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Festivals 2012

Non music festivals In light of Oxegen's hiatus, Aaron Quinn looks at the smaller alternatives to Ireland's other major music festival, Electric Picnic City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival (3-7 May) If it’s jazz you’re after, Derry is the place to be for the May bank holiday weekend. The festival attracts some of the world’s finest jazz musicians. The one and only Van Morrison will be joined by a host of talented performers including Tommy Thomas and John Leighton. Check www.cityofderryjazzfestival. com for further info.

Castlepalooza (3-5 August) The Sunday Business Post called it “the best little festival in Ireland”. Castlepalooza attracts some of the best up-and-coming talent to Tullamore. Last year, Bitches With Wolves, The Minutes and Jape were just some of the acts that rocked Charleville Castle. This year’s line-up is set to be announced in the coming weeks. Three day camping tickets are €79 excluding service charges. Visit www.castlepalooza.com for further info. Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival (31 May - 3 June) This annual event sees world renowned musicians make their way to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal to pay

What pucking festival should I go to? By Sean Noone

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o the festival options are plentiful in the music department, but if you’re not enamoured with the idea of spending three nights in a (most likely) rain-soaked field there are plenty of other arts and culture events taking place throughout the summer. If comedy is your thing, then Kilkenny is the only place to be between 31 May and 4 June for the annual Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. Highlights this year include Australia’s funniest one-footed man Adam Hills, Canadian filth peddler Mike Wilmot, the former meanest man on TV, Simon Amstell, and the grumpy Jack Dee. Ireland is well represented too with the likes of the hilarious David O’Doherty, Fred Cooke (him off the Spar ads) and The Panel’s Colin Murphy some of the acts most worth a look. Tickets are on sale now for

all shows. In the west, the Galway Film Fleadh runs from 10-15 July at various locations throughout the city. Every July it sees the who’s who of the Irish film industry hit town to network, promote and, when the sun goes down, have a few beers in the Rowing Club (and maybe down to the Radisson when that place closes). There is, of course, the odd film and a selection of live action and animated shorts that are rarely less than entertaining. No line-up has yet been announced. It would be careless to neglect the largest arts festival in world that takes place for the month of August each year when it’s just a short hop across the water. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes all over the Scottish capital for the full month for an extravaganza of comedy, music, theatre, art, drink

tribute to the late Rory Gallagher. This year, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor will be joined by Horslips and Dr. Feelgood to name a few. Early bird tickets are on sale now and cost just €50. Camping is also available for the weekend and costs an extra €45. Check www.goingtomyhometown. com for further info. Sea Sessions (29 June - 1 July) The Sea Sessions festival is back in Bundoran, Co. Donegal this year with its best line-up to date. Happy Mondays will bring their unique sound to the north coast. They will be joined by Leeds rockers Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas and legendary rapper Rev Run (Run DMC). The mixture of music and surfing is sure to attract revellers from around the country. Weekend tickets start at €88.50 with camping for the weekend costing an extra €30.

and so much more. Accommodation shortages can be a problem but it’s only a short train journey from Glasgow and well worth the effort. It really is something that must be experienced. The full programme will be announced on 31 May. Other festivals closer to home include the self-explanatory International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (7-28 May), the Galway Arts Festival (16-29 July), Wexford’s Art in the Open Plein Air Painting Festival (30 July-7 August) and, for those of you of a country persuasion, The All-Ireland & International Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships (Punchestown Racecourse, 2-3 June) and Kerry’s annual festival announcing a sheep-king for the next year (seriously!), Puck Fair in Killorglin (10-12 August).

Party hard on the continent With the great line-ups boasted by Irish festivals it can be hard to believe that festivals further afield often attract more variety and at a fraction of the price. By Laura Finnerty

They may look the same but festivals abroad often offer better value and line ups. Clockwise from top left: Pukkelpop, Beligum; Bestival, Isle of Wight; Pukkelpop and Rock Werchter, Belgium

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ummer 2012 signals the death (or at least hiatus) of Oxegen, and Electric Picnic doesn’t offer the big festival feel many of us want to experience. But fear not – we here at The Edition have searched high and low (well, online at least) to find you Europe’s best festival line-ups. Often heralded as Europe’s greatest festival, Belgium's Rock Werchter returns in 2012 with a diverse line up containing newcomers Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey, 90s favourites Pearl Jam, dubstep act Skrillex and Blink 182, a band sure to transport most of us back to our teenage years. 80s legends Simple Minds also play on the final night. Rock Werchter runs from 28 June to 1 July with and costs €195 for a four day camping ticket. Spanish festival Benicassim is headlined this year by some old favourites in the form of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses and New Order. Favourites Florence and the Machine also headline. UK artists make up a strong part of the bill with Ed Sheeran, The Maccabees, Dizzee Rascal, The Horrors and Jessie J hitting the stage across the weekend. Irish artist Lisa Hannigan will also play a set over the course of the festival. Benicassim takes place on the weekend beginning 12 July ending 15 July. Up until recently, Tomorrowland was a little known Belgian dance

festival. However, with the cancellation of Oxegen, Ireland’s dance music lovers have been forced to find somewhere else to rave and Tomorrowland provides the answer. One hit wonder Avcii along with Calvin Harris are the must-see artists on the first day of the festival while electro heavyweights Swedish House Mafia should provide the Saturday “wow” moment. French DJ David Guetta and Afrojack headline the final night. Tomorowland runs from 27 July to 30 July. If both the heat in Europe and the language barrier scare you then look no further than the UK. Growing festivals such as Latitude and the Secret Garden Festival offer a diverse line-up and a relaxed vibe. Bestival is one of the last major festivals of summer 2012, kicking off on the Isle of Wight (not to be confused with The Isle of Wight Festival 22 to 24 June) from 6 September and ending on 9 September. Every year Bestival has a fancy dress theme and this year that theme is wild life, so get your best animal print leggings out. The line-up includes New Order, The XX, Sigur Ros, Hot Chip, Rizzle Kicks and Motown legend Stevie Wonder. Other festivals worth an online search include Pukkelpop, Open’er (only €93 for a four day ticket) and Pinkpop.


