Clubs&Socs

ULRM goes Nutts!

  By Paul Jordan   For the Halloween weekend, our society headed north, all the way to Belfast in fact. Why? Because RACECAR! Located outside the city is Nutts Corner, an international standard race track. What better place is there to have your first trip of the season.   We left UL at 6pm on Friday and headed to a …


Clubs&Socs, Sports

Student badminton tournament set new high

  By Brian Crowley   The annual Irish International Student Badminton Tournament (ISBT) hosted by the UL Wolves Badminton Club last month brought colleges from all over the country and even as far as the Czech Republic together. Over the course of the three days, participants got to play plenty of badminton. The event was graded based on ability and …


Sub Aqua intervarsities 2015

  By Ruairi Nealon   Sub Aqua Intervarsities are a little different to most intervarsities. There is no competition it’s purely a nationwide social event where divers at various levels of training gather, to explore what lies beneath Irish waters. This year’s intervarsities were held up in Carraroe Co. Galway. It’s a quiet country village in the Gaeltacht beyond Spiddal. …

UL Senior Hurlers and Ladies Footballers secure places in knockout stages of leagues

  The UL Senior ladies footballers made it 3 from 3 with an emphatic win over Maynooth University to book their place in the Division 1 league semi-final. Their opposition will be decided when DCU play UCD in the other group with the loser of that game facing the reigning champions.   Against Maynooth, the UL ladies got straight down …

Trans 101 – Keeping the T in LGBT

  By Gearóid McCarthy   During UL Rainbow Week, the Irish Trans* Students Alliance (ITSA) delivered a crucial workshop called “Trans 101”. ITSA is a support and advocacy group for transgender people aged between 18 and 30. This workshop sought to bring about greater awareness of issues affecting transgender people who are too often erased not just by society but …

Wolf wristbands for friendship, support, fun and belonging

  By Ciara Corcoran   The Wolf has become central to life in ULSU but what does the wolf encompass? A number of months ago we asked all students a number of questions relating to C&S and life in the Union. This survey included questions like “what does C&S mean to you?” and “what does the Union mean to you?” …