NUI Galway Men reign supreme in All-Ireland Basketball final

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It was jubilation for the NUI Galway Men’s Basketball team on 14 March as they emerged victorious in their All-Ireland final clash with Ulster University Jordanstown to win the NBCC Men’s Division One League. The Corribside team clinched the title by 79 points to 62. Captain Patrick Lyons was named MVP on the day. NUI […]

Could the end be near for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger has been on the receiving end of four consecutive defeats for the first time since 2002. Having once been recognised as the best manager in World Football, the Frenchman is now expected to finally be relieved of his duties.  Having served the Gunners for 21 years, Wenger has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He has won […]

Poppies and ribbons showing sport still plagued by politics and religion

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It’s often the go-to rhetoric of the governing bodies of the most popular sport on earth that sport and politics don’t mix nor do sport and religion. However, technically that’s a slight misdiagnosis. The truth is that they’ve been intertwined since the inception of the game. Whether we like it or not, many clubs and […]

An analysis of the strained relationship between Ireland’s sports stars and the media

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Martin O’Neill (Photo credit: Dagur Brynjólfsson on Flickr, Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0) Attention of late has turned to relationship ruptures between sports figures and organisations and the media whose role is to cover them. MTK Global’s pugnacious boycott of Irish media along with high profile spats with Joe Schmidt and Jim Gavin, and […]

All-Ireland Club Finals Day preview

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Will a young and upcoming Na Piarsaigh side be able to topple reigning hurling champions Cuala? Can a young yet experienced Corofin side reclaim their place at the pinnacle of club football in Ireland? On the 17 March 2018, two clubs will walk away with the most prized accolades that a club player can win […]

NUI Galway athlete photo-call shows “diversity in our university”, says athletic director

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A small sea of green covered the quadrangle here in NUI Galway last Thursday. They were of various backgrounds and genders, the only students on campus wearing shorts on a cold February day. Floating around in small groups chatting, they impatiently waited for their call from the university’s Athletic Director Mike Heskin. Many were kitted […]

“Train through it” mentality leads to long-term injury, says Galway physio

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Veronica Lydon of Carna believes it is essential that athletes make a conscious effort to pay more attention to their body’s “whispers” in the year ahead. She believes that flexibility and recovery work are the most neglected aspects of today’s athletic training culture. Having quit her job working in an office for the US Department […]

First year student Aislinn Meaney making her mark in the Irish national squad

Since the start of the college year Aislinn Meaney has made two major step ups in her life.   First she moved away from home and into NUI Galway to start her college degree, something that nearly everyone reading this has probably experienced.  Her second step up was altogether much rarer.   On January 18 of this year, the Clare woman […]

Russian curler who failed drug test to be stripped of bronze Olympic medal

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Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium in the Winter Olympics 2018.   Formally charged by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Krushelnitsky is likely to be stripped of his mixed doubles curling bronze medal won alongside his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova.  The banned substance meldonium was also taken by Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, leading to a 15-month long competition ban.   168 Russian competitors entered the […]

The bell for Round Two rings as charity boxing returns despite Maynooth withdrawal

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After last November’s grudge fight night against GMIT, the Students’ Union and the NUI Galway Cancer society have lined up another night of white collar boxing in the Galmont Hotel set to take place on March 16.   24 students will put on the gloves and step into the ring on a night which will raise money for the charities Amach LGBT Galway, Draíocht, Domestic Violence Response […]