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Some brain food for thought By Siobhan McGuire

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his is the only formula you need to know for your exams. Yeah, you wish. It may not be the only one you will be expected to gobble up and spit out in the exam hall but it is a very important one. It’s that time of year again when everyone wants to burrow deep within the covers of their marshmallow beds. But, unfortunately those Pennys-bought polyester sheets won’t shield you from the tornado of assignments, evaluations and lab reports that whirl you into a frenzy mere weeks before your exams. The countdown is on and with that comes beautifully crafted timetables and glorious study plans. Amongst all this art, design and frantic studying we need add ‘eat ‘onto that trusty ‘to do’ list. It all kicks off with that bloody alarm, snooze once, maybe twice, maybe three times and up you get. They say the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they’re definitely right. No one wants to be the owner of the bellowing belly

two rows to the right and five rows from the back. Recommended morning meals that keep the brain alert throughout the day are wholegrain cereal with milk, fresh orange juice, a bowl of porridge with sultanas, wholemeal bread toasted with chopped banana. According to Elaine Murray, PRO of the DIT Nutrition Society, breakfast is a vital meal of the day. “Breakfast is essential to provide fuel for your brain and allow you to be able to concentrate properly in an exam – especially if you’ve been up half the night studying – so even if you’re feeling nervous or stressed and trying to cram, make sure you make time to eat something, even something as simple as banana on toast or a bowl of cereal,” said Elaine. Snacking regularly is also given the thumbs up but I’m not talking about that lump of a Mars bar or the grease riddled pack of Hunky Dorys. Snacking on fruit or veg, dried nuts and scones ensure a steady slow release of energy to the brain.

According to the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute; “keeping a steady supply of glucose as energy to the brain will help ensure that you do not lose concentration during both your study and exam times.” Healthy lunch options to keep that brain of yours alert include a bowl of vegetable soup and wholemeal scone, chicken/ham/egg/ cheese sandwich, prepared tuna and pasta salad and finally instead of that sickeningly sweet red bull choose a fruity smoothie. After a day of gruelling tests and exhausting cramming sessions there’s nothing better than a nice healthy meal. Getting out the saucepans and chopping up ingredients is probably the last thing you want to do after an exam. But with some background music and a good recipe cooking up a meal can be a brilliant way to relax. So remember, eat breakfast, snack well, and take breaks from all the study notes and do a little exercise. No pressure.

Recipe: Quick and delicious chicken curry

What you'll need:

• 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 1 large onion, finely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 4 skinless chicken breasts, roughly chopped • 500g new potatoes, washed and sliced into quarters • 4 tbsp mild curry paste

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400ml chicken stock 200ml half fat coconut milk Salt and black pepper to taste 225g frozen leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess water Boiled rice or naan bread to serve

What to do

1. Heat the oil in a large deep non stick frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes. • 2. Add the chicken, garlic, potatoes, curry paste and cook, stirring, for 3-4 min utes. • 3. Add the stock, coconut milk, and seasoning to taste. • 4. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and sim mer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. • 5. Stir in the spinach and cook for a further 5 min utes. Serve with boiled rice or naan bread.

Enjoy!

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Plans for the summer? The Edition asks: Summer is fast approaching and the Edition writers are preparing for a few months of kicking back before getting ready to do it all over again. Siobhán McGuire finds out what DIT's students are up to Anthony Chung Cathal Brugha Street Food Innovation My plans are to work and travel, I plan on going to Tanzania for charity. There’s a group of us going from DIT, we’ll be raising three grand before July and heading over in August for two weeks to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I got involved through a mutual friend and a few of us decided to do it. I have a part time job at the moment so I’ll be workCian Molloy Aungier Street Media Arts with a Language I have a wedding at the start of June and after that I’m heading to Boston with friends. There’s a lot of Irish people there so I think it will be easy enough to get a job. I worked in Ireland last summer so I think it’s time to get out there. I think you need to have friends going, it can be very tough when you Andy McNulty Fine Art Portland Row I hope to work in the hotel at home back in Donegal and possibly go to New York for a week or two. I want to see a few sites and architecture and try to get inspired for fourth year. That’s pretty much it. It think travelling is essential for students to see the world. It definitely helps when you’re back in the studio to reference different places. Aisling Campbell Mountjoy Square Early Education For the majority of the summer I planon working really hard, next year is my last year so I want to be able to save up and not have to work throughout my final year. At the end of the summer I plan on heading over to Chicago for three weeks, there’s a few of my friends heading out there to do the J1 so a few of us are going to crash out there for a while. If I don’t get a job in Donegal I’ll head back to Dublin for the summer.

Léon Appeldoorm Rathmines Music I plan on getting a job, hopefully, in Kenmare, Kerry and then I’ll be going back to France. I need to get money to go back to France in August or September. There aren’t a lot of people living in Kerry, it’s so small that if there are any jobs they can be taken very quickly. In France it’s very difficult to get a job, you are not allowed to work under eighteen in France.


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DIT student in StoryLand final By Saoirse Ivory

The Begrudgers, an Irish webdrama series written and directed by Philip Doherty, has made it to round three of RTÉ’s StoryLand competition. The Begrudgers is a comedy focusing on the lives of two glum pub-dwellers whose cosy drinking routine is disrupted when their favourite haunt comes under new management. “We’re delighted to be in the final four,” says Áine Corby, DIT graduate and co-producer of The Begrudgers, “We’d love to see ourselves winning.” Áine, who recently graduated

with a degree in Media Arts, became involved with the show through her involvement with her local theatre group. “I got a media job back home in Cavan after college, and it was there that I met Phil Doherty. We set up the Gonzo Theatre together, and after two years began getting involved in film production. Everyone involved in the theatre has become part of The Begrudgers. It was just the next step for us.” The central characters, Nobby (Shane Carroll) and Snout (Ray Fitzsimons) are “part of the furniture” in their local tavern and their

Horoscopes Mystic Mick knows what’s going to happen to you purely because of when you were born - and he’s not afraid to tell you Aries

You will fail all of your forthcoming exams. Your claim that you contracted necrophilia will not convince the exams board to let you re-sit.

Taurus

Your holiday plans will fall through when you realise that the man who you thought was a travel agent was a homeless man. The ‘brochure’ you saw was actually a collection of photos from his 1962 honeymoon.

Gemini

You may be tired of these religious types calling to your house on a regular basis but they are all preaching a peaceful, loving message. That wooden board with a nail in it you have to deal with the next ones isn’t so peaceful or loving.

Cancer

You will be asked by an attractive member of the opposite sex to be a ‘guinea pig’ in their ‘experiment’. What you were expecting to be a furry party will actually see your organs for sale on the Serbian black market.

Leo

You will fall hopelessly and helplessly in love. Your partner will sweep you off your feet and put your heart on a higher plane than you ever thought was possible. You will then wake up and have the most godless hangover ever experienced by man.

Virgo

You will defy the laws of space and time and be given a chance to relive one day in your near future over again, Groundhog Day style. Each time though you will forget that you are allergic to peanuts and have to spend most of the day in the hospital. The universe will get tired of your continued stupidity and move on to the next day.

Libra

A scientist friend of yours will invent a time machine and want you to travel back to1955 with him. You will turn him down because his idea ‘lacks originality’. It’s only after he returns to the present do you realise his story was actually the basis for Timecop.

Scorpio

The stars don't expect anything from you, except for you to die and be a very cheap funeral.

Sagittarius In a strange turn of events, you will replace Mitt Romney as the Republican Candidate

for this year’s US presidential election. Those Facebook pictures from your 6th year holiday will come back to haunt you.

