2022 Formula 1 Season Preview

By Atakan Uzun    We are coming close to the start of the 2022 Formula 1 season. It begins, this weekend, at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on Friday, with Practice 1 and 2 taking place. It is the start of a new era of F1 cars, with new regulations, this season, designed to increase…

Cheltenham: The jewel in Racing’s Crown

By Sam Curtin    To begin this piece, I must admit to knowing very little about Horse Racing despite coming from a household which is fanatical about the sport. Namely my old man. However, like many people, Cheltenham along with the Grand National, is the time of year when we all believe ourselves to be…

Another Premier League Manager Bites The Dust

Atakan Uzun   This Premier League season has witnessed several sackings. At the start of October, Watford manager, Xisco Munoz was the first to be sacked. He was replaced by the former title-winning Leicester City FC manager, Claudio Ranieri. After the controversial takeover by a Saudi-based consortium, Newcastle FC manager, Steve Bruce was sacked after…

Interview: Jack Casey of UCC Rugby

By Sam Curtin With UCC Rugby in the middle of a hectic season and celebrating a special 150th anniversary next year, I caught up with Jack Casey who is the Development Officer for the club. UCC rugby is the biggest club in the university with over 180 active members. With five teams competing across various…

UCC Sport Roundup

By Sam Curtin    With covid restrictions lifted, the vast majority of sports clubs in UCC are back playing competitive matches. Every issue until Christmas we will provide an update on some of the key stories involving UCC sport. Now it is time to take a look some of the other action that’s been happening…

Criticism of Newcastle FC’s Saudi Arabian Backed Takeover

By Atakan Uzun   The takeover by the Saudi-backed consortium of Newcastle United football club has received backlash from many human rights groups and some football managers. Human rights organisation, Amnesty International has criticised the takeover and branded it another example of ‘sports washing’ by the Saudi state. Meanwhile, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has questioned…