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Opinion: Women in horseracing

Laura Donnellan’s (School of Law) opinion piece discusses the recent retirement of Katie Walsh and the involvement of women in horseracing dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The role and contribution of women in racing has become increasingly publicised. The amount of news coverage that Walsh’s retirement has generated is testament… Continue reading Opinion: Women in horseracing

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OPINION: When is an activity classified as a sport?

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm about how, as recent legal cases around bridge show, defining what constitutes a sport can be a fraught process. "A sport needs to have a physical element, so mere mental agility is not enough for an activity to be classified as a sport." Read the full… Continue reading OPINION: When is an activity classified as a sport?

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Fiona Reidy, MA in Journalism

Fiona Reidy, MA in Journalism I started the Masters in Journalism at the start of this year, I also play rugby for Ireland so I thought UL was the perfect choice for me to manage a master’s programme while training for the World Cup that will be hosted in Dublin next year. It’s been brilliant… Continue reading Fiona Reidy, MA in Journalism

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Why I choose to study at the University Limerick

By Aine O'Neill The University of Limerick: I chose this university for multiple reasons. The sports, courses, and location are just a few reasons why I found UL to be the place for me. The high-quality facilities and easy going atmosphere have made it possible for me to excel in a place that doesn’t seem… Continue reading Why I choose to study at the University Limerick

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Joining the University of Limerick Wolf Pack

By Nadine Kimak When you are at University your major priorities are your academic studies. But you will not have to invest 24 hours 7 days a week. You will have plenty of time to do whatever you want. Because this is my first year at UL I am so glad that they have a… Continue reading Joining the University of Limerick Wolf Pack

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Opinion Piece: Mixed Martial Arts: The Legal Issues

This piece was originally posted on www.asser.nl. By Laura Donnellan, School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland. Introduction On Tuesday the 12th of April, João Carvalho passed away in the Beaumont Hospital after sustaining serious injuries from a mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Dublin on the previous Saturday. The fighter was knocked out in the… Continue reading Opinion Piece: Mixed Martial Arts: The Legal Issues

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Opinion piece: Godolphin and Under Armour: Historic Sports Marketing Partnership

This piece was originally posted on www.sportsandtaxation.com. By Laura Donnellan, School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland Modern sport is a multi-billion dollar global business. Sport has become increasingly commercialised with the bulk of the revenue generated from sport being sourced from sponsorship and broadcasting deals and not from the traditional medium of gate receipts and… Continue reading Opinion piece: Godolphin and Under Armour: Historic Sports Marketing Partnership

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Tips for Staying Healthy in the New Semester

By Ashley Taylor The second semester of college comes directly after the celebrations and parties of winter holidays, and, with it, comes new year resolutions. The most common of which: get healthy/workout more/lose weight. This goal is complicated, however, with the addition of classes, homework, and the studying required by college. Despite this, it is… Continue reading Tips for Staying Healthy in the New Semester