MVG DOMINATES IN DUBLIN

The Citywest Hotel was buzzing as the dart fanatics of the world descended on Dublin for the annual World Grand Prix of darts. The week-long event saw 32 of the world’s top players competing for a total prize fund of £400,000. The notorious ‘double in, double out’ format has caused some major upsets in the…

Artificial surfaces – hit or miss?

In a world where we are moving towards artificial intelligence, the same can be said for the playing surface used to play our beloved games on. However, despite their increasing popularity, are artificial surfaces really the way to go? First of all, let us look at the pros. Artificial surfaces require much less maintenance then…

Who Runs the World?

Women have been subject to degradation, misrepresentation, discrimination and injustices of every other kind throughout history. While we love to believe we currently live in a world of equality, sadly the truth is that we are very far off. Obviously, conditions have improved in the last century, in so far as women won the right…

Around the Grounds at UCC

The start of a new college year breathes life once again into the competitive animal that is UCC and its clubs are out to build on previous successes. The first few weeks of the year bring a lot of trials and trainings, but for those clubs that have already kicked off their seasons, let’s round-up…

Under-20 Internationals en route to Cork

Exciting news rugby-wise on Leeside has seen Irish Independent Park announced as the home venue of the Irish Under-20 6 Nations side for the 2019 instalment of the competition. The competition will see Ireland host both England and France this year, the first year that the Irish Independent Park, and indeed the province of Munster,…

The Biggest Loser

Before we get started, sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks this is going to be a list of my favourite contestants from the hit weight-loss reality show, (its Michael Ventrella; season 9 he lost nearly 300 lbs). I digress as this is not that list however, as, inspired by seeing the Cleveland Browns record their…

It Was Rice While It Lasted

Ever since the Republic of Ireland lost the young starlet Jack Grealish, who switched his allegiance from Ireland to England, the discussion about commitment and the rules around qualifying for a national side has grown and garnered great interest from the media and pundits alike. While a large majority of Irish supporters were quick to…