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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 …


UL GAA well represented in the All-Star Awards

University of Limerick GAA club’s past and present students won All-Star Awards in camogie, hurling and football. The All Stars are a selection of the best players in football, camogie, hurling and ladies football to create a team of the year. On Thursday, the football All Star team was announced with Galway’s Ian Burke being handed the no.15 spot on …

“I found that being a man became fulfilling when I did not have to solve all my problems on my own”

Richie Sadlier sits in an empty lecture hall and reflects on his soccer career. It was one of unfulfilled potential but he has let go of the regret that threatened self-destruction.   The talented striker was forced to retire at age 24 due to a recurring hip injury.   At the time, he was playing for Millwall F.C. and had previously …

20×20 Campaign is just the Start of What is Needed

The launch of the 20×20 campaign, an initiative that aims to increase participation in women’s sport by 20% in the year 2020 has created much debate across various social media platforms and in the media itself.   The campaign, championed by Ireland’s National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, is calling on the people of Ireland and all those involved …

UL Honours Artist Brian O’Doherty

University of Limerick (UL) has conferred artist Brian O’Doherty with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to national and international art. UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald, conferred upon Brian O’Doherty, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the ceremony held in UL’s historic Plassey House this week. An artist, novelist, critic and dramatist of international acclaim, Mr O’Doherty …