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

fight night

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?


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?


“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


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 […]

NUI Galway Ladies crowned All-Ireland soccer champions


NUI Galway’s Ladies soccer team comprehensively overcame University of Limerick 4-1 – claiming the League Cup title off the back of an impressive final day performance, with a strong Galway WFC representation among the squad. Twelve months prior to this triumph on the same turf, the ‘Galway Girls’ overcame IT Carlow in a dramatic penalty […]

NUI Galway deserve football league inclusion


Connacht Provincial Council Secretary John Prenty believes the time has come to give colleges the boot from the Connacht senior football league and will bring forward a motion in their annual convention to dismiss NUI Galway, IT Sligo and GMIT from the competition. This is a motion that I am sure will infuriate NUI Galway […]

In conversation with The Tipster: Fitzgibbon Cup predictions

Fitzgibbon cup

I’ve enlisted the help of a parish tipster to call each Fitzgibbon Cup tie which takes place from 24 January. An outright NUI Galway hurling man, seen often in deep thought by the Clubhouse wall or by the stand in his home parish jotting down notes about training. Mysterious to most, yet knows all about […]

Ones to watch in 2017


2016 proved to be the year for break out stars such as Lily Rose Depp, Millie Bobby Brown, Brooklyn Beckham and more. It was also the year for ‘It’ girls like Kendall Jenner, Arianna Grande and Bella Hadid. If you are looking for the ones to watch in 2017 then look no further because yours […]

8km to a better you

At the launch of the NUI Galway 8k (l-r): Brian King, Kingfisher Club; Dr Pat Morgan, VP for the Student Experience, NUI Galway; Justin McDermott, Jigsaw Galway; and Emer Kavanagh, Aerogen.

NUI Galway and Kingfisher Fitness Club announce details of annual 8km race in aid of Jigsaw