An alternative Superbowl

Once a year, the rest of the world turns on its television around midnight and pretends to understand the incredibly complex rules of what it calls “American” football. This consumption of American culture is, as usual, largely done wholesale and without question. We are told that the Super Bowl is important; hence, it is important. […]

The darker side of the NFL

The full effects of the brutal tackles and head-on collisions in American football have not been given much recognition. Alexandra Finnigan reports. Having spent my third year on an Erasmus exchange in an American university in California, I was naturally exposed to the phenomenon of American football.  At first, I thought the game rather dull […]

Sports psychology: worth the attention?

Daragh McCashin takes a look at the rise of sports psychology, that elsuive practice of keeping a player in the much-hyped mental “zone.” Nearly every professional golfer has one on tour with them, it is one of the fastest growing areas in academic psychology and practicing psychology and, today, there is widespread acknowledgment of it […]

New season, new runners for DU Harriers

The 15th of November saw Dublin University Harriers and Athletics Club (DUHAC) take on their first competitive event of the year in the form of the Intervarsity Road Relays, held on the South Campus in NUI Maynooth.

“Brute beauty and valour and act”

Passion and belief give DUFC Colours victory Captain Young in powerhouse performance Jebb converts late try to win the day


The colours are coming. Conor James McKinney and David Bergin get us warmed up.

Cookstown the venue for latest ladies defeat

The warm-up shooting drill looked rusty, and it was with a hint of trepidation that the assembled spectators watched the still winless First XI get started.

Soccer team crash out of uni league

Despite being in control for much of the game, Trinity prove unable to hang on as two penalties and a sending off take their toll

Mixed fortunes for Trinity at Cork Open

In their first competitive outing of the season, DUUFC put in some strong performances against top-class opposition, but were unable to clinch the tight games that determined the silverware

First XI clobbered at Clontarf

Injury-hit men’s hockey team left to rue missed opportunities in the second half as Division 2 rivals’ comfortable victory sees them move to the top of the league


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