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Battle of the Bands is on the Horizon

BATTLE of the Bands returns to the Stables on Tuesday night, 16 October.Bands from The University of Limerick and around Munster will take to the stage over the course of 4 nights, in weeks 6, 7, 9 and 10. This year’s competition, organised by UL’s Music Society, will feature 9 bands. There will be an intriguing mix of backgrounds and …


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Two New Dramas set the Stage for UL DramaSoc

The Drama Society ended last semester on a high, after an academic year that included the production and performance of two original plays, our third trip to the West End, and our eagerly anticipated awards night. Over the Summer our newly elected committee have been hard at work to improve upon the success of last year to ensure this semester …


UL wins Big at National Society Awards

Over 400 staff and students from colleges across Ireland took part in the annual Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards; held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Friday 13th April. This event sees student college societies, from all over the country, compete against each other for awards in 13 different categories. One of the major highlights in the …

Hat Trick for UL Ninjas

UL Ultimate Frisbee Club, UL Ninjas, have won three of the most prestigious tournaments in Ireland this semester. For the first time since the foundation of the club, UL have taken the title for Outdoor Intervarsities and Women’s Developmental’s. This semester also marked UL Ninjas’ fourth consecutive win at Men’s Developmental’s. Captain of the Men’s team and fourth year UL …

Airsoft’s Chairperson gives the society’s Intervarsity run-down

UL Airsoft had the joy of participating in the Airsoft Intervarsities on Wednesday March 14th. To say that our first swing at varsities was daunting would be a gross understatement. Gear was packed, briefings were delivered and nerves were wound tight. Despite a handful of experienced players amongst our ranks, we had the distinct disadvantage of no formal training as …

The Importance of Leadership Skills in Sports and Coaching

The bond that is created between an athlete and a coach can be considered the most sacred, and it is essential that this relationship is not abused in any shape or form. To build this relationship from strength to strength it is key that the coach has the leadership skills and constantly be improving these skills. Leadership is the art …

Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Nature!

For most people, Mother’s Day morning is spent running out for last minute flowers, attempting to cook breakfast-in-bed and frantically half-wrapping that gift you ran out for last night. However, for a certain group of people, this normality was changed as they decided instead to celebrate a different mother this holiday: Mother Nature. On Mother’s Day morning troops rallied from …

UL Comedy Society prepare for the semester ahead

On 5 February, UL’s Comedy Society had their first Stand Up show of the semester. There were seven acts in the show—Niall Houlihan, Cathal Moore, Yousif Kellow, Oceann McCormack, Sarah Lydon, Erin Murphy, and Kevin Kennedy—and the show was hosted by Brian Griffin. Kevin Kennedy currently serves as the president of the society, and he is a first year student …

UL Racing Society aim to raise funds for Limerick Suicide Watch

Mark Boylan The Irish and British horse racing communities have been rocked in the recent weeks by the passing of prominent trainers Willie Codd and Richard Woollacott aged in their early 40s, and a group of equine enthusiasts from the University of Limerick are now raising funds for Limerick Suicide Watch at an upcoming Cheltenham Festival Preview Night. The UL …