Capricorn An early night in might seem like a responsible idea but it will leave you totally unpre

pared for the forthcoming zombie apocalypse.

Aquarius The horrible things that you have been doing all college year will not come

Pisces

back and bite you in the ass. Instead you will be rewarded will a new relation ship and an im mensely pleasurable summer. Karma really is a bitch.

Over the summer you will realise just how big a part Mystic Mick plays in your life Your attempts to find him will be fraught with danger and ultimately prove unsuccessful.

droll grumblings will resonate with any Irish pub-goer. StoryLand is an annual online drama competition designed to nurture up-and-coming directors, producers, writers and actors, and has been running for four years. Its participants have gone on to work on programmes such as Fair City and RAW. Jane Gogan, Commissioning Editor for RTÉ Drama, said, “StoryLand is a crucial aspect of RTÉ's role in industry development and gives us the chance to fast track new talent into the heart of RTÉ's drama programming.”

Áine has high hopes for the future of The Begrudgers, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the hugely successful Hardy Bucks, a previous StoryLand contestant: “It’d be brilliant to eventually make The Begrudgers into a sit-com. Hardy Bucks was so popular that RTÉ eventually just picked it up. We’ve loads of local support because of the Gonzo Theatre, so we’d love to do something similar in the future,” The three webisodes of The Begrudgers, Hysteria, Student Teacher and Trouble Times can be viewed online and voted for at www.rte.ie/ storyland.

Dear Edition We lay the knowledge down. Your life gets better (not to be taken internally) Dear Edition, I am really screwed for my exams. Seriously! I don’t know what I have been doing for the whole semester but it can’t have been study. Advise, Aloysius Arthur Chapsworth III Al, My advice would be to fail your exams in the most appalling spectacular manner you can come up with. Here are some things you might try. Develop an addiction: Being addicted to stuff is a great way to avoid getting anything done. They are normally study cancer, so one might be handy for you. My suggestions would be a) crack, b) Skyrim or c) a Sabrina the Teenage Witch boxset. If you want to go for the latter, give me a shout and I’ll sort you out. Strange answers: There are some fantastic ways to answer question that are sure to get you no marks in your exams. Some of the best way to answer might be a) answer each question in a different ‘personality’, b) answer questions in two or fewer words, or c) see how many different racial slurs you can get into an answer. Strange behaviour: Please note: these are likely to get you kicked out of the exam hall. Options include: Drinking – a couple of cans would probably go well with that maths exam. Eating – specifically the exam paper. Try it with some salad cream. Self pleasuring – though it might get you arrested too. Sleeping – a classic This has helped you, Edition Dear Edition, All of my friends are going on J1 this summer and I can’t afford it. So while they live it up in Boston, Santa Barbara and Hawai’i, I’ll be lucky if I can scrape a minimum wage job down the local Tesco. What can I do? Mary Mary, While they are gone, you will find it therapeutic if you ‘fuck up their shit’ (technical term). If someone has a particularly valuable piece of electronic equipment, gets your hands on it and throw it off a bridge. If one has a boyfriend, sleep with him and ruin the relationship. If one has a beloved pet, introduce it to your car tyres. It is common knowledge that if you can’t be happy yourself, denying other’s happiness is the next best thing. Have a nice summer, Edition


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E The battle for Karen Millen D K I T I Tillman's tills fail to ring O N By Stephanie Quilligan

aren Millen, who started the well known fashion retailer which bears her name, is now struggling to regain control of the business. She sold half of the company to Icelandic bank Kaupthing in 2001 and lost majority control in 2004 when the business merged with Oasis.

Millen, the woman who is planning to return to business under the brand name Karen or KM, says she is embarrassed by the brand Karen Millen. However, the chain she surrendered control of in 2004 is threatening legal action on Millen if she returns to business under either name. Speaking to The Guardian news-

paper, Ms. Millen said “I never wear the clothes. Karen Millen is just a brand of clothing and does not reflect me as a person. Sometimes I find it a little difficult as I have no control over what they design and at times it can be

a little embarrassing.” Gemma Metheringham, managing director of Karen Millen, said “Of course the collection has grown and evolved significantly, so it is quite likely that it doesn't reflect her taste now.” Mether-

By Laura Finnerty

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British fashion label Jaeger has been sold for £20 million (€24.4 million) to an investment company based in Guernsey. Jaeger, which was established in 1884, has 50 stores plus 70 concessions across the UK. The change of ownership comes after sales plummeted in 2011, falling from profits of £2.2 million to £772,000 which represents a 60% drop. The new owner, Better Capital, is the product of Joe Moulton, who wishes to improve the financial performance of the company. Moulton will own the majority stake in the company while previous owner Harold Tillman will retain a 10% stake. The sale illustrates a massive

turnaround in both the fortunes of the company and of Tillman himself. Tillman was credited with saving the company when he took over a business in debt in 2003. Profits were reported until 2011 but Tillman ends his time as chief shareholder with a company once more in debt. Due to the debts incurred by Jaeger, Tillman will not profit greatly from the transaction. Jaeger joins an eclectic range of takeovers by Better Capital including double glazing firm Everest. Better Capital specializes in turning failing companies back into profit making firms. No plan for how Better Capital will change the infrastructure has been announced.

Dior fashion head revealed

ingham was hired by Millen in 1999 as design director. When Millen lost majority control of the business in 2004 due to its merging with Oasis to create Mosaic fashions, Metheringham remained at the company and in 2009 was made joint managing director. Millen claims she was mistreated by the co-investors in Karen Millen and is willing to fight until she has every last piece of the company restored to her, much to the disagreement of Metheringham. “I am a sort of unlikely stepmother for Karen Millen the brand” said Metheringham, who is set to clash with the mother of this brand over who is the rightful head of this fashion house.

Millen says that she never wears the clothes which bear her name

Thank you. Thank you to all our members, and everyone who helped DIT LGBT Society have an amazing year.

