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Rio De Janeiro
President Michael D Higgins lauches national campaign in UCD
Thérèse Walsh gives us a different view on the famous Brazilian city
Coiré Mc Crystall catches up with the lads after the UCD Fashion Show
News, page 4.
Travel, page 11.
RETURN OF UCD FASHION SHOW Jonny Baxter Online Editor
The UCD Fashion Show took place on the 19th & 20th of February in the Astra Hall with around 1,000 people in attendance over both nights. Dozens of students participated in the show with a diverse range of both clothing and models who sauntered onto the stage to show off the global styles of London, Paris and New York. Irish designers also played a prominent role with one chapter of the show devoted exclusively to creative designs from the Atlantic Isle. There was entertainment from UCD DanceSoc, who performed two electric pieces, as well as former X Factor winner Matt Cardle and Irish band the Raglans. The Jack Kavanagh Trust was the chosen recipient of any profits from the two-night event with Jack in attendance to watch the successful show.
UCD Academics Sign Pledge to Boycott Israeli Collaboration
been listed as “security” and 13 as “aerospace”. According to AFP these collab144 Irish academics, including orations include academics from a number based in UCD, have Trinity College Dublin working signed a pledge to boycott collabwith Israeli drone manufacturers orations with their Israeli counElbit Security Systems. Further, terparts. The academics are memacademics from University Colber of the organisation Academics lege Cork recently completed for Palestine (AFP), a group that a counter-terrorism project in was officially launched in Dublin conjunction with Israel’s major on the 20th February. The group weapons developer Technion to have stated that Irish universities improve the detection of traces have collaborated with 257 Israeli of improvised explosive devices projects to date, of which 7 have Rachel Carey News Editor
(IEDs). The group have pledged to boycott such collaborations with these IIsraeli institutions until “Palestinian rights are respected.” Dr. Andy Storey, a UCD lecturer in politics and international relations, told the College Tribune that he got involved in the campaign “because Palestinian academics have called for such a boycott…this is an act of solidarity with them - they feel it is a way of putting pressure on the Israeli
state, and the Irish universities that are complicit with it in the occupation of Palestinian land and in discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel.” When asked if he thought the boycott would make a difference to the current situation he added, “We cannot know for sure, but boycotts have made a difference in other situations, such as the sporting and academic boycotts of apartheid South Africa - so there are grounds for optimism.”
However a number of people opposing the boycott have stated that it is “absurd for Irish academics to engage in a boycott of the only country in the region where academia is totally free.” In a letter sent to the Belfast Newsletter, signed by members of the Irish Israel Friendship League and Irish4Israel, amongst others, those opposing the boycott state that “it is wrong to single out Israel for what the supporters of the proposed boycott in their circular Continued on Page Two
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25.02.2014 Contents NEWS
President Michael D Higgins visits Quinn School to launch ethics innitative | Page 4
Kerry Sheridan takes a look at mink farming in Ireland and asks if it’s eticical.
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Stephen Domican offers you some serious advice on how to up your grades. | Page 13
We look at the history of the Collingwood Cup as it celebrates 100 years | Page 18
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NovaUCD Company Cernam Acquired
call ‘criminality’.” The letter goes on to state that “no other country, even those controversial for their domestic or foreign policies, is labelled “criminal” by such agitators; and to us it is sinister to single out the only Jewish country in the world for demonisation.” Speaking at the boycott’s launch, the chair of AFP Jim Roche said that the daily discrimination imposed on Palestinian academics was enough to justify such a measure. “Some Irish universities are contributing to the denial of Palestinian human rights and academic freedom by collaborating with these Israeli security companies under the cloak of EU-funded FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes paid for by European, including Irish, taxpayers.” At the time of print the pledge has 144 signatures. It reads: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, we pledge not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research and state institutions and with those representing these institutions, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights”.
by Biotech IT Specialist Daybreak party to a court case may use at trial. Cernam is well renowned within this field, leading the way in Daybreak, a US IT services proonline evidence. This relates to digivider has made its first acquisition, tal evidence coming from online with the purchase of digital evisources, for example; cloud services dence specialist Cernam, a comlike Dropbox and social networks pany that’s based in NovaUCD. This like Facebook. move will lead to the creation of 12 Daybreak CEO highlighted the jobs in Dublin and California. ambitiousness of the company Daybreak, which is an indestating that “Cernam represents the pendent private company that first acquisition by Daybreak and was established in 2013 through we intend to acquire other comÉlan’s outsourcing of its entire IT panies whose product and service function, hopes to benefit from offerings complement and expand the hugely successful and rapidly our unique IT service capability to growing digital evidence market the biotech sector.” with this manoeuvre, targeting $10 Daybreak’s foray into the digital million in revenues over a three year period. Cernam has been based at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, since 2008 and as part of the acquisition its managing director Owen O’Connor will be joining Daybreak as vice-president of digital evidence, providing crucial experience and knowledge of the sector. Digital evidence is any corroboratory information stored or transmitted in digital form that a
evidence comes at a time when industry analysts Gartner forecasted a market valuation of $2.9 billion for e-discovery software. Continuous and constantly increasing levels of smartphone usage and use of cloud services have bolstered the market tremendously. Recently appointed VicePresident of Digital Evidence at Daybreak Owen O’Connor seemed confident of the company’s future in the market they have recently entered as he spoke of a strong market for our services and products in addressing “our clients’ digital evidence challenges.”
