Protein and energy supplements – effective or gimmick?

Various workout supplements advertised regularly by the fitness community are becoming increasingly popular among those who want to gain muscle mass or lose weight.

Due to the curious case of Covid-19, people are bound to their homes or the five kilometres of their local area. Staying healthy in these times is extremely important, and there is an ever-increasing number of tools made readily available …


Sport Scholars announced for upcoming year

An event held virtually November 12 will celebrate the 34 recipients of this year’s Trinity Sport scholarships

Trinity has announced its new Sports Scholarship students for this year, with 34 students to hold a scholarship in 2020/21.

Among the scholars for the upcoming year are sports players who have received scholarships in previous years, as well as …


Out of Left Field: Wind and Wake

Interviews with Trinity Wind and Wake committee members reveal a sports club that is passionate to maintain the vibrant community it has created

In times as uncertain as these, especially with the looming Level 5 restrictions for the next few weeks, it’s important to take part in safe activities outside. Trinity Wind and Wake is the perfect sports club to join and get …


Out of Left Field: DU Orienteers

Committee members Becca Payling, Christian Schweizer, and Adam Harmon assure that the DU Orienteers will remain active despite uncertainties due to the spread of coronavirus

Especially in the given circumstances as Dublin faces Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions, it is hard for many Trinity sports clubs to be active. Committee members for the 2020/21 year Becca Payling, Christian Schweizer, and Adam Harmon are clear that the …


Student-run sports podcast digs out stories

The DugOut features many guest speakers talking about sports in a relaxed manner, as well as a series on women in sport

Trinity is a vibrant and diverse place, home to all kinds of creatives and creators. But there are some who go above and beyond. The DugOut podcast is a sports show run entirely by Trinity students. Releasing new episodes every …


Ireland battles it out in a draw with Wales

With five players being unavailable due to a confirmed Covid case, three new faces appeared in the starting lineup

Ireland – 0
Wales – 0

After disappointment earlier in the week, Ireland was set to face Wales in the Nations League at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. It was a particularly dramatic morning on October 11 for Irish football, …


The challenge of protecting players in professional sport

Leagues across the world are handling the current global pandemic in creative ways. More extreme approaches seem to be more effective in protecting staff and players

It is no surprise that coronavirus has rocked sports leagues all over the world. With sport initially being put on hold and many seasons cancelled, organisations have had to adapt to the evolving situation. With no precedent to turn to, …


Out of Left Field: DU Equestrian Club

Club Presidents Zoe Coakley and Robbie Kearns, as well as Captain Ciara Gilroy, discuss their pitches to incoming freshers and their love of the sport.

There aren’t many kids who’ve grown up with access to horses and the ability to ride, especially if you’re from the city. But that doesn’t have to mean the opportunity to try something new isn’t out there. The DU Equestrian …


Five Trinity sports teams given exemption from restrictions prohibiting matches

Individual training can still take place for other clubs as well as in groups of up to 15 as long as no contact is made

Five of Trinity’s high level sports teams have been granted government exemption from level 3 restrictions and can train and compete with appropriate guidelines in place. Trinity Women’s Basketball, Men’s 1st Rugby team, Women’s 1st and Men’s 1st Hockey teams,


The Last Dance is the sport fix we all needed

Following Michael Jordan’s journey for his sixth championship with the Bulls, the new docuseries satisfies sport cravings amid the lack of live events.

Although there have not been many winners in the fight against the coronavirus, Michael Jordan treated it like the LaBradford Smith of infectious diseases: just another obstacle to motivate athletes around the world. The Last Dance was going to be …