Raising the bar

Joel Coussins interviews Aoife O’Sullivan – a champion powerlifter – in the final installment of a series of ‘Women in Sport’ interviews

It is hard not to be impressed by Aoife O’Sullivan, an Irish powerlifting record holder for her weight – having deadlifted 160kg, almost two-and-a-half times her body mass – who claims she only took up powerlifting by chance, and still


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

Life, News

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Front Square

TCD Jewish Society gathered in front of the campanile on Friday to hold a commemoration for 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auchwitz


Last Friday evening members of the college community gathered at the campanile to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

The candle-lit vigil was led by TCD Jewish society, and was begun with a brief …


Ruck the patriarchy

Joel Coussins talks to star of the women’s rugby team, Kerry Ryan, about her involvement in the women’s game and the attitudes that surround it


“Once people watch us play, or talk to me about the game in more depth, they seem to respect us more, but you do have to try harder to convince people than you would for the men’s game.”

Rugby as


A poppy with any other aim

As Armistice Day comes to pass, Joel Coussins argues the case for a new Irish symbol of remembrance.

“I couldn’t help but catch a glimpse of the headline of the Daily Record which read “James McClean in new poppy snub as West Brom star refuses to wear symbol”, which rather begs the question as to what the sports


‘Fight Like a Girl’ Charity Boxing Fundraiser

Joel Coussins, Online Sport Editor, talks to Sean and Paddy Headon, final year BESS students, about their hugely successful charity boxing events.


Over the course of our interview the most striking thing about Sean and Paddy Headon is their seemingly boundless ambition. “There was another company with similar idea, and we performed at one of their nights,” Sean tells me, “I just …