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.

2018/2019 Sporting Achivements




IUAA Indoor Intervaristy Championships 2019

  • Gold in Ladies 60m
  • Gold in Ladies 60m Hurdles
  • Silver in Men's 60m
  • Gold in Men's 4 x 200m Relay
  • Gold in Men's High Jump
  • Gold in Men's Combined Events
  • Silver in Men's Pole Vault

IUAA Outdoor Intervarsity Championships 4th/5th April 2019

  • Gold in Men's 200m
  • Gold in Ladies 400m
  • Silver in Men's 4 x 100m
  • Silver in Men's Combined Events
  • Silver in Men's 100m Hurdles
  • Bronze in Men's 800m


  • ISSA League Individual Recruve 3rd Place
  • ISSA League Compound Team 3rd Place


  • Sixth Placed Finish at Student Sport Ireland (SSI) 3rd Level Badminton League Finals


  • Men's National League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-Finalist
  • Men's Basketball Ireland National Cup Semi-Finalist
  • NBCC Women's Division 1 League Semi-Finalists
  • Women's Basketball Ireland Super League Shield Finalists
  • Retained Women's Super League Status for 2019/2020 Season
  • Men's National League 1st Team All Star - Johnny McCarthy


  • IATBA Lightweight National Boxing Title - 60kg


  • Purcell Shield Winners 2019


  • Fitzgibbon Cup Quarter Finalists 2019


  • Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Karting Team Championships 2nd Place 2019

Men's Gaelic Football

  • Sigerson Quarter Finalists 2019


  • National University Championship Under 52kg Individual Category Winner


  • UPC Irish Intervarsity 8 Ball Pool Championship Winners 2019

Rugby (Men's)

  • IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Brendan Johnston Cup Winners 2019
  • IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Division 1 League Winners 2018
  • Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Fresher U20 O'Boyle Shield Winners
  • IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Tier 2 Semi Finalist 2019
  • IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Division 2 Third Place 2018

Soccer (Men’s)

  • Men's Rustlers CUFL Premier Division Winners 2019
  • Men's CUFL Futsal Champions 2019

Soccer (Women’s)

  • Women's WWSCAI Intervarsity Kelly Cup 3rd Place Play Off Winners
  • Women's CUFL Premier Division League Finalists