seal the match 86 - 85 in their favour. Representing UCD, Ronan Murtagh had won the Intervarsities 10,000m and the Bronze medal in the 5000m that year and Eamonn McMahon was double Intervarsities Cross-Country Champion in 1976 and 1978 and 3000m steeplechase champion in 1979 and double Bronze medallist in the steeplechase 1976 and 1978. Representing TCD, Kingston Mills had won the Intervarsities 5000m and the Silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase, while Paul Dunne was the reigning Intervarsities Cross-Country Champion and 1500m Silver medallist. From the gun Murtagh took out the pace, but was a surprising spent force after four laps, when his team-mate McMahon raced to the front. With two laps remaining Kingston Mills stepped up the pace and stormed to the finish 7.5 seconds ahead of McMahon. Dunne took 3rd place for TCD to seal the match. In the match analysis UCD took the track events, excluding the relay, by 51 pts to 37 pts, while TCD took the field events by 47 pts to 29 pts. The only double win was that of Arthur Devine of UCD (100m and 200m). In the Women's event there was a treble of wins for Lucy Moore of UCD in 100m Hurdles, High Jump and Javelin and double wins for TCD's Siobhan Conroy (Shot Putt and Discus) and Catherine Llewellyn (400m and 800m).
17th May 1977Colours T&FCollege ParkView2853The match took place in near-perfect conditions. Trinity's men took the Colours trophy by a margin of 19 pts, winning the track events by 48pts to UCD's 40 pts and the field events narrowly by 39pts to UCD 37pts. However, with the final two events to be decided in the match, the result could have gone either way, but maximum points in the Pole Vault and success in the Shot Putt pushed TCD to victory. It was Trinity's first back to back Colours win since the win/draw of 1961/1962. Double event wins were achieved by Declan Drislane in the 100m and 200m for TCD and by Joe Carey in the Long and Triple Jumps for UCD. One of the highlights of the match the performance of John Bolger in the 5000m in cutting some seven seconds off the match record. The Women's match turned in UCD's favour in the field events. Having held their own in the track events by 34pts to UCD 32pts, Trinity lost the five field events by 15 pts - TCD 20 pts v. UCD 35pts. UCD took maximum points in three field events and won four against Trinity's single Javelin win. Although TCD won the 4 x 100m relay, it was too little too late to save the day. Lucy Moore of UCD recorded a double in the Long and High Jumps, with a match record in the former, while Siobhan Lonergan of TCD had dual success in winning the 800m and 1500m, equalling the match record for the shorter distance.
6th to 7th May 1977T&FSantry & College ParkView49134 
4th Dec 1976Colours XCPhoenix ParkView218 
21st May 1975Colours T&FCollege ParkView2760As two years previously the Colours Match formed part of College Races in "boiling sunshine". A special invitation event was sandwiched in between Colours Match events, a 1,000y race. It was won by Jim McGuinness of Belfast Achilles in 2:09.6, breaking Derek McCleane's 11-year-old national record of 2:10.3. Kevin Humphries (D.C.H.) was 2nd, John Glover (Annadale Striders) placed 3rd and Frank Murphy (Clonliffe Harriers) was 4th. The athletics showpiece of Trinity Week resulted in clear double wins for U.C.D. The individual star of the Colours matches was Maeve McCormack who won four events - 100m, 200, 400m and High Jump, setting meeting records in the 200m and 400m. A 1500m was included in the women's programme for the first time. Trinity only won one of the track and field events, the javelin throw, but did win the 4 x 100m relay. In the men's Colours Match two meeting records were set by Gerry Finnegan in the 5000m and David O'Connor in the 1500m. In the 1500m Sean McBride of UCD and Robert Wormell of TCD were also both inside the old record. Double wins were recorded by Davis Tilsley of Trinity in the 110m and 400m hurdles and by Brendan Curtin of UCD in the Shot Putt and Javelin. UCD won five of the eight track events (49pts v. 39pts) and the relay and the five of the seven field events (44pts v. 32pts). The Men's Trophy was still mysteriously missing. A Silver Plate was presented by Prof. George Dawson to replace this and duly handed over to the U.C.D. Captain.
