Out of left field: DU Croquet Club

The renaissance of hoops and hammers

What are the first things that come to mind when you think of croquet? Top hats and tails? Monocles and mallets? Cult classic film and musical Heathers? These are understandable first reactions and in all honesty, when I sat down

DUFC season cut short as IRFU end all domestic rugby

The decision was made to protect player health and welfare as the coronavirus pandemic grows

Dublin University Football Club (DUFC) will not get a chance to finish out their campaign in the All-Ireland League (AIL) Division 1. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have made the decision to cancel all domestic rugby competitionse immediately, as …

The challenges of facing the weight on the bar

An exploration of the concept of ‘functional body image’ in relation to powerlifting, social media and eating disorders

The steady, ground-shaking thud of weights was the most marked feature of the Trinity Barbell’s session in the Ancillary Hall. With music blaring, 100kg of iron would plummet through the air onto the padded floor, causing a mini earthquake. Most …

The art of taking a punch

Declan Garvey illustrates the beauty and brutality of boxing

How does one walk into the arena, prepared to be punched? How do you reconcile the idea that your hobby not only involves, but necessitates being hit, hurt, bruised and battered? Dublin University Boxing Club (DUBC) captain Declan Garvey insists

DU Boxing exhibition matches held in honour of Gemma McGee

The Exam Hall hosted a night of friendly fighting in order to raise funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Tuesday night saw a fitting memorial take place for the late former DU Boxing Club captain, Gemma McGee in the form of a charity fight night. The Exam Hall threw out its traditional layout in favour of a boxing ring,