Fundamental tensions of society emerge at local derbies

This weekend’s sporting action showed that there is something primal about the meeting of two local rivals that goes against linguistic logic and beyond the confines of sport.

sport1This weekend saw a veritable feast of sporting rivalry in the football world, with Atlético vs. Real in Madrid, Spurs vs. Arsenal in London and Everton vs. Liverpool on Merseyside. There is something fundamental, something primal in the crude tribalism …


American football gaining ground in Irish universities

David Lunn from Trinity’s American Football Club, Conor Whelan from UL and Padraig O Fearghail from UCD talk to Michael Foley about the progress made by college football teams competing in Ireland.

sport1American football is a developing sport across Europe. Maybe it’s the sheer spectacle of the Super Bowl. Or the combination of perfect planning and execution by some of the most physically gifted athletes on the planet. Or, the chance to …


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 …


Superbowl season

Dylan Brockmeyer


The commercials, the half-time show, the spicy buffalo wings, the barbecues, the hundreds of bowls of chips and dip, the ‘tailgate’ parties and the Bud Light beer. The Super Bowl is basically a national holiday. There is …


DUFC celebrate 160th anniversary

Sarah Burns

Staff Writer

This year will see Dublin University Football Club (DUFC), the world’s oldest rugby club in existence celebrate its 160th anniversary. DUFC, founded in 1854 prides itself on not only being the oldest Irish rugby club but …