Refreshers Week – New Year, new sport? Emma Dooney takes on the Trampoline

Emma Dooney always hated team sports; will the trampoline prove a welcome change or a return to old embarrassments?


I have never enjoyed sports. When I walk into my living room and find that my older brother has left Sky Sports on, I instinctively leap towards the remote control to drown out the noise. When I hear the details …


The Trinity graduates bringing their cricket team to the world stage

Former Trinity student Cecilia Joyce is heading to India in March along with her twin sister, team captain Isobel Joyce, and fellow Trinity alumni Jennifer Grey, Shauna Kavanagh and Amy Kenealy.


This March, the Irish Ladies cricket team will head to India for the World T20 Tournament, the most important global Twenty20 cricket competition, with a number of Trinity alumni on board. In the final of the T20 qualifying tournament, Ireland


The announcement of Pinks

Trinity News talks to Conal Campion on the announcement of Pinks – the highest sporting honour Trinity can give.

SPORTThe announcement of six ‘University Pinks’ by the Captains’ Committee was made last week following their meeting on December 8th. ‘University Pinks’, the highest sporting award Trinity can bestow, is awarded to deserving college athletes who have fulfilled


Confessions of an Amateur Athlete

Bláitín Sheil confesses the day-to-day problems and habits athletes learn to live with.


The Hunger

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Forget it. There are many more than three meals in a day. The hunger is real, and it can be aggressive. Your library time is measured by your regular “pick-me-up” breaks. Sometimes you try


Funding imbalance in Trinity Sport

An investigation by TN into the potential funding imbalance in Trinity sport has given voice to the silent frustrations borne by women’s sports clubs, says Clare McCarthy.

in-depthTrinity College has 49 sports clubs, all of which are funded by DUCAC, the governing body for sports in Trinity. DUCAC’s aim is to further the interests of all sports clubs in Trinity College to the best of its ability


DU Archery Club on target at Intervarsity debut

DU Archery Club embark on their first outing at a college event.


Dundalk Institute of Technology played host to last weekend’s instalment of the Ireland Archery Intervarsity League. This was an historic occasion for the men and women of Dublin University Archery Club as it represented their first official outing in a


Trinity Hurling: The Ryan Cup and beyond

Dillon Hennessy talks to Cian Ó Riain Broin about his love of hurling, his hopes for the season ahead and the “taboo” surrounding the Trinity team.


The members of Trinity Hurling Club make a pilgrimage between the beating heart of the pale and Clan na Gael Fontenoy Gaelic Club once a week. Twice if they have a match. Cian Ó Riain Broin is one of those

Doping culture in sport means no one is a winner

With calls for Russia to be banned from the 2016 Olympics over allegations of doping, Laura Frey examines a dark aspect of the pursuit of sporting greatness

SPORTFor athletics and athletes it is doping scandals rather than sporting achievements that have made the headlines this season. Although the season started promisingly, with the reintroduction of four year bans for first time offences (rather than the two years


The Special Olympics: progressive or regressive?

While persons with an intellectual disability may require support from members of the public, extending this obligation too forcefully can be debilitating.

FEATURES“The world will never be the same again.” This remark was made by the Chicago politician, Richard Daley, at the opening of the first Special Olympics World Summer Games in 1968. Few could claim that Daley’s prediction has not at


Gender Disparity in Trinity Sports Scholarships

What expense does women’s sport pay to build the road to men’s victory?


Last year in Trinity College Dublin, over sixty sports scholarships were awarded to athletes who had achieved outstanding ability in various sports. Out of these sixty, as few as one in four sports scholarships were awarded to women. Rugby being