Sinéad Williams News Writer The recently launched student initiative “The Hello Hub” is set to try its luck with the Student Innovation Fund. A new initiative that is inspired by the television show Dragons’ Den, the fund is being run by UCD Director of Student Services and Facilities, Dominic O’Keefe, in conjunction with UCD Students’ Union. It is set to hand out €15,000 to budding student innovators and entrepreneurs over the coming months. Project organisers Sinéad Gaughan and Martina Cronin have applied to the fund with the as-
sistance of UCDSU Welfare Officer Cian Dowling. The group hope to receive €12,000 - enough money to finance three two hour Hubs per week in different locations around campus. The planned locations are the Newman Building, the Student Centre and the Science building. The Hello Hub, which launched last week in the An Cuas area of the Newman Building, is aimed at combating isolation among the student body. Its goal is to get students to interact with each other in a “non-formal environment” using icebreaking games and discussion topics. The target market is “students that are finding it difficult to
has no planned revenue stream, the organisers hope to hold a number of fundraising events, including a “Blind Date” night. They also intend to have collection buckets at their events and will continue seeking sponsorship. The group sees potential for the project to be marketed to other universities for a fee. To be in with a chance at securing funding from the Student Innovation Fund, The Hello Hub and its organisers will need to make it through three rounds of the competition – which includes up to two visits to the “Dragons’ Den” to pitch their idea.
Adam Keenaghan News Writer
HelloHub Set for Dragons’ Den
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connect with other students in all areas of campus life”. Marketing for the project is being proposed through a “threeprong strategy”. Volunteers will serve on the ground, lecture addressing and approaching students to participate in the Hubs, the Students’ Union will play a role in promoting the scheme, and an online presence will be built up to attract participants. At a projected annual cost of €4,000 per Hub per year, the project’s estimated expenses include training for volunteers, marketing, and providing free tea and coffee to participants. Though the service
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Jailbreak Win for TCD UCD English Laura-Blaise McDowell News Writer
over in Orlando and Team 8’s Andy and Liam made it to the United Arab Emirates. Other UCD representatives found themselves in such locations as Bologna, Italy, Geneva and Switzerland. Team 8, Jack and Gred were UCC winners, reaching Bursa, Turkey. This year’s exotic locations rival the achievements of last year teams, who managed to arrive at such far flung locations as the Ukraine and Buenos Aires. The various duos have been keeping spectators abreast of their
situations via social media, posting pictures of themselves and their current locations throughout the various stages of their journeys on Facebook. So far the teams have raised over €33,400 for the various charities. While in previous years the funds raised by participating teams went to the national branches of Amnesty and St Vincent de Paul, this year proceeds will go directly to the university societies. Amnesty UCD’s main focus this semester is on the struggle for women’s rights and equality.
Last weekend, duos from UCD joined teams from all over Ireland as they participated in the Jailbreak competition. Students involved raised money for Amnesty International and St Vincent de Paul, while attempting to travel as far as possible from Dublin within 36 hours. Organised by the university branches of these charities, along with the L&H, teams from UCD set out from Kilmainham Jail at 9am on Friday 22nd February. By 9pm on Sunday, this year’s winning team, Kyryll and Salim of TCD, managed to reached Sydney, Australia, 17,223 km from their starting location. The four other winners included NUIG’s Team 2, Sean and Aoife who reached Bali, Team 25’s James and Conrad from TCD, who made it to Honolulu, Team 1’s Finn and Lulu who represented TCD in Singapore, while Daire and Paul of Team 5, also of TCD, celebrated in Seattle. From UCD, Catherine and Dennis of Team 6 reached Jamaica, having stopped Winners of Jailbreak 2014, Kyryll and Salim, in Sydney, Australia.
Professor Honoured with Irish PEN Award
his latest book ARIMATHEA. He has also produced adapted scripts for cinema, most notably the film The Irish PEN Award for Outstandrendition of Dancing at Lughnasa, ing Achievement in Irish Literature originally taken from the 1990 play was this year received by UCD written by fellow PEN award winProfessor Frank McGuiness, who ning playwright Brian Friel. He is lectures in Creative Writing at the well known for his first major stage UCD School of English. success, the much-admired ‘ObThe Irish PEN award, which serve the Sons of Ulster Marching awards Irish writers who have been Towards the Somme’. judged to have made a significant The Donegal native McGuiness impact on the world of Irish literaofficially received his Irish PEN ture over the span of many years, award at the 2014 Award Dinner was first awarded in 1999 to Kerryon 21st February 2014 and hence man John B. Keane. has now joined an esteemed group Professor McGuiness, a celof previous winners such as Edna ebrated playwright whose body of O’Brien, William Trevor, John work includes 22 original plays, McGahern, Neil Jordan, Seamus 18 adaptations and five novels of Heaney, Jennifer Johnston, Maeve poetry, was last year also shortBinchy, Thomas Kilroy, Roddy listed for the Bord Gáis Energy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor and John Book Award Novel of the Year for Banville. Diarmuid Burke News Writer
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President Higgins Visits Quinn School
Eoin Holohan News Writer
of new opinions to bring about a national change in attitudes regarding ethics. The campaign is the result of the President’s policy to recognise new forms of thoughts and actions in modern Ireland. Commenting on the response of UCD Students, President Higgins said: “I am particularly pleased that
the universities have responded so positively to this initiative and I am delighted to be here at UCD today to meet with the students who will take part in this early debate. It is my hope that the individual events and initiatives will lead to and generate an extensive public debate, one that will meet the expectations of our citizens for such
values as will enable us to build a sustainable social economy, and a society which is profoundly ethical and inclusive. As we leave behind a crisis that caused such reputational damage to our country, this debate will, I hope, contribute to the building of more just and sustainable versions of Ireland’s future.” The visit marked the first event
of several aimed specifically at students for this campaign. Other activities taking place later in the year include a continuation of the “we need to talk about ethics because…” initiative by Professor Andy Prothero of UCD Business, and events by the UCD School of Philosophy led by Dr. Christopher Cowley focusing on the role of conscience.
