Alcohol and the G.A.A

The hectic G.A.A schedule this time of year sees inter-county players reach top-conditioning even before the summer months. Between Fitzgibbon and Sigerson cups, under 21 competitions, inter-county duties not to mention club commitments, it goes without saying that the responsibilities of an inter-county player can be perceived to be excessive from time to time. With…

Alcohol: A Fresher’s Guide

Students love to drink. This is hardly a well-kept secret. Between the post-tutorial pint in the New Bar and the hordes of seshing undergrads overtaking the streets of Cork from Thursday’s onward, we sure quite enjoy our booze. And while it may be fun to grab a drink with a few friends to unwind and…

Using Alcohol as a Crutch

I love drinking. I needed to start with that statement because this isn’t some sanctimonious piece to shame you all into drinking less. I hit rock bottom in April. I locked myself into my room and cut off all contact with the outside world. Nine months of drinking copious amounts of alcohol to avoid my…