Note: This article was originally published in SIN before Declan Rice announced his decision to declare for England By Darren Casserly Love it or hate it, the granny rule has played a key role in the Irish national team set up for decades. From Ray Houghton putting the ball in the back of the English net, to dreaming of a team of Gary Breens, there have been many great … [Read more...] about Should Mick McCarthy utilise the granny rule or focus on home grown talents?
By Darren Casserly Now that we’re back a few weeks, things seem to be getting back to normal. However, with most of the tutorials only starting up again this week it left many people with a fairly sparse timetable, well for me anyway. The added space for the most part was nice, but there are times when I had a few hours off in between lectures and there is only so much time … [Read more...] about First year diaries: second semester improvements
By Darren Casserly Firstly, I would like to welcome everyone back to college after the Christmas break. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations. For me the holidays are a time where all the family have a big get together which is nice for a while until it isn’t, and you’re just waiting until you can leave, but I suppose that’s family. It’s a … [Read more...] about First Year Diaries: New Year’s resolutions
By Darren Casserly Recently, with the release of the Netflix series Sunderland ‘Til I Die, a fly-on-the-wall documentary following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Manchester City’s All or Nothing, many of us questioned if these kinds of productions are even worth watching or is just positive PR for the subject. Both of these documentaries follow the clubs' varying seasons, … [Read more...] about Football club documentaries: good TV or just good PR?
By Darren Casserly Former GAA player Tomás Ó Sé recently called into question the practice of Aussie Rules teams taking Gaelic Footballers from their clubs without compensation. He suggested that Aussie Rules teams should pay a fee to take Irish players from their club. The question that would need to be asked is where will the money go, since GAA is an amateur sport? … [Read more...] about Should Aussie Rules teams pay GAA clubs for taking their players?