By Alan Finnegan and Laura Finnerty After over a year of speculation, John Galliano’s successor at Dior has been revealed. Ex-creative director at Jill Sander, Raff Simon will fill Galliano’s position as artistic director of the French fashion house. Simon is known for his minimalist style which contrasts with a label such as Dior, famous for its feminine designs. Simon will show his first collection for Dior in July at Couture Week. Simon a former furniture designer turned to fashion in 1995 under his own label in Belgium

specializing in menswear. In October 2000 Simon was appointed head professor of fashion in the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. In 2005 Simon moved to Jill Sander where he was creative director. When Sander left the position to join Dior, Jill Sander, the founder of the label, returned to replace him. Galliano was famously fired from Dior in March of last year after a video of him making anti-semitic remarks was released online. Dior President and CEO Sidney Toledano commented on the matter and said “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”

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Klum to design for kids Louboutin's By Laura Finnerty

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upermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum is set to launch a children’s clothing line. The collection is a collaboration between Klum and Toys R’ Us, which operates approximately 1475 stores worldwide. The range will be available in the Babies R’ Us section of Toys R’ Us. September has been pencilled as the launch date for the first collection which will be titled Truly Scrumptious. Truly Scrumptious will entail more than just fashion. Klum has said Truly Scrumptious will also include blankets, bath cloths and night lights. Speaking about the venture to Vogue, Klum has said, “if you think about the nursery, I'm doing every-

It is hoped that Heidi's collection, in collaboration with Toys R' Us, will be available in September Photo John Antoni

thing.” In relation to the partnership with Babies R’ Us, Klum expressed her excitement by saying “I'm so excited to partner with them (Babies R’ Us) to create a fun, magical and unexpected collection that is also affordable.” Ms. Klum, a mother of four, has accumulated a vast knowledge of what parents really want for their children. As result of this, there will be an educational element to Truly Scrumptious, one such example is her idea to print jungle patterns on baby blankets instead of using plain coloured material. Catering for ages 0 to 5, Klum’s designs will be available in all Babies R’ Us stores and online this Autumn.

Choo collaborates with Rob Pruitt By Alan Finnegan

Cinderella slipper By Laura Finnerty

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hoe icon Christian Louboutin is to create his own interpretation of the glass slipper made famous by Cinderella. Louboutin, whose signature red soles have been desired by women across the globe, is launching the shoe this summer. The shoes are being creating in conjunction with Disney to celebrate the release of their Diamond Edition of the animation classic; the edition will include two Blu Ray discs plus a DVD featuring bonus material. Louboutin is keeping tight-lipped about the shoe and hints as to exactly how he will tackle the task remain closely guarded. The exact date of the big reveal

Cosmetics line to bare Jacobs name By Orla Stafford

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ew York based artist Rob Pruitt is teaming up with the world famous Jimmy Choo to create a collection of shoes, handbags and small leather accessories. The fashion line will be part of Choo’s spring/summer 2013 cruise collection. It is expected to go on sale in Jimmy Choo boutiques and its online store by November of this year. Pruitt is most famous for his glitter panda paintings and for creating the Art Awards at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2009 and 2010. His most recent work was the “Andy Monument”, a seven foot tall, chrome finished statue of Andy Warhol located outside Union Square

West, New York where Warhol produced most of his projects. The artist’s previous fashion related work was in 2006. He created a sculptural installation featuring blue jeans, and a staged flea market where visitors could browse through Pruitt’s old clothes and knickknacks. This isn’t the first time that an artist and fashion designer have teamed up to create a fashion line. Hermes teamed up with Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto to create a scarf collection and Christian Dior teamed up with artist Anselm Ryle to create a collection of accessories. Jimmy Choo’s creative directors said: “We were captivated by Pruitt’s

energy, his computer-screen use of colour and the festive exuberance of his prints and materials. There were elements in his work that reminded us in subtle ways of the Jimmy Choo design iconography. We sensed that Rob’s twist on Jimmy Choo glamour would yield something very collectible and uniquely beautiful.” Pruitt is just one of the several artists who have worked with Jimmy Choo. Richard Philips has had his paintings inspire clutch bags in 2007, while Marilyn Minter and Nan Goldin have both photographed for the brand.

and the cost of the shoes are also being kept secret by both Disney and Louboutin. Disney has managed to infiltrate the fashion industry in recent years with their princess bridal range recording high sales as well as Mouawad engagement rings going on sale in 2009. Cosmetic brand MAC dedicated a whole line entitled Venomous Villains to the badies of Disney pictures in 2010. Fairytale fashion is making a comeback in 2012, French fashion house Louis Vuitton dedicated a whole collection to the fairytale theme in their spring/ summer 2012 show.

merican designer Marc Jacobs is taking the fashion world by storm as he prepares to launch his very own cosmetics range. The fashionista extraordinaire has added another string to his bow by teaming up with renowned cosmetic company Sephora to produce a range of women’s beauty products. The 49-year-old already has his own label and is creative director of Louis Vuitton. His success has soared throughout the years, with more than 200 retail outlets in 80 countries and products ranging from accessories to clothes to perfumes. “We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs cosmetics will be, what they’ll say, what makes them distinctive,” Jacobs told Women’s Wear Daily. “I think that will take some time, but the first

meeting was good.” According to Independent Woman, “the make-up line is still very much in its early stages”. It is not yet known when the new range will be expected to hit our shelves. Marc Jacobs has another summer fragrance on the way called “Dot” which is expected to be on sale during the summer and which follows the 2011 summer fragrance “Oh Lola!”.

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DIT Fashion show rocks packed out Vicar Street

By Niamh Graham Photos Joe Burke and Blair Connor This year’s DIT fashion show took place on 21 March. It was the show’s ninth year and continued to successfully fill the 1000 seat venue at Vicar Street. 49 student models brought high fashion to the stage and were a huge success; receiving positive media coverage. Vodafone Sponsored the event and generously provided goody bags for all attendees at the event. The MC for the night was Brendan Courtney from Off the Rails. He was also a judge in the Student Design Competition alongside stylist Maria Fusco, fashion editor at The Irish Independent Weekend Magazine, Bairbre Power, and stylist and writer Angela Scanlon. The overall winner of the student design element was Aisling Connell from NCAD & her model Niamh Walls. Her design consisted of a skin-tight bodysuit and a large outer cape with suspended strings of chain, which let it move in a truly unique way. Aisling picked up a cash prize of €2,000 and National Student Design trophy.


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Step by step guide to the perfect summer look With summer just around the corner it is important to be prepared for longer days and plenty of evening activity, most of which is on the go. Less is definitely more for summer makeup and with time being a factor you can transform your daytime makeup into a glam evening look by making a few minor but effective tweaks. Isabelle O'Hara gives us the know-how

Step 1: You begin by doing your normal, daytime makeup. In summer it is recommended to use a primer; having foundation coming off before lunchtime due to the humidity is never a pretty look. It will also make your makeup stay on longer, so no need for top ups throughout the day. Step 2: Then apply a setting powder to get rid of the shine and to set the foundation. During summer a translucent, mineral powder is preferable with it being light on the skin and very natural. Step 3: A key item for every makeup bag this summer is bronzer. It will help to achieve that fresh summer glow. Now that you have the perfect base, apply eye shadow and lip gloss as desired. Step 4: You can now transform your daytime makeup to suit your evening plans. The fresh faced look is very on trend for