8th Mar 1975IUAA XCPhoenix ParkView299 
6th Dec 1974Colours XCPhoenix ParkView113 
16th May 1973Colours T&FCollege ParkView2543In a break with tradition, the 110th College Races hosted the 13th Colours Match. It was also the first Colours Match in College Park over metric distances. The College Races were founded in 1857 - there were two meetings that year and they were not held in 1879, 1880, 1915-1919 and 1921, hence the numbering. The decision to incorporate the Colours Match was taken to make the College Races more entertaining and more of a spectacle, since teams selected to compete against Dublin University had not been able to turn out in full strength over several years because of the afternoon nature of the fixture. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon with ideal track and wind conditions. The 'Races' were attended by President Éamon de Valera, Provost Albert J. McConnell and his wife, Dr Frederick H. Boland (Chancellor of the University, former Irish Ambassador to the Court of St. James and former President of the United Nations General Assembly) and Mr John C.A. Gaskin (Chairman, Trinity Week Committee). The incorporation of the Colours Match into the "Trinity Week" celebrations brought double success for Trinity's Men and Women by substantial margins. The DUHAC men had three double winners - John Dillon in the 400m and 800m, Tim O'Connor in Shot Putt and Discus, and Michael Kennedy in the 400m hurdles and Pole Vault. Dillon's performance brought his total of wins in Colours matches to thirteen. David Tilsley set a match record in the sprint hurdles. Trinity won six of the eight track events (TCD 54 pts v UCD 34pts) and the sprint relay and held parity in the field event with UCD (TCD 32pts v UCD 34pts). The one surprise on the track was the total eclipse of Robert Walker in the 5000m to finish last. Match records were also set in the 100m, shared by Denis O'Connell (UCD) and Brian Doyle (TCD), in the 1500 m by Robert Wormell and in the 4 x 100m relay, shared by both sprint quartets. In the Women's match, double wins were recorded for TCD by Patricia Moran (100m and 200m), Janet Grainger (Long and High Jumps) and Caroline Hunter (Discus and Javelin). Trinity won seven of the nine events, three with maximum points.
9th Dec 1972Colours XCPhoenix ParkView17 
5th to 6th May 1972T&FSantry & College ParkView33100 
12th May 1971Colours T&FCollege ParkView2452Trinity's men finally broke the sequence of five successive wins by UCD in the 11th Colours Match. DUHAC's charge was led by John Dillon who registered a remarkable quadruple of track wins in the 100y, 220y, 440y and 120y hurdles, and in the 100y broke the meeting record set by Victor Maniak at the first ever Colours Match ten years previously. He also did a personal best in the 120y hurdles. As the Intervarsities 440y hurdles champion and the then National record holder, Dillon passed up his favourite event to concentrate on winning these other events for the Trinity team. It was a tactical master-stroke! Finding inspiration from Dillon's performances, TCD won all the track events except the relay, albeit only one event with maximum points. John McIntyre, Trinity's Captain, took a track double in the 800y and the 1 mile and Robert Walker took Trinity's first ever win in the 3 miles at a Colours Match in College Park. UCD came roaring back in the field events, winning six of the seven disciplines, but again only one with maximum points. The final event to conclude at the meeting was the javelin, with TCD on 82 pts and UCD on 80 pts. Emmanuel Areo, Trinity's Vice-Captain, threw a personal best to win and thereby clinch the match, with Tim O'Connor taking 2nd place to close out the match with maximum points in the event. A meeting's record was set by UCD in the 4 x 110y relay and by David Booth (UCD) in the Pole Vault. Leo Galvin (UCD) achieved a double win in Shot Putt and Discus. TCD also won the women's match for the third successive year, winning all events barring the Discus, including three maximum point shut outs. Patricia Wilson achieved a double win in the 220y and 440y.
12th Dec 1970Colours XCPhoenix ParkView122 
30th Nov 1968Colours XCPhoenix ParkView125 
11th May 1968T&FCollege ParkView2794 
1st Jun 1967Colours T&FCollege ParkView2745This Colours match had been postponed from the 17th May because the track in College Park had not dried out after several days of heavy rain. The match was originally rescheduled for Monday 29th May, but had to rescheduled a second time to Thursday 1st June. The track was in perfect running condition and the weather fine. Trinity were left short of several of their regular performers because of examinations. Accordingly "there was little excitement in UCD's double victory over Dublin University in both the men's and ladies' contests". In the men's contest, UCD won all the track events. Trinity's only joys came from a double win by Richard Boelens in the Long and Triple Jumps, Chris Butterworth's 200 ft throw and Trinity's maximum points in the Javelin. UCD's double wins came in the 440y and 880y for Tony Taaffe and in the 100y and 120y hurdles for Aogán Ó Muircheartaigh. For the first time the women's match featured a complete programme of 11 intervarsity events with sprints, hurdles, half mile, jumps and throws. UCD's Shona Murphy won five events - 100y, 220y, 440y, Long Jump and High Jump, while Amy Barry completed a treble win in 80y hurdles, 880y and Javelin. UCD's women took maximum points in five of the eleven events against Trinity's two maximum points in Shot Putt and Discus by Alison White and Lucilla Daunt in both events.
