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 …


News, Sports

Book of Condolence opens for Anthony Foley in Sports Arena

By Paul Saunders A Book of Condolence for Anthony Foley has opened today in the UL Sport Arena. The book is open for all to sign and is accompanied by candle and a photo of “Axel” with the Heineken Cup. The book has been open to sign since 9am and is nearly half full, filled with messages of thanks and …


Sports Editor Marisa Kennedy Reviews Irish Rugby During the 2015 Six Nation Tournament

A prosperous period for Irish rugby was greatly enhanced during the 2015 Six Nations tournament with not one, but two, victorious teams. With what was a breath taking weekend for Irish sport, the men were crowned Six Nations champions to be followed less than 24 hours later by the ladies. s satisfying for Irish fans. A loss to Wales in …

UL Ladies Rugby Team Win All Ireland Division 1 Title against Carlow I.T

By Orla McShane On March 25th UL ladies rugby boarded a bus bound for Maynooth with one goal in mind; winning the final and bringing the cup (now named Sheila) back to limerick, its rightful home. We were playing against IT Carlow, a team that we narrowly lost to at intervarsities two weeks previous to the final. We trained harder …

Interview: Former UL Student Fiona Coughlan May Have Retired From Her Rugby Career But Is Still Far From Relaxing

“I don’t think it is just good to stop people going down wrong paths; it is beneficial in every aspect of life.  As a society I don’t feel we truly value the impact that physical activity and sport can have on person’s life.”  Fiona Coghlan is a former student of P.E. and Maths teaching at the University of Limerick. She …