Summer scents to please the senses By Sara Dalton

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he unseasonably warm weather of last month got us all daydreaming of holidays: lazy summer days by the pool and hazy dinners in seafront restaurants. Arguably one of the most pleasant elements of summer is its scent. Annually we peel off our woollies and believe, with the faith and innocence of our youth, that the sun will one day shine. When that day comes, my fellow women, we will be ready. As the heat beats down on our skin we will smell not of perspiration, but of a fresh floral fragrance or a hint of musk and honey. One could opt for a tried and tested favourite like Estee Lauder’s ‘Pure White Linen – Light Breeze’. It’s been acclaimed by those women who seek out natural scents and is described as having “a splash of coconut and sophisticated notes tuberose, violet and hibiscus”. While being strong and feminine, it is not overpowering. Another traditional choice is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. This cologne classic is light and clean with a burst of lemon and lime. Issey Miyake’s L'Eau d'Issey has also been commended by a critic on perfume website, Basenotes, for sprinkling the skin with a hint of freshly pickled cucumbers. Donna Karan has launched her 2012 summer fragrance which reeks of lush papaya and sparkling clementine. The vibrant perfume, which has improved from last year’s slightly sour edition, aims to convey the energy of the

urban metropolis. Calvin Klein One Summer 2012 claims to be a unique and unisex fruity flavour, but there has been discontentment from both the male and female customers. Some men claim it is too sweet and a female friend complained that, although it was “fresh, it was not sharp or intense enough to be feminine”. Avon has introduced a new perfume trio ‘Expressions’, signed by Reese Witherspoon . The three “Expressions” are Live Without Regrets, Laugh Often and Love to the Fullest. Laugh Often is a mix of that common summer citrus smell, pink peony and green tea. It is light and airy, the kind of whiff you aim to give off on a hot sticky day.

Estee Lauder's Pure White Linen - Light Breeze is popular with fans of natural scents

summer 2012, to help achieve this apply coral blush to the apples of the cheeks. Step 5: The final step to achieving your evening summer look is to add two more coats of mascara along with a liberal amount of black kohl

liner to the upper eyelid. To make the whites of your eyes look brighter apply some white pencil to the waterline. Lastly apply a light shade of pink lipstick and now you have your perfect summer evening look.


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Anti-football takes down Barca beauty

Sean Noone looks at the term anti-football in light of Chelsea's dramatic defeat of Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final It started just after the final whistle was blown at the Camp Nou. Just as the football world receded from their chair edges to find somewhere more comfortable, just as Gary Neville rolled over and lit his cigarette, the backlash began. Facebook and Twitter lit up with Barcelona fans cursing and moaning. Terms like ‘Chelsea win, football loses’ and ‘anti football’ spread across the globe at a speed that would have impressed Skynet. Injustice, they advocated, had been served. Such is the wont of fans on the end of a nail-biting, dramatic defeat. When the wider football community starts to weigh-in behind these claims, however, they need to be examined. Can Barcelona legitimately stake

a claim to the moral high ground? Does their tiki-taka brand of passing football necessarily raise them to a level of entitlement beyond that of the more pragmatic Chelsea? And, perhaps most importantly, in the words of the Gladiator’s Maximus: “Are you not entertained?” The answer to the latter question is a resounding one. Most certainly, we are. The Camp Nou second leg was not the mind-numbing dross that Liverpool played out in the same venue a decade ago. This, in fact, was a classic. It was a thrilling, dramatic piece of sporting theatre. It will go down in the annals of European football beside any semi-final ever played in club football. Barcelona certainly played their part. They maintained possession for

Gerard Pique was part of a Barcelona team that met the immovable object the vast majority of the game. They passed and moved, passed and moved and passed and moved some more. It’s the type of football that Barcelona play. It’s normally very effective. Barcelona usually win. This night, though, they didn’t. That’s because they came up against the dreaded “anti-football” of Chelsea. What Chelsea did was face up against everything that is beautiful in the ‘beautiful game’ and negate it. The cheek. When I was growing up it was called defending, but I obviously had a bad upbringing.

Chelsea anti-footballed brilliantly and, with the help of a little luck, got the result they required. And it can’t be argued that they got an easy ride from the officials. On any of the rare occasions that they stepped beyond the rules of the game, they were punished to the letter and spirit of the law. They were even on the receiving end of a debatable penalty decision. It’s not as though the game in question was the epitome of how Chelsea play football. They knew that their best chance of progression was to neglect their default game and adapt

to the situation. That was something which Barcelona failed to do. When the Catalans’ passing and moving stake-out on the edge of the Chelsea box proved unrewarding, they had no Plan B to turn to. And when the time came for Chelsea to attack, Barcelona were found wanting. The situation is not a unique one. Just a year ago, Blackpool were praised for the good football they played while Stoke City were branded “cavemen” for scoring from long throws. One team was relegated and one team qualified for Europe and, unless my understanding of English is failing me, good football doesn’t see you relegated. But what business is it of ours how Stoke play? Do Stoke owe us anything? They have some of the loudest and most passionate fans in England. They wouldn’t swap places with Blackpool. It is the prerogative of any team or club to play the game in any way they see fit, be it tiki-taka or caveman. And as the Republic of Ireland continue preparing for Poland, Trap is unlikely to answer the calls for a more expansive game. If it’s Chelsea’s style of anti-football he plays, I’ll take it.

DIT's Fit2Go triathlon is runaway hit By Niamh O'Callaghan

The Fit2Go Club’s annual triathlon event took place two weeks ago in DIT Kevin Street and a total of 24 people took part in the event. Students and staff competed against each other in a sprint triathlon which consisted of a 750m swim (41 lengths of the swimming pool), 15 km on the bike and 5km on the treadmill. The event was a huge success and the atmosphere was electric. A number of the participants had also taken part in last year’s triathlon event so they had the added motivation of trying to beat their previous times. For the second year in a row, the winner was Donal McGoldrick (student member) in a time of 52

minutes and 26 seconds. His dedicated training certainly paid off as he improved on his times from last year and recorded the fastest time for the bike and the run. Second place overall went to Joe O’Hanlon (staff member) in a time of 57:51 with Brian Nolan (staff member) recording the fastest time for the swim in 10:30. The Ladies winner was Debbie Corcoran (staff member) who knocked almost eight minutes off her finishing time last year and recorded a very competitive time of 1:05.26. Roisin Gallagher (student member) finished second in 1:10.26. For some of the Fit2Go members who are not keen swimmers a row,

Swimmers compete in the grueling 750m leg of DIT's Fit2Go Triathlon bike and run triathlon was organised. It was an incredibly tough challenge and the winner of this event was Anthony Doyle (public member) in 54:17 with Joe Healy (staff member) placing second in 1:04.48. The female winner of this event was Sarah Mooney (student member) with a time of 1:14.01. Everyone who participated in the race had completed a tough eight-

week training schedule which was designed by the Fit2Go Club staff. Prizes were presented to the winners on 30 April. Two Outstanding Effort awards were presented to Liam Gill and Mary Ryan whom the Fit2Go Club staff felt pushed themselves in their training schedule over the eight weeks. This year the club introduced a €10 entry fee with all proceeds going to

the charity Console. The club would like to thank everyone who contributed to this, especially those who for various reasons could not compete and still gave a donation. The total raised for this very worthwhile cause €280.


