ST University of the Year
The Sunday Times have for a number of years designated an Irish ‘University of the Year’, and (since 2011) an ‘IT of the year’.
Note that while this is announced at the same time as the League Table, it is a distinct award – the ‘University of the Year’ does not necessarily top the League (indeed, it usually doesn’t).
UCD (runner-up: NUIG)
IT of the year Limerick IT (runner-up: Dundalk IT)
UCC (runner-up: NUIM)
IT of the year Dublin IT (runner-up: Letterkenny IT)
DCU (runner-up Trinity)
NUIG (runner-up UCD)
The methodology involved is a little obscure.