18th Feb 1967IUAA XCPhoenix ParkView210 
26th Nov 1966Colours XCPhoenix ParkView17 
19th Nov 1966Colours XCPhoenix ParkView17TCD v UCC
18th May 1966Colours T&FBelfieldView2049Following UCD's win in the Intervarsities' Championships, expectations were high for a win by UCD in the Colours Match. These were duly fulfilled with the biggest winning margin in the series to date of 33 pts. UCD's only defeat on the track was in the 4 x 110y relay, the last event of the evening, and that a consolation win for TCD in an unremarkable time due to one of the UCD athletes pulling a muscle. The highlights for TCD were few. Lionel Hatt, the Trinity Captain, took his fifth consecutive win in the Shot Putt in the Colours match and established a new meeting's record in doing so. He repeated his throw double of 1965 with the Discus, bringing his total number of wins in the Colours match to seven. The outstanding performances for UCD were the treble wins by Tom Power in the half mile, mile and three miles and by Sean O'Dwyer in the Long, Triple and High Jumps, as well as the 100y and 220y sprint double by Joe Cummiskey and the 120y and 440y hurdles double by Seán F. Ó Muircheartaigh. The only maximum point event for TCD was the Javelin throw lock-out by Chris Butterworth and an 'undiscovered' talent, German student George Thunecke, who was only persuaded to contest the event for his College a few minutes before the match began! The Women's match comprised three sprints and a relay, with UCD taking the match honours.
11th Dec 1965Colours XCPhoenix ParkView17TCD v UCG
20th Nov 1965Colours XCPhoenix ParkView18 
19th May 1965Colours T&FCollege ParkView1949The 5th annual Colours Match took place in College Park, Trinity College. The form book had UCD as favourites after their domination in the Intervarsities' championships in Galway eleven days prior to this head-to-head meeting. However, against the odds, Ivor Rees and Steve Austen of Trinity took 1st and 2nd, respectively, in both the 100y and 220y sprints. Iggy Ó Muircheartaigh (UCD), who placed 3rd in both sprints, had been looked to by UCD to register important points in these events, having taken the 100y, 220y and 440y treble at the Intervarsities in Galway. He had achieved the same treble at the UCD Championships in early May and in the Colours Match of 1964, and in addition was the reigning NACAI Champion at 100y, 300y and 440y. Ó Muircheartaigh was also pushed all the way to the line in the 440y by Dave Clarke of Trinity. Fortified by these successes and contrary to expectations, TCD eclipsed UCD by winning 10 of the sixteen events to level the series score at two contests each with one drawn. Tom Power (UCD) repeated his double from 1964 in the half mile (no dead-heat on this occasion) and 1 mile, and Lionel Hatt (TCD) won both the Shot Putt and Discus. All round the athletic performances were of a high standard. Five Meeting Records were broken and a further two equalled. In addition there was "an avalanche of personal bests" by athletes from both clubs. Liam Gleeson (UCD) broke his fibreglass pole during the pole vault. A replacement cost £50, a considerable sum in those days. The first ever women's match between TCD and UCD had to be curtailed to three events due to the limited availability of UCD athletes. Trinity took the limited honour.
