Climb that wall! Build That Wall! – and make the Provost pay for it

For all of Dublin’s housing problems, it has always accommodated my fear of heights. The highest peak I typically reach is the fifth floor of the Arts Block and, even then, the view isn’t exactly what one would call dizzying. I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth person, meaning I stay as close […]

Talking about fight club

  “Some people get punched in the face once and won’t come back, some people just get a feel for it. It’s perfectly normal not to want to get punched in the face”   “He’s a southpaw and I hadn’t copped it,” he says as he pushes his chair back from the table, the better […]

Credit where credit is due

The award of the Trinity Sports Scholarship took place in the Dining Hall last Thursday evening, recognising some of the hardest-working and most talented sportspeople the college has to offer. The 66 sports scholarship recipients, family members and coaches filled the dining hall in what was an excellent evening, with excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the […]

Blood, sweat and fears: the P word

Health and Wellbeing “We conducted a survey and we found that 55% of elite level athletes say that their menstrual cycle affects their training and performance,” explains Georgie Bruinvels, PhD student at St Mary’s and UCL. Bruinvels is currently researching iron metabolism in endurance athletes, particularly focusing on female health and the menstrual cycle. Her […]

Learning to manage my mental health

Health and Wellbeing   “It was only later that I realised all of these moments of insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and paranoia were panic attacks”   Statistics about mental health always seemed so abstract to me. The leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15 and 34 in Ireland is […]

The ride to success

     “It’s just a sport or a hobby, that’s the way I see it. Once it becomes your job it takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it, not race riding just going out riding every morning.”   To play sport at the top level, whether as a professional or as an amateur […]

DUSC triumph over the University of Lancaster for second year running

“This exciting victory marked the second consecutive win for the club in the annual matchup”   DU Swimming and Water Polo Club (DUSC) have regained the Challenge Cup, secured last year against the University of Lancaster.  The competition comprises of a men’s water polo game, women’s water polo game and a swimming gala for each. […]

Ruck the patriarchy

  “Once people watch us play, or talk to me about the game in more depth, they seem to respect us more, but you do have to try harder to convince people than you would for the men’s game.”   Rugby as a sport is ubiquitous at Trinity – partly due to the fact that […]

Sun, Sand and Serves

  Monte Carlo welcomed  the team with clear blue skies, supercars and designer storefronts. The surroundings buoyed the spirits of the team. University tennis teams from around Europe awaited them at the ‘Monte Carlo Country Club’   While most students spent the second week of October studying, finishing assignments and preparing for lectures, a small […]

The F Word

Health and Wellbeing “There is nothing more gorgeous than confidence” Just like the F word that may have come to mind when you first read this title, the F word that I am concerned with is also just about everywhere: fat. In light of body and soul week, I’m taking on the chub and baking […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan