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UCD Formula Student have Silverstone in their Sights

UCD Formula Student is a student driven team building an electric Formula-1 style car to compete in the Formula Student Electric Competition, at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in the UK. Ahead of their second year competing in the Formula Sae…

UCD Sports Update: January 2020

UCD Tennis The close of January marks the start of a busy stretch for UCD tennis. On the Men’s side, UCD will field two teams in the Dublin Winter League. Our first team finds themselves in a tough group in…

UCD Bears Off to Running Start

As much as some things change, some things simply stay the same. Such is the case when it comes to Tuesday nights in Belfield. Even in the lean and unforgiving winter months, when one might be forgiven for thinking there…

Sarries Face Uphill Battle for Redemption

Saracens are undoubtedly one of the best rugby teams in Europe, with three Champions Cup titles in the last four seasons. They possess some of the world’s best players in their respective positions, with the likes of Mako and Billy…

A Dream Too Big? Scottish Rugby’s Meandering Efforts Towards Innovation

Scotland – probably best summed up by the lyrics of one of our generation’s great poets. Like a plastic bag that has been drifting through the wind, Scotland lament how this World Cup is the one that got away. Hot…

Big Year Beckons for UCD Tennis

Coming off the back of such a successful year, expectations are high for UCD tennis this year. Last time out, the club achieved intervarsity glory for the ladies’ team, who, along with the men’s seconds, were also successful in their…

Same Team, New Problems What’s Going on at Tottenham Hotspur?

Since the start of the new Premier League campaign, one team has appeared to be struggling significantly more than its counterparts; Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs entered the new season coming off a Champions League final, and a summer transfer window that…

Life Post-Schmidt

After Ireland’s extremely disappointing defeat at the hands of the All Blacks, it is now time to move on and look forward to a new era of Irish rugby. The manner of Schmidt’s departure was saddening and not the fairy-tale…

When Esports Turn Political: Why are members of US Congress talking about Hearthstone?

On the 18th of October, five members of the US Congress people penned a letter to Activision-Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick denouncing Blizzard’s suspension of Hearthstone professional Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung. The letter was co-signed by both Republican and Democrat Congress…

In Defence of the Referee

No matter what the sport, the referee has arguably the most challenging role and yet somehow receives the least recognition. Of course, each sport can vary but there is an immense amount of pressure enlisted upon the officials in today’s…

Sports Psychology: Fact or Fiction?

We live in an age of instant messaging, instant answers; instant everything. Even the average run of the mill young professional’s phone will usually include the Headspace app. Even the most ordinary of us often finds the need to use…