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 […]

Trinity regain Maher Cup

Score Trinity 20UCD 3 Trinity U20s met their Belfield rivals UCD last Sunday in their third Super 6 fixture. Having already narrowly lost to UCD back in December, the students were determined not to be on the wrong end of the score line this time around. Due to poor weather conditions the venue for the […]

Trinity maul Malone to a bonus victory

Score: Trinity 30Malone 10 Trinity gained five valuable points and a good win for their efforts on a cold but beautifully clear sunny winter’s day in College Park on Saturday.The game was played on a gluepot of a field with a near frozen area in the Pavilion corner which is shaded by the trees. Trinity […]

The Ravens are joined by an eagle

Dublin University and USA Eagles international Scott La Valla last week made his debut for The Ulster Ravens. La Valla is no stranger to Ulster; he captained the USA team during the U19 Rugby Would Cup which was hosted by the province in April of 2007. At 6’5” and weighing 110kg his bulk and speed […]

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