The eagerly awaited annual clash of the students against the staff was played during Active Week to a huge expectant audience. The staff raced into an early lead thanks to some inspirational shooting by a dark horse, Karen, some claim she was employed with this game in mind. The second quarter saw a similar pattern when another newcomer Patrick launched a ball from the near the sideline and grabbed an incredible three pointer. By now the crowd was growing more beligerent but the students managed to stem the tide with a strong third quarter leaving the match evenly poised heading into the final minutes. The pressure saw more fouls creeping into the game and some of the staff were fortunate not to receive their marching orders. As the clock slowly ticked towards the final buzzer the students were only a basket adrift but a final brace by Ciara left no doubt as to who the masters were. The final score was 10:14, a repeat of the victory three years ago on the 1000th anniversary of Brian Boru's famous battle.