The 2015 Intervarsity Championships took place at Queens University in Belfast from 20-22 March 2015. There were 17 teams altogether which represented 15 Universities/Colleges.
The opening day saw the teams compete against each other using the round robin format. With the top two teams from each group going through to play a quarter final and the bottom placed teams competing in a plate competition.
The quarter finals saw the top seeds UU flex their muscles against NUIG with a comfortable 8-0 victory. In a local Dublin derby, UCD got the better of their arch rivals DCU to set up a clash with the top seeds in the semi-final. In the bottom half of the draw, the hosts Queens University overcame their visitors Trinity College with a 5-2 score line. University of Limerick won the battle of Munster by beating University of Cork, to take the last semi-final place.
University of Ulster, led by top Irish players, Ciaran and Sinead Chambers, ran out winner against UCD with a 5-2 score line in the first semi. QUB battled to a 5-3 victory over University of Limerick to setup a clash with in-form team UU.
UU proved their pre-tournament hype by overcoming Queens 5-1 but not without a fight. Two fantastic three set battles went the way of University of Ulster and this proved to be the decisive blow to see them crowned 2015 Intervarsity Cup Champions.
After three hard fought rounds in the plate competition, it was Sligo IT and Royal College of Surgeons who booked their places in the final. Sligo had top Irish player Jonathan Dolan in their ranks, despite this it was Royal College Surgeons came away with a 6-2 victory.
Huge thanks must go out to the Queens University for hosting, a very enjoyable weekend for all. The court officials group must also be thanked for giving up their time to ensure a very smooth finals days for all involved.