Sports

“All I do is crave for the day that equality is a given and is not asked for.” – UL Sports Star Joanne Cregg speaks

Pictured: University of Limerick’s Joanne Cregg and Elaine Fitzpatrick celebrate. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile By Ronan Coughlan March 9th, 2019 saw one of the best games of Football played all year in the O’Connor Cup Final between UL and UCD. Goals from Fiona McHale and Hannah O’Donogue saw UL power to a 2-16 to 1-10 win over their rivals at Grangegorman, …


Health, News

Anytime Of The Month Initiative Launched

By: Aisling O’Connor An initiative to combat period poverty has been launched this week by a University of Limerick student. Any Time of the Month, founded by Clodagh Guerin, will help provide feminine hygiene products to those who can’t access them. Ms. Guerin explains the idea for Anytime of the Month came from reading that the issue of period poverty …


Meet the UL Student Who has competed in All-Ireland Finals… for video games

By Ivan Smyth Desmond O’Kelly de Gallagh et Tycooly is the PRO for the electronic sports (eSports) club in UL. He knows more than most about the challenges and the stereotypes that surround eSports. E-Sports is a form of competition using video games. They are usually organised, multiplayer video game events. The 20-year-old University of Limerick (UL) student plays the …

Ageing Like An Old Bottle Of Vine

By Máire Nolan Vine’s time to shine, was, like it’s videos, really short-lived, but it left a legacy on the internet that will remain for years to come. The videos will still come up on your newsfeed lately, and yes, you will laugh at them. 2013-14 really was the peak of online creativity due to Vine. The mobile app was …

Kicking On: Mayo GAA Legend Sets Sights On The Dáil

By: Katy Flannery Alan Dillon, the former Mayo GAA captain, turned Fine Gael politician has now set his sights on Dáil Éireann in the upcoming general election – A seat currently held by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Dillion was speaking from the confines of Breaffy House, where he laid out his roadmap for the years ahead. Dressed in a suit …

Student Life Hosts Wellness Summit

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life held it’s second Wellness Summit last night. The sold-out event was held in the Pavilion on Tuesday evening and aimed to educate students on nutrition, resilience and stress management. Among the speakers was Mental Health Advocate Graham McCormack who spoke about his experience of mental illness, recovery and the power of mindfulness, what he …

Instant Family Review: Watchable Family Comedy With Big Ideas

By: Zoha Khan Instant Family is a heart-warming tale centered around the joys and struggles of starting a new family. Arguably one of director Sean Anders best works (best known for lackluster films like Horrible Bosses, Sex Drive, and the Daddy’s Home films) it possesses the rare ability to transcend viewers from hysterical laughter to tears of sorrow in mere …

Us Review: Peele Outdoes Himself

By: Mike Finnerty Horror has always been a genre that’s a trojan horse for social commentary. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is an allegory for McCarthyism-era paranoia, Night Of The Living Dead serves as commentary on race relations in 1960s America, and now over 50 years later, Jordan Peele’s Us is a profound comment on identity and in the late …

Whiplash: The Most Important Film Of The Decade

By: Mike Finnerty Whiplash will be shown on Monday, March 25th at the University Concert Hall in UL. You can buy tickets here.  It’s been five years since Damien Chazelle’s second film, Whiplash, premiered at Sundance. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious festival, and eventually went all the way to the Oscars, receiving a Best Picture Nomination …