Competitive Sport

The Institute of Technology Carlow provides a wide range of competitive sports clubs. The investment in these resources as well as our acquisition of some of the best coaches in Ireland has ensured we are fast becoming the institute of choice for emerging talents. Our main competitive sports include GAA, Camogie, Rugby, Soccer and Basketball in both male and female categories.

The culture at the Institute of Technology Carlow is very much student centred and our Sports Department provide every student with the opportunity to reach their full potential by getting involved in student life. With up to 40 active clubs, there is a huge diversity of activity among the many sports clubs. As well as the opportunities for friendship and social interaction there is the added bonus of increased physical activity and exercise in all clubs and the very special camaraderie, atmosphere and enjoyment which is part and parcel of Institute's Sports Club programme.

List of Competitive Clubs »

2019/2020 Sporting Achivements




IUAA Indoor Intervaristy Championships 2020

  • Gold Medal- Men’s 16kg WfD - (Thomas Bouchair)
  • Gold Medal- Men’s 60m Hurdles - (Shane Aston)
  • Silver Medal- Women’s 60m - (Molly Scott)
  • Bronze Medal- Men’s 1500m - (John Fitzsimmons)
  • Bronze Medal- Men’s 4x200m Relay - (Shane Aston, David Murphy, Adam Murphy, Leon Chinaka)

IUAA Outdoor Intervarsity Championships 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)


  • ISAAA League Intermediate Recurve –Male, 3rd place. Kieran Keogh
  • ISAAA League Intermediate Recurve –Male, top 10 placing. Liam O’Brien


  • Student Sport Ireland League Semi Finalists
  • Student Sport Ireland/Badminton Ireland Open Singles Shield Winner – Ciara Worrell


NBCC College Team
  • NBCC Mens Division 1 League 5th Place Finish
  • NBCC Women Division 1 League 5th Place Finish
  • NBCC Mens and Womens Intervarsity's (Cancelled due to COVID 19)
Women's Super League Club
  • Women’s Super League 9th Place Finish
  • Kaitlyn Slagus Super League First Team All Star
Men's National League Club
  • Men’s National League 3rd Place Finish
  • Men’s National League Division 1 Presidents Cup Runners Up.
  • Duane Harper Third Team All Star


IABA Colleges Intervarsity Championship
  • Female Junior Novice 85kg- Gold Medal, Taryn Tanton
  • Junior Novice 69kg- Silver Medal, Isamel Ada
  • Senior 85kg- Silver Medal, Conleth Kennedy
  • Senior 91kg- Silver Medal, Marcin Lis


  • CCAO Womens Division 2 League Winners 2019/2020.
  • CCAO Purcell Cup Quarter Finalists


  • IT Carlow 4 Team Indoor Cricket Tournament Winners 2019


  • Higher Education GAA Mens Division 1 Semi-Finalist 2019/2020.
  • Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Runner Up 2019/2020.

Men's Gaelic Football

  • Higher Education GAA Mens Division 1 League Group Stages 2019
  • Higher Education GAA Mens Sigerson Cup finalists 2019/2020

Women's Gaelic Football

  • LGFA Division 2 Semi-finalists
  • LGFA Giles Cup Football Championship group stages


  • Student Sport Ireland Karting Championship 3rd place


  • Powerlifting Intervarsity Championship (Cancelled due to Covid 19)


  • Student Sport Ireland Division 1 Pool League Winners 2019/2020
  • UPC Irish Intervarsity 8 Ball Pool Championship Winners 2019/2020
  • UPC Perpetual Cup Winners 2019/2020 (B Team)
  • UPC Men’s Singles Champion - Adam Maher
  • UPC Men’s Singles Shield Champion – Frank Tigue

Rugby (Men's)

  • IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Division 1 League Winners 2019
  • Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Fresher U20 O’Boyle Cup Winners
  • SSI/IRFU Brendan Johnston Cup finalists (postponed due to COVID-19)
  • Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Tier 2 Cup Semi finalists

Rugby (Women's)

  • Student Sport Ireland Womens League Division 1 League 3rd Place
  • Student Sport Ireland Womens Tier 1 Cup Group Stages

Soccer (Men’s)

  • CFAI Perpetual Cup Winners (8TH TITLE IN 10 SEASONS)
  • CUFL Premier Division Semi-Finalists
  • CFAI Eustace Shield Runners Up (C Team)

Soccer (Women’s)

  • CUFL Premier Division Semi-finalists
  • WSCAI Intervarsity's (Cancelled due to COVID-19)


  • Student Sport Ireland Womens Tier 1 Cup - Semi Finalists
  • Student Sport Ireland Womens Division 1 League – Group Stage Finish
  • Student Sport Ireland Mens Division 1 Volleyball League Semi Finalists
National League Club
  • Men’s National Volleyball League Premier Division - 5th place finish