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The 2024 Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson medal presentation ceremony which took place last night (Monday 15 April) honoured the outstanding achievements of the dedicated athletes. Following their remarkable victory on February 14 at Austin Stack Park Tralee, the team proudly received the Sigerson Cup and their medals at Ulster University Belfast, marking a historic moment for the University in the club’s 50th anniversary year.

Against all odds, the Ulster University GAA team defeated 34-time champions and favourites UCD with a six-point victory in the final, showcasing their extraordinary talent, resilience and winning the University’s first Sigerson Cup since 2008, taking the club’s Sigerson victory tally to six since the club first entered the competition in 1985.

On Monday evening, Ulster University welcomed back the players including Vice Captain Ronan McCaffery, Manager Barry Dillon, GAA representatives from across the Ulster counties, club sponsors, family and friends to reflect on the team’s achievements after months of rigorous training, determination and teamwork while balancing their own studies, county and club commitments.

Ulster University Provost Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan said:

“This unique ceremony honoured our athletes’ outstanding talent and unrelenting dedication, which have not only brought home the cup to Ulster University but also to their individual counties. Last night was a chance to honour their diligence and commitment to the game and the University and we were delighted to present the players with their medals.  On behalf of the University, we send all our well wishes to player Charlie Brown who was unable to be with us and thank his family members for coming along as we celebrated this remarkable achievement in the 50th anniversary season of the GAA at Ulster University.”