Bowling over the Creases

DU Ladies Cricket Club provide a roadmap to social media and on-campus success

“By dragging their friends down to Ancillary Hall and College Park, the new committee made Trinity women’s cricket something fun and approachable.”

The Cricket Club is one of the oldest sports clubs on campus, and an iconic part of Trinity’s

A Captain’s Run

Dáire O’Driscoll talks to Róisín Harbison, Captain of Wind and Wake and Honorary Secretary of the DUCAC Captains Committee

Confidence is like obscenity: hard to define, but you know it when you see it. One thing that isn’t difficult to pin down is where this confidence arises from. Sport has played a big part in the life of Róisín

Play like a girl: Ladies GAA

Continuing his series on women in Trinity’s sporting world, Joel Coussins talks to three of the stars of Trinity’s Ladies Gaelic Football team: Deirdre Kennedy, a 3rd year MSIS student, Petra McCafferty and Michelle Peel, Senior Sophister Physiotherapy and

Aikido for All  

DU Aikido Club is celebrating 40 years since one of its founders, Sensei Sean MacRuairi, began teaching aikido outside the university club he helped set up. We got the chance to catch up with Sensei MacRuairi and ask about what aikido means, how it fits into the world today and how it all began

Aikido is relatively obscure even now, despite the fact that Charmed character Prue and The Walking Dead‘s Morgan are known practitioners of the martial art (in fictional universes), as is the film star Steven Seagal. Aikido clubs are usually

Credit where credit is due

The Trinity Sports Scholarship Awards, took place in the Dining Hall on Thursday 19th January, an evening of recognition for Trinity’s best sportsmen and women


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

Blood, sweat and fears: the P word

Research into female athletes’ health raises awareness and questions concerning the often unacknowledged and ‘taboo’ topic in women’s sport – the menstrual cycle

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

Learning to manage my mental health

Dáire O’Driscoll opens up about his struggle with anxiety

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

The ride to success

Archie McCauley, amateur jockey and 4th year Trinity student, lands his first race win in supreme fashion to the disbelief of the jockey himself


 “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

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