Features, Rugby, Sports

Gavin Coombes: Munster Rugby and The ‘West Cork Mafia’

West Cork back-rower Gavin Coombes is hot off his back-to-back man of the match performances against Ospreys and Glasgow respectively. The number 8 has been in terrific try-scoring form for Munster, scoring a hat-trick in the Ospreys game.  Coming from Bandon Grammar Secondary School, Gavin said there was a huge jump between school’s rugby and the Munster academy. “I went …


Rugby, Sports

Is Irish Rugby Leaning Too Heavily on Leinster’s Players?

With a new international competition deemed the “Autumn Nations Cup” taking place, is Andy Farrell’s squad relying too much on Leinster players, rather than picking up-and-coming athletes from the other three provinces? The cup will include England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Fiji and Georgia. It is split into two pools of four countries, with Ireland being pooled into Group …


Why it’s time to pay attention to women’s sport

By: Siadbh Redmond The rise of interest in women sports in the past few years has increased tenfold, but why? As a society bombarded with match reports, TV coverage, and upcoming fixtures of Men’s sports, how has the smaller, less promoted games played by women been able to compete for attention. 2018 can be thought Irelands most successful year to …