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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,

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DUFC fall to league champions Cork Constitution

The Trinity men’s rugby team failed to make it three wins in a row with a 28-3 loss

DUFC fell to current Ulster Bank League champions Cork Constitution today in College park, failing to make it three wins on the bounce after beating Young Munster and Buccaneers in their last two league outings.

Field position proved crucial, as

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Trinity winning streak halted by powerful Landsdowne

Trinity made a lightening fast start to the game, with a foot in touch denying a try to elusive winger, Colm Hogan, in their first attack. Trinity came out with three points courtesy of a penalty from out-half, Jack McDermott, but immediately surrendered that lead by conceding a penalty after the restart.

A massively physical Lansdowne outfit saw the back of Trinity in a classic College Park clash this afternoon, putting down an energetic DUFC in the process. Lansdowne struggled to contain the flair and pace of the Trinity attack, but unfortunately

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Trinity overcome UCD in hard fought colours encounter

Trinity men bagged their first win over rivals UCD in six attempts in a game that was in the balance for large periods. Trinity always seemed the stronger team, eventually coming out on top in a 28-15 victory.

SPORTThe DUFC men emerged victorious after a ferocious battle with UCD in the 64th annual colours match on Wednesday night. While it was nip and tuck for much of the contest, Trinity were clinical towards the end, halting any hopes …

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DCU prove too strong for Trinity at College Park

DULFC fail to capitalise on good attacking positions as DCU pull away in the second half to record a comprehensive 27-7 victory.

A patchy performance with occasional displays of brilliance was the undoing of DULFC in a blistering contest in College Park. A fine, clear Wednesday afternoon proved to provide the perfect conditions for a day of breakneck attacking rugby with both …

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Powerful France batter Ireland

Despite leading for most of the game, Ireland’s inability to convert territory into points and a host of injuries allowed France to edge past them with a much improved second half performance.

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An energetic France outfit outmuscled the Irish 10-9 at the Stade de France on Saturday afternoon in soggy conditions. The pregame hype suggested that it would be a close fought and physical encounter between the two sides, and this proved …

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Trinity lose at home 7 – 36 to NUIG ladies in last SSI match before Christmas

While this is the second loss in a row for Trinity, there are some positives to be gleaned from their performance

SPORTDULFC fell to NUIG in the final SSI match before the Christmas break. Despite the deceptive scoreline, Trinity remained competitive throughout and only a flurry of tries by NUIG in the closing minutes separated the teams.

In the first half,

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The League of Ireland and cultural capital

The far too often repeated nauseating cliché that rugby is a “hooligan’s game played by gentlemen while football is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans” is constantly rolled out as a sweeping generalisation that is bought into by far too many people.

SPORTThis September, I moved into a flat beside Dalymount Park, former home of the Irish national football team and current home of Bohemians football club. Never having watched League of Ireland (LOI), I was intrigued by the prospect of living

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Wonder boy’s meteoric rise

Alicia Lloyd talks to former Trinity player Niyi Adeolokun about his quick rise to professional rugby after recently signing a two-year deal with Connacht.

sport1One of my all time favourite quotes about the game of rugby came from former sports journalist Alfred E Crawley: “The tactical difference between association football and rugby with all its varieties seems to be that in the former, the …