Trinity’s sporting scholars

By Michael Gaskin Unlike many of the other universities in Ireland, Trinity College does not actively recruit young sports stars through the use of a scholarship programme. Instead it awards scholarships solely to those who have already been admitted to Trinity on academic merit. This means that not only is Trinity being represented by some […]

First XV lose final game of cup campaign

By Michael Gaskin Senior League Cup, Trinity sought to get their early season back on track with a win against arch rivals UCD following back-to-back losses to Old Belvedere and Clontarf. Those heavy defeats against, admittedly tough, opposition meant that going into the UCD game they could not progress from the pool. However it was […]

Commendation for Trinity divers in Heinke Trophy

By Christopher Tauchen Trinity’s student-run dive club has recently been awarded with a major commendation from the British Sub- Aqua Club. Their application for the Heinke Trophy, which is given annually to one of the organisation’s best local affiliates, was one of two marked for special notice by the panel of judges. This places the […]

A family affair

There are a wealth of sporting families in diverse disciplines from horse racing to soccer and to rugby. Here are just a few dynansties that have been hitting the headlines in recent months. I always thought when watching horse racing one is to pay rapt attention to the genealogy of the magnificent beasts that compete […]

Who wants to lose the World Cup? WAG culture

In the beginning, there was football. On the first day, there was light, and Brazil illuminated the void. The second day brought forth Italy, glowing with passion. The third day saw France emerge, spurred on by fierce national pride. The fourth day dawned and Argentina weaved their way across the land. The fifth day saw […]

Skating and skiing through adversity

After winning a record breaking 14 gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month the Canadians had a great choice of champions to carry the flag at the closing ceremony at British Columbia Place. However, instead of going for gold, bronze medalist in the women’s figure skating Joannie Rochette was selected as the […]

Ethiopian women run to escape

In 2005, Emily Wax wrote an article for the Washington Post entitled ‘Facing Servitude, Ethiopian Girls Run for a Better Life’.  The piece explored the many bleak realities faced by young girls growing up in Ethiopia.  Despite a national law prohibiting child marriage, the east African country of Ethiopia has one of the highest rates […]

The rise and rise of spread betting

A growing phenomenon which can be seen in betting is the emergence of Spread Betting amongst punters. In layman’s terms, payouts are based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a simple “win or lose” outcome, such as fixed-odds with conventional bookmakers. With this in mind, a spread can be defined as a range […]

Just like watching Brazil

The 2009/2010 soccer Megaleague continues to be arguably the most enthralling sporting competition in Europe, if not the world.  Nineteen remarkable teams entered the well-established competition in September of Michaelmas term, with high hopes to become either Saturday or Sunday league champions. Now, as the delights of spring hit Dublin, the final few fixtures of […]

Dublin Head of the River

Intermediate clash on the liffey sees UCD’s Gannon Cup winning team continue strong. A beautiful Spring day greeted oarsmen at last Saturday’s Dublin Head of the River. Our own Dublin University Boat Club competed alongside UCD and Queens University, as well as local clubs Old Collegians, Neptune, Commercial and An Garda Síochána, amongst others. There […]


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