Aikido is a Japanese martial art. The idea is to avoid an attack, blend with your attacker and establish control. Aikido is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes. At the beginning no level of fitness is required. Benefits include self-discipline, increased fitness, better posture, balance and breathing, and a physical competence and confidence in movement. Aikido is a non-competitive martial art and we practice by working together rather than trying to defeat each other. A typical class starts with some simple exercises followed by posture and movement work. We then usually move on to ukemi (how to fall) and some Aikido techniques. In the first few classes the emphasis will be more on the movement and ukemi than on the techniques. (Don't worry we always teach you how to fall before we throw you!) We welcome beginners at all times. The Maynooth Aikido club is quite small and most of the people are beginners. If you want to try something new come along on any Tuesday at 7pm or Thursday at 6pm. Wear loose clothing - tracksuit is ideal (we do a lot of kneeling down so shorts are a bit hard on the knees). We are affiliated to the Irish Aikido Federation and through them to the International Aikido Federation and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan. Our current instructors are Detta Dickinson (4th dan) and Lars Pforte (2nd dan).
We are the Airsoft Club we operate as a sport of honour. Airsoft is a fast paced, tactics based, action sport where players complete objectives while eliminating their opponents using airsoft guns (bb guns). We host meetings and organise events, our main aim is to show our members a good time and encourage fair play on and off the field. Like us on Facebook at @MaynoothAirsoft where we post details of up coming events
A club founded with the goal of playing, watching and discussing American Football. We will organize monthly blitzes and an internal league. Anyone can participate! The club hosts a Superbowl party, and other seasonal events such as Thanksgiving Day, as well as multiple social gatherings with food and games. It is open to fans of every level, so come down and enjoy yourselves.
MU Aquatics Club is a combination of Swimming, Waterpolo and Lifesaving. The great thing about this is when you join one, you are a member of all three! Its entirely up to you, you can stick to just one training discipline or you can try your hand at all three. Swimming accommodates all levels from the competitive to the "I haven't swam since the leaving cert" to the people who just want to learn how to swim. We try to accommodate all levels to the best we can with the hope that we can attend the Inter-Varsity competition after Christmas. Swimming takes place on Mondays @ 9-10pm and Wednesdays @ 9-10pm in the National Aquatics Centre (NAC). This will be our third year to really get people into Waterpolo with training on every Tuesday night and also a inter-varsity competition after Christmas. If you've never played Waterpolo before come along for the craic and see what it's all about. Waterpolo takes place on Tuesdays @ 8-10pm in Stewarts Swimming Pool in Palmerstown. Lifesaving are ran in association with IWS (Irish Water Safety). We are hoping to have all members qualified with a Rescue One Qualification by the end of the year. We will also train members in CPR, Basic Life Support and on how to use an AED. Training takes place every Wednesday @ 9-10pm in the NAC.
This is the official page of MU Archery, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Archery is one of the most inclusive sports MU has to offer and beyond that, globally as a sport. It doesn’t exclude anyone based on; gender, age, disability, gender orientation or race. In our club there are many examples of this. Our members include mature students, Erasmus students and students with varying levels of disability. The main aim of our club is to teach and encourage students in learning a new skill and to create lasting friendships within the college. The main activities of the club include weekly training and on special occasions we hold themed training sessions such as Halloween. The club also attends Intervarsity Varsity competitions and we have shown competitive results over the last few years, winning the beginner male recurve over the last two years and first mixed team at student nationals last year. So in essence the clubs main aim is to make friends and hopefully win some silverware in the process. Join Maynooth Archery!
MU Athletics is for Athlete's of all levels who are interested in anything at all from Cross-Country, to Sprinting, to Pole Vault, Javelin or anything at all track and field related. We are a relatively small club always looking for new members to express interest :) We generally train at Leixlip Amenities Running track on Mondays@7:30p.m. and Thursday's @8p.m...Taxi leaves campus 10 mins before training. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or PM us on Facebook: MU Athletics!!
