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“I think this really is the only place that you’re going to meet the real Katie Taylor.”

“KATIE” director Ross Whitaker spoke to An Focal ahead of its screening at UCH.   The award-winning documentary about one of Ireland’s favourite sportspeople Katie Taylor will be screened on Monday December 3rd at University Concert Hall.   Directed by Ross Whitaker (Anthony Foley: Munsterman, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story,), KATIE follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to …


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UL Senior Camogie Team Gear Up for Historic four in a row bid

UL senior camogie team are attempting to win four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history. Joint captain Aoife Keane says that preparations are going well for their crack at history. The Clare camogie player refuses to look beyond their opening game against DCU in Dublin on Wednesday 5th December. She stated: “The four …


Schmidt Happens: Irish Rugby coach to leave after being named head coach of the year

Joe Schmidt has rounded off an extraordinary year for Irish Rugby by winning the World Rugby Coach of The Year award.   The Irish team put the cherry on top by being crowned World Rugby Team of The Year for the first time.   The New Zealander, who plans to leave rugby after the world cup next year, has led …

Taking the Mick: McCarthy not the right man for job

TheSpice Girls are selling out arenas, Boyzone appearing on the Late Late show, there’s as many cranes as taxis in the capital and Mick McCarthy is the new Republic of Ireland manager.   You’d be forgiven for thinking you woke up in the 90s this morning, but I assure you it is still 2018.   Although, it does seem that …

The Five Potential Candidates to become the next Irish Manager

It’s official: Irish football is in crisis.   It’s Groundhog Day again, another bad result against a team we should be comfortably beating on paper has seen Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane walk from the job. Five years of aggressively mediocre football have finally come to an end. Let’s take a look at the five possible candidates to …

“Even the phrase “Grand Slam”, I think there’s such a finality about it and it’s really the ultimate thing in Rugby this side of the pond.”

Marcus Horan joined ULFM’s “Beyond The Game” to reflect on a fantastic career with Munster and Ireland, Retirement and life after Rugby As a Munster fan myself, I have incredibly vivid memories of the Thomond Park before the redevelopment and 25’000+ Limerick landmark we know it as today.   For me, it was all about getting a spot on the …

UL GAA well represented in the All-Star Awards

University of Limerick GAA club’s past and present students won All-Star Awards in camogie, hurling and football. The All Stars are a selection of the best players in football, camogie, hurling and ladies football to create a team of the year. On Thursday, the football All Star team was announced with Galway’s Ian Burke being handed the no.15 spot on …

20×20 Campaign is just the Start of What is Needed

The launch of the 20×20 campaign, an initiative that aims to increase participation in women’s sport by 20% in the year 2020 has created much debate across various social media platforms and in the media itself.   The campaign, championed by Ireland’s National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, is calling on the people of Ireland and all those involved …