The annual celebration of Trinity College Dublin sporting achievements took place this week when a thanksgiving service for sport was held in the College Chapel followed by Sporting Commons during which Trinity sportsmen and women were awarded with the University Colours.
The Trinity Pink, designed to correspond to the Light Blue of Cambridge and the Dark Blue of Oxford, is awarded on individual sporting merit which is generally assessed in terms of outstanding club performance, representative selection or external achievement. This year Pinks were presented to individuals from numerous sports clubs within College including Badminton, Climbing, Football (Rugby) and Ladies Rowing. A number of sports clubs were also recognised on the night for excelling at their sport and winning Intervarsities in their respective sport and these included Ladies Gaelic Football, Mens Gaelic Football, Handball, Lawn Tennis, and Orienteers.
Hugo MacNeill and Cyril Smyth with the Pink awardees.
Trinity graduate Pat Gilroy was also honoured on the night in recognition of his long and successful career and involvement with the GAA. Pat was involved with the GAA from a young age with his club St Vincents, from where he went on to win Dublin, Leinster and All Ireland club senior football championships.
The 2012 recipients of the University Pinks included Aisling Miller (PhD Dental Microbiology) for Rifle; Kirsty Kelly (JS Natural Science-Microbiology) for Badminton; Peter Linney (SS Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering) for Climbing; Dominic Gallagher (JS TSM English Literature & Philosophy) for Football (Rugby); and Caoimhe Proud Murphy (MSc Finance); Rachael Nazarin (Law Graduate); Sarah Dolan (SS Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering); Caitlin Condon (SS Philosophy, Political Science, Economics & Sociology) for Ladies Rowing.
More information on Trinity College Dublin's sports clubs can be found online.