Ultimate, often called ultimate frisbee, is a relatively new sport. Started in the late 1960's, it has grown in popularity, now with millions of practitioners worldwide. In Ireland the sport is still growing, with under-17,under-23 male national teams,as well as full male and female national teams.
Most major universities in Ireland are involved in the sport with many fielding 2 or more teams.Here at Galway we have enjoyed much success, always finishing in the top half of varsities tables and finishing 3rd in 2009 and 4th in 2010 as well as winning the plate at the Siege of Limerick tournament in 2008, 2009 and 2014. If you're interested come along to training and see what you think of it.
Check out this video of the tournament we held here in Galway in 2011:
Remember Ultimate is a unisex sport so everyone is welcome and if you have any queries don't be afraid to drop us an e-mail. Alternatively, you can contact us on facebook (link below), which is probably the fastest and easiest way to get in touch. Here is a link to a wikipedia article on Ultimate, it may help clear up any misgivings you have about the sport: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_(sport) And here's a link to the The Irish Flying Disc Association website: http://www.irishultimate.com/
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Catapulted from obscurity in 2005
Plate winners at the 2008, 2009 and 2014 Siege of Limerick tournament.
6th place at the 2008 Ultimate intervarsities. 3rd place at the 2009 Ultimate intervarsities. 4th place at the 2010 Ultimate intervarsities. 5th Place at the 2011 Indoor Ultimate Intervarsities.
2nd at Maynooth Open 2011
Winners of Trinity Beginners Tournament 2011 & 2013 (men's) and Runners-up of same tournament in the womens division 2014, winners 2015
Plate winners of womens Nationals and overall winners of Womens Developmentals 2015
5/6 November 2011 - DCU hosted this season's Indoor Open Intervarsities, it was a good weekend for the Panteras with NUIG 1 finishing 5th and NUIG 2 finishing 11th beating their seeding by 4 places.
7/8 April 2012 - UCC hosted this year's IFDA Open Intervarsities. It was agreat weekend for a developing NUIG team emerging victorious in the plate division.