By Martha Brennan 2018’s senior hurling championship was a source of anxiety for both players and fans as the summer approached. The roll - out of the new structure was highly anticipated and the round-robin format was criticized as soon as the vote went through last autumn. But even with all the talk leading up to the championship, no - one was prepared for the level … [Read more...] about A review of the system: intense scheduling just one issue in new hurling format
By Mark Lynch The year is 2028. Another season of the SkyBet Premier League sponsored by Betfair is just days away from beginning. Manchester United manager Wayne Rooney yesterday gave his first press conference since being unveiled as the boss at the Ladbrokes Old Trafford stadium, during which he broke the world record for most number of “ehm”s in a 15 minute … [Read more...] about The future of soccer looks bright, or perhaps that’s the shine off of this crystal ball
By Owen Kennedy On 29 May 2018, University of Maryland defensive lineman Jordan McNair was participating in a pre-season workout with his teammates. According to reports, the workout was described as “light” by the conditioning staff and began at 4pm. The team were in the middle of sprints and according to eyewitnesses, McNair could barely stand up after his 10th sprint and … [Read more...] about Fallout from tragedy: is overtraining a serious health risk?
By Danny Keown Gaelic football is fast becoming the poor relation of the GAA. As the hurling championship continues to set the world alight, the Super Eights in the football championship is proving to be even more turgid and disappointing than the majority of the fare that went on earlier in the summer. There appears to be no appetite amongst the County Boards to … [Read more...] about What rule changes should be made to Gaelic Football?
By Graham Gillespie Since being founded in 2004, NUI Galway’s Muay Thai club has flourished in the college. Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand which is often described as the science of eight limbs. It is called this as the sport incorporates not only punches and kicks but also elbows and knees. Some variation of the sport has existed for over one thousand years, as … [Read more...] about Club spotlight: NUI Galway Muay Thai