Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Fuinneamh Editorial: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare at 25; The post-modern horror masterpiece

Fewer directors have had as varied and storied a career arc as Wes Craven. The late great horror master passed away in 2015 and left behind a treasure trove of films that horror buffs know and love. Cutting his teeth in the 70s gritty horror scene with movies like The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes, …


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2019 Rugby World Cup: Japanese fairytale run continues following Scottish win

Japan and Scotland faced off in the final pool game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC). After the worries concerning Typhoon Hagibis, the game was allowed to go ahead, much to the delight of Scottish, Japanese, and neutral fans everywhere. With a win (or draw), Japan would finish Pool A as the winners and face South Africa in the …


2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland cruise to victory over Samoa

Ireland 47 – Samoa 7 Ireland concluded their Rugby World Cup (RWC) pool with a match against Samoa. Ireland were looking to redeem themselves after their disappointing displays in previous games and advance to the quarter-finals. Samoa, already on their way home, were looking to spoil the party and send the previous world number one packing. The two played out …

Examining the legacy of Leonardo Da Vinci

This year marked five hundred years since the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, arguably one of the most unanimously commended artists of all time. He provides our first brush with art history, with the Mona Lisa ingrained in our collective conscious as an undisputed masterpiece. Among art lovers, there is a little more disparity around Da Vinci as many feel …

UL Journalism graduate and Off The Ball producer Neil Treacy visits UL

By: James Clancy Wednesday October 9th saw Neil Treacy, a producer and director with Off the Ball, give a talk to budding sports journalists. Treacy occupies the position of Off The Ball’s resident rugby expert, and shared some advice to those present. The symposium covered various aspects of producing and presenting a radio sports show. Off the Ball broadcasts 11 …

The ten types of people you see in the UL Gym

The University of Limerick is renowned for being the sports University of Ireland. UL Sports Arena boasts that it’s Health and Performance Centre is one of the largest and most comprehensive gyms in the nation. Therefore, it is only natural that these facilities are utilised by students as well. Some of us were enticed with a free gym membership by …

An Focal’s GAA Team Of The Decade

This decade will be remembered for the drive for 5, where Dublin created history last month by winning the Sam Maguire cup for the 5th time in a row. Also, this decade had its problems with blanket defences and defensive systems ruining the spectacle of Gaelic Football. It will also be remembered for the change in structure and the introduction …

Joker review: Phoenix soars but film buckles under weight of what’s come before

One of my earliest memories of comics is reading the Dandy and Dennis the Menace. I vaguely remember the pages of Superman and maybe X-Men. In those crazy days, Saturday mornings were spent in front of the telly box watching loony toons, X-Men, and of course, James Bond Jr (this was the early 90’s, kids). Sometime later, I seem to …