From Gdynia to Galway: SIN meets singer-songwriter Agu


Growing up in a generation where many refuse to answer the door without a warning text, it’s pleasantly surprising when Polish-born musician Agu rejects a café meeting in favour of a fireside tête-à-tête. I’ll soon find out she’s no stranger to playing MC; she used to host live music in her living room to promote […]

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


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 […]

Galway United season preview: Stephen Walsh speaks ahead of the new campaign


It’s been a topsy-turvy period for Galway United Football Club in recent years. From stadium redevelopment to actual non-existence to amalgamation and reinstatement, life at Eamonn Deacy Park has had more drama and plot-twists than back to back episodes of EastEnders. One man who has experienced the highs and lows of life at Galway is […]

“Mentally I just went from mile to mile”: Galway teacher wins seven marathons in seven days


Galway teacher Gary Thornton has won the World Marathon Challenge, which involves running seven marathons in seven straight days. Not only did Thornton win the challenge outright but he also won each of the seven individual marathons. These races were held across each of the seven continents throughout the world, starting in Antarctica on 30 […]

“It was a surprise moment,” says Rose of Tralee Jennifer six months into reign


Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne has had a whirlwind six months. The former NUI Galway medicine student told SIN her next adventure will take her to Chernobyl with the Adi Roche Foundation – something she said would prove to be a difficult but rewarding journey. “I have watched a few documentaries about Chernobyl, and I […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Niall Gaffney

Niall Gaffney

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I think the role of Students’ Union President is an absolutely essential one and I think the person who fills that role has to be confident, experienced and passionate about the role – and I think I fit that category. What key skills/personality traits should […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh

Lorcan OM

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? Over the past four years in college I’ve been heavily involved in class rep duties, student union duties, being involved in societies and I believe that this role is perfect, that I can completely fulfil it. I think it’s something I can hugely contribute in […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Eoghan Finn

Photo for Eoghan Finn SU Presidential ballot final version

Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I want to help. I want to reclaim the Student’s Union for students essentially; I think it’s gotten distracted from its purpose over the past few years. That’s not a reflection on the people in it, they’re doing a great […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Diarmuid Ó Curraoin


Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I would like to make a positive contribution to the student body and indeed the university. I’ve been an executive officer for the past year, I’ve been the convenor for business, law and public policy and in my time there […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Catherine Ryan


Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for election? There is probably a lot I could definitely say here but I honestly do feel like I’m the best and most experienced person for the job. I suppose running for Student Union President is not something you do consider lightly and although I did only […]