Forget calorie counting and love fat!

Are you tired of eating tiny portions, counting calories and eating bland food every time you try and lose weight? How would you like to hear about a diet where you can eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, Boojum for lunch and steak for dinner? Absurd right? “It doesn’t exist,” you might exclaim. Wrong. Ladies […]

Bowling over the Creases

  “By dragging their friends down to Ancillary Hall and College Park, the new committee made Trinity women’s cricket something fun and approachable.”   The Cricket Club is one of the oldest sports clubs on campus, and an iconic part of Trinity’s history. The women’s club has been part of this for almost half a […]

A Captain’s Run

Confidence is like obscenity: hard to define, but you know it when you see it. One thing that isn’t difficult to pin down is where this confidence arises from. Sport has played a big part in the life of Róisín Harbison. From a young age, her mother, an interprovincial squash player, and her father, an […]

Play like a girl: Ladies GAA

Continuing his series on women in Trinity’s sporting world, Joel Coussins talks to three of the stars of Trinity’s Ladies Gaelic Football team: Deirdre Kennedy, a 3rd year MSIS student, Petra McCafferty and Michelle Peel, Senior Sophister Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students respectively. How did you get into playing ladies football?   D: My town […]

Aikido for All  

  Aikido is relatively obscure even now, despite the fact that Charmed character Prue and The Walking Dead‘s Morgan are known practitioners of the martial art (in fictional universes), as is the film star Steven Seagal. Aikido clubs are usually hidden within college campuses, attracting only those who actively seek them. This wasn’t true for […]

Climb that wall! Build That Wall! – and make the Provost pay for it

For all of Dublin’s housing problems, it has always accommodated my fear of heights. The highest peak I typically reach is the fifth floor of the Arts Block and, even then, the view isn’t exactly what one would call dizzying. I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth person, meaning I stay as close […]

Talking about fight club

  “Some people get punched in the face once and won’t come back, some people just get a feel for it. It’s perfectly normal not to want to get punched in the face”   “He’s a southpaw and I hadn’t copped it,” he says as he pushes his chair back from the table, the better […]

Credit where credit is due

The award of the Trinity Sports Scholarship took place in the Dining Hall last Thursday evening, recognising some of the hardest-working and most talented sportspeople the college has to offer. The 66 sports scholarship recipients, family members and coaches filled the dining hall in what was an excellent evening, with excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the […]

Blood, sweat and fears: the P word

Health and Wellbeing “We conducted a survey and we found that 55% of elite level athletes say that their menstrual cycle affects their training and performance,” explains Georgie Bruinvels, PhD student at St Mary’s and UCL. Bruinvels is currently researching iron metabolism in endurance athletes, particularly focusing on female health and the menstrual cycle. Her […]

Learning to manage my mental health

Health and Wellbeing   “It was only later that I realised all of these moments of insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and paranoia were panic attacks”   Statistics about mental health always seemed so abstract to me. The leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15 and 34 in Ireland is […]

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