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Why the Ighalo signing makes sense for United

By Martin Mongan On transfer deadline day Manchester United fans woke up to the news that a bid for Bournemouth’s Joshua King was rejected and a second bid was likely to be offered. Manchester United were in desperate need of a striker as cover until star man Marcus Rashford returns from injury. Joshua King, a former youth player of the …


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The Hit and Misses of the Transfer Window

By Joseph Saunders As another January transfer window slammed shut, all but three Premier League clubs dented the bank balance by bringing in new personnel. Bournemouth, Chelsea and Manchester City decided to stick with what they have for the remainder of the season as the rest of the clubs spent £230m, collectively. The total spend was an increase on the …


How rap’s perennial joker Tyler, The Creator paved his way to the top

By Seán Finnan At the beginning of the 2010’s Tyler Okonma was not widely well known to the general public.  Tyler Okonma or Tyler,the Creator as he would be known was at the forefront of a new generation of underground rappers, and by the end of the decade, he would’ve become one of the most celebrated and influential artists whose …

Richard Jewell Review

Clint Eastwood’s most recent release is the somewhat controversial film Richard Jewell. The true story of the F.B.I’s botched investigation in to the 1996 Olympic bombing. The tag line for the film is “The World Will Know His Name And The Truth.” Paul Walter Hauser, who appeared in “I, Tonya” (2017), BlacKkKlansman”(2018) and tv’s Cobra Kai (2019) plays the titular …

Collingwood Cup Quarter Final Sees UL Victorious

By Jamie Dowling NUI Maynooth 1-3 University of Limerick Hat-trick hero Adam Foley was the difference as UL ran out winners against NUI Maynooth in the Collingwood cup quarter final. UL now look forward to a Collingwood Cup semi-final against DCU tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) thanks to a 3-1 victory over NUI Maynooth. A late switch from grass to AstroTurf made …

Alumni Focus: From UL to Meteorology with Michelle Dillon

By Siobhan Comyns As part of a new series, An Focal seeks out successful UL graduates who have forged their way in diverse fields after their days spent tracing the Living Bridge. The first graduate in focus is Clare woman and Meteorologist Michelle Dillon who is one of the team members we regularly see presenting the weather on RTE. Where …

Uncut Gems Review: Sandler Shines in Tense Safdie Brothers Flick

By: Mike Finnerty Comedy actors going straight and turning in critically acclaimed, award-winning performances is a narrative that is as old as film itself. Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Steve Carrell, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, the list is vast. And now you can add Adam Sandler to the list. If you want the short version of this review, watch Uncut Gems …

Are Resurgent Southampton Ready for Liverpool?

By James Roulston Mooney Southampton face Liverpool tomorrow in their final game before the Premier League winter break begins. Sitting in ninth after 24 games and currently on a decent run of form, one could optimistically say the south-coast side are comfortably safe this season, even if only eight points separate them from the relegation zone. They are even closer …

Six Nations Preview- What To Expect

By Dylan Goodman The much anticipated Six Nations kicks off this weekend. Grand Slam Champions Wales begin their defense of the tournament against Italy at home at 14:15 on Saturday. The other matches of the weekend pits Ireland against Scotland and the final game of the weekend is the mouth-watering tie of world cup runners up England travelling to France. …