Our crest is zeus' lightning rod because we've gotta power that no one else does!!! WASSssuppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to MU POWER Aussie Rules Football Club. We are one of the oldest AFL Clubs in the Country and have become one of MU's finest social butterflys. If you are like the other 99% of people in Maynooth and feel like asking.. "What even is Aussie Rules?", then your in the right place! We have only 1 member who had played Aussie Rules before coming to University here in Maynooth! We compete abroad in the Fitzpatrick Cup each year where we go up against Universities like University Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford, in a bid to take home the gold from our British counterparts! (We are known for having the sexiest gear in the college!) We play a few games each year against UCC, NUIG, UCD etc. where we stay overnight and 'bond'. We also beer a lot.. a lot.
Mu badminton club has something for everyone. All levels of players are catered for from beginner to elite. While maintaining a competitive atmosphere we also place emphasis on the social aspect of the sport with our many social nights and events throughout the year. At the same time the club competes in international student badminton tournaments which host a very high standard of play. We look forward to seeing you on our club nights, come along and try it out.
Maynooth University Basketball Club - Men's and Women's Varsity teams. - We train twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. - We also have a Women's and a Men's Fresher's team. -We compete in the NBCC Freshers tournament in November and the Inter-varsity competition every year on a competitive level. - Our club is a great way to make friends, have fun and get involved. -We have professional coaches who work to improve the skills of each individual player. - Scholarship opportunity: We offer scholarships for both our men's and woman's teams. Providing financial aid or point reduction. - Great opportunity to keep fit and get active. - Great extra-curricular experience.
MU Boxing Club is for anyone who is interested in competing or training for boxing. We go away to clubs to spar and train and will be entering competitions. Two years ago we had training on every Wednesday in the small sports hall. We entered the inter-varsities in March and had great success coming home with one gold and two silvers. This year we hope to enter more tournaments and win more medals with more boxers. Boxing is great for improving fitness, boosting confidence and meeting new people. We hope to train Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm in the small sports hall in the confident hands of Paddy Gallagher.
The Camogie Club in Maynooth University offers aspiring camogiers the opportunity to compete at the top level of colleges camogie at both intermediate and senior level. It provides the chance to play with and against some of the top and upcoming camogiers in not just the college but around Ireland. Some of our panel have both All Ireland club and county success behind them! Great strides have been made in the past few years to improve camogie within the college and we have emerge as a force to be reckoned with. The girls took home the Purcell shield in 2015 and were very unlucky not to be coming home with an all Ireland college title in 2016. The panel and extended panel will embark their 2017/2018 with only one goal in mind, taking home some silverware and making college history. An All Ireland medal wouldn't be too bad either now would it? Will 2018 be our year? Let’s hope so! Here at the camogie club we offer a great social dynamic with the chance to meet girls with a similar interest and a passion for camogie and having the craic. Camogie at Maynooth University isn't just a team. We pride ourselves as creating a family orientated environment. No one gets left behind, we all row in together and pull each other over the line when needed. We are always welcome to new members and people of all abilities and is often seen as a very open and friendly club with a great bond being struck between members both on and off the field! Take the opportunity with open arms and sign up today! Help us keep the #OurGameYourGame initiative going and help to make the difference
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Hi, we're the equestrian club and we deal with all things equestrian from racing and horse sports to just interacting with horses and learning about the Irish horse scene. We organize trips around the country to racing yards and equestrian facilities as well as organizing weekly lessons for our members, these lessons cater to all levels form absolute beginners who have never sat on a horse before to those who have competed all their lives, our club is made up of both. We attend two national competitions during the college year tet which is comprised of showjumping, running, shooting and swimming. There is also intervarsities where members can represent the university in dressage, show jumping or precaprili. So if you're interested in horses at any level and want to meet like minded people and make new friends then this is the club for you.
