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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…

New Look But Continued Focus on Talent Development for UCD Fitzcycles.ie in 2018

As the start of the 2018 road season approaches, the UCD Cycling FitzCycles.ie team are gearing up with a new look and some new faces for 2018. After many years in the Irish peloton UCD’s distinctive white and blue team…

€64 Million Government Funding for Horse Racing Ireland Keeps it in the Money

Sports Writer Aoife Brady looks at government funding for the horse racing industry. As 2017 drew to a close, there were no signs of the government’s political fondness for horse racing being reined in. The October budget for 2018 revealed…

The Short Term Fix

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success.” Small wages aside, Ernest Shackleton’s iconic job posting seeking recruits for his arctic expedition…

How Roger Federer Reinvented His Game

Following his 97th ATP World Tour title in Rotterdam, Roger Federer returned to the top of tennis’ rankings after a gap of nearly 5 years. This historic achievement was the culmination of years of hard work and a willingness on…

Round Three Shows Ireland Can Navigate Their Way to Six Nations Grand Slam Glory

Although Warren Gatland’s 100th international as Wales Coach was not a happy one, suffering a 37-27 defeat by Ireland, his longitude means that his advice on winning Tests can be useful. On that note, when overseeing the Lions series draw…

Leicester City Play Hardball With Riyad Mahrez

Leicester have ben protective of their player, or have tried to be, since selling Kante to Chelsea. Riyad Mahrez will only be allowed to leave Leicester City for a club outside the Premier League this summer if he reiterates his desire…

Punishing Tennis Schedule Damaging the Game at Top-Level

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour is facing somewhat of a crisis. For over a decade it has rejoiced in the exploits of the so-called ‘golden generation’ (comprising of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka, Roger Federer and…

UCD Volleyball Focus

Congratulations to the UCD Women’s Volleyball team who gave a strong showing at the UK Intervarsity’s in Norwich last week. The side, who qualified for the competition by virtue of being Irish champions, finished 5th in the competition overall. Their…

O’Connor Strike Seals Collingwood Cup Triumph

UCD AFC avenged their 2016 cup final heartbreak last Wednesday night as they lifted the prestigious Collingwood Cup for the 47th time, becoming the most successful team in the history of the competition in the process. Following on from a…

AIB SuperLeague Update

While the small matter of the Collingwood Cup had been sewn up in Belfast. Closer to home, the real business of the AIB Superleague continued, with each of the 58 teams pressing on in their efforts to keep up with…

Wales Seek to Become the First Side to Beat Jones’ Men at Home

Two minds and a few dozen bodies will collide at Twickenham on Saturday when Warren Gatland aims to inflict a first home defeat on Eddie Jones. A fixture that at the start of the month looked a probable home win…