President Michael D. Higgins visited the Quinn School of Business on Thursday 2oth of February to mark the first student based event of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative. The campaign seeks to promote an examination of national ethics and encourage positive change in Ireland. Upon arrival, President Higgins was greeted by a welcoming party, which consisted of UCD Deputy President Mark Rogers, lecturers and students. Students were encouraged to complete the sentence “we need to talk about ethics because…” and provide reasons for their decisions in order to stimulate debate and action towards resolving some of these problems. Responses from students were presented to President Higgins on whiteboards and included themes such as human responsibilities of stewardship for the environment, prosperity not based on greed, and emphasising the importance that our ethical decisions will have on the future. Individual answers on whiteboards include that of Doireann Shivnan from Health Sciences, who replied “we need to talk about ethics because the decisions we make shape the society we build.” This initiative by the President is to promote national engagement in ethical issues facing the country. Launched on the 14th of February, its goals include provoking discus- Pictured with President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins were UCD students Aloke Das, Daisy Kinahan Murphy, Clay D’Arcy, Joe O’Connor, Ronan Walsh, Paulina sion, reflection and the formation Szklanna, Manuel Sant’Ana, Mícheál Gallagher (UCDSU President), and Doirean Shivnan. Picture: Jason Clarke Photography.
‘ThinkPositive’ Day Held in UCD
Rachel Carey News Editor Arts Convenor Aonghus Ó Briain along with PleaseTalk UCD held a ‘ThinkPositive’ Day in the Newman building last Wednesday, the 19th February. PleaseTalk are a student run organisation whose primary message is to encourage students to open up and talk about their mental health problems. This event sought to raise awareness of mental health in the Arts faculty by interacting with students. A series of talks were given throughout the day including one from Barbara Dooley, the Director of Research at Headstrong, the national centre for youth mental health, who spoke about the importance of positive thinking in relation to mental health. Ó Briain also spoke at the event about the importance of positive mental health and what the day sought to achieve. “Think Positive
aims to put mental health awareness on the radar of students who might normally shy away from the phrase ‘mental health’. It’s a reminder that mental health doesn’t just refer to mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. We can have good and we can have bad mental health. Think Positive shows us that the simple things in life – getting free sweets, sharing a happy thought – affect our mental health. It reminds you that a random act of kindness can go a long way for your fellow students,” he said Chairperson of PleaseTalk Zoe Forde also spoke to the College Tribune about the event. Commenting on the positive feedback she had received from students Forde said that “I had a few come up to me personally to say that the day was a much needed pick-me-up for them and they were very thankful.” Next week footage from the event will be launched to further promote positive mental health amongst Some of the chalk drawing outside the James Joyce Library from the ‘Think Positive’ event that took place last Wednesday. students.
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Students’ Union Launch Employability Skills Seminar Rachel Carey News Editor UCD Students’ Union has launched an employability skills seminar series to take place over the second semester. The series is aimed at students who wish to strengthen their C.V and attain practical skills that will be useful when applying for jobs. The series encompasses four different areas. These include a suicide awareness seminar provided by the suicide alertness programme Safetalk, a public speaking seminar, a C.V and interview skills seminar and the final session of the Women for Election programme. The suicide awareness seminar has already taken place and focused on how to deal with those around you who are at risk of suicide. Speaking about the event Cian Dowling stated “while it may not be a directly transferable skill in terms of the workplace it is always important to be aware of those around you and be able to judge peoples moods. This session played a very important role in this area and the soft skills that were communicated here are ap-
plicable in every job that is people orientated.” The final session of the Women for Election programme will also be part of the series and will take place on Friday 28th February. During this session the practicalities of running for election will be discussed and how best to manage your campaign. Niamh Gallagher, a coordinator of the
Participation Expo Launch initiatives in UCD. Later in the day there will be a series of Sighted Guided workshops organised with The Widening Participation Expo the National Council for the Blind will be held on campus next of Ireland (NCBI). Thursday, the 6th of March. The Throughout the day there will aim of the event is to raise awarebe an exhibition in the Science ness and increase engagement with Concourse which will feature a access, transfer and progression of series of multimedia presentations underrepresented groups and to including a selection of postencourage better involvement with ers and short films. Also runwidening participation initiatives. ning throughout the day is UCD The Expo will be located in the Shadowing Day, this is an initiaScience Hub Concourse and the tive that invites 5th year pupils to George Moore Auditorium and experience a taste of student life in will run from 10am until 5pm. UCD through a series of fun filled The event will open in the Moore activities. Auditorium with a coffee mornThe event will conclude with a ing attended by the Registrar. Student Discussion Panel titled; There will be a series of workshops “Getting in, Getting On, Getting beginning at 11:30. The first of Out.” The event will be chaired by which will be a Universal Design Joe Little, a Religious and Social workshop; following this will be a Affairs correspondent with RTÉ. workshop on Assistive Technology. The Panel will discuss their experiAt 12.30 the Chair of Widening ences in accessing Higher EducaParticipation Committee, Profestion at UCD. sor Brian Nolan, will launch a report on widening participation Cillian Fearon News Writer
event recently spoke about the benefits of running for election in terms of employability. “The skills learned contesting elections - team-building, organisation, time-management, networking, public speaking, and leadership are exactly what employers seek when recruiting staff. Demonstrating political engagement at college can be of huge benefit to
students when they enter the jobsmarket and seek to differentiate themselves from fellow graduates,” she said. The public speaking seminar, to be held on 6th March, will be run by World Championship debater and L&H training convenor Helen Lawless. The seminar will involve a question and answer session, general tips and a practice
session for those who wish to attend. The final session will consist of a C.V workshop and advice on how to conduct oneself in an interview. This will be provided by Frank Carroll, former managing director of Caledonian Life Assurance and current chairman of the UCDSUL board of directors. Speaking about the series, Education Officer, Adam Carroll stated “employability skills are incredibly important if students are to thrive outside of an academic environment ...With this series we hope to be able to facilitate this desire from students to be better prepared for the workplace once they’ve left the environs of UCD.” “We are delighted to have this series of employability seminars. Student feedback has indicated that they want to have the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace when they graduate. We are responding to this feedback with this series of workshops. Indeed we hope to build on this series next year and be able to have a truly cross disciplinary skills seminar series,” SU President Mícheál Gallagher added.