We here at Maynooth University Fencing (MUF) provide members with great opportunities to learn the art and sport of Olympic fencing! We welcome fencers of all levels to join our club, whether you're a beginner or a pro. We will provide you with everything you need. Be it equipment, training or support , we are commited to facilitating all your fencing needs, in a fun and friendly environment. MUF provides its members with great opportunities, such as traveling across the country, competing at the different Colleges and Universities and meeting other fencers from around the country. We also host many social events through-out the year, so all our members are guaranteed to have a great time! Looking forward to seeing you all at training :)
Handball is a fast paced, highly skilful, hugely entertaining, and fully inclusive sport. The fitness benefits of the game are vast. Speed, agility, endurance, flexibility, and bilateral coordination all come in to play in the sport that once you play for the first time, you wont ever want to stop. But what makes this game so great is that all you require to play is a ball and a wall…..it’s really that simple!
The golf club is made up of members of the Paddy Harrington golf scholarship programme and low handicap student golfers attending the University. The golf club represents the University at International collegiate tournaments as well as domestic Inter varsity events. All members are eligible to compete in the newly established GUI/ILGU Irish Students Golf Series provided they hold a handicap of 4 or below for men or 6 or below for women. Maynooth University Golf Team - Honours! European University Golf Championship: Silver - Men’s & Womens 2015 Bronze - Mens & Womens 2013 Bronze - Mens 2011 Gold – Mens 2009 All Ireland Club Cup’s & Shields: Senior Cup - All – Ireland Winners 2015 Barton Shield - All Ireland Winners 2012 Irish Intervarsity Championships: Matchplay - Winners 08’,10,’11’ MatchPlay - Runner-up 15’,14’,13’
Welcome to Maynooth Hockey Club!! Looking to get involved in a fun and sociable environment and meet new people? Maynooth Hockey is for you! We currently have a men's, women's and mixed team. Feel free to come along to our training and give hockey a try! Like our Facebook page 'MU HOCKEY' and come along to TRAINING 6-7pm North Kildare pitch Mondays and Tuesdays!! Taxi's to the pitch leave from the Library Roundabout
The Hurling Club in Maynooth University offers aspiring hurlers the opportunity to compete at the top level of colleges hurling at both Fresher and Senior level. It provides the chance to play with and against some of the top and upcoming hurlers in not just the college but around Ireland and provides a bridge between Schools and Minor hurling to the u21 and Senior platform. Great strides have been made in the past few years to improve hurling within the college and emerge as a force to be reckoned with, the break through coming in 2014 when the Senior hurlers won the Ryan Cup in what was to be a truly unforgettable weekend in Belfast. The decision was made to make the brave move up to Fitzgibbon Cup which has seen an influx of up and coming hurlers with great ambitions. With the recent and rapid improvements within the Hurling Club in Maynooth University the future is looking bright and who knows perhaps the Fitzgibbon cup could make its way back to Maynooth for the first time since the early 70's soon. The Hurling club offers a great social dynamic with the chance to meet lads with a similar interest and a passion for hurling and having the craic. We are always welcome to new members and people of all abilities and is often seen as a very open and friendly club with a great bond being struck between members both on and off the field!
Judo is a sport of unarmed combat derived from Ju-jitsu and intended to train the body and the mind. It is a modern martial art, which literally translates into "the gentle way". The main objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue and opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit (tap) with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes (punches, kicks, etc) are not allowed. We aim to offer a safe environment for all members to learn these skills under qualified instructors. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join!
We teach the art of American Kenpo Karate. A highly effective martial arts system which includes sparring, self-defense and forms. It doesn't matter how big or small you are, Kenpo is a tailored system. That means you will alter techniques to your height, weight and reach. For us it's all about having a great time! We want you to leave feeling much better after the class then when you came in. Kenpo is about building physical and psychological strength and resillence. We will have an intense 15 minute warm-up at the beginning of every class to ensure your body is ready for learning and growth. Then we dive deep into techniques, sparring and drills. We will explore and experience the system from all different angles to ensure depth of knowledge. "To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to believe!" - Ed Parker
This club is all about having fun whilst learning the art of kickboxing. There is also a big emphasis on practicle self defence. the club is already well established in Tallaght and Firhouse in Dublin and provides top class training from a World and European champion aswel as national Kickboxing champions. This class is non-contact but does have avenues for those who want to taste the leather. Those looking to join should expect to get fit, tone up, meet friends, learn a practicle skill and have the craic.
