Sport

Billy the Kid: Trinity’s teenage rugby prodigy and Ireland international

The legacy of William McCombe, 50 years since his debut for Ireland

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In the run-up to Ireland’s Six Nations opener against France last year, French fly-half and teenage sensation, Matthieu Jalibert, was cited as a potential wunderkind. The then 19-year-old Jalibert was only the second teenager in championship history to start at

Life

The need for women in leadership: Julia Gillard speaks to the Phil

The former prime minister of Australia visited the Phil to speak about accessing education

The former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, addressed members of the Phil yesterday. Gillard, who is the first woman to hold the highest political office in Australia, commenced a short speech by informing the audience that today was significant

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Trinity overpower IT Blanchardstown

The home side’s physicality proved to be too much for their opponents in a dominant performance

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Trinity Women’s Soccer triumphed over IT Blanchardstown in a lopsided contest in College Park for their Round 2 match of the Intervarsities Kelly Cup. Right-forward Deirdre Byrne scored all of the home side’s goals, scoring

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Why the NFL is on the brink of civil war

Players refusing to stand during the national anthem has sparked controversy and protests amongst fans, players, and coaches

Weekends in the US are dedicated to American football. Friday nights see high school teams take to their local stadiums, holding the capacity to fit thousands of raucous fans. Saturdays see college teams play in front of crowds that rival …

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The case for a new debating society

In the wake of recent controversies in both the Phil and the Hist, should we consider forming a new debating society in Trinity?

The Phil and the Hist are the two largest and oldest student societies on campus. Their existence predates even the foundation of the Irish state. They are a part of Trinity’s rich history, providing a vital link to the past.