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School’s Rugby: The Game In It’s Purest Form?

I am someone who did not actually get the opportunity to partake in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup as a player. Despite this, I still firmly believe that school’s rugby is the purest form of the game as we know…

Return of the Roar: The Tale of Tiger’s Remarkable Renaissance

If 2018 taught us anything, it is that Tiger Woods moves the needle like no other in golf, period. Yet amid the corybantic afterglow of his electrifying comeback year, it is easy to forget the low ebb the 14-time major…

Irish Football In A Much Better Place Ahead of Euro 2020 Qualifiers

2018 can be described as nothing short of a disastrous year for Irish football. Irish supporters were subjected to twelve months of torture, as the Martin O’Neill era plummeted from one new low to another. First, there was the catastrophic,…

Does The IRFU View The Grand Slam As More Important Than The World Cup?

As it stands there is a huge deal of optimism among Irish fans for World Cup 2019. However, the horrors of World Cups past must dwell somewhere in the back of the mind. As a nation, we have an undeniably…

Sports Spotlight: UCD Hurling Club

In my three years in UCD, the Hurling club has experienced constant growth and improvement. It seems each semester that goes by, another cohort of undergraduates or master’s students are enticed by the prospect of becoming immersed in, what some…

What To Expect From The 2019 Six Nations

The ‘Six Nations Championship’ is a sporting event steeped in rich history and tradition. Moulded from the original ‘Home Nations Championship’ dating back to 1883, the ‘Six Nations’ has developed into one of the most viewed and eagerly anticipated competitions…

Why Padraig Harrington Should be the Next Ryder Cup Captain

A wise-old mantra holds that, within elite sport, if one is not improving, they are going backwards. Standing still and rigidly holding on to what has brought past glory is never enough. Rather, a willingness to continuously evolve and expand…

Centurion Kirk Shimmins set to shine at Hockey World Cup

It would be difficult to argue with the supposition that hockey in Ireland has never had it so good. After the ladies’ phenomenal achievement in reaching the World Cup final during the summer, the men’s Hockey World Cup tips off…

Road to Tokyo 2020: Ireland’s Prospects

Since Ireland started competing in the Olympic Games in 1924, we have been heavily reliant on boxing as our source of podium placings. The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) have placed great emphasis over the last decade in broadening our…

Sports Spotlight: Tennis Club

The season has started smoothly for UCD Tennis with the new committee finding their feet amidst the baptism of fire that is balancing college and a club or society. Despite the graduation of a number of elite senior players in…

Sports Spotlight: Windsurfing Club

They say college is full of challenges: the workload; the social life; the 9ams. These are a mere pittance compared to what is thrown at innocent freshers as they baby-step their way through their first few weeks at UCD: the…

Mixed Martial Arts Has An Image Problem

Mixed Martial Arts cannot seem to get over its image problem. The sport whose popularity has exploded in recent years still cannot seem to get past the simple fact that many still view it as barbaric and overly aggressive. The…