GAA, Sports

An Focal’s Coolest and Most Uncool Teams for the 2023 National Football League

In this article, An Focal takes a look at what teams were the most and least impressive in this year’s National Football League. The Allianz National Football League season is nearing its climax, with only the division finals left to be decided. Teams have been relegated, had their hopes dashed for promotion, or just been uninspiring. However, every squad has …


Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Babylon: A charismatic and chaotic feast for the senses

Babylon is a beautiful, chaotic, messy three-hour epic centred around the transition from silent films to sound. Damien’s Chazelle $80 million project follows three protagonists – Manny Torres (Diego Calva), Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie) and Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt) – as they navigate this shift from different angles. It is a ridiculous picture with incredible highs and disastrous lows as …


“It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me”: A Taylor Swift album ranking

After a recent binge of all of Taylor Swift’s albums (done so by his own free will), our wonderful Fuinneamh editor had the fantastic idea to rank them, after bothering many people with his unwanted opinions on Taylor’s discography. Starting from worst to first, let’s look at the discography of pop’s favourite millenial, Taylor Swift, a month on from the …


Waiting for pints: Farrell and Gleeson dazzle in isolate tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin

Writer-director Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin is a tragicomedy that confronts the viewer with the question of whether one’s existence is meaningful. The film follows Colin Farrell’s Pádraic in his attempts to regain the friendship of ex-drinking buddy Colm, played by Brendan Gleeson, who makes an out-of-the-blue decision to end their friendship. Colm wants to spend what he feels …