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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…

The Rise Of Soccer In The USA

It is well-known that football and the American people haven’t always been compatible with one another. From the popularity of traditional US sports, their calling the beautiful game “soccer” and American’s inability to effectively grasp the rules, most non-Americans find…

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…