Clubs and Societies at DBS
DBS Sports Clubs
At DBS we believe happy, healthy students do better in their studies, that’s why we strive to provide a wide range of quality sporting activities to suit everybody’s tastes. Sport in DBS has enjoyed a history of great successes in a variety of sports, from soccer to basketball, cricket to sailing, students involved in DBS sports have regularly enjoyed taking home medals and trophies and this year has been no exception!
Sports in DBS depends on dedicated student participation, if there is enough interest in a sport, whether it’s a competing team or just for some fun and exercise we will provide equipment and training facilities to ensure students get the most enjoyment out of participating. This year the sports available for students to participate in are:
- Men’s Rugby
- Men's Basketball
- Women’s Basketball
- Badminton (Mixed)
- Men’s Soccer
- Women’s Soccer
- Equestrian Club
- Tennis Club
- Table Tennis
- Chess Club
- Swim Club
- Cycling Club
- 5-a-side football club
Don’t see your favourite sport? Why not contact Adam Crowther in the Student Services department to organise setting up a sports team?
Sports Club News & Recent Achievements:
A relative newcomer to College Rugby, DBS has already enjoyed tremendous success in a very short period of time. Having already celebrated the thrill of securing league promotion, rugby in DBS is rapidly going from strength to strength. Benefiting from a sporting alliance with Monkstown Rugby Club under the team name DBS Monkstown, we have full access to dedicated rugby facilities in Sandymount, and over 129 years of rugby tradition, experience and coaching know how. Competing in the CUSAI League, DBS Monkstown currently fields a Senior Men’s team suitable for all levels of skill and experience. Full details of our training schedule and how to find our grounds can be found here.
If full contact rugby is not your preference, DBS students can also take part in Sandymount Touch Rugby, also held in Monkstown Rugby Club in Sandymount. Touch Rugby is a mixed sport and is suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes with beginners training provided and a strong emphasis on enjoying the social side of the sport.
An additional and significant commitment to support the success of DBS Monkstown rugby, is the announcement that a DBS Rugby Scholarship Programme is also currently available. For general enquiries about playing rugby in DBS, or for more details on our rugby scholarship programme please contact Sports and Societies Development Officer Adam Crowther, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DBS Cricket Squad Have been very successful over the last couple of years, All Ireland champions in 2011 after their sensational victory over University of Ulster, the cricket team continued to prosper in 2012 and were joint champions of the annual Inter-Varsity Cricket Tournament host by DCU last February. On route to the final, the team defeated the University of Ulster, RCSI, DCU and TCD. The DBS team were the only team to go through all their league games without defeat and subsequently received 5 nominations for player of the tournament. The cricket team hold regular training during the academic year so if you’re interested in joining get in touch during your Fresher’s week or contact Rob O’Neill to find out more about the team. Good luck to the DBS cricket team in 2013!
DBS has a great history of excellent Soccer teams and this year has been no exception. The team enjoyed its most successful season last year when they went all the way to the Final of the CFAI cup which was hosted by Sligo IT. The team endured a slow start to the season this year by failing to qualify for the latter stages of the league competition and being knocked out at the group stage. The team of new recruits have shown great early promise though and will hope to kick on again in the cup in Semester 2! If you want to be part of the soccer team please get in touch during your Refresher’s week. Recreational soccer also takes place on a weekly basis and information on this is available by contacting the soccer committee at email@example.com.
Basketball has certainly been one of the University’s most successful sports in recent years. The team maintained the longest unbeaten record in the Irish College Basketball League from 2009, claiming the Inter-Varsity Championship (B) and Division 3 and 2 titles. The team currently competes in Division 1 and aspires to maintain their reputation as one of Ireland’s best University basketball teams.
The team yet again achieved well deserved silverware in 2012 after a season of hard work under the instruction of Irish coach, Dave Baker. DBS were unbeaten throughout their league campaign and victory in the league is a massive achievement and has established DBS as a college dedicated to basketball. We would like to wish the team all the very best of luck and let’s hope they can add to their trophy collection this year.
The DBS Ladies basketball team had like their counterparts had a very good season in 2011. Victories over Crumlin College, Senior College Dun Laoghaire, and Griffith College saw the team climb to the top of their league. The ladies team suffered just one defeat in the league, which unfortunately saw them narrowly miss out in a spot at the finals. Here’s hoping that next year the ladies team continue their great development and go all the way this year!
The DBS golf team has for a consecutive year been crowned all-Ireland Champions by defeating NUI Maynooth in the final at the Athlone Golf Club in 2012. Golf has proven to be one of the University’s most popular sports clubs with golf enthusiasts participating in regular outings to some of Ireland’s finest golf courses. The DBS team compete in the Irish College Golf League and continue to establish its strong golfing reputation in Dublin Business School. Playing out of the beautiful Powerscourt Golf club, representing the DBS golf team is a real treat for any golf enthusiast.