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Welfare Officer and Political Societies Launch Mock General Election
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ous buildings across campus. The event is not a UCD Students’ Union event as focus is being kept to the parties themselves. Dowling stated that his main reason for organising the event was to end students being perceived to be apathetic or cynical towards politics. “To this end I thought that getting the political parties out in the spotlight and giving them
Welfare Officer Cian Dowling is aiming to hold a mock general election in UCD between the universities branches of the main political parties, so far including Labour Youth, Young Fine Gael and the Kevin Barry Cumann. The idea behind the event is to see where UCD students pledge their allegiance to in terms of the political parties of Ireland. “Not in a sense of who is already a part of one but rather to engage with youth political parties and their policies which may actually differ from their parent parties.” Cian Dowling told the College Tribune. Dowling will be launching a Facebook event which will act as the primary debating tool for the election on which people can contribute their ideas. The vote itself will take place on Tuesday March 4th from 10am and 2pm in numer- 1 18/02/2014 10:19 Page 1 2014 gradaim 265 x 170Dqxp.qxp_Layout
an opportunity to air their views would be a great way to engage students with issues that affewct them on a day to day business.” Dowling stated. Vice Chair for UCD Labour Youth, Grace Williams spoke about the upcoming event and its importance. “The student vote is a really important vote, as we’re the voices that will frame the future
of Ireland; however, students have become extremely apathetic in their view of politics, and have become disenfranchised as a result. The aim of the mock general election is to have a vote within UCD to see where people stand politically. People can vote for a political party, which we are running on an ideology basis, rather than a government policy basis, or they can
also vote for what we’re deeming “The apathy party”. This event will also benefit the Students’ Union, as Dowling explains there is potential for there to be a Re Open Nominations (RON) option to get students familiar with the RON system for UCDSU Executive elections. Other political parties who which to get involved can be added to the ticket by contacting the Welfare Office.
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Kerry Sheridan asks whether mink farming in Ireland is ethical...
Whilst campaigns against the cruelties of the fur trade have always found a place in the headlines, the last few months have seen the anti-fur campaign grow in Ireland. With public figures such as Imelda May speaking out, certain fur production in Ireland has been spotlighted for animal cruelty.
Despite it being years since the ‘pro-fur’ legislation has come out, interest groups still fight on behalf of the furry inmates found around Ireland. Protesters against fur production in Ireland have stationed themselves outside The Department of Agriculture in an effort to raise awareness of the alleged cruel practices taking place. The main species of animals that are farmed for fur production in Ireland is mink, but silver fox is also occasionally bred. All Irish mink farms must register for a licence with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. This is not necessary for fox farming. The horrors of breeding for fur begins almost immediately for the animals as minks are kept in cages from the moment of their birth until they are harvested. It is estimated that between 200, 000 – 255,000 minks are harvested each year. The slaughter is usually done with gases such as carbon monoxide against batches of almost 70 animals. The estimated life span of a mink on a fur farm is six months. There are many reasons why people feel that fur breeding is a controversial issue. Inhospitable farming methods mean that even before these animals are cruelly slaughtered, many have died in the struggle of battery farming. For a purpose that is purely materialistic, many identify the act of wearing fur as utterly shameful. An opinion poll of Irish people saw that 80% of people feel that fur farming should be banned in Ireland. If that is the case then why isn’t it? It’s a little more complicated than that. At the end of 2012 fur farms in Ireland were supposed to face closure and be banned in the future. Instead, the Department of Agriculture’s Minister Simon Coveney ordered a report into the issue. The results of the report stated the economic benefits of the industry to the Irish economy . As it stood at the time 63 people were employed directly in farming. The industry, only dealing in primary sector fur pellets was worth just under 5m euro with no value added. The report went on to further point out that there was room for expansion and development in the industry. A ban would halt this completely. At the end of 2012, Minister Simon Coveney announced that the ban wasn’t going to happen but that there would be further regulations for the industry. These included a doubling in the number of vet inspections, and the introduction of surprise inspections. Furthermore, the report went onto specify enclosure requirements and living conditions for minks. It also added that the closure or the small industry would cost more in pay-outs and compensation packages to farmers. The People of Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), have publicly spoken out against current mink trade practices, stating that they are cruel and unnecessary in “a modern Ireland.” They ask that Ireland adopts the 2001 policy of Britain and Northern Ireland and ban the practice of fur farming. The group has openly supported Imelda’s decision to become ‘anti-fur’ last October. Other agencies out in force against fur farming are the Irish Society for the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals and the Dublin based youth group Aliberation.