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Interview McGrath's long way back to triumph McGrath is back playing with Wicklow and DIT after almost six months off the field

Just over a year after he was diagnosed with leukaemia, DIT footballer John McGrath talks to John Kelly about his road to recovery

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ust over a year ago, John McGrath was alone in his hospital room listening to the radio when he heard a woman talking about the son she had lost to Burkitt’s lymphoma. “I had the Ray D’Arcy show on and this woman’s son died from exactly what I had. I was on my own in the room when I heard it,” he says. “I was in the middle of my third cycle (of treatment) and I just broke down. That was the first time I thought it wasn’t going to be plain sailing – that it might be more difficult to get to what I was aiming for.” It was on 20 February 2011, during a league game, that the Wicklow and DIT footballer knew something was wrong. He had felt abnormally tired following games against Carlow and Leitrim in the two weeks leading up to it and went to the doctor the Thursday before Wicklow played London. “I had a toothache at the time and I was taking tablets for that so I thought that might have been it. I went to the dentist during the week and he gave me antibiotics. Because I was feeling tired I didn’t play for DIT in the Sigerson Cup game. “I went from the dentist to the doctor on the Thursday before we played London just to get a check-up and he told me to rest for the weekend. He arranged for me to come back in the following Tuesday for blood tests. I decided to play against London but I only lasted about 15 minutes. I couldn’t run at all. I couldn’t move so I put my hand up to go off.” Two days later the blood tests were carried out, he was told it would be

a week before the results came back. Later that day, however, a phone call came. “I went down to the surgery on my own. The doctor brought me in and sat me down and told me there were symptoms of leukaemia. I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant but I knew it was bad. He wrote a few things down on a piece of paper and he said when I leave the office I probably won’t remember much of what was said because of the shock. He told me to go to St James’s Hospital. “The minute I left the office I called my girlfriend Carol and asked her to come home. She didn’t even ask. She knew there was something wrong and she was home from work within 10 minutes. “Once I got there I rang my parents (Rosaleen and Paddy). That was tough but thankfully they’re pretty strong. They told me to relax, that they would be up soon. I went to James’s at about 5pm and the family were up at 5.30pm from Wicklow. The doctors and nurses were very good. We were in a room in the Burkitt’s ward by 7pm.” Tests the next day confirmed that the 25-year-old had leukaemia. At James’s they told him the treatment would take four months involving four cycles of chemotherapy. “My first cycle lasted 16 days. I went in on a Tuesday and on Wednesday they inserted a threepronged tube that pumped the medicine into my heart. For the first two or three days I was just vomiting afterwards. It was hard to take.” From the start, though, his recovery

"I just broke down. That was the first time I thought it wasn’t going to be plain sailing – that it might be more difficult to get to what I was aiming for"

was quicker than expected. Told that he would be allowed to go home for five days once the first cycle had finished, he was contacted by the hospital after just two. He says that although it was a relief to be at home and out of the room where he was kept in isolation and visitor numbers were restricted, he was determined to resume his treatment. “I was delighted to go back in. I was happy to go home but my whole thing was: ‘Do what you can to fix it’. I never looked up anything about it on the internet, what the percentages were or anything like that. I just got on with it.” The second cycle lasted eight days but McGrath says it was the first and third 16-day sessions that were the worst. One of the drugs in the twohour bags was methotrexate which removed the lining of his mouth and throat. “It gives you ulcers so you can’t swallow. I was only eating yogurts; it was so painful it was ridiculous. I actually went from 12 stone to 10 and a half in the space of a week on that drug.” McGrath was studying construction management at the time and DIT expected that he would defer the year “The college were brilliant. They assumed I was going to defer the year and so did I. Further on, when I got out of hospital in May, I emailed them to say I wanted to attempt the exams in September. So I did my projects that I was meant to do in semester two during the summer. He says that the key to his recovery was the support he had and that he was able to avoid feeling stressed. “I never really felt lonely, not once during it. My girlfriend was unbelievable. She was in every day. My mother and father were brilliant. My

sister Julia was flying home regularly from England and my other sister Áine and her boyfriend were always up and down from Wicklow,” he says. “My brother Padraig took it the worst. It was awkward at the start when he was coming in to see me but he eventually got used to it.” McGrath says he received messages of support from friends, team-mates and people from around the county. A week before his exams last September, he got a scare when one of his monthly tests showed up a problem with his white blood cell levels. It turned out to be nothing more than a bad reaction to one of the drugs he was still taking and since then everything is back to normal. “During the summer it was great to get back to training with the lads. It was brilliant playing football again. You appreciate every match you play; you appreciate it every time you see your mates. I take every day as it comes. For my first cycle I was in the room all that time and it was so tough, not being allowed outside. When you do get out of the hospital you’re able to walk down the street and appreciate the sunshine. Doing nothing but still enjoying it.” Doing nothing is not what McGrath is used to. Last Saturday, he was part of a Wicklow side that beat Fermanagh in the Division 4 league final at Croke Park. A few weeks before that, he managed the college team to an All-Ireland junior football championship win. “From the minute it happened I thought there are people way worse off than myself,” he says. “It only affected me for four to six months of my life. You see people that it affects for years. I want to think maybe mine is over and I just want to move on.”


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DIT Sports Clubs Round ups

By Simon Munro, Carol Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Boyle

Athletics briefs

Ladies GAA roundup This year, the DIT Ladies footballers won the Division Three league against AIT. They then went on to compete in the Lynch Cup and were successful in winning the Shield final against DCU in Grangegorman. The camogie team, meanwhile, got through to the Purcell Cup weekend away in Waterford but were unfortunate to lose their first match against Queens of Belfast. There was some consolation for DIT as Gráinne Smith was awarded an All Star for her performance in the match. *DIT ladies GAA would like to thank Stephen Hoary, Andy Molloy and Paddy Baker for the massive effort they put into training the camogie team throughout the year. The club would also like to thank James Costello, Joanne Courtney and Thomas Burke for their commitment and the

Ian Rogers in action for DIT in Athlone Photo DIT Athletic Club DIT Ladies footballers following their Lynch Shield victory work they put into training the Ladies footballers. The club offers its congratulations to Sinéad Goldrick who received an All Star at the DIT Sports Awards. Finally, the club would like to thank their committee for the time and effort they

put into Ladies GAA this year. They are: Chairperson Carol Fitzpatrick; Treasurer Monica Bannon; Secretary Carol Ann Canning and PRO Lisa McIntyre.