21st Nov 1964Colours XCPhoenix ParkView110 
9th May 1964T&FCollege ParkView1328 
22nd May 1963Colours T&FCollege ParkView1641The white-hot rivalry which had marked UCD-TCD clashes in Intervarsities' Championships pre-World War II was recaptured in the 3rd Colours Match. This rivalry was made all the more intense on this occasion because at the Intervarsities on 11 May at the Mardyke in Cork, UCD had won the J.P. O'Sullivan trophy by 97 pts to Trinity's 95 pts. This Colours Match was a closely fought affair with wins in eight of the 16 events to each College. There were never more than a few points between the sides and after eight events the scores were tied at 44 pts each. Trinity took six of the nine track events, while UCD won five of the seven field events. Five match records were set in the 1 mile, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, 440y hurdles and High Jump. Doubles were achieved by John Hickey (UCD) in the mile and 3 miles, Anthony Shillington in the 440y flat and 440y hurdles, Sean O'Dwyer in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and Denis Twomey in Pole Vault and Javelin. Going into the final event, the 4 x 110y relay, the tension mounted - UCD had 84 pts and TCD 81 pts, the same situation as in 1962 but with the scores reversed. If Trinity won the relay, the match would be drawn. UCD's confidence was boosted by their victory over TCD in the Intervarsity relay. The 2nd baton change decided the match - first class for UCD, clumsy for TCD. The large number of spectators enjoyed an evening of athletic enjoyment in fine weather conditions.
16th Feb 1963Colours XCPhoenix ParkView111Because Trinity was hosting the IUAA Championships at Islandbridge-Phoenix Park in February 1963, it was agreed between DUHAC and UCD AC that the results of the Varsity event (with other Colleges removed, i.e., UCC anmd UCG) would be used to determine the outcome of the Colours Match.
16th Feb 1963IUAA XCPhoenix ParkView110The first full intervarsity between all colleges in the Republic - TCD v UCD v UCC v UCG.
23rd May 1962Colours T&FCollege ParkView1636DUHAC President George Dawson donated a trophy for annual competition in the Colours Match, a trademark impressionistic sculpture of an athlete by Edward Delaney [1930-2009]. Delaney is best known for his public sculptures - the statue of Wolf Tone and the Famine Memorial at the North-Eastern corner of St. Stephen's Green in Dublin, "Adam & Eve" in Fitzgerald Park, Cork and the Thomas Davis Memorial in College Green opposite the front gate of Trinity College Dublin. An addition to the inaugural programme was the 440y hurdles. It was to prove to be an excellent ding-dong match to the finale. Early in the evening it looked as if UCD were going to avenge their defeat in the inaugural match due to the brilliant 100y and 220y sprint double by Victor Maniak (Manning), aka Wieslaw Maniak, and the 120y and 440y hurdling double by Eddie Thornton. However, clean sweeps in the 440y and 880y kept Trinity in touch. There was also a double for Trinity's decathlete, Tjerand Lunde, in High Jump and Pole Vault. In the most thrilling events of the evening, John Hickey (UCD) was pipped by inches on the line in both the mile and the 3 miles, being credited with the same times as both winners. With 10 events completed the scores were level on 55 pts. After that the initiative swung slightly in TCD's favour. However in the penultimate event Joe Enwezor (UCD) won the Long Jump by holding off the challenge of Lunde. With the 4 x 110y relay remaining, TCD led with 84 pts to UCD's 81 pts. However, UCD's ace sprinter Victor Maniak flew out of the blocks to present a decisive lead at the first change which the rest of the UCD quartet maintained to the finish line, with tremendous cheers of enthusiasm from the UCD supporters. The match was drawn on 86 pts. Each College had won eight of the 16 events. On a toss of a coin Trinity held the trophy for the first six months and UCD for the remainder of the year.
1st Jun 1961Colours T&FCollege ParkView1536The story of the splits in Irish athletics between 1925 and 1938 is a complex one. Suffice it is say that the consequences for inter-collegiate athletics were that Queen's University could not participate from 1934 through 1967 and in the case of TCD from 1938 through 1961. While TCD did participate in the Intervarsities' Championships in 1951, this only led to a further closing of the door by the athletic authorities. However a DUHAC-led initiative through the AAUE led to the IAAF granting permission for a closed inter-university contest between TCD and UCD in May 1961. Frenetic arrangements followed. On Thursday 1 June 1961 the first officially sanctioned Intervarsity Match since 1937 involving Trinity College Dublin, affiliated to the AAUE, and University College Dublin, affiliated to the NACAI, took place in College Park. It was an event that would help to lead to the formation of Bord Lúthchleas na hÉireann in 1967 and a healing of much, but not all, of the conflict between the AAUE and the NACAI. In line with meetings between TCD and UCD in other sports, e.g., rugby, lawn tennis, hockey, sailing, this annual athletics fixture became known colloquially as "The Colours Match". Save for a slight North-Westerly wind, conditions for this inaugural inter-university athletics meeting were ideal. Such was the public enthusiasm for the match that in excess of 5,000 spectators watched the events. The fixture comprised 15 events with two competitors from each College per event, with scoring as 5-3-2-1 for the four placings, except in the 4 x 110y relay with 5 and 2 pts. TCD recorded 8 wins to UCD's seven. Double individual wins were recorded: for UCD, Victor Maniak (Manning) - 100y and 220y and Kevin Prendergast - Shot Putt and Discus, and for TCD, Colin Shillington - 880y and 1 mile and Tjerand Lunde - High Jump and Pole Vault. Trinity won by 87 pts to 73 pts for UCD. However, the contest was closer than the match score suggests as the favourite in the 120y hurdles, Eddie Thornton (UCD), was a DNF through suffering injury and UCD's long jumper Joe Enwezor tore a muscle during the event. Both had been first choices for UCD's relay quartet. Nonetheless, more importantly the match was a victory for commonsense. Without doubt athletics was the winner of the first Colours Match, with great enjoyment for athletes, officials, legislators and spectators.