While most interest groups want mink farming banned for the protection of minks, one group has an entirely different reason. Bird Watch Ireland wants the farms gone due the damage they cause when minks escape. While it is said to be uncommon, some minks escape every year. The problem is that many have never experienced life outside the farm and tend to prey on wild natural birds. The situation is worsened as there is no predator that naturally exists in the Irish eco system to diminish the mink population. Once minks have entered the ecosystem, they will grow and populate, unrivalled. This according to Bird Watch Ireland is affecting the natural order and the consistency of their birds. So where does that leave the fur debate? The Irish economy needs all the help it can get. Whilst cruelty against animals is not an industry any country wants to contribute to, the realities and benefits of the fur trade as an industry cannot be ignored. Agriculture in Ireland is a faltering industry with many livelihoods at stake. Whilst America promotes the growing of crops to substitute oil, will we see Ireland grab hold of a controversial industry for the good of its agriculture trade? For protestors against mink farming, their fight won’t end until there is some long term, feasible solution to mink farming. This could be the introduction of fair trade fur policies or maybe a ban altogether. All that can be certain is that protesters outside the Minister for Agriculture’s office will make it pretty hard for him to have a nice glass of Irish produced milk anytime soon.
UCD student and professional photographer Constance Doyle talks to the College Tribune about her international career, working with Vogue Italia and living life through art….
Constance Doyle is an Irish & French Marketing student in UCD. However, unlike most UCD students, she is balancing student life with life as an international professional photographer. Constance specializes in portraits and her striking work has been picked up by Vogue Italia, the hit US TV show American Horror Story and National Geographic’s website. Intrigued, we caught up with Constance to see what drives this rising star... How did you get into photography? I grew up in the suburbs of Paris, where everyone lived very settled lives. In a way, it made me respect the need for a settled life, but most of all, out of that, I generated my own enthusiasms. I began tapping into different art forms as it was the only way I could achieve mental relaxation. I started taking portraits here and there and posting them on my blog (those were the days!). One day, a renowned modeling agency in Paris scouted me online and asked me if I was interested in doing test shoots for the models’ books. I didn’t have a portfolio at the time, and I had no idea what I was doing nor what I was getting myself into, but I went for it because I wanted to do something valuable with my time besides my studies. The next thing I know, I was working for agencies in Europe and the United States and collaborating with talented people in the fashion industry, along with a substantial follower base. You have had pretty high profile shoots and publications, including Vogue Italia and the hit US TV show American Horror Story, how did this come about? I think that being proactive is crucial as a photographer in the digital age. In a leap of faith, I emailed the editorial board of Vogue Italia a few pictures of a test I had done in Paris last summer with a model friend. I felt that I had achieved great aesthetics that I was quite proud of, so I knew I was playing my cards right. The next day, the pictures got published on the Vogue Italia’s website and I was over the moon. When it comes to American Horror Story, one of my pictures caught their eye on Facebook and they sent me a contract granting them the right to exhibit the picture on social media as a means to advertise and promote
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the latest season. Obviously, me being a huge AHS enthusiast, I signed it immediately! What inspires you to be a professional photographer? The freedom to create beauty. As a child, I was always fascinated by the classics made by masters in their genres such as Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard and Hitchcock which displayed hauntingly beautiful aesthetics each in their own way. Later on, when I decided to make a bold move to Budapest, I discovered filmmakers and photographers that weren’t mainstream but still created beautiful works, and I developed a soft spot for Scandinavian, Central European and Eastern European independent films. It became clear that the most important thing to me in photography was to light the subject in a non-intrusive, naturalistic and sympathetic way. The camera being an observer rather than seeking the action can reveal the truth and the beauty in the subject. This pure and authentic way of seeing things is actually reminiscent of a British cultural movement led by filmmaker Ken Loach that bloomed in the 50’s and 60’s called “kitchen sink realism” – or “social realism”... And that is the starlight I’ve tried to follow ever since.
I think that being proactive is crucial as a photographer in the digital age. Tell us about your new project? My new project is focused on stories that are worth being told. I like traveling, coming across people I don’t know and capturing the joy and suffering of their world. When you witness pure stories about real people, it’s fascinating how easy it is to identify with them and share their feelings. Throughout my new project, I wish to bring an answer to the question ‘What it is to be human and be part of this world?’. You can’t really walk away from that. I guess that explains why – whether it comes to models or strangers – I like to leave a huge part of the story to people’s imagination. Who would you love to take pictures of? Tough question. I have a huge admiration for faces of the 20th century that have now passed away. But I am going to try and sound less depressing and say model Gemma Ward who has the most incredible face. Plans for the future? I don’t really know. It’s very difficult to say how things will be in the future because we all tend to change our minds about things and places. Even if I feel cemented and attached to all the things I have known in the first twenty years of my life, I have so many enthusiasms that I want to fulfill. Traveling comes to mind, setting new goals, making new connections along the way, etc. Give me 5 years and I’ll answer that.
