Opinion, Sports

Stadia in Italia: Why Italian Stadiums Need To Improve

The Italian government has announced the allowance of a select number of fans to return for the cup final between Atalanta vs Juventus with the intent for the Euro 2020 finals.   However, as fans will eventually return to the stadia the lurking problems of Italian clubs’ infrastructure remain and have been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Older generations who remember …


Art Club, Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

An Focal Art Club #5 -Jean-Michel Basquiat

“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” Remembered for a strikingly short, meteoric career, Jean Michel Basquiat is the embodiment of a troubled genius. Having overcome poverty to lead an anti-establishment art movement inspired by the New York graffiti scene, Basquiat continues to send shock …


Increased Garda Presence set for Castletroy

by Chloe O’Keeffe There will be increase garda presence put into place for the Castletroy area over the next few days. The news was announced by national media yesterday evening, and confirmed by University of Limerick President, Professor Kirsten Mey in an email to students and staff at the University this afternoon. “In light of increasing concerns about student gatherings …

Was Ireland’s Lineout Ever The Problem?

Ireland’s lineout has been one of the positive factors in a disappointing start to the 2021 Six Nations campaign for Andy Farrell’s men. Those involved have looked comfortable with each other with the plays they have been using. Peter O’Donnell from The Lineout Lab thinks that Ireland’s set piece work has been impressive considering the injuries they have suffered. “I …

An Focal Art Club #4- Yayoi Kusama

At 89 years old, few artists have made a larger impact on the contemporary art world than Yayoi Kusama. From spurring Pop Art to defining Minimalism, the iconic polka dot artist has an impressive body of work that explores mental illness, consumerism and the psyche. Hailed as one of the most important living Japanese artists today, Yayoi Kusama has achieved …

“Sexy and Scandalous”- An Honest Bridgerton Review

By Jodie McCormack After its release in December 2020 ‘Bridgerton’ quickly became one of Netflix’s most watched series with over 80 million households watching the eight-episode first season. The Netflix series created by Chris Van Dusen is based on the Bridgerton book series by American writer Julia Quinn. Bridgerton’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to series success, she …

Top Influencers to Follow for a More Positive Feed

Influencers get a bad rap. They are often blamed for everything from body image issues to society’s obsession with buying things. But not all influencers want to sell you something. And, those who do want you to buy better, not more. Here are seven influencers advocating for diversity, climate change, body image mental health and more. 1.Body Positive Panda Megan …

UFC 258: Kamaru Usman May Be ‘Boring’ But His Quality Cannot Be Dismissed

As it stands, UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is well on his way in following in the footsteps of former Welterweight champion George St. Pierre (GSP) after an emphatic demolition job of former team-mate Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on Saturday at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas. Usman stopped Burns early in the third round via TKO with …

Six Nations 2021: France End Flawed Ireland’s Six Nations Hopes

Ireland 13-15 France Ireland’s hopes for silverware in 2021 were brought to an end after a strong France side came away with victory in Dublin. The boys in green started as they meant to go on with another impressive lineout steal. A ping-pong game occurred between both sides as they looked to assert dominance early on. An impressive kick from …

Saturday’s Six Nations 2021 Round-up: England Fail To Impress While Wales Find Unlikely Success

England 41-18 Italy England welcomed Italy to Twickenham to kick off round two of this year’s Six Nations, with two teams looking to build on 2 mediocre showings from last week.  An England side that wasn’t allowed get up to speed against an effective Scottish defence, while Italy in this afternoon played an almost identical game to that against France …