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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 …


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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 …

Off The Ball’ Roadshow To Stop At University Concert Hall

Some of Ireland’s greatest rugby stars are coming to the University of Limerick this Thursday night. Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara and Keith Wood will be among the guests for Newstalk’s “Off The Ball Roadshow” coming to the University Concert Hall later this week, in what promises to be a special night for Rugby fans. In association with Heineken Rugby Club, …

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 …