For more pictures check out Constance’s website: http://www.constancedoyle.co.uk/
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Now Under New Management
With a new president comes a new management team. Professor Andrew Deeks has arrived onto the Belfield campus bringing with him a style that many have described as firm and determined. As an outsider in UCD, picking your battles wisely and not rocking the boat too much seems like astute tactics. Deeks has been seen as someone capable of making changes where they are needed while keeping the majority of staff and students happy by not doing anything too radical. This is one of the biggest contrasts to ten years ago, when Hugh Brady pushed through numerous reforms in rapid succession, many of which angered staff. Those first few months cast a spell over Bradyâ€™s presidency that he was unable to shake off - it stayed with him until he finished his post at the end of December. In his honeymoon period Deeks has managed to change the structure of his management team
in less than three weeks, without somewhat calmer state of affairs? causing too much consternation. Along with a new management team, a new governing authority has been appointed. With the changes in the university management team, the governing authority members now have more of a duty than ever before to make sure that staff and studentsâ€™ voices are listened to and to remember that issues that affect the stakeholders in the university cannot be brushed aside by the reduced management team. A key area for this presidency must be a joint focus on the arts along with the sciences. As has been documented before, many feel that the arts in UCD have been forgotten as universities push for the more lucrative sciences, which bring more money for the university. The next few weeks will set the tone of Deeksâ€™ presidency. Will this be another 10 years of turbulence or will Belfield return to a
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Ricky Jay Interview
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Ricky Jay Interview Daniel Nolan speaks to the subject of the documentary Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay…
Ricky Jay has been one of the most successful performers in the magic industry in the modern era. He has also played a series of roles in films as high-profile as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Prestige and The Illusionist. He has even achieved that ultimate hallmark of modern American celebrity and voiced himself in The Simpsons. Now, Molly Bernstein has released a documentary on the magician, Deceptive Practice, which featured in the Jameson Dublin Film Festival. The documentary is a fascinating insight into an innately unusual industry, as well as an intriguing and often oddly moving character study. One of its most striking elements is the extent of the dedication required in order to thrive as a modern magician. The film includes photographs of Jay performing for an audience at age seven, and he remarks that, throughout his childhood, he would often spend the majority of his time practicing. “I realised at that age that even when I didn’t have cards or coins in my hand, I was thinking about it, so it was taking up that much of my time. And it was for pleasure. It wasn’t the story of Grimaldi Senior putting his son, who becomes the greatest clown in the British Isles, through his paces. It really was something that I enjoyed doing.” Magic, as a pastime and form of entertainment, has acquired an unfashionable image in recent times. It is most often associated with awkward young males. Jay remarks at one point during the documentary that it appeals “particularly to very lonely people.” Does he believe that this is a reasonable representation? “I think it is, in the sense that it’s an art that’s often pursued by people- obviously these are vast generalisations - who are uncomfortable in their own skins. And that sets up a very bad scenario, unfortunately, where they perform magic as a way of saying “I know something that you don’t.” And I think that instils something in the audience where the reaction is “Just a minute, you haven’t fooled me, I do know, and the whole thing becomes about outdoing people as opposed to entertaining them. (Laughs) But
I do think that people with severe social handicaps often find magic appealing. Maybe the same idea people had of those who in later ages have took to video games or something. It fits in with this whole ‘nerd’ concept. But in my youth, many years ago, almost every male child of American families, and I daresay many of the British magicians I know as well, would have had some interest or involvement with magic. They watched it on television and had a brief phase where they were intrigued by it and then they moved on to other things.” For some, though, it lasts a lifetime. “I guess so. Personally, I’m no less interested in it now than I was then.” The film makes this abundantly clear: as well as his performing, Jay is an avid collector of artefacts and knowledge relating to his art. Has retaining the joy and enthusiasm in his work ever been a challenge? “That’s a great question and the answer is ‘yes.’ Show business is a very difficult pursuit - and that seems just as true for people who are good at it and bad at it. It’s really tough. There was a period of my life where I’d just had enough, and I was very frustrated. And at that time, amazingly enough, I was offered the opportunity to become the curator of one of the greatest and most extensive magic collections and the world. I did say to the owner that I would only accept the job if I could also go out and perform, occasionally, but for almost five years, there was no question that my focus was on this collection and the history of the art. I found that extremely reinvigorating. It’s one of the things I’m looking forward to about being in Dublin. I have appointments set up to do research at the National Library and the Science Centre- so none of that has changed, but I’m more comfortable with the idea of doing both and either. I’ve written many books on the topic at this point and still enjoy that aspect as much as ever.” A scene in the documentary shows footage from a chat show in the ‘80s, where Jay’s friend, Steve Martin, in a presumably rehearsed skit, attempts to scupper one of Jay’s card tricks in typically laconic fashion. Martin is placed as the cool cynic to Jay’s showman. However, Jay has the last laugh over the comedian. Does he believe that magic can be a kind of antidote to the prevailing currents of skepticism?
