In defence of activewear

Activewear is actively popular now. That’s not an opinion, it’s a global trend. According to the financial services company, Morgan Stanley, sales in activewear are continually on the rise and are projected to rise by another $50 billion worldwide by 2020. In fact, activewear is becoming so popular it’s cutting into the market share of […]

It’s a kind of magic

Ask a person on the street to name ten sports played in Ireland, and you’re unlikely to find anyone who lists Quidditch amongst their top ten. Unless, of course, the person you ask is Stefan Scheurer, the President of Quidditch Ireland, who reliably informs me that Quidditch is a sport on the up, not only […]

FC Barcelona in an independent Catalonia

“We have no other option but to vote. We call on the international community to support us and, on democrats the world over, to help us to defend the rights that are threatened in Catalonia, such as the right of freedom of expression and the right to vote.”   This from a no less esteemed […]

Doping of a different kind

Arsene Wenger described the economic imbalance in European football as “financial doping”. This imbalance operates on a number of levels. There is and has been for a considerable time, a top tier of European clubs with financial spending power that reaches beyond the rest. The names are familiar – Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, […]

Sailing’s Roisin Harbison elected Vice-Chair of DUCAC

Sailing’s Roisin Harbison has been elected Vice-Chairperson of the Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC). The election took place tonight at DUCAC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Edmund Burke theatre.   After annual reports of Cyril Smith, Chairperson of the Pavilion Bar Committee, Christina Connaughton, Secretary of DUCAC, and Michelle Tanner, Head of Sport […]

Pavilion bar records profit of over €143,000 in 2016/17

The Pavilion Bar (known as the Pav) recorded a profit of over €143,000 during the 2016/17 academic year. The figure was announced tonight at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC).   The profits were announced in the address of the Chairman of the Pavilion bar, Cyril Smith. The […]

Trinity unlucky in Athlone loss

Despite a second-half comeback, DUFC Ladies lost their second game on the bounce to Athlone IT (AIT) at College Park. AIT dominated a first half in which a strong wind negated much of Trinity’s kicking game, with the visiting team touching down the half’s only try on 31 minutes, which was subsequently not converted.   […]

Trinity men’s rugby team suffer a heavy defeat to Lansdowne

Trinity’s disappointing start to the 2017-18 Rugby season continued today with a heavy 52-12 home loss to Lansdowne in College Park.   This is the third loss in a row for this young Trinity team who have yet to win a match this year in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.   Lansdowne entered […]

Running Well

My faded runners make a distinctive “thwack” when they hit the pavement. Usually my iPod smothers the solitary noise but the summer dusk is too fragile to interrupt with the usual mix of OutKast and Gorillaz. Running has always been my way of exercising, and  it offers a chance to think. My passion, and poison, […]

Running well

My faded runners make a distinctive “thwack” when they hit the pavement. Usually my iPod smothers the solitary noise but the summer dusk is too fragile to interrupt with the usual mix of OutKast and Gorillaz. Running has always been my way of exercising, and it offers a chance to think. My passion, and poison, […]

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