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Trinity Sport Vacancies

Trinity College Dublin Sport invites applications for two internship roles; Sport and Physical Activity Intern and Strength and Conditioning Intern. The range and diversity of sporting opportunities available to Trinity students is a key part of campus life and represents an integral part of the student experience in college. The intern will help to increase […]

The 7s Ladies take home 7th at the World University Championships in Marseille

Team Ireland travelled to Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, to compete at the FISU World University Rugby 7s Championships 2024 from June 8th-10th. This was the first time Ireland was represented at the FISU Rugby 7s championships, with the players finding the opportunity beneficial, enjoyable and an important part of their rugby pathway. The team was drawn in […]

7th for the Sailors at the FISU World University Championships 2024

A crew of 6 sailors from University College Cork, under skipper Mícheál Ó’ Súilleabháin, took to the waters in Desenzano del Garda in Italy from June 6th-10th to compete at the FISU World University Sailing Championships 2024. Mícheál’s teammates included Michael Carroll, Jack O’Sullivan, Lellie Collins, Mia Murphy and Sally O’Flynn and the team was […]

Student Sport Ireland National Student Awards 2023-24

Student Sport Ireland congratulates the 8 award-winners of this year’s SSI National Student Awards. Mark Smyth, of Dublin City University Athletics Club and Raheny Shamrock AC, was awarded Sportsperson of the Year 2023-24. Mark is completing his master’s degree in Emerging Media, while smashing records in the 200m. He is the current National Outdoor 200m […]

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Student Sport Ireland (SSI) is the representative body for higher education sport on the island of Ireland. We have 30 affiliated HEIs representing over 240,000 full time students and over 800 HEI sports clubs.

SSI is recognised by both Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland and is affiliated to the Federation of Irish Sport, the European University Sports Association (EUSA), and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Our vision is to lead and influence the potential of student sport in Ireland and our mission is to grow quality student sport competition, enhance wellbeing, and lead the sector.

Registering your team for our competitions is very straight forward. Simply go to the SSI Competitions web page above, select your sport, download and complete the entry form for signing by your Sports Office. Once signed submit via the email address provided.

For the 2023/2024 academic year we’ll be coordinating league and cup competitions across 8 sports with over 130 student teams and 1,800 students participating.

Via the Competitions Calendar above. All competitions are listed in chronological order.

If your competition is not listed it is probably because the details have yet to be finalised or have yet to be logged by the host HEI with SSI. In this event email us at competitions@studentsport.ie and we’ll try and assist you as best we can.

While general queries can be submitted to SSI (via info@studentsport.ie) performance students hoping to compete at a FISU WUC are encouraged to first contact their sport’s NGB Performance Director.

In 2024 FISU (the International University Sports Federation) will organise over 20 WUCs listed here. As FISU’s national university sports federation Student Sport Ireland registers all Irish student athletes for the WUCs. We expect that Irish performance student athletes will compete in 5 or more FISU WUCS in 2024. For the latest information click here (FISU Competitions page).

Contact your Sports Office to ask how you can be nominated to represent your HEI on the SSI Student Commission.

The commission is a network of student sports leaders from across SSI’s 23 affiliated HEI and is an opportunity for the student body (via their student representative) to input and influence SSI and its work. The network also offers the student sports leaders the opportunity to meet and get to know, learn from, and share information with their peers from across the island.

The Commission is chaired by SSI Vice President, the student representative elected annually to SSI Board. The Commission Chair is currently supported in the role by the SSI Aspire Graduate.

Yes, afraid so. The deadline for applications for the 2023/2024 academic year was the 7th August; the successful applicants were announced in September. Check out the WSCA section above.

Now in its third year the Women’s Student Coaching Academy (WSCA) is a collaborative programme between Student Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland, HEIs and national governing bodies of sport.

The aim of the programme is to build a female student coach support system to enable the student to develop and reach their coaching potential, to increase the number and visibility of female coaches in student sport, and create female role models to inspire and encourage other female students to become a coach.