Features, Politics, Sports

The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …


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“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, …


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 …

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 …

An Interview With Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff

“I want the next generation of kids to be able to represent their country.” By Ivan Smyth   Ryan McAnuff is not your average medical student. He was born in Canada but is speed skating for Ireland while combining running a business and trying to become a doctor.   The Toronto born medical student has represented Ireland in short track …

UL End Eleven-Year Wait For Harding Cup Success

By: Ivan Smyth University of Limerick 2-0 University College Cork After a wait of more than ten years, University of Limerick claimed the Irish Universities Harding Cup title. Ed O’Dwyer and Adam Foley goals helped UL win the top freshers trophy and beat Munster rivals UCC. O’Dwyer, who was named Player of the Tournament, scored minutes before the break with …

UL To Introduce Sports Journalism Masters Programme

By: Ronan Coughlan Next Monday (February 25th) will see the official launch of a new Masters degree at the University of Limerick – MA in Journalism, Sport. Former Ireland Captain and World Rugby Player of the Year Keith Wood, Sports Editor of the Irish Examiner Tony Leen and RTE Sports Broadcaster Jacqui Hurley will be adjunct professors on the course …

UL One Step Closer To Historic Four-In-A-Row

UL 2-12 DCU 1-6 By Ivan Smyth UL are one game away from winning four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history after a comfortable semi-final victory against DCU. The Limerick college beat DCU in the group stage by three points, and another close encounter was expected. The defending champions started brightly with an …

Running, Rugby and Research; An Interview With Olympian Dr. Tom Comyns

Photo credit: Patrick Bolger/INPHO Ivan Smyth met former Irish Olympian Tom Comyns to discuss the Sydney Olympics, working with Munster rugby and helping to train Ireland’s top athletes. Dr. Tom Comyns is undoubtedly one of UL’s finest sporting exports. His achievements include representing Ireland in the Olympic Games, being inducted in the UL Sport Hall of Fame, working with the …