DCU prove too strong for Trinity at College Park

DULFC fail to capitalise on good attacking positions as DCU pull away in the second half to record a comprehensive 27-7 victory.

A patchy performance with occasional displays of brilliance was the undoing of DULFC in a blistering contest in College Park. A fine, clear Wednesday afternoon proved to provide the perfect conditions for a day of breakneck attacking rugby with both …

Late penalty sees Carlow edge past Trinity

Despite periods of attacking dominance, Trinity ladies fell to a 3-0 defeat with the winning Carlow score coming five minutes from full time.

DULFC succumbed to a late penalty in a hard fought clash with SSI league Champions Carlow I.T. on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the delay in kick-off due to Carlow leaving their gear behind, the match was frenetic from the beginning.The glare …

DU Trampoline returns from Glasgow with fantastic results, medals, memories and more

Roisin Greening, current DU Trampoline Captain, reflects on a successful weekend of competing.

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On Thursday 4th of February DU Trampoline Club embarked on their annual international adventure to take part in the Scottish Student Trampoline Open, or SSTO as it is affectionately referred to by those who attend. SSTO is the largest

Powerful France batter Ireland

Despite leading for most of the game, Ireland’s inability to convert territory into points and a host of injuries allowed France to edge past them with a much improved second half performance.

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An energetic France outfit outmuscled the Irish 10-9 at the Stade de France on Saturday afternoon in soggy conditions. The pregame hype suggested that it would be a close fought and physical encounter between the two sides, and this proved …

Cunning running: Campus Sprint series visits Trinity

The Sprint the Irish Campus Series returned to Trinity at the weekend with 107 orienteers coming from all parts of the country to compete

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Deadline-conscious students and weather-hardened tourists typically populate Trinity on February weekends. Last Saturday, however, this regular group was joined by 107 orienteers. Orienteering, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a sport which involves point-to-point navigation. Athletes hit a …

Trinity camogie team come out on top in crucial encounter

The impressive 0-12 to 1-2 victory over St Mary’s of Belfast sees Trinity progress to the Fr Meachair finals weekend in Galway

SPORTIt was chilly for yesterday evening’s key decider between the Trinity College, Dublin and St Mary’s College, Belfast camogie teams. The match began shortly after six on a cold evening in Clanna Gael GAA Club and after a scrappy start …

Trinity Olympians, past and present

Upon the arrival of the Olympic year, Trinity News takes a look at two of Trinity’s own Olympians, past and present.

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In the dusty vaults of Trinity’s history, alumni are noted for their Nobel awards, their wealth of literature and politics, less so, for their sport. Although the paths of academia and sport rarely cross, Trinity has produced some fine athletes

Refreshers Week – New Year, new sport? Emma Dooney takes on the Trampoline

Emma Dooney always hated team sports; will the trampoline prove a welcome change or a return to old embarrassments?

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I have never enjoyed sports. When I walk into my living room and find that my older brother has left Sky Sports on, I instinctively leap towards the remote control to drown out the noise. When I hear the details …

The Ladyball debacle and women’s sports’ quest for recognition

Despite being labelled as bizarre and insulting, the “Ladyball” campaign has highlighted the difficulties women’s sports face in getting media exposure

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Last week saw one of the most bizarre advertising campaigns in recent memory with the launch and subsequent reveal of the “Ladyball”. It branded itself as a special ball perfectly fit for the needs of women with a “soft touch” …

Squash Inequality

William Foley talks to Mark Kelly, the founder of an organisation which seeks to address socioeconomic inequality through the medium of squash.

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What is the link between squash and socioeconomic inequality? To many the sport has elitist connotations, depicted in films such as Manhattan and The Ploughman’s Lunch as being a preserve of bourgeois intellectuals and middle class professionals. Some, such as …

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