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 Daniel Brennan In a lot of ways, the decade of the 2010s defied all conventional logic – as the world, in many ways, crumbled around us in ways that we could barely believe, sports defied convention time and time again. I can’t think of a decade where so many championships were decided in the dying moments of a season, where movie scripts would not have done justice to … [Read more...] about The top 5 sporting moments of the 2010s – a decade that defied logic
By Darren Casserly The recent emergence of exciting Irish prospects on the pitch has given the FAI and the Irish public much needed light at the end of the tunnel to start this new decade, after what has undoubtedly been the worst year in the history of the FAI. While much of the off the pitch issues remains very much up in the air, on the pitch, things at underage … [Read more...] about Irish youngsters providing light at the end of the tunnel for the national team