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Sports and the Law: In a League of Their Own

It has been over 20 years since a relatively unknown Belgian footballer faced the toughest opponent of his professional career and succeeded in changing the world of modern football forever. Jean Marc Bosman’s plea to the European Court of Justice…

Britain-Bound UCD Volleyball Serve Up Another Inter-Varsity Win

Last November saw a strong and confident UCD women’s team travel to The Mardyke arena in UCC last November to compete in the most anticipated Irish  Inter-Varsity Volleyball competition of the year, hoping to end 2017 on a high. The…

Opinion: Shane Lowry Would Be Better Served On The European Tour

  Shane Lowry’s worrying decline over the last two seasons has culminated in him making a major decision to relocate to the USA for the first half of 2018.  Lowry has experienced a sharp downturn in his form that has…

6 Nations Preview

Last year, I tipped Ireland to win on  the basis of England’s injuries at the time and the performances of the provinces at that stage last season. This year, the tone of the Irish mainstream media is similar: Leinster have…

UCD Boxing Wins Big at Junior Intervarsity Championship

Somehow December is upon us and semester one has come to a grinding halt. For some this is a time of reflection on the (un)productivity of the last 12 weeks, a time to stress over impending exams, or a time…

Ireland Face Aviva Cup Final Tie After Goalless Draw

‘Easy to read, difficult to beat’. The Denmark manager, Age Hareide, took no satisfaction from the fact that his pre-match assessment of this Republic of Ireland team turned out to be prophetic. Martin O’Neill, meanwhile, is happy that Ireland’s World…

UCD Sports Club RoundUp

UCD Volleyball A long since well-established club in UCD Sporting Circles, UCD Volleyball Club has kept a typically busy schedule thus far, as they look to build on the success of the last academic year. The men’s student team have…

2017 – The Year of UCD Fencing

2017 is a year that will go down in sporting history for a number of reasons. It is a year that has spelled the end of the careers of legends such as Usain Bolt and Andrea Pirlo, and the beginning…

Andrea Pirlo – A Midfield Master

Andrea Pirlo loved to pull pranks on Gennaro Gattuso. The two midfielders played together for more than a decade with Milan and Italy, winning everything from Serie A to the World Cup and Champions League. They became fast friends, but…

UCD Karate Win Big at Kanazawa Cup Championship

It has been an incredible weekend of competition for UCD Karate, on Saturday the 11th five members of UCD Karate represented the University at the Kanazawa Cup Championship in Tallaght, an open national level competition. The team succeeded in taking…

Reporting From the East

After being admitted to a year-long exchange programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, College Tribune Sports Editor Chris Foley saw Hong Kong’s domestic football league as the perfect opportunity to immerse himself in local life. After taking on…

UCD Sports Star of the Week – Seamus Lyons

With the recent progression of Amateur stalwarts such as Michael Conlon and Katie Taylor into the professional ranks, as well as some novice fighter named Conor McGregor, boxing is very much a sport dominating Irish media in recent times. With…