2012 World University Championships

Claire Lambe (UCD) Sliver Medalist in the Ladies lightweight Sculls at the World University Rowing Championships held in Kazan, Russia 7 - 9 September 2012


Results of 2012 World University Championships:

Ireland's Men's Golf Team of Ian O'Rourke, Gary Hurley, Ryan McKinstry and Chris Selfridge receive their bronze prize at the 2012 World University Golf Championships held in the Czech Republic 2 - 7 July.

Schedule of 2012 World University Championships:

Please click here to view the full schedule 2012 FISU World University Championships.

See below details of Championships Irish student athletes will be competing in (in order of competition start date).

Start Date
End Date
No. of Irish Students
29 June
30 June
Czech Republic
2 July
7 July
Cape Town
2 July
7 July
2 July
6 July
Cordoba, Spain
4 July
7 July
12 July
15 July
22 Aug
26 Aug
Match Racing
3 Sept
8 Sept
Kazan, Russia
7 Sept
9 Sept


Athletes Ratified For Participation at 2012 World University Championships:

(List to be updated as Athletes are ratified by CUSAI’s International Committee).

  • Archery: Darren Wallace (NUIG) and John Smith (DIT).
  • Equestrian: Alexandra Donohoe (DCU),  Brian Morrison (UCC), James Brennan (UCD) and Katie Nolan (DCU).
  • Golf: Lucy Simpson (QUB) , Sarah Helly (Wayland Baptist University, Texas), Tara Gibben (University of Central Lancaster), Chris Selfridge (University of Toledo), Ian O’Rourke (UCC), Gary Hurley (NUIM), Ryan McKinstry (QUB).
  • Karate: Sorcha McCorry (DCU), Brian Meehan (TCD) and Joshua Caswell (DIT).
  • Match Racing: Ryan Scott (Skipper), Shane Diviney, Peter Mannion (all DCU) and Conor Murphy (UCD).
  • Netball: Caroline O’Hanlon , Emma Doherty, Fionnuala Toner, Laura Mason, Máire Toner, Oonagh McCullough (Capt), Sinead Redmond and Sinead Smye (all QUB), Frances Campbell and Gemma Gibney (both UU), Catherine McLean (Institute of Chartered Accountants), Michelle Drayne (Loughborough).
  • Orienteering: Rosalind Hussey (TCD) and Ruairi Short (TCD).
  • Rowing: Alexandra Greene, Emma Kerrigan, Hannah Lavery, Claire McIlwain (all QUB), Claire Lambe (UCD), Niall Kenny (UCC), Thomas Lynam (Yale), Eddie Mullarkey, Sean O’Connor (both NUIG) and Shane O’Driscoll (CIT).
  • Triathlon: Russell White (University of Stirling)

Ratification Process

Athletes who wish to be considered to participate in a World University Championship event must first be nominated for the event by their sport’s national governing body.

Once nominated eligible athletes must submit to CUSAI the following:

CUSAI is the sole sanctioning body responsible for identifying, selecting and organising Irish athletes to participate at the 2012 World University Championships (WUCs). All athlete nomination forms received by CUSAI will be reviewed by the CUSAI International Committee who will compare the athlete’s competition history and achievements against the agreed selection criteria.  Only on the ratification of the athlete’s nomination with his/her participation at the relevant FISU World University Championship be confirmed.


Selection Criteria and Other Information:

Please click on the links below to view the selection criteria and other important information to be met by athletes who wish to compete at the relevant World University Championship (criteria to be upload as approved by the CUSAI International Committee).


Team Managers:

The following have been appointed by CUSAI as Team Manager to the Irish Delegation that will compete in the World University Championships in their respective sport.

  • Archery – Martin Cunningham (nominated by the Irish Amateur Archery Association)
  • Equestrian – Kevin Veale (nominated by WIT)
  • Golf – Barry Fennelly (nominated by NUIM)
  • Karate – Derek Desmond (nominated by ONAKAI)
  • Match Racing – Michael Edmonds (nominated by Match Racing Ireland)
  • Netball – Head Coach Elaine Rice and Assistant Coach Bronagh McAfee (both nominated by Netball Northern Ireland)
  • Orienteering – Kieran Rocks (nominated by the Irish Orienteering Association)
  • Rowing – Ed Green (nominated by UCC)
  • Triathlon – Stephen Delaney (nominated by Triathlon Ireland)