STEM, self-efficacy, and sport

In the past, sport was traditionally seen as the domain of men. Even today, there is a gender discrepancy in participation and intensity: men are more likely to play sport, and more likely to devote significant energies to it. This difference is neither good nor natural. But in order to consider why it’s not the […]

Transfers and title challenges: League of Ireland preview

A few months ago I wrote a piece asking students looking for a cheap alternative to the Premier League to give Ireland’s domestic league a chance. The Premier Division of the League of Ireland season kicks-off on the 16th February and to prepare you for the new season I think it’s important to understand how […]

DUHAC take Indoors by storm

On Friday February 9, twenty two of DUHAC’s track and field athletes and plenty of spectators travelled to the track in Athlone IT to compete in the IUAA Intervarsity Indoor Track and Field Championships. By the end of the day five TCD records had been broken and seven medals had been won. As one of […]

MMA: a game of risks

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports on earth. It’s boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, karate, and more all mixed into one, which gives it a wide base of appeal. It also happens to be first-class entertainment, even for those of us whose usual punching target is the air directly above our heads. […]

Striking Out

Ian Garry is an amateur MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter with big plans. He’s young, confident beyond his experience and obsessed with fighting. At 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighing 81kgs, Garry drops 4kgs to fight at Welterweight (where the maximum weight is 77kg). 20 years old and chomping at the bit, he cannot […]

Pride in what you do

  LGBTQ+ representation and discrimination in sport, specifically soccer, is one of the hot-button issues in sport right now — something I touched on in my last article for this newspaper. In fact, writing that piece, and the research I did in the process, piqued my interest so much that I decided I wanted to […]

Strong rebounding sees DCU past Trinity

Strong offensive rebounding as well as commanding performance by DCU (Dublin City University) point-guard Tiffany Corselli saw off a generally defensively-sound Trinity side in the Sports Centre last night.   DCU came into the game as National Cup champions after beating Glanmire on Sunday.   While DCU edged Trinity in shooting percentage, it was their […]

Your guide to the Six Nations

With another Six Nations just around the corner, we take an in-depth look at this year’s competition, so you know what to look out for and who to pick for your Six Nations Fantasy Team. Here is our predicted power ranking for this years exciting contest.     1st Place: England A tighter call than […]

O’Neill debacle reflects poorly on FAI

Martin O’Neill’s appointment as manager of Ireland in 2013 was seen as a major coup for the national team. O’Neill was a Premier League manager with considerable pedigree, having enjoyed success at just about every club he had managed (Sunderland perhaps being the only exception). Speaking on RTÉ at the time, pundit Eamon Dunphy hailed […]

Jim Gavin: The modern day Micko?

RTE’s documentary on the legendary Mick O’Dwyer was an incredible insight into the mindset of the greatest GAA manager of all time. Micko is totally addicted to the game. A great scene comes at the beginning of the documentary: as Micko sits on a dingy boat off the coast of Kerry, he looks upon the […]

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