Not the reluctant winners but the “gratefully oppressed”

Why we owe our lack of success to our fluctuating expectations and the ghost of our colonial past

“Denmark.” When it was announced that the Danes would be our opponents in the World Cup play-offs, most of us had already booked our tickets to Russia. This was a team in a similar situation to us: similar population size,

Four reasons to get into Formula 1 this year

With the new F1 season starting today, Joel Coussins gives some compelling arguments as to why this year is as good as any to start watching the sport

Formula 1 can perhaps best be described as something of an afterthought when it comes to the Irish sporting landscape. Indeed, it has been 15 years since an Irish driver appeared on the grid, with Ralph Firman lasting just a

Misogyny in rugby should be sent to the sin-bin

It’s time for “the gentleman’s game” to address its problems with institutional sexism

“A gentleman’s game;” the unofficial motto of the sport of rugby union, a game traditionally associated with the upper classes, often perceived as being dominated by white Protestant men. The sport champions the ideas of sportsmanship, fair play and, above

Risk assessment

The GAA must be praised for taking a stance over gambling, but there is far more work to be done

The annual GAA congress passed a motion to ban betting companies from sponsoring any teams will be discussed. GAA may not be the biggest benefactor financially of advertising and sponsorship from betting companies, but its players are certainly among the

Both Guardiola and the FA should practise what they preach

The FA may argue that the poppy is not a political statement, but surely if it forces a player into a corner where he feels he cannot support it, it must have political leanings.

One of the most talked about stories this week in the world of football was the disagreement between Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, and the Football Association (FA), particularly their chairman, Martin Glenn. The mastermind behind the Tiki-Taka style of

A Competitive Mudbath

IUAA Cross Country Championship yields great results for DUHAC

Mud, sweat and tears were shed on the Trinity Sports grounds in Santry on Saturday, March 3rd, at the annual IUAA Cross Country Championships, an event not for those faint of heart (or leg). Trinity’s own DUHAC were

STEM, self-efficacy, and sport

William Foley takes a close look at the link between male and female participation in STEM subjects and sports.


In the past, sport was traditionally seen as the domain of men. Even today, there is a gender discrepancy in participation and intensity: men are more likely to play sport, and more likely to devote significant energies to it. This

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