The Maynooth University Ladies Football team compete in Division One League and Division One O'Connor Cup Championship. There is currently two Senior ladies football teams and one fresher football team. The ladies first team train at 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays on the GAA pitch, North campus. The ladies second team training times are to be confirmed but will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This is the third year the Senior squad will compete in O'Connor Cup championship and previous to this won the Giles Cup in 2013. The weekly training and fixtures schedule is communicated via twitter and facebook each week.
Maynooth University Soccer aims to provide all student with the opportunity to get involved with the club. Whether playing at a serious level or for fun . Maynooth Soccer has two ladies squads who compete in the Women's Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland (WSCAI). Our Ladies Senior A squad compete in the WSCAI Premier North Division. Our Ladies B Squad compete in the WSCAI Division 2. We run one of the top soccer scholarship programmes in the country , so if you think you can compete at that level let us know. We run two recreational leagues through the academic year. Look out for our outdoor MU Soccer 7 a side Internal . If you are more the indoor type we run a 5 aside futsal league in the second semester. If you fancy being the next top coach you might want to get on our coaching course. We run two FAI coaching courses through the year. FAI Kick start 1 & FAI Kick start 2. If none of the above interests you ,then maybe you would like to help run the soccer club by being part of the the ladies soccer club committee. If you are Interested in any of the above contact Barry Prenderville (Maynooth University Soccer Development Officer) email@example.com or 0867954367
Maynooth University has a strong tradition of Gaelic Football since its origins. Currently Maynooth University has five men's teams, including Fresher A & B, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, who complete in respective intervarsity league and championship competitions each year. Our Senior team, who compete in Sigerson Cup, have also competed in the intercounty O'Bryne Cup consecutively from 2014. Our Freshers teams have also had great success in the recent past with our Fresher B Team winning two All-Ireland Championship titles in succession.
Maynooth University Soccer aims to provide all student with the opportunity to get involved with the club. Whether playing at a serious level or for fun . Maynooth Soccer has four men's squads who compete in the Colleges & Universities Football League (CUFL) . Men's Senior A who play in the CUFL Premier North . Men's B who play in the CUFL Division 1 North. Men's C who play in the in the CUFL Division 2 & finally the men's D Fresher's who compete in the CUFL Division 3. We run one of the top soccer scholarship programmes in the country , so if you think you can compete at that level let us know. We run two recreational leagues through the academic year. Look out for our outdoor MU Soccer 7 a side Internal . If you are more the indoor type we run a 5 aside futsal league in the second semester. If you fancy being the next top coach you might want to get on our coaching course. We run two FAI coaching courses through the year. FAI Kick start 1 & FAI Kick start 2. If none of the above interests you ,then maybe you would like to help run the soccer club by being part of the the committee. If you are Interested in any of the above contact Barry Prenderville (Maynooth University Soccer Development Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org or 0867954367
Welcome to Maynooth University Canoeing and Kayaking Club! We welcome all to join, whether you're a pro kayaker, a complete beginner, you have never seen a boat in your life or you're just a lover of the craic - there's something for everyone. We hold various events throughout the year such as weekly training sessions, canal sessions, river trips, night’s out and social events and of course our weekends away such as our Freshers trip, Inter-Varsities, the Surf trip and our international trip to Slovenia in the summer. Overall, we're about having a bit of fun and banter, seeing as we won banter league last year at Varsities, making new friends and learning some new skills. We're looking forward to yet another unforgettable year and hope you join us
