Features

Remarkable Female Graduates from UL

By: Ivan Smyth As today is International Women’s Day, we’re looking back at some of the many female graduates who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The people chosen have excelled in their fields through hard work and perseverance. Mary Lou McDonald – Dublin Central TD and President of Sinn Féin The Current leader of Sinn Féin studied …


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An Interview With Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff

“I want the next generation of kids to be able to represent their country.” By Ivan Smyth   Ryan McAnuff is not your average medical student. He was born in Canada but is speed skating for Ireland while combining running a business and trying to become a doctor.   The Toronto born medical student has represented Ireland in short track …


UL End Eleven-Year Wait For Harding Cup Success

By: Ivan Smyth University of Limerick 2-0 University College Cork After a wait of more than ten years, University of Limerick claimed the Irish Universities Harding Cup title. Ed O’Dwyer and Adam Foley goals helped UL win the top freshers trophy and beat Munster rivals UCC. O’Dwyer, who was named Player of the Tournament, scored minutes before the break with …

UL One Step Closer To Historic Four-In-A-Row

UL 2-12 DCU 1-6 By Ivan Smyth UL are one game away from winning four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history after a comfortable semi-final victory against DCU. The Limerick college beat DCU in the group stage by three points, and another close encounter was expected. The defending champions started brightly with an …

Running, Rugby and Research; An Interview With Olympian Dr. Tom Comyns

Photo credit: Patrick Bolger/INPHO Ivan Smyth met former Irish Olympian Tom Comyns to discuss the Sydney Olympics, working with Munster rugby and helping to train Ireland’s top athletes. Dr. Tom Comyns is undoubtedly one of UL’s finest sporting exports. His achievements include representing Ireland in the Olympic Games, being inducted in the UL Sport Hall of Fame, working with the …

Why college is secondary school’s hipper, cooler older brother

Why college is secondary school’s hipper, cooler older brother By: Ivan Smyth The transition from secondary school to college is a daunting one, but once a student settles in, they quickly cop all the advantages that college life has to offer. Here are some of the many reasons why college is better than secondary school. Freedom The number one reason …

Limerick players called up to Irish U-21 Squad

Head coach Gerry Davis has named a panel of Irish Amateur players to play Stephen Kenny’s Under 21’s (home-based players) squad in Whitehall on Wednesday the February 6 (7.45pm kick-0ff) Gary Neville and Stephen McGann of Pike Rovers has been included in the initial squad with Limerick duo Shane Clarke (Janesboro) and Chris Smith (Abbeyfeale) on the reserve list. Gary …

Looking Ahead To UL’s GAA Championship Season

Photo via @LimLive95fm As we start back into the second semester, UL GAA is in the middle of a busy schedule with teams involved in Fitzgibbon Cup, Sigerson Cup, Ashbourne Cup, O’Connor Cup and many more competitions.   UL’s senior hurling team started their Fitzgibbon Cup run with a home game against UCC. A spirited performance against the Cork firm …

UL Senior Camogie Team Gear Up for Historic four in a row bid

UL senior camogie team are attempting to win four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history. Joint captain Aoife Keane says that preparations are going well for their crack at history. The Clare camogie player refuses to look beyond their opening game against DCU in Dublin on Wednesday 5th December. She stated: “The four …