“I suppose that that’s possible. I don’t know that that’s really the intent for me. But yeah, if that happens, it’s kind of a lovely thing. Certainly people do have very strong, kind of primitive reactions. I’ve had people through shot glasses at me, I’ve sent people running, screaming out of clubs because they’ve thought I’ve read their minds. The way people react to this is so varied and so unusual that I find it literally unpredictable.” In all the decades of his involvement with the magic industry, Jay must surely have seen it evolve dramatically. “Honestly, not a lot. Of course, now with the internet, there a far more people interested in magic, and more people who have access to it and to its secrets. But I find that the percentage of people who do it really well is unchanged. Even with all that access and information, there are few really terrific younger guys. Most of them are not terrific. So it evolves but it doesn’t change all that much.” One of the primary focuses of Deceptive Practice is the relationship between magicians and the way in which technique and knowledge is passed down. The guildlike aspect of professional magic seems to mark it out amongst modern art-forms. “The personal aspect is certainly important. The “sensei/student” relationship. For me, I had access to books all the time, but it was the fact that my Grandfather and his friends, who were great slight-of-hand artists, had that influence on me. There was a fellow called Jerry Andruss who lived in Albany, Oregon, didn’t know anyone, invented his own sleight of hand- he died a couple of years ago, in his nineties- who really came up with an individual, original style. And there are others like that. So it works both ways. But I would have to say that, from my own experience, spending time and working with these people was so inspiring.” One particularly illuminating section of the film has a journalist detail an anecdote from her experiences writing an article on Jay as a BBC documentary was being made about him. She speaks of his frustration with the makers of that documentary’s insistence that he perform a particular trick in circumstances of their construction. As he continues to refuse
their advances, during lunch with the journalist, Jay almost absent-mindedly produces a large block of ice from behind a menu, with no fanfare or explanation. The story seems indicative of Jay’s resentment of those who attempt to commoditise his art. “What was so annoying to me was their refusing to understand that by them setting up cameras and recording equipment and forcing something to happen, they were taking away from the possibility of the effect being magical.” So spontaneity is an essential ingredient? “Exactly. The spontaneity is what really excites people. And as you then hear this woman tell her story- it could never have had that remarkable effect on her had it been planned in advance. I thought the filmmakers were great in being able to capture that.” In the past two decades, Jay has starred in films directed by the likes of David Mamet, Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan. How he has he found the transition between this mode of performance and the one which first made him famous? “Initially, David Mamet gave me my first film-role, in a non-magical capacity. It was because he had brought me in to talk to his acting students at one point, realising the principals behind acting were very much like those behind magic. Hitting a mark, delivering material based on your inner knowledge of that material without necessarily having to share it with the audience to achieve what it is you want the audience to feel. But that was all being motivated in a very personal way. And that’s how it started- he had me doing demonstrations for his acting students. I told him “I know nothing about acting,” he said “You’ll be surprised.” Then he started casting me in films. And it actually was a fairly natural transition for me. I’m really grateful to him having the guts to do that.” Deceptive Practice was an unexpected highlight of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, and should be enjoyed both by those with and without an interest in the industry on which it sheds so much light.
Review: Out Of Here Daniel Nolan on the Jameson Dublin Film Festival feature...
Out of Here is the debut feature-length from promising young Irish director Donal Foreman. It follows its protagonist, Ciarán (played by What Richard Did’s Fionn Walton), as he attempts to settle back into Dublin after dropping out of college and spending a year traveling. The film is loosely plotted and paced, giving it a natural atmosphere often aspired to and rarely achieved. While Foreman has apparently been working on the project since the mid-‘00s, the issues on which it focuses on have become increasingly prevalent in the intervening years (Foreman himself has relocated to New York, where his next film will be set - though with Irish characters.) The film is one of the most thoughtful and interesting evocations of the experience of growing up in Dublin in recent years, and should be highly relatable to a young Irish audience. However, Foreman captures a sense of detachment and frustration that should be familiar to a more widespread section of the film-going public. There is a warm and natural humour between the characters throughout, which also
alludes to a sadness at the inability to communicate in more directly emotional terms. The impressively natural, spontaneous feel of the acting allows for the film’s themes to be explored in a subtly effective manner. As with most Irish cinema, Out of Here will be highly reliant on word-of-mouth to reach a sub-
The film is one of the most thoughtful and interesting evocations of the experience of growing up in Dublin in recent years.. stantial audience. It is one of the more impressive Irish debuts of recent years and deserves to achieve that.
Bad Brains: A Band in DC. Jonathan Barry takes a look at an interesting documentary...
After the first 40 minutes, this documentary on the seminal band Bad Brains dispenses with the effusive, and obligatory, talking heads section and moves on to a carefully drawn picture of present day tensions, interspersed with anecdotes regarding the band’s development. Both are presented in extremely engaging fashion, the anecdotes are always recounted from the band or their managers, and the idiosyncratic cartoons that accompany them break up the monotony of the endless talking heads that comprise a significant portion of typical music documentaries. Despite the fact that it is made abundantly clear that the crew is not wanted by members of the band during their moments together, the viewer is still privy to the inner machinations of the present day band as the one-toone interviews detail the rising tensions to the camera as the tour progresses, without ever resorting to an imposing voice-over narration. The climactic moment of their break up is captured on camera, and evokes much more sympathy than a typical ‘rock-star’ squabble as disappointment over
compromising artistic integrity is bitterly aired.
However, this film is not without its faults. In the first hour, I counted five different versions of ‘Banned in DC.’ While I was initially surprised that they had a different guitar solo on every version, it soon became grating. This documentary also glossed over the homophobia debacle in their career, which in this film was attributed to a single incident in the ‘80s when in fact it was a view espoused by the entire band for a number of years. This seems a very strange omission considering their public addressing and rejection of these views in the intervening years. However, for fans and others, this is still an engaging documentary regarding a highly influential band’s importance, growth and eventual transition into middleage, along with the resulting bitterness that accompanies such things.