The 2011/12 season proved to be another successful year for the Badminton Team when they reached the CUSAI League Final once again, this time hosted by UCC. Unfortunately the team were defeated by a very strong IT Tallaght team and could not maintain the Badminton League title they previously won in 2010/11. The Badminton Club hold regular sessions throughout the academic year and everyone is welcome to join.
Don’t see your favourite Sport and want to start a club? We have a dedicated Sports and Societies Development Officer, Adam Crowther, who will support you in whatever you need.
A key area of the Sports and Societies Development Officers job is to focus on facilitating new and existing student societies. Societies are groups of students that have a common interest. Examples of popular societies in previous years within DBS are the Surf Society, Psychology Society, the Film Society, Drama Society and the Poker Society.
Joining a society is a great way of meeting new people with similar interests, and making friends that quite often last longer than your time in University. Successful society events over the last year include the Surf Societies Annual Surf Trip, open to anybody who wants to go, and last year the Psychology Society fundraised and secured funding for their trip to Vienna to see Sigmund Freud’s house.
Societies change every year, with old ones getting replaced by new ones. It’s very easy to set up a society, for guidance regarding setting up a society talk to Rob O’Neill in the Students Services department. It is generally accepted that if more than 30 people are interested in the Society the college will recognise it as an official DBS Society. Societies are usually set up at the start of the year in September/October before the sign-up day occurs during Freshers week, however some Societies start slightly later than that as new students realise they have common interests with others.
A list of Societies available to students in 2015 are:
- The Dance Society
- Language Society
- Martial Arts & Self Defence Society
- Radio DBS
- Literary Society
- Yoga Society
- Coffee Club Society
- Psychology Society
- The LGBT Society
- Simon Community Volunteer Society
- The Poker Society
- Drama Society
- Photography Society
- The Malaysian Students Society
- NFL Society
- Banter Society
- American Football Club
- Charity Society
- Chinese Culture and Business Society
- DBS Alumni and Entrepreneur
- Fifa Society
- Reading Society
DBS Societies Highlights 2011/12:
The film society last year organised a number of enjoyable events for all students interested. Arguably the most notable event of the year was the trip to the Berlin International Film Festival. The society organised a ‘Fright Fest’ competition which saw society members record a short film on a topic of their choice. The response was tremendous from the society members and the winners received some great prizes for their efforts.
Other highlights of the year were the society’s regular screenings in Bia Bar with complimentary popcorn, themed table quiz’s, frequent cinema trips with discounts for DBS students and regular nights out for all society members. The committee members are already making plans for next year, so students should get ready for another blockbuster year.
Radio DBS is Dublin’s latest and greatest podcast based college radio programme. Recorded in the heart of the city, Radio DBS aims to inform and entertain Dublin Business School students. The Radio DBS committee records weekly podcasts which are available to all students from the DBS website. Simply go to the student services webpage and click on the Radio DBS logo to listen to the most recent podcast. With regular competitions and plenty of craic Radio DBS is certainly one of Dublin Business School’s most popular and entertaining societies. Your very own Radio DBS was this year chosen to host the annual Rag Ball which proved tremendously successful.
The Surf Society
This year’s Surf society organised a number of unforgettable trips, perhaps most memorable was the trip to Dunfanaghy, in County Donegal. Over 50 students travelled to the northern county for a trip they surely wouldn’t forget. The waves were big and the weather was ideal, making perfect surfing conditions. For those who did not fancy surfing, there was plenty of craic to be found in the local bars and nightclubs. Every student received a complementary hoody on the trip as a memory of the trip. The surf society continues to grow in popularity and has now established itself as a must for all DBS students. If you would like to get involved in this fun packed society then don’t forget to get sign up at the start of term. Congratulations to the Surf Society committee for organising yet another year of fantastic events.
The DBS Drama Society is open to all students and not just those who have a passion for acting. The Drama society organises weekly drama workshops based on programmes such as ‘Mock the Week’. DBS Drama has organised several memorable nights out this year. The popular ‘Ice Blast’ saw student bands and the DBS dance crew perform to a large audience. This was truly ‘one event, two venues, one amazing night’. Another highlight of the year was the ‘Hen and Stag Party’ in one of Dublin’s top nightclubs followed by a mock wedding between two unsuspecting students in the college the following day.
How to get involved?
Because college life is so much more than exams, coursework and lectures, DBS offers students the chance to get involved in a variety of Sports Clubs and Societies. Each year the annual Sign-Up Day takes place during Fresher’s and Re-Freshers Week, providing students with the opportunity to meet the coaches and student committees that manage the daily affairs of the Clubs and Societies. This is your opportunity to sign up and become a member of whatever interests you. Each of the Clubs and Societies at DBS is managed by student committees, which will typically consist of a Chairperson, Secretary, Public Relation Officer and Treasurer. Some Sports Clubs may have a coach in addition to their student committee. Research has shown that students who are actively involved in the management of a Sports Club or Society are more likely to gain employment upon completion of their studies – make sure you don’t miss out. If you would like further information please email Clubs and Societies Officer firstname.lastname@example.org.