Sports

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 …


All-Ireland Football Final Preview: Will Dublin win 5-in-a-row?

By: Jamie Dowling The much anticipated All-Ireland Football final replay takes place this Saturday at 6pm. Croke Park will serve as the backdrop when  two of the most decorated counties in GAA history, Kerry and Dublin, will battle it out for All-Ireland glory. Dublin are on the cusp of making history by becoming the first team to do five All-Ireland …

Mental Health Pointers

While UL provides a variety of opportunities and enriching classes, college can also be stressful. Living independently and balancing college work can make sleeping enough and socializing difficult. Many students experience mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, especially during exam time and assignment time. College is complicated but managing your mental health doesn’t need to be. As another …

The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side – McGuire Pitches Finally Open

By: Jamie Dowling After eight years of campaigning and two referendums failing to reach the majority vote needed in 2012 and 2014, the McGuire pitches are finally open. These brand new facilities include four soccer pitches, 2 GAA pitches, one grassed pitch, three hurling walls and 1 Golden Mile Run/Walk way are now open for student use. The pitches are …