Olympic Handball is a 7 a side indoor sport, consisting of 6 outfield and 1 goalkeeper. The ball is passed between team members before shooting towards the goal. This game is fast paced and disciplined, this is a controlled contact sport. This team generally consists of a group of friendly multi-national team members of all experience and skill. Training sessions combine fun with exercise while improving on your skills. This club has been widely involved with many other clubs and societies from sport swaps to movie nights to nights out. We are a club which like to be active across campus from welfare campaigns, campus-wide events, charity fundraising & so much more. In both 2016 and 2017, we were responsible for organizing a large portion of an inter-varsity tournament along with UCD, Sligo IT & Carlow IT. This was the first time in 4 years which an event of this kind was held in Olympic Handball. Due to our heavy involvement with this event we applied for Club event of the year in 2016 and went on to win. Rules of Olympic Handball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Ap8WsenXc
Rovers is Maynooth university's outdoor pursuits club. We love getting out and about, down and dirty, and generally having a good time while exploring new places & experiences So how does standing on top of a mountain and proclaiming your triumph to the whole world sound? Good, yeah? What about scrambling up a wall like some kind of elegant monkey? Or basking in the dusky glow of a burning campfire while stuffing your face with marshmallows? These are just some of the many things that Rovers do, and if you want to be part of the fun, then simply join our club when fairs day comes around!
The rowing club was re-established in 2015. New members of all levels are welcome to the club. Members new to rowing will be given training so experience is not necessary.
In the rugby club we are fortunate to field 4 teams. - Freshers - Men's Senior - Men's Social - Women's Training for Men is on the North Campus astro-turf pitch from 7-8 Training for the Women's team is on the South Campus pitch from 6-7 We also run social events through out the year as well as touch rugby tournaments . There is something for everyone
Training times for the year are Tuesday from 7-9pm & Thursday from 7:30-9:30 pm in the PE Hall and Saturday & Sunday, 12-4 pm, PE Hall. (Saturday and Sunday is subject to bookings & availability) All levels and beginners welcome. The system we teach is based in Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo, supplemented by European Boxing methodology to result in a broad-based and highly flexible approach to Martial Arts. All classes begin with a warm up which suits the needs of the session, followed by training in various aspects of Martial Arts including (but not limited to) blocking, striking, locking, throwing and control and restraint methods. We regularly travel to seminars and cross-training sessions (both at home and abroad) which usually feature instructors from a variety of other Martial Arts. This helps to further contribute to the flexibility and versatility that has become the trademark of MU Self-Defence students. The sign up fee to join us is €2. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!
We are the only club on campus with our very own exclusive premises. Situated in the basement of rye hall (enter through rye hall by the maths support centre or by the creche beside campus accommodation) we have three snooker tables two pool tables two darts boards and a table tennis table. At €1 per game of pool and €4 for an hour of snooker (the table tennis and darts boards are free to use as long as you bring your own equipment) our rates are the best in the country and we are a unique facility amongst Irish third level institutions. The club is open from 8am to 10pm so feel free to call down between those hours to have a game or even just to chill out between lectures. We run tournaments (points handicapped) on Tuesday evenings from seven o clock where members can qualify for our InterVarsity teams to represent the college in national competitions, over the last four years our members have enjoyed trips to Glasgow London Belfast Nenagh Navan and Dundalk to name but a few. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player all new members are welcomed and coaching can be provided if wanted
Welcome to Maynooth University Snowsports! Come join us for all your snowy needs! We welcome all to join, whether skier, boarder, beginner, absolute pro, a lover of snow or just lover of the craic - there's something for everyone. There are various events on throughout the year: sessions in Kilternan, night’s out and the biggest of all being our annual trip which is an experience that cannot be missed. Overall, we're about having an unreal time together and we're looking forward to yet another unforgettable year!
