The by now annual Robocode Ireland competition for first year undergraduate students will be joined this year by the XNA Ireland challenge in 2008.

The XNA Ireland Challenge will honor the 30th anniversary of SPACE INVADERS and Taito Corporation have granted permission to run this celebratory event.

Both competitions are being run by Philip Bourke at Tipp Institute in Thurles and Lenovo are sponsoring the Robocode event. Last year a team from DIT won the Robocode competition.

The event will take place on thursday March the 13th 2008 and will be preceded by a “Traditional Music Night” and social event.

For more information on the events see and

Please spread the word about this competition and if you have questions or queries contact Phil Bourke through the respective websites.

For competition posters see