Anthony Joshua lost on points to underdog challenger Oleksandr Usyk who was 2/1 outsider in a fight which many thought would have been a warm-up fight for Joshua v Fury. This upset has now raised a number of questions for Joshua in regard to where he will go next, who will be his next opponent, and if he has what it takes anymore. A rematch with Usyk would be the next step … [Read more...] about Joshua no longer top dog in boxing world
Recently, I read Jim McGuinness’ article in the Irish Times about the new proposals the GAA are implementing to change the football championship. I hadn’t really looked into the proposals until I had read the article but the muddled, complicated new championship proposals (with more loopholes than a rollercoaster) could destroy the competition in my view. Was it not enough … [Read more...] about Is constant change ruining the GAA Championship?
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom – Emily Hegarty, Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Giuseppe De Vita and Fiona Murtagh. Photo courtesy of Fiona Murtagh SIN speaks to Olympian Fiona Murtagh. It has been a hectic 18 months for Fiona Murtagh, who at the start of last year was working for Campus Living at NUI Galway, and went on to win an Olympic bronze medal in the coxless … [Read more...] about NUI Galway student wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics
The curse is real. It has to be, no team can lose this many finals in a row and six of them in the last ten years. That was my first thought in reviewing this year’s football championship. It was heartbreak for Mayo, but at least Dublin didn’t win it again. Tyrone were deserving winners on the day, but the story is still Mayo. This year’s championship was the first in about … [Read more...] about Gaelic Football Championship review
It is impossible to talk about this years’ Hurling Championship without first talking about Limerick’s domination of the sport over the last few years. With three wins in four years, they are now reaching Kilkenny level of dominance and looks set to continue for a few years at the least. The All-Ireland final was over before it began with Limerick showing their greatness and … [Read more...] about Hurling Championship review