Gonzaga continues to progress in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
Strong performances in Dublin Leagues and the All-Ireland Championships, ensures that the numbers playing the sport in the College, continue to increase. Boys interested in playing frisbee should speak to Mr Earley.
UK U20s National Championships 03.03.2020
Over the weekend a Gonzaga Ultimate Frisbee team competed in the UK U-20s National Indoor Championships in Wolverhampton. Having visited before in 2016 (3rd) and 2018 (2nd) the team was looking to break their seeding and become the first Irish team to win the event. Day one went perfectly to plan with a dominant display in pool play and two more wins in upper pool seeding, including a 10-9 defeat of the reigning champions, meaning Gonzaga went into the quarter-finals as top seeds. Sunday morning saw a straightforward quarter-final win followed by a nervy and difficult 10-8 win in the semi-finals. The final was a repeat of Saturday's 4th game vs Flux 1, a team of players from Cheshire who had won the event last year. Unfortunately they started very strongly and despite the team's best efforts victory belonged to the opposition. Well done to the players involved for all their hard work and commitment of the past few months. Maybe next year will be the year...
Ultimate Frisbee News 14.03.19
Many congratulations to the Senior Ultimate Frisbee team who retained their All Ireland Schools Championship title after a 6-5 victory in a tough final against St Fintan's yesterday .
Dublin Youth Ultimate Frisbee League finals 22.03.18
Four teams from Gonzaga took part in this event in Loughlinstown. Our Juniors won their division and the Seniors came second, losing their final by a single point. Great day out for all involved.
All-Ireland Schools Indoors Championships 23.02.18
Three Gonzaga teams played in the All-Ireland Schools indoors Championships in the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown on Friday 23rd February.
Our Junior team put in their best performance of the day to win their final 7-4 against Colaiste Choilm Ultimate and bring home the gold for the first time. For a team made up mainly of 1st years and missing all our 3rd years this was a huge result.
In a hotly contested and physical final the Seniors beat their old city rivals St Fintan's 1. The score ended 8-4 meaning we retain the trophy we won in 2016 (no championship last year).
And, not to be left out, the Gonzaga 2 team took home the Spirit of the Game award in the senior division.
Well done to all the students at to Mr Earley; it was a great day full of hard work and effort.
Latest Frisbee News 10.10.17
Between 5 – 11 August, Ireland sent two men’s teams (U20s and U17s) to the European Youth Ultimate Championships in Veenendaal, Netherlands. The U20s became the most successful Irish Junior team ever, taking silver medals in the final against Italy. And the U17 squad finished 8th in their division, beating their original seeding.
Gonzaga Boys past and present who were involved in the winning U20 squad including the coaches
Back row: Jack Coolican (2019), Joost Peeters (2018), Philip Mulvey (2016), Stephen Cabrera (2016), Callum McCarthy (2018), James O'Donovan (2016), Paul MacDonogh (2016) Ronan Callahan (2019), David Ferguson (coach)
Front row: Conor O'Doherty (2016), Michael White (2016), David Doody (2018) Conor Casey (coach)
Missing: Louis Stewart (2018)
Last weekend Gonzaga sent two teams to the All-Ireland Men's Indoors Ultimate Frisbee Championships in UL, Limerick. The two teams were made up of students from 3rd-6th year as well as some alumni coaches including David Ferguson, Cormac Bourke, Ferdia Rogers and Conor Casey. They competed against adult club teams and despite losing a couple of tight games, learned a huge amount and managed to finish a very impressive 12th and 15th out of 24 teams. Next up is the Dublin League Finals Day and then the Schools All-Irelands in April.