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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 …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

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. …

UL Hosts Higher Education Debate

A panel of party representatives discussed funding for Higher Education in a debate hosted by economist Stephen Kinsella today. Despite a notable absence from Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and The Social Democrats, the panel saw Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne, Green Party’s Brian Leddin, Aontu’s Michael Ryan and Jan O Sullivan from the Labour Party discuss their party’s manifestos. The debate …

Third round of the Fitzgibbon Cup secures UL’s place in Quater final

By Jamie Dowling UL 0-21 Maynooth 1-13 University of Limerick booked their place in the Fitzgibbon cup quarter final after a hard fought game against Maynooth in Maguires Fields in UL. The win for UL sets up a mouth watering quarter final away to Mary Immaculate College. Tipperary duo Cian Darcy and Jake Morris put in stunning performances scoring 15 …

UL Bounce Back in Round Two of Fitzgibbon Cup

By Jamie Dowling UL 3-21 Trinity College Dublin 0-13 University of Limerick bounced back to winning ways with an impressive victory over Trinity college Dublin to keep their Fitzgibbon Cup hopes alive. Cian Darcy was once again man of the match, tormenting the Dubliner’s defense all game leaving him with a total of 2-6 UL exploded into life in the …

Fitzgibbon Cup Round One sees UL’s defeat to DCU

By Jamie Dowling DCU 0-21 UL 0-18 A man of the match display from University of Limerick’s Cian Darcy wasn’t enough to guide UL to a round one victory over DCU. Donal Burke was also in inspired form hitting 13 of DCU’s scores and this was enough, as DCU proved to strong for the Limerick side leaving them on the …