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It Is Time For Greg Norman’s Proposal Of A World Tour To Be Revisited?

‘The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings’. These words have never been more pertinent than today, where organisational structures are constantly changing and methods of best-practise persistently adapting to improved technologies and global knowledge.  As…

Champions Cup Preview

With the start of the new European Champions Cup campaign just around the corner, we preview the hopes of the Irish provinces as well as some of the leading contenders.   Leinster Last season’s champions are the team to beat…

Nations League Offers Ireland Opportunity For Fresh Approach

There is no disputing that the last ten months or so have been a rather dispiriting and demoralising period for Irish soccer fans. Our World Cup qualification hopes were shattered mercilessly at the final hurdle by Denmark. Our manager agonised…

Ryder Cup Preview

The ‘Ryder Cup’ has evolved into one of the most revered and eagerly anticipated global sports events. The three-day event, beginning this year on 28 September, has become synonymous with unwavering passion, bitter rivalry and partisan atmosphere.  Amidst raucous crowds,…

In Praise of Stuart Lancaster

In these halcyon days of Leinster Rugby, it’s easy to forget the low ebb the province found itself at this time two years ago. A convincing defeat in the Pro 12 final to Connacht coupled with a discouraging fourth-place finish…

UCD AFC on a Winning Streak

UCD AFC secured the title of champions of the SSE Airtricity League First Division last Friday evening after a 1-1 draw with visiting team Finn Harps at the UCD Bowl. UCD was maintaining a five point lead at the top…

Los Angeles, Welcome to Zlatan

It was Spring in Los Angeles, and the scene was set for a historic evening in Major League Soccer. The inaugural ‘El Trafico’ clash, as world soccer’s newest derby has become known, was well underway at a sold-out Stub Hub…

Scarlets fire Warning to Leinster Ahead of European Semi Final

Finn Russell and Leigh Halfpenny missed two kicks apiece in the first half before Rhys Patchell shrugged off some weak tackling to open the scoring. Halfpenny was back on target in the second half, with Gareth Davies’ interception try stretching…

City’s Performance in Derby Suggests Fragility

Forget the league title for a moment. This was an object lesson in why Manchester City are going to struggle to keep Liverpool’s players off the scoresheet when the Champions League quarter‑final resumes on Tuesday. At the moment City require…

North Korea’s Most Powerful Weapon

When one thinks of North Korea, what springs to mind? The Korean War? Nuclear testing? The back and forth between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump? Bad haircuts? It could be any one of these unpleasant things. But football? The…

6 Nations Review: Ireland Take Europe By Storm

My predictions for this tournament were wrong. I predicted that England would win the championship. I also predicted that the Twickenham factor would work against Ireland and that f would have a mid-table finish. I got all that wrong. Moving…

UCD-Fitzcycles.ie Riders Take Podium Places in Boyne GP

The recent snow may have wreaked havoc on the start of the Irish cycling season but that didn’t stop UCD-Fitzcycles.ie riders from making their mark early in the 2018 road racing season. Due to the uncharacteristically heavy snow that brought…