Medical Students Edge Their Way to Victory During Soccer Match to Mark Tercentenary

Posted on: 05 May 2011

As part of the School of Medicine’s tercentenary celebrations professors and students of the School of Medicine battled it out in College Park recently when they played a soccer match that was arranged to mark the occasion.  An enthusiastic crowd of supporters and fine weather ensured a great atmosphere on the day which saw the student side beat the professors in an action-packed game.

Speaking after the event Ronan Sharkey, captain of the student team said: “It was a fantastic day with a great match played in the spirit of the game, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Captain of the professors’ team, Head of the School of Medicine and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs, Dermot Kelleher said: “It was a game of two halves.  The professors are all sick as parrots after the defeat.  We will want to make this into an annual event so that we have the opportunity to defeat the students next year. It was a great social occasion and very well refereed by Professor John Reynolds.”