Analysis, Football, Sports

How Do Bayern Play Under Hansi Flick?

Hansi Flick’s time at Bayern Munich is set to come to an end when the season finishes. The German manager announced his wish to leave the club after their 3-2 win away to Wolfsburg on Saturday. He will end his time at Germany’s most successful club with a Champions League trophy, a DFB-Pokal, a Club World Cup, a DFL-Supercup and …


Features, News

These Shoes Are Made for Locals: Limerick Business Adapts to Lockdown

Shops and businesses around Ireland have suffered over the last 12 months as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Other than the words COVID-19 and two metres, phrases such as  ‘support your local’ have gained popularity in this timeframe.  The economy, in general, has suffered both in Ireland and globally but one economy that we have seen first hand suffer …


A Football Fan’s Perspective On The European Super League Announcement

Saturday evening was an exciting one for me personally, having just watched my club, Chelsea, defeat soon-to-be Premier League Champions Manchester City in the Semi-Final of the FA Cup at Wembley. Booking our 4th FA Cup Final in the past five seasons along with a Champions League Semi-Final against Real Madrid to look forward to.  It is a rather exciting …

League of Ireland Recap: Rovers Gain on Leaders While Cork Fall Further Behind

The SSE Airtricity Leagues continued last week with rounds three and four of the First Division and Premier Division, along with the rescheduled Derry City – Shamrock Rovers fixture. Local side Treaty United played a 1-1 draw against Cobh Ramblers with 10 men on Friday night in the First Division. Defender Charlie Fleming was dismissed after half an hour, with …

Finding the comfort in discomfort; former UL student Dora Gola on her new single

by Chloe O’Keeffe “I never even considered anything else; it was always music.” Former UL Voice and Dance student Dora Gola always knew her path in life was music, and the various lockdowns over the past 12 months has helped her reignite this passion. “I always feel bad talking about it, but Covid was a blessing for me,” she remarked. …

The Lasting Influence of Coco Chanel

The two interlocking C’s, a definition of enduring fashion which has outlived both its founder and creative directors- most notably Karl Larger field who passed in 2019. The brains behind the Parisian stronghold was once an unassuming orphan, acquiring her sewing skills under the instruction of nuns. Critics cite this adverse beginning in life an inspiration to the artist- with …

UL FM Win Big: Clubs and Socs Award Winners Announced

Student Life has announced its annual award winners on an virtual ceremony held on  Friday 9th April.   This year, the awards took place virtually the form of a YouTube video.  The Club and Society of the Year went to UL FM, beating competition from nominees  Economics and Investments and Enactus UL.  “We are over the moon to have been announced …

Acts of Desperation Review- A Striking, Compulsive Read

This hotly anticipated debut from the Waterford-born Megan Nolan is a self-assured anti-romance, detailing an obsessive relationship’s collapse.  This self-exploration starts in Dublin in 2012 and chapters are aided with from the more mature narrator reflecting from Athens Greece seven years later,  punctuating accounts of self-destructive narrative with maturity and insight.  An art critic Ciaran becomes the subject of the …

Incoming Student Life Sabbatical team are determined to ensure the safe return to Campus

by Chloe O’Keeffe Cillian O’Donoghue, Seán Mulkern, Alice Hynes and Jordan Cassells will be taking over the roles of the sabbatical team for the 2021/22 academic year. A big part of the manifestoes were based on the safe return to campus, as well as increased social media campaigns. Fourth year Business and German student Cillian O’Donoghue will be taking over …

When El Clasico Means Something

Every football fan watches hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of football matches in their lifetime, and for most of them, they’re shit, unmemorable, decent but meh, nothing to tell your friends about, or exhibit moments that hook boys and girls/men and women of all ages into this drug we call football. And every football junkie, constantly looking for …