By Jonny Browne The first round of this year’s Six Nations brought up a good few talking points, like how Ireland didn’t really impress as much as what was anticipated before the tournament. Also, how competitive will this Italian team be after being spanked by Wales 42-0? None, however, are as interesting as the magnificent French performance against England to wrap up … [Read more...] about Is the French rugby team a sleeping giant?
By Keith Fahey Galway 2-09 Donegal 2-08 Donegal's awful record in Letterkenny continues, having held a seven-point lead during the second half and at the end losing out to Galway by the bare minimum, in a one-point defeat in Round 3 of the Allianz National Football League Division 1. It’s the sixth year in succession that Donegal have failed to win at this venue, … [Read more...] about Galway overcome Donegal in Letterkenny showdown
By Owen Kennedy NUI Galway’s swimming, water polo and lifesaving teams competed in the Irish Swimming Intervarsities between Friday 7th and Saturday the 8th of February, with University of Limerick hosting the event. The competition was a huge success for NUI Galway, with the college placing third overall. Led by captain Isobel Roche, the squad who went down to the … [Read more...] about NUI Galway take home bronze at swimming intervarsities
By Paddy Henry A political head scratcher of monumental proportions, the commentariat stunned into relative silence, nails scraping on their scalp the only audible noise. In the midst of Storm Ciara, thunderous wind and rain-filled surges rocked the west coast, while, simultaneously, the Sinn Féin surge rocked the county. Running 42 candidates and picking up 37 seats … [Read more...] about Sinn Féin Surge not the end of the two-party system; it’s been gone for decades
By Rachel Garvey February eh? A month that holds the romance-filled day known as Valentine’s Day, a month where the brightly coloured daffodils bring life to the green areas of our little city. For others, it sparks the proper start to the new decade, as the trial month of January has now come to an end. That’s February in a nutshell for the majority of people, but for … [Read more...] about RAG Week: Not your typical Cinderella story