Purcell Cup round two: NUI Galway 8–14 Queens Belfast 3–5 By Michael O Connor A five star turn by Sarsfields duo Maria Cooney and Laura Ward propelled NUI Galway to their second win in the Purcell Cup over Queens University Belfast in Loughgeorge on Wednesday 9 January. The Belfast college made the long trip the Galway GAA centre and the tie was played at 14 – a – with … [Read more...] about Cooney and Ward star as NUI Galway win again
Purcell Cup 2019 Round One: NUI Galway 5–12 IT Carlow 2–5 By Michael O Connor Reigning Purcell Cup champions NUI Galway enjoyed a winning start against a determined IT Carlow in round one, played in perfect conditions in Dangan on the afternoon of 4 December. Fielding five of last year’s winning side, NUI Galway were tipped by many to secure the league two points. … [Read more...] about Hannify and Donohue secure opening win for reigning champs NUI Galway
By Mark Lynch When players in most sports get to their mid/late 30s, especially in high – octane sports, they tend to notice their own body not performing the way their brain wants it to, or the way it used to. The internal realisation that you’re not performing to the standard you were before is tough to deal with, but what can be tougher is the external reaction. While … [Read more...] about Sport – no country for old men?
By Martha Brennan Following the news that the IRFU would provide mandatory consent classes to all professional players, Cliona Sadlier of the Rape Crisis Network told The Irish Independent; “You need a whole hierarchy to take responsibility, it has to go all the way up and down; you can’t just land it on the players because they are just products of that system.” Sadlier … [Read more...] about Should Irish universities follow the IRFU’s lead and provide consent classes for college athletes?
By Oisín Bradley News broke earlier last month of a potential breakaway by Europe’s top football clubs to form a European Super League. German newspaper Der Spiegel broke the story of the proposal levelled at the money men at the top of football in 2016, which signalled that the 16 best clubs should form a league, and that the bizarre, European superpower – orientated move … [Read more...] about European Super league would spell bad news for the fans