Sport and study: a winning combination

  What is it about sport and study that, when correctly mixed together, serve for a winning combination? A huge amount of focus, organisation and dedication are required to balance sport and academics effectively. With around 50 sporting clubs in Trinity, it is no wonder that many students are combining the two. These students are excelling […]

World Cup 2018: Semi-final previews

World Cup 2018 has entered its final week, and it has certainly saved the best for last. After a tantalising set of quarter-finals, both semi-finals look set to be enthralling contests between worthy challengers. In this tournament so far, uncertainty has been l’ordre du jour, with predictions often defied and favourites left shocked and embarrassed. There […]

World Cup 2018: Quarter-final previews

With the business end of the tournament fast approaching, it is only fair to accept that while there have been some truly wonderful moments at this World Cup, the patience of many fans has been tested by a few drab fixtures (France v Denmark, anyone?). However, one can finally reap the rewards of enduring some […]

Boat Clubs prepare for thrilling end to season

While most of Trinity’s sports clubs are either on their summer holidays or beginning pre-season preparations, the college’s rowing clubs have no time to enjoy the heatwave with a busy few weeks ahead. Both DUBC and Dublin University Ladies’ Boat Club (DULBC) are gearing up for a hectic month, with the men’s senior crew competing […]

Wimbledon 2018: the ones to watch

  The past week has seen the British public laze around in a blazing hot summer sun, with temperatures of over 30 degrees across the U.K. Most will have spent their weekends outside and far from the television, but the coming few weeks are sure to glue us all, once again, to our screens. The summer […]

World Cup 2018: the winners and losers so far

The World Cup is only at the halfway point, and already there are many talking points.  As the tournament transitions from the mostly dull group stages to the ruthless knockout rounds, now is a perfect time to discuss the main topics of Russia 2018. With contributions from Dublin University Association Football Club’s (DUAFC) Devin Connolly, […]

World Cup 2018: All quiet on the eastern front

In the weeks immediately preceding the beginning of any World Cup, after the groups are drawn, match tickets acquired, flights booked, squads finalised, jerseys bought and stadiums primed; attention is diverted temporarily, and inevitably all eyes are fixed firmly in the direction of the hosts. This is even more true with regards to World Cup […]

Group previews: plenty of drama on offer in early stages

  Group A: Uruguay Ease Through, But Hosts Could Struggle Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay A Uruguay side packed with quality playing throughout Europe’s major leagues and attack spearheaded by none other than Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is surely the favourites to top Group A, but they will still be challenged by Egypt, who […]

World Cup 2018: all roads lead to Russia

  13 July 2014. Germany have just beaten Argentina in the World Cup final, with Mario Goetze’s goal delighting the 75,000 fans at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. What follows are scenes of glorious triumph and bitter heartache from the winners and losers respectively, and when Bastian Schweinsteiger hoisted that famous trophy over his […]

“I am not a role model…”

In the early 90s Charles Barkley, a basketball hall-of-famer and overall very outspoken player, appeared in a commercial for Nike in which he defiantly proclaimed: “I am not a role model, just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” I love this quote; it’s a massive simplification of the subject […]


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