3rd Mar 1951Celtic XCSt Columba's College, RathfarnamView116The Universities Cross Country International between the Home Countries was hosted in Ireland for the first time. The course at the foot of the Dublin Mountains comprised four laps of approx. 1.75 miles. It proved to be one of the stiffest courses in Ireland at that time. Each lap contained eight obstacles and a vertical climb of 180 feet (circa 55 metres). The course took the runners over grassland, woodland, ploughed fields, muddy grass lanes, stone lanes and a concrete roadway. The representative nature of the event was diminished by the absence of the Welsh and Scottish Universities as they were unable to send teams for financial reasons. The English Universities team was captained by E.R. Downer (Southampton), an English Senior International and 1951 Universities Athletic Union (British Universities) cross-country champion. G. Boak (Durham) had come fourth in the North of England Senior Cross Country Championship the previous week. The Irish team was captained by W.A. Robertson of Queen's University, that years I.A.A.B Junior Cross-Country Champion. Not unexpectedly English Universities finished their six scoring men inside the first eight positions. However the battle for the individual honours gave Irish Universities much to cheer about. The three individual medallists ran throughout in the order in which they finally placed, with two Irishmen in the first three home.
1st Jul 1939InternationalsCollege ParkView1236The 4th meeting between Irish Universities, represented by Trinity and Queen's, and the Atalanta selection took place in College Park, Trinity College. Despite interruptions by rain, the meeting was completed to schedule. The outstanding performance was that of Roderic Coote (TCD) who equalled the Irish native record for 120 yards hurdles of 15.4 sec held by Theo D. Phelan of UCD. Some controversy arose when R.G. Eccles (Edinburgh University) was called 'no jump' at 5ft 8 in the high jump competition on the grounds that his head was below his shoulder and thus he was guilty of diving. While perturbed and angry that his style was questioned, he continued in the event to win at 5ft 10 3/4 in [1.80 m]. The most discussed finish occurred in the mile when David O'Neill of Trinity was given the decision on the tape from John Muir of Glasgow University. At the final bend O'Neill had little hope of catching Muir who slowed down to a virtual walk to be caught at the finishing line, O'Neill getting the judges' nod which did not receive unanimous approval. Len Horan (TCD) putt the shot 46 ft 10 in [14.28 m] for a College Park record and took a double win in the discus with 123 ft [37.49 m]. George Craigie (TCD) won the 'hundred' and 220 yards for a sprint double. J.A.M. Robertson (Atalanta) took a double in the quarter-mile and half-mile for the third double of the meeting. Tom Maguire of Trinity College was the starter.
22nd May 1937T&FCollege ParkView1421The last Intervarsities that TCD participated in until 1962 in Galway, because the split in Irish Athletics.
25th May 1935T&FCollege ParkView1021UCC did not compete in these championships due to disagreement on participation and representation. UCG did not compete either. Largest attendance at athletics in College Park for many years. U.C.D.'s reign of 11 years as Intervarsity Champions ended.
