Feel-good hit of the summer

By Aoife O’Gorman I have a confession to make. I have always imagined myself to be a great athlete. One of those people with a natural talent for sport – the underdog who rises to the top against all odds to take the heavyweight boxing title, or score the winning goal in the cup final. […]

DU mountain biking picks up speed

By Tom Heavey Mountain biking has its origins in 1960s Europe, when cyclists used to freewheel down wide gravel roads of mountainous terrain. Early pioneers such as Gary Fisher and Fred Wolfe put oversized tyres on cruiser bikes and began to race the dusty bumpy trails that interweave the hillsides of Marin. Since those days […]

Ultimate Frisbee continues to grow

By Hugo Fitzpatrick If Ultimate Frisbee is your sport it involves not only an item commonly associated as a dog’s plaything, but also calls itself “ultimate.” Nevertheless Ultimate Frisbee is known as one of the most accessible and enjoyable sports around. Even with the majority of people being unfamiliar with how the sport works, it […]

Bright start for Trinity in opening match vs. Queens

By Michael Gaskin Trinity got off to a flying start in their opening league game of the season, with an impressive 30 – 10 win over last years division 3 champions, Queens University Belfast. Queens got off to the brighter start during the opening exchanges and continually probed the Trinity defence looking to gain an […]

DIT win over DU

By Michael Gaskin Trinity got their season off to a solid start despite this one point loss to DIT last Thursday. The match was played out over the course of three 20 minute periods opposed to the traditional two 30 minute halves, in order to give both management teams a chance to try different tactics […]

Rugby ladies pipped at the post

By Michael Gaskin Dublin University was desperately unlucky not to come away with the points from this Division 2N clash with City of Derry. In a game that they dominated from start to finish, Trinity will rue their inability to punish a Derry team that was rocking at the start of both halves. Derry never […]

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 […]


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