Kabaddi: a most extreme form of tag

The sport is ingrained in the cultural fabric of the Indian subcontinent

It is quarter past nine on a dull Sunday night in March. After a 4-course feast of football, rugby, Formula 1 and whatever else in between, there is officially nothing to watch. You flick through the standard off-peak programming that …


Is the GAA doing more harm than good?

With the new Level 5 restrictions, the GAA does not appear to be adamantly protecting players and families against Covid-19

“There’s a lot forgotten about in this pandemic that these lads have actually contracted something.” These were the words of Fermanagh manager Ryan McMenamin, speaking to RTE ahead of the Ernesiders’ Allianz League Division 2 clash against Clare. With Northern …


Sports journalism won’t go away without a fight

Amid the lack of sporting events, Ger Gilroy from Off the Ball speaks on his determination to bring stories to fans all over Ireland

When the pandemic properly took hold across the world in mid-March, the sports industry was just one of the many sectors in society that would suffer widespread disruption. The worldwide lockdown devastated the sports calendar, with countless events either postponed …

Student Living

Living the easy breezy lockdown life

Cameron Hill takes us through a productive day-in-the-life during lockdown where every second counts

I am sure most will agree that this unprecedented period of confinement to one’s room has been an absolute godsend. Granted, when College closed its doors and the country and the world gradually shut down, I was concerned that my


The death of the half-time team talk

Modern coaches have abandoned aggressive team talks, with some ditching their rousing remarks altogether

Anyone who has ever seen Any Given Sunday will agree that the standout moment in that film is Al Pacino’s final team talk. Here, Pacino’s character, Tony D’Amato, opens his heart to his players and urges them to come together