The crossover of influencers to other entertainment varieties, in particular combat sports

The upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is a perfect example of influencers trying to make it in the world of professional sports

The highly anticipated upcoming bout between Jake Paul (YouTube star and social media personality) and Ben Askren (former Bellator and ONE Welterweight champion) sees the pair facing off in a boxing ring on the 17 April 2021. This fight is …

DU Fencing’s inter-varsity relay lasts the distance

Raising much needed funds for Jigsaw Youth Mental Health, the virtual event brought the fencing community together among universities

Due to COVID-19, the annual fencing intervarsities were cancelled – this didn’t stop DU Fencing though. Despite the less than fortunate circumstances, the club rose to the occasion and decided to make the most of the situation and raise €3,500 …

Giving volleyball a kick

With an impressive history dating back hundreds of years, sepak takraw is a test of dexterity, strength, and speed

Have you ever wanted to take volleyball to the next level? Incorporate a bit of footwork into the manoeuvres or even just kick the ball back over the net? Or, for those avid footballers, try juggling while dribbling with the …

Out of Left Field: DU Rifle Club

With a social scene to brag about, Club Captain Joseph McDonnell speaks to the club’s accessibility for all students

It’s no secret that shooting is not a very common sport in Ireland, yet Trinity is lucky to have its very own Rifle Club, known as DURC.The club fosters an environment of openness and inclusivity that gives students the opportunity …

Hope for the future of the World University games

A multi-sport event that resembles a university student version of the Olympics is still set to take place despite the global pandemic

Following the announcement by the organising committee of the Tokyo Olympic games asking people not to cheer during the torch bearing ceremony which is scheduled for the end of March, many people turned to look at upcoming sports events. With …

Sara McFadden is rallying on

Sara McFadden is Ireland’s first visually-impaired navigator for tarmac rallying and speaks of her experiences in the sport

When a doctor told Sara McFadden at 12 years of age that she would never be able to drive, it was a crushing blow to her dreams. Growing up with an intense passion for rally car racing, Sara had aspired …

The best running apps on the market

A beginner’s perspective on the best running apps to help you out with taking up the sport during the pandemic

Running is something I took up at the beginning of the first lockdown and it’s almost become a meditative practice for me in the past year. No matter what happens, running calms me down and clears my mind. I started …

All to play for in the Six Nations

Red cards, questionable tries; it’s all to play for in the Six Nations this year

Following on from Wales’ controversial 40-24 home triumph over England and Italy’s extension of their 30 match losing streak by losing to Ireland last weekend, a look back over the Guinness Six Nations tournament shows a competition that is defying …