The Strength & Fitness society is a club for people interested in any type of physical activity. We promote health & well-being as well as helping our members to reach their maximum physical potential. The class involves everything from HIIT, circuits and some weight training. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StrengthFitnessMaynooth/
Hi Folks, If you love meeting new people and don't mind getting into the freezing Atlantic Irish sea, MU Surf Club is for you! Club activities mainly consist of going on trips usually during breaktimes/holidays around the Irish coastal villages and spending a couple of days either learning the beautiful sport of surfing for beginners or perfecting your surf technique for experienced surfers. When we're not surfing we enjoy what each coastal village has to offer, be it tourist attractions, fine cuisine and obviously at night we don't miss out on the music scene by either revelling in the local pub scene or hitting the nightclubs. We don't meet up every week, so if you're a busy person and can't commit to meetings every week that's no problem, however we occasionally organise events for club members throughout the year. So if you've never surfed and would love to have a go at it while meeting tonnes of new people or you already have a passion for it and just want to improve while meeting felllow surf lovers then MU Surf Club would love to have you on board!
We are a club based on the Korean martial art Taekwondo. Our main goal as a club is to promote fitness, well-being and fun through Taekwondo training. There will be elements of fitness training, self defence and of course sparring! Our training complements other martial arts for strength, conditioning and flexibility while our fighting is identical to that of light contact kickboxing. Last year our club hosted Maynooth's very first Taekwondo Fight Night which was a huge success. We also competed at the Irish Taekwondo Intervarsities and took home gold, silver and bronze medals. This year we hope to do the same. Our classes cater for beginners all the way up to some third degree black belts! So whether you are looking for something fun to do in order to get fit, or you have years of experience in a martial art (ITF or WTF) and are looking to continue it in University, the Taekwondo club is perfect for you!
We are Maynooth University's Trampoline Club! We compete throughout the year both here, across the Country, and Abroad! We welcome all levels, whether a complete beginner or Elite-Pro, so come on down, get some bouncing into ya, and #bleedgreensweatgold
Ultimate Frisbee is the competitive, fast-paced and fast-growing sport that nobody’s talking about. It’s also the most chilled-out, fun, and friendly hobby ever aired on a global stage. Ultimate caters for everyone and is as intense as you want it to be, but immense fun is to be had at every level, and as Club of the Year 2013-14, that’s a promise we can keep. In recent years Maynooth players have travelled to Italy, England, Canada, Amsterdam, Germany, France, and to every corner of Ireland, and this year we want to bring you with us. Even if you’ve never touched a Frisbee before, come to a training session (or one of our infamous parties) and we guarantee you’ll be addicted. Check out: http://www.irishultimate.com/ for more details ;)
Maynooth University Volleyball Club. Training Times: TBA We are a very social and fun sports club where everyone is welcome from people that have never touched a volleyball before or doesn't know what the sport is even about to people that play with superstars in their free time. Throughout the year we will be playing in the Students Sports League as usual. We are hoping to see another trophy won by our girls and who knows maybe the guys team will be able to do something to :D During the weekends we love meeting for fun sessions in the sports hall and do fundraising events in order to provide more for the club. You are more than welcome to join us at our stand on fairs day and ask for more information in person or juts write us a message on our email or facebook and we'll come back to you normally quite quick. On behalf of Maynooth University Volleyball club we wish you all an awesome and successful year here and most importantly to enjoy and have fun! See you on the court! Awards: 2006/07 : CUSAI League Champions (Women) 2007/08 : CUSAI League Runner-Ups (Men) and semi-finalists (women) 2009/10 : CUSAI League Champions (women), and Runner-Ups (men) 2010/11 : CUSAI League semi-finalists (women) 2013/2014 : SSI League Champions (women) 2015/2016: SSI League Champions (women)
We are a club in Maynooth University that watch wrestling events and help students to learn how to become a pro wrestler by arranging training sessions with professional wrestling schools in Ireland. These training sessions will be in an official wrestling school and the trainers will have plenty of experience in the art of professional wrestling. This is our second year as an official club in Maynooth and plan to continue to grow over the next year. If you are a fan of WWE or wrestling in general we are the club for you.