Smith sets the pace DIT student and Redstone Racing’s Aron Smith competed at Thruxton last weekend and continued his strong debut showing in the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Motorsport Ireland’s Young Driver of the Year had finished inside the top ten on three occasions so far this term, with a best result of eighth in rounds three and four of Britain’s premier saloon car championship. Redstone Racing had three drivers

in the top ten and Smith eventually secured seventh place. The Dubliner was confident of a strong showing at the Hampshire circuit, knowing that the last time he visited the venue his pace was phenomenal. He dominated the proceedings in the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup, taking two wins on his way to being crowned Vice Champion in the series in 2011. “We have started the season very well. Gradually we are getting closer to the front of the pack,” Smith said

before the race. “Thruxton is one of my favourite tracks; every lap is on the edge. I had a very strong showing here with two victories in the Clio Cup so it’s nice to be back and I’m hoping for a string of good results here this weekend.” “I also think that the way the car has been set up should suit the track very well. I think that we can hit the ground running in free practice, and be strong from then on in.”

Great year on the piste This year DIT Snowsports underwent a redevelopment with the hope of changing how they are seen around the college. In previous years they had obtained a reputation as a one-semester club and effectively stopped being active in the second semester. This year, however, they changed their name from Ski Club to DIT Snowsports to better reflect their ever-increasing snowboarding members. They also had a hugely successful sponsorship campaign during which the club secured more than 10 large company sponsors to help finance their activities in the wake of tight budget cuts by DIT. They ran their largest campaign during Clubs and Societies week and had a dominant presence around all of the DIT buildings. From then the club went from strength to strength with the launch of weekly ski lessons on 6 October

when all of the lessons were free on that evening for all members. The event was sponsored by Ski Centre Sandyford and Red Bull and saw the students ski the night away with a DJ blasting the tunes between the slopes. Lessons continued every Thursday up until Christmas. This year, members were booking lessons two to three weeks in advance because and with 24-36 students a week participating, the club’s popularity continues to grow. While all of this was going on the committee were working very hard to sell out their annual ski trip to France and over 70 students headed off to Les Arcs for a week of competition. With a successful first semester achieved it was time to focus on losing the reputation for dropping off in the second semester. The club introduced training sessions for the annual intervarsity competition and offered slalom lessons on Wednesdays with freestyle

taking place on Fridays. This was a huge addition for the club and members enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to continue lessons. As a result of this hard work the club finished fourth out of 15 universities at this year’s Intervarsity’s and collected a haul of three gold medals, five silvers and a bronze. The club continued to promote social events for its members and all the hard graft was finally rewarded at this year’s Sports Awards where Snowsports was named the 2011/12 Club of the Year. Chairperson Gavin Hughes was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to Sport award within DIT for his time as a student of DIT. The club were delighted with these results in a year of severe budget cuts. The club continues to grow and develop while always promoting sport within DIT and offering a different experience to students outside of the lecture theatre.

On 20 and 21 April several DIT athletes travelled to the Athlone Institute of Technology to compete in the annual IUAA outdoor track and field competition. The athletes who took part were Ian Rogers, Sinéad and Niamh Denny, Dáire Bermingham, Liam Brady, Aindriú Jenkinson, Simon Munro, Billy Crosbie, Paul Whelan, David Doran and Eoin Fanning. The competition was tough and the wind was fierce but the squad came home with three silver medals and a bronze as well as setting four new DIT records. Brady came second in the 5000m in a time of 15 minutes and 14 seconds which was one of the new college records. Sinéad Denny won a silver medal in the 800m while also setting new DIT records in both the 400m and the 800m. For the first time in a long time two DIT athletes took part in the final of the 800m. However, the competition was fierce and unfortunately neither Jenkinson nor Crosbie did enough to secure a medal. There was a medal won in the men’s 1500m, though, where Dáire Ber-

mingham ran an excellent race in time of 4:04 to claim the bronze. He finished just behind Joe Warne of DCU and Michael Dowling of WIT. Captain Rogers didn’t disappoint when he won the silver medal in the pole vault. The weather wasn’t ideal for the majority of events but it was an extremely hazardous day for the pole vaulters. A new addition to the squad, Fanning came fifth in the hammer with a throw of 33 metres and 28 centimetres. That was enough to set a new DIT record in the discipline. The remaining athletes preformed very well in their respective events. Niamh Denny ran a fantastic race to finish in fifth place in the 3000m. Whelan, who competed in both the 100m and 200m, crossed the line in seventh and fifth respectively in those events. Munro, meanwhile, competed in the pentathlon and finished in sixth place after the five events. Finally, Doran, who is also part of the DIT basketball team, competed in the 3000m steeple chase where he posted a time of 13:19 to finish tenth.

Shotokan shorts As the academic year comes to an end, DIT Shotokan can look back on a very successful 2011/2012 season. At the beginning of the year a large number of new and returning members signed up just before the return to training at DIT Kevin Street. In November two senior members -- Senpai Stewart Flood and Senpai Trevor Hewitt -- graded to second Dan (rank). A successful O’Connor Cup campaign in Galway highlighted the standard of the club as it won the trophy for the third year in a row. As the first term came to a close, club members had great success grading for higher belts. During the second term the club contested the Intervarsity’s before the

short journey to UCD for a competition that included the other Dublin college clubs: Trinity, RCSI, DCU and the hosts. The Karate-kas won five medals -- three gold and two silvers. As the Easter break approached, members again graded successfully for higher belts with one member double-grading. Training will continue during the summer and the club is hoping for further success next year when DIT Shotokan will take part in its first Colours Intervarsity Competition in November.


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Sports Awards In Photos This year, 14 awards were presented from individual AllStar awards to the Club of the Year award. Also presented on the night were medallions to acknowledge some individual DIT students and staff members for their outstanding contribution to DIT Sports throughout the year. The Winning Clubs: Club of the Year - Snow Sports (Pictured Top) Most Improved Club of the Year - Ultimate Frisbee (Pictured right) Individual awards: Ladies Gaelic football - Sinéad Goldrick Karting -Aron Smith Athletics - Colm Hill Rugby - Daragh Curran Hockey - Iain Walker Swimming - Philip Duffy Exec of the Year - Charlie Farrell (Pictured below right) Outstanding Contributions medallion recipients: Caving - Stephen Brandon Frisbee - Aoife Delaney Ultimate Snow Sports - Gavin Hughes

This year’s recipients will now join DIT’s sporting hall of fame which includes an illustrious list of previous award winners such as David Gillick, Mark Vaughan, Eamon Zayed, Steve Collins and Shane Horgan.


