“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 […]

Great but not the greatest

As I sit down to write this article, I have just indulged in a handy 90 minutes of procrastination by watching Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side demolish Everton at Goodison Park. Of all of the City performances I’ve watched this season, this one was by far the most impressive – 3-0 up at half time, […]

Foley Out!

Fans were left enraged this evening after Trinity News suffered ignominy in the annual UT vs TN 5-aside match, the final score reading 12-5 in favour of the Student Union newspaper.   TN’s tactical plan to park the bus was ruined earlier this week when Conor McGregor broke said bus. The glorious independent newspaper thus […]

The franchised few, or the disenfranchised masses?

American sports are a bit of an oddity. All four of the biggest sports, American football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey are all played professionally in franchise leagues. Each team or franchise is located in a specific city and that team is the only team in a city in most cases, with the exception of […]

Trinity defeat Louth to kick-start season

Trinity American Football team got their season back on track with a comprehensive 35-6 victory over Louth on Sunday evening.   An early special teams mistake by Louth left Trinity’s offense in the Maverick’s red zone, but some dropped passes meant Trinity had to settle for a field goal; Jordan Mulvaney putting TCD up 3. […]

Not the reluctant winners but the “gratefully oppressed”

“Denmark.” When it was announced that the Danes would be our opponents in the World Cup play-offs, most of us had already booked our tickets to Russia. This was a team in a similar situation to us: similar population size, a few, but not many, well-known players, and a team that haven’t played at the […]

Four reasons to get into Formula 1 this year

Formula 1 can perhaps best be described as something of an afterthought when it comes to the Irish sporting landscape. Indeed, it has been 15 years since an Irish driver appeared on the grid, with Ralph Firman lasting just a single season racing for Eddie Jordan’s eponymous team.   Jordan himself is the last Irishmen […]

Misogyny in rugby should be sent to the sin-bin

“A gentleman’s game;” the unofficial motto of the sport of rugby union, a game traditionally associated with the upper classes, often perceived as being dominated by white Protestant men. The sport champions the ideas of sportsmanship, fair play and, above all, respect.   On the pitch, players are taught to be respectful towards their teammates, […]

Trinity lose thriller to Princeton in College Park

Trinity women’s rugby team lost a frantic and very entertaining exhibition match to the visiting Princeton University at a floodlit College Park last night.   The match, which was played in four 15 minute periods, was decided by the blistering pace of the Princeton backline which allowed them to attack from any field position. Fly-half Jess […]

Risk assessment

The annual GAA congress passed a motion to ban betting companies from sponsoring any teams will be discussed. GAA may not be the biggest benefactor financially of advertising and sponsorship from betting companies, but its players are certainly among the highest who suffer from gambling addictions. This may not be seen as a huge loss […]

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