Rugby, Sports

Munster Rugby and the Joey Carbery Dilemma

When Carbery announced that he was making the move from Leinster to Munster, it was common knowledge that the youngster was making the move to get more game time at out-half rather than coming off the bench for Johnny Sexton and only getting the starting job with Leinster if Sexton was injured.  This reasoning was seen as accurate and sensible to …


Fifa World Cup Qualifiers, Football, Sports

2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Net Twice But Fail To Earn Points In Belgrade

Serbia 3-2 Ireland The Republic of Ireland suffered defeat to Serbia in their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after breaking a seven-game goalless streak yesterday evening. Alan Browne and James Collins found the net in Belgrade on the night to add a touch of promise to the night. The Irish set up in a 3-5-2 formation …


Ireland’s Positive Six Nations May Lead To Strong Lions Representation

Ireland’s quality in the latter stages of this year’s Six Nations tournament has propelled many squad names into Lions contention, should the tour go ahead. Statement performances were needed from the Irish contingent after an uninspiring Autumn Nations Cup with the tests against South Africa intended to take place in the summer. The improvement of Wales also stressed the need …

Six Nations: France Crush Welsh Grand Slam Dreams In Tense Affair

Have you taken a moment to breathe yet? Take one now if you are still on the come down to what would’ve been the tensest championship/slam decider in Six Nations history, but instead, it’s the best penultimate game in six nations history.  Historic is one way, but not the way everyone hoped it be, and certainly not what Wales hoped …

Six Nations 2021: Ireland Send CJ Stander Off In Style With Emphatic Win Over England

Ireland 32-18 England Ireland dominated England with the best performance of the Farrell era in CJ Stander’s final game for the side after a 32-18 win in Dublin Ireland looked to put width on the ball early after pressuring the first England lineout. England tried to assert dominance on the Irish after a second lineout win with lock Maro Itoje …

UL Student Rian Bailey Finds Success With Lockdown Podcast

Rian Bailey, a 21-year-old journalism and new media UL student from Sligo, has recently set up a podcast titled “Ball Talk”. The show includes a wide variety of guest speakers from the sporting world who all bring their knowledge of different sports to create a variety of topics spoken about on the podcast.  Rian always wanted to start up a …

Six Nations 2021: Inconsistent Ireland Survive Late Scotland Onslaught

Scotland 24-27 Ireland Ireland squeezed past Scotland to win the Centenary Quaich after a tight affair at BT Murrayfield this afternoon courtesy of a late Johnny Sexton penalty. The men in green started strong with their dominant lineout once again being their best asset. A James Ryan steal led to a fortunate try for Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw after Sexton’s had …

Liverpool 20/21 (So Far): Under The Microscope

“Everything I learned, I learned from him…” When a team kicks into 5th gear and the moment comes when the collective passengers decide that they want to see how fast the car can really go, there is not much that can be done to dry the thirst of the passengers and driver from doing so, once the adrenaline of knowing …

John Hutchinson: The Irishman Coaching A UFC Champion

John Hutchinson has been coaching Petr Yan since the beginning of the Russian’s UFC career and will corner him for his first title defence against Aljamain Sterling this weekend. Neither of them started out in mixed-martial arts with John winning bouts all over the world as a professional boxer and Yan making his way in the amateur ranks. Yan ended …

Stripping Of Gaelic Games’ Elite Status Is ‘Disappointing And Damaging’

At the start of February, GAA fans had their worst nightmares confirmed with the announcement from the Government that the GAA was not an elite sport anymore. This means that GAA cannot take place under current restrictions. The news was greeted with dismay and anger from players, managers and fans up and down the country after the GAA lit up …