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Flying Clubs honoured at award ceremony year for frisbee

By Aislinn McCooey While not many people have heard of it yet, Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that is fast growing in colleges across the globe. In DIT, too, it is becoming more popular and this year the club registered its first-ever women’s team. With twenty new players the club began on a great note, finishing third and 13th at the Trinity and Edinburgh beginners tournaments respectively. ByThe Rahul clubBalachandran placed eighth and won the The DIT took part in a Spirit Prizecricketers at the Indoor Intervarcricket blitz on the 11 and 12 Februsity’s and the women finished sixth ary. first game was scheduled at theDIT’s Indoor Women’s Intervarsity’s. to start at 5pm but was postponed Next up was a trip to Belfast for the for an hour and a half due totournaunforeannual Christmas Cracker seen circumstances. Despite having ment where the club were sixth and extra time to practice, DIT found claimed the Spirit Prize once again. RCSI a much Ultimate Frisbeetougher continuedopponent its good than was originally expected. form when the outdoor season beDITcompeting lost the toss and to gan, well at was the forced Siege of bat first. Adrian Darcy was out the Limerick Tournament in February. second ball heteam faced which sixth was at an The women’s finished inswinging yorker to the left-hander. the Outdoor Women’s Intervarsity’s Next to club go was Rahul seventh Balachandran and the achieved again who was run out trying to run an imin Cork at the Open Intervarsity’s, possible single. It all tournament went downhill which was the final of from there and the team could only the year. muster low score runs.also exMany aalumni of of the61club But DIT had a much stronger bowlcelled this year with Amy Moffat seing attack. With Asif Ali taking two lected for the 2011 Ireland women’s wickets at the start and and FaranRichard Khalid squad. Celine Cambell and Kawsar Islam chipping in with Buggy were chosen for the 2011 Irish two each, DIT were on course for mixed squad and Roger Beatty, Seavictory. The dreams were short-lived, mus Murray and David McAlester however, as thefor total low were selected thescore 2011 was Irishtoo open to defend and squad. This year, current DIT playRCSI managed crawl past the finers Philip Doyletoand Fintan Darcy ish line with two wickets to spare. were picked for the Ireland open and The second on the schedule mixed squadsgame respectively. Finally, that day was to be against at the DIT sports awardsDKIT night,but Ul-it timate Frisbee won Most Improved Club of the Year and Aoife Delaney was honoured for her contribution to sport in the college.

Cricket Head

By John Kelly wide. DCU enjoyed a comfortable win In response, DIT laboured over a over their Dublin rivals in blustery move that eventually lead to a free conditions to progress to the semi at an angle on the right which was final of the Sigersen Cup. dropped short. Aided by a strong first-half breeze From the resulting long ball, O’Gara the home side were dominant and made an athletic catch and curled over raced into a an early lead thanks in left-footed to put DCU 1-08 to 0-02 part to a couple of inspirational points ahead at the break. by corner-back Philly McMahon. With a nine-point gap to make to With Dublin star Eoghan O’Gara make up DIT needed to make a strong proving a handful on the edge of the start to the second half but it was again square DIT found themselves further the home side, with their Dublin conbehind when the full-forward teed up tingent and their midfield particularly fellow county colleague Paul Flynn DIT made Snowsports received the award for Best Club at this year's Sports Awards. The event was hosted in the Gleeson Theatre, Kevin that Street Photo DITforward. Sports prominent, again drove who it 0-5 0-2. However, the placing DIT’s Mayo this Kelly stage DIT were struggling to ByAtJohn College president Professor Brian said that each year he is overwhelmed more effectively I foundofthat some of midfielder Aidan O’Shea at full-forgain any possession and when they Former Ireland and Leinster rugby Norton addressed the students and by the achievements of sports clubs my most successful periods on the ward happened soon afterwhen almost immediately did theHorgan ball they worked star have Shane wasrarely the guest of said: “Active involvement in sports is and cited the 3,000 students who were pitch I was most busy paid off. O’Shea made a nuisance of it past a cluttered midfield. DCU, on honour as DIT recognised the out- something DIT encourages and the involved in sport and recreation in off it academically.” himself around capped the square to break the other achievements hand, were controlled and DIT Sports and Recreation service DIT this year. standing of individual The 65-times former inter-a long ball for corner-forward Bernard patient, picking out O’Gara and Jack student athletes over the past season has developed a comprehensive proWhen he took to the stage, Horgan national also said that while awards Brady who kept finding spacenight. in the gramme of sports activities that ca- spoke of an affinity he felt with stu- ceremonies Allen who are wasthe taken down. Alan at the annual Sports Awards culmination of a inside-forward line. Freeman stepped up to take the spotThis year the ceremony also reflect- ters from the novice to the elite level dents who juggle study and sport. “I’m year’s work they are only a small part and Donegal’s McFad- of O’Mara saved the spot- Keegan to combat the clubs wind DIT’s kick butsport his shot was brilliantly saved edDIT theattempted contribution of sports across Alan the whole spectrum of sportreally honoured to be Antoin here, especially what is about. He emphasised den, the latter smashed the ball home kick and full-back Bryan Menton was with a short hand passing game but, one-handed by Michael Boyle. to campus life and the importance ing disciplines from archery to water when I heard about some of the great the importance of achieving personal from more often thanbynot, moves broke able It was pointsfriendships DIT could and illof participation students in sports polo.to clear. sportsclose starsrange. that have been here before bests or three developing With no reprieve looking likely for The pressure from DCU was relentdown as the 2010 champions got numafford to squander and straight away and recreation in the college. “The annual Sports Awards provides me. I think one of the reasons I was kinships as being equally important the is breeze behind however, and after tocentre-back bers around the ball. DIT’s When Head the away DCU went up the other end to further Sinéad McNulty, of less, us with an opportunity recognise DIT askedand herewith tonight I think I can the re- rewards. home side picking up slightly, Rock Jonathan Cooper won a free-kick side attempted to go long, inaccuracy whenDelaney Cooper Sport, welcomed those in attendance the huge contribution that sport and late to many of you and the situation stretch As fortheir the advantage awards, Aoife tapped over another free after Colm Rock fired over to ensure his side reand a lack of options hurt them. hit a mammoth point. at the Gleeson Theatre in DIT Kevin recreation make to student life in you find yourselves in of trying to bal- accepted the Most Improved Club of Begley broughtlife down. Then,and after 25 minutes, slick link-up ByYear nowhonour DCU’sonhalf-back line was Street praised the Athletic Coun- mained DIT.” well ahead. ance anwas academic with top-class the behalf of Ultimate The centre-forward had another By now DIT were under a conplay involving O’Gara and Dean Rock well on top with James McCarthy cil and sports clubs committee repreHe also highlighted the difficulty sport and high sporting ambitions.” Frisbee. Horgan handed the Club of to put the agame out of the following asuch quickled to Flynn being fouled their insidehard the stant finding of Snow space Sports on the while right sentatives, acknowledging publicdeluge sectorand organisations as effort Horgan spent shortfurther time studyYearplenty prize to DIT’s reach but he dragged a shot fire build-up involving Brady, David square. Rock stepped up to take it but and winning most of the kick-outs work throughout the year in the face DIT have recently faced in overcom- ing at DIT and while he admitted he Charlie Farrell, whose Canoe club of challenges from both budget and

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perspectives. maintaining a strong sports focus. 20 He DIT student swims to staff victory in European championship. Page

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The Edition May 2012 (Part 2)  

Part 2 of the May Issue of DIT's independent student newspaper.

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