By Darren Casserly NUI Galway’s Fitzgibbon Cup side fell to reigning champions University College Cork in their first game of the competition at a score of 0-19 to 0-17. Evan Niland’s 12 points from placed balls were not enough to overcome the physically superior UCC side. NUI Galway raced into an early three-point lead thanks points from Evan Niland, Paul Hoban … [Read more...] about NUI Galway defeated in first game of Fitzgibbon Cup despite Niland’s free-scoring heroics
By Aaron Deering Racism has become a major issue in football and has been rampant in recent months. The main reason for this is because of the inability of organisations (like UEFA) to take appropriate action. The most recent incident occurred in the UEFA European Championship qualifying match between Bulgaria and England. I watched the game and was disgusted to hear … [Read more...] about UEFA’s failure to tackle racism is destroying the game
By Alice O’Donnell Ultimate, also known as Ultimate Frisbee, or simply just Frisbee, is a relatively new sport that is one of the fastest growing across the world. Started in 1960s America, ultimate is a mix of hippy ideology and serious sportsmanship, making for an unusual and highly enjoyable sport. It boasts elements that can be related to a wide range of sports, … [Read more...] about Club Spotlight – NUI Galway Ultimate Frisbee Club
By Darragh Nolan Andy Murray’s first tournament win in singles tennis in over two-and-a-half years defied all expectation. Earlier this year, yours truly joined the sporting world in seeing him off into retirement with a career tribute. Now, he’s the reigning European Open champion, having seen off Stan Wawrinka. So often does sport produce stories that capture the … [Read more...] about Murray triumph the latest in a long line of inspiring comebacks
By Darren Casserly There is a growing trend of hosting major competitions in more extreme climates. Most people would consider Japan to be a modern, first-world country. The problem is holding a competition, like the Rugby World Cup, during typhoon season, which, by any metric, should not happen. Yet, there was a need from rugby officials to hold the tournament in what they … [Read more...] about Should the Rugby World Cup have been held in Japan?