Features, Sports

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 …


Opinion, Sports

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 …


Hurling Round-up: Limerick Still The Team To Beat, Tony Kelly Keeps Performing and More

What a weekend of hurling! Tony Kelly put away another insane personal score, scoring 1-15  of Clare’s 1-21 as they steamrolled Wexford and secured their place in next weeks All Ireland Quarter-Finals. In the other qualifier, Cork came close against Tipperary but ultimately fell short to last year’s champions. Richie Hogan performed a piece of magic when he came on, …

UL GAA well represented in the All-Star Awards

University of Limerick GAA club’s past and present students won All-Star Awards in camogie, hurling and football. The All Stars are a selection of the best players in football, camogie, hurling and ladies football to create a team of the year. On Thursday, the football All Star team was announced with Galway’s Ian Burke being handed the no.15 spot on …

UL Senior Hurlers Lift Fitzgibbon Cup For The Fourth Time

On a crisp March evening in Pairc Ui Rinn, University of Limerick defeated Waterford IT by seven points to lift the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup for the 4th time in their history.  Both teams started off nervously and WIT went into a two point lead with scores from Gavin O Brien and Pauric Mahoney. In the third minute WIT were then …