10th Jul 1933IUAA RepresentativeCollege ParkView1134Irish Universities v. 'Rest of Ireland' N.A.C.A.I. Select. This evening match had been promoted by D.U.H.A.C. between the Atalanta Club, representing Scottish Universities, and Irish Universities [with the exception of QUB, because of the N.A.C.A.I.-mandated ban due to its affiliation to the Northern Ireland branch of the A.A.A.]. On Saturday 8th July a telegram was received by the Hon. Secretary of D.U.H.A.C., J.C. Cole, from the Atalanta Club stating that their visit to Dublin had been cancelled. No specific reason was given. However, it was surmised that the Scottish team had been ordered to cancel their visit on instructions issued by or on behalf of the International Board, composed of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as a consequence of the dispute between the N.A.C.A.I. and the Northern Ireland Association, and possibly also in retaliation for the ban on intervarsity competition imposed on Queen's University of Belfast by the N.A.C.A.I. The Central Council of the N.A.C.A.I. met and selected a strong team, "The Rest of Ireland", to take the place of the Atalanta Club, confining the selection, for convenience sake at such short notice, to locally based athletes. Two members of each team were to compete in each event. The final event, the medley relay, decided the outcome of the meeting.
30th May 1931T&FCollege ParkView1639 
4th Jun 1927T&FCollege ParkView1638The Irish Inter-University Championships were scheduled for Belfast in 1927. However, in April 1927 they were switched from Belfast to Dublin to be hosted by Trinity in College Park for reasons which are not clarified in reports of the change of venue. Nonetheless, Queen's hosted their annual Londonderry Trophy Relay Match at Cherryvale, Belfast on 30 May 1927, with competing teams from Trinity College, Queen's University, Ulsterville Harriers, North Belfast Harriers, Dublin Metropolitan Garda, and Civic Guards. To these Inter-University Championships, UCC and QUB sent what were described as 'only skeleton teams'. Some of the events only had the permitted two entries from TCD and UCD. The contest in College Park was witnessed by a large crowd 'of which ladies formed a by no means inconsiderable portion'. There were several sharp showers during the afternoon, but they did not interfere with the sport.
31st May 1924T&FCollege ParkView1646The championships took place on a lovely afternoon with a large attendance. The ground conditions were very good. The field arrangements were well-nigh perfect and reflected great credit on Dublin University Athletic Club. The Irish Times stated that, while there were record performances, 'on the whole the form (of athletes) could not have impressed those representatives of the Irish Olympic Council who were present'. The lack of extraordinary performance was compensated for by the keenness with which the events were contested. Ed Goggins (UCC) achieved his fourth victory in the high jump in five years (he did not compete in 1923). Harry Conway's hat-trick for UCD in the 100 yards, 120 yards hurdles and long jump was the most meritorious performance. The band of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, under the baton of Hon. Inspector A.J. Norris, added to the afternoon's entertainment. This was the first year in which 'J.P. O'Sullivan' Challenge Cup was competed for. It was presented by the relatives of the late James Patrick 'J.P.' O'Sullivan of Killorgan, Co. Kerry, the 1891 Irish All-Round champion [9 events: high jump, slinging 56 lb weight, 100 yards, long jump, shot putt 16 lb, 120 yards hurdles, hammer throw, 440 yards and 1 mile, all on the same day; points were awarded as 1st - 5 pts, 2nd - 3 pts, and 3rd - 1 pts in each event. O'Sullivan, with 31 pts, placed 1st in 4 events, 2nd in 3 events and 3rd in 2 events, while T.M. Donovan of Cork, who placed 2nd overall on 30 pts, had the same number of 1st and 2nd placings, but only 1 placing as 3rd, failing to score in the Shot Putt]. Major-General William R.E. Murphy distributed the medals and presented the 'J.P. O'Sullivan Cup' to U.C.D. Murphy was the first Irish and the last Chief Commissioner of Dublin Metropolitan Police before its merger with the Garda Siochána in 1925, of which he became the Deputy Commissioner, a post he held until his retirement in 1955. The teams were entertained to a dinner and dance given by the Trinity Club.
5th Jun 1920T&FCollege ParkView1641The first intervarsity athletic meeting held after the Great War 1914-1918. This took place on the concluding day of Trinity Week 1920. There was a large and fashionable attendance. The weather conditions were described as 'splendid'. The contest was an unusually close one, the winning College being in doubt up to the conclusion of the last race, the 440 yards, prior to which University College Dublin was leading Trinity College by just two points. The fact that the fixture followed so closely on the College Races militated against the Trinity athletes, many of whom failed to reproduce their best form. Only three athletes from UCC competed. The medals were presented by Lady Powerscourt. The University College Dublin trainer was Mr M.F. O'Hanlon.