It’s time to get excited about the World Cup

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The 2018 World Cup looks set to be a cracker. Much negativity has surrounded the event due to Russia being the host nation. Politics seems to be the dominating the World Cup headlines following the recent struggles between England and Russia not to mention Vladimir Putin’s constant political machoness. The Sun recently published an article […]

NBA Playoffs: who to watch

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Anything can happen in sport. That’s why we love it. Yet whilst anything can happen in sport, the Golden State Warriors are still favourites to win the Larry O’Brien While the question of “what teams are contending for the NBA championship this year?” may have a relatively routine answer with the Golden State Warriors are […]

Would the introduction of an Intermediate football championship be a step forward for the GAA?

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GAA president John Horan recently spoke about his desire to create a second division in the All Ireland Football Championship by 2021. The traditional quarter-finals method has been replaced by the new Super Eights format. The round robin type tournament will be given a three year trial before the Football and Hurling Championships will be up for review at the end […]

VAR should be a force for good at the World Cup

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Apart from slating managers and out of form players, video assistant referee (VAR) is the next most heated debate in 21st century football. In the Premier League a team seems to be robbed of points every weekend due to bad refereeing decisions.  The majority of referees seem to lack the fitness levels required in order to keep up with the play and can’t always view game incidents with 100 percent accuracy. Living in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does the Champions league have a competitive balance issue, and is it only going to get worse?

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Thomas Muller latching onto Arjen Robben’s through ball provides a hard low ball across the box that is met by an incoming Robert Lewandowski, who subtly finishes the ball into the back of the net. That is the final goal, as German champions Bayern Munich ruthlessly finish off Turkish side Besiktas in a 5-0  rout in the first leg of […]

Are the GAA disregarding the pressure faced by their University players?

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“You wouldn’t do it to a greyhound” After Kerry footballer David Clifford limped off the pitch in Castlebar with a hamstring injury last week, debates have been sparked over whether or not student GAA players with county profiles are exerting themselves by trying to keep up with January’s hectic GAA calendar. Over the past week […]

Galway girl Niamh Fahey aims to help Irish Ladies reach first ever World Cup In 2018

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Irish International Niamh Fahey from Killannin is hopeful Ireland can continue their good run of form in the World Cup Qualifiers. The side are unbeaten thus far having recorded consecutive 2-0 victories over Slovakia and Northern Ireland as well as holding group leaders Holland to a goalless draw. Fahey’s defensive attributes have contributed to three […]