Minutes before they took to the stage to play the UCD Fashion Show in aid of the Jack Kavanagh Trust, Raglans seemed confident of a warm reception, and having had a sneak peek of their set at the soundcheck; it was easy to see why. With their debut album ready to drop on the 21st of March, the Dublin lads are most certainly on the rise. The band’s bassist, Rhos, gave me a rundown of how the foursome found their feet: “I met Stephen, our lead singer at a festival about three years ago, and then I got Conn in to play the drums, I knew him from a band I was in before. Sean joined about a year later.” Of course, every new band has to find their own sound, and things were no different for Raglans, “things were a lot different at the start,” offers Conn. “Wildly different!” stresses Rhos, reflecting on how the band’s sound has evolved over their three years together.
Known now for their jangly high energy, indie-punk-folk style, the lads aren’t comfortable with limiting their sound, but they also won’t let a good song get away from them. “There’re a few tunes that we still play that are on the album, and those are some of the first tunes we’ve ever written. But we’ve scrapped a lot of stuff.” When asked if we might see any of these forgotten songs as B-sides in the future, Rhos wasn’t so sure: “We don’t really believe in B-sides. Like, you’re just letting people hear your bad songs!” The appeal of this approach to songwriting is obvious – if you take away all of the bad stuff, then you’re only left with the good stuff: “And we’re all A-sides!” Sean interjects. Compared to acts such as Mumford and Sons and Lumineers, Raglans have a level of familiarity that makes them accessible and appealing, but a unique take which sets them apart from their contemporaries and genre peers. What inspires this direction however, is taken from many sources: “I think we all take inspiration from different things. Like, we’d all be into different bands and stuff. I dunno, It’s whatever comes out, do you know what I mean?” Rhos continues to explain how the songs are made, “whatever the song is at the time, we all just start playing. We don’t just go ‘Right, we want it to sound like this,’ it just comes out.” “We just write the songs, hope that they’re good and you can kinda tell what goes down well and what doesn’t,” adds Con. When asked whether or not they write most of their stuff in the studio; the band explained that they use the stand-up comedian approach to writing: gig it, and see if it works. “This album, we’ve been gigging loads of songs on it almost since we started, so we’ve whittled it down to what works and, not ‘what doesn’t go down well’ but what shouldn’t be on the album or what doesn’t go down as well,” said Conn, echoing the band’s ‘only A-sides’ sentiment. “We’ve been together for about three years, a bit over a year with Sean. We didn’t write anything in studio, we got everything, played the gigs and when it was time to record the album we went and recorded it. There was like the odd little bit, but we didn’t write it in the studio, we wrote it in our own little room.” When making music professionally, three years isn’t a particularly long time, so how exactly does a band go from formation to debut album in such a short space of time without some kind of Simon Cowell helmed hype machine providing momentum? “We’ve been surrounded by people
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who’ve been really sound to us, real nice to us. People who’ve been like really open to us and just really helpful. There was no one around to put us down – they were just really receptive. So when we were at the bottom it was easier to claw our way up. People were really receptive. It was pretty shocking, really.” On these really supportive peers, the band had high praise for the Irish music scene. “The reason Sean joined the band is, we saw him in another band. He had a different band and we thought ‘Oh! That is very good’. The reason the Irish scene is so good is that it’s small. It’s so easy to get to know everybody. If we were in the London scene, we’d be lost. But it’s also bad – because it’s so small! Everyone knows everyone. Everyone can be in everyone else’s business. But once you’re not a prick to anyone, you’re grand,” says Conn. Like the band’s approach to their own music; they appreciate the need for diversity to avoid stagnation. “So that’s what we do. Or try to do, anyway.” To further stress the need to mix things up to keep things interesting, when compared to their critically lauded 2012 EP Long Live, which hosted the band’s biggest hits to date Digging Holes and The Man From Glasgow, the band could point to obvious differences: “sonically it’s a massive departure. That EP, and I’m really going back on myself here, is really an EP of B-sides, aside from two songs. We went over to Portugal because we won some competition and had 10 days to knock out these songs, so we thought we should knock out whatever songs we could. We didn’t really think about putting it out. They weren’t our strongest songs.” Conn remarks with no small amount of harsh self-criticism. “It was just a good opportunity to get them down,” Rhos adds. For this upcoming record however, the band has evolved in their musical craftsmanship, “what we tried to do was make it cohesive. The lad that produced it, Jay Reynolds, we kind of went to him and asked how we could do that... Because we wanted to make them cohesive – some of the songs are standout choons and one song was written like, two weeks before recording the album but then other ones have been knocking around for a year and a half. So there was a natural kind of difference in them and we wanted to make it more cohesive; but we do a lot of different instrumentation. We want it to sound like us. Our identity.” As the call for Raglans to take the stage at the Fashion show is given, I ask them if they have anything they’d like to say about the album in a nutshell – Conn sums it up by saying “it’s the culmination of everything we’ve been working on – we’ve pulled out all the stops! Insert cliché here!” he finishes, laughing.
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Have you walked the line? Do you know what love’s got to do with it? More to the point, are you a twenty-four hour party person? If you’re confused, read on as Caitríona O’Malley delves into the heady world of the music biopic..
According to IMDB, the scene in the film where Phoenix rips a sink off the wall is of his own accord. It was unscripted. So take note, aspiring thespians. You might want to tear a tap off the bath with your teeth and spit the blood onto the floor at your next audition. Cash, like countless musicians, had his vices, and Phoenix is both compelling and repugnant in the role. He downs endless bottles of pills, rehearses while roaring drunk, cheats on his wife with June Carter (an electrifying Reese Witherspoon), and is generally quite the hedonistic rascal. And yet, there are the songs. Phoenix can be an odd fish, but here, he’s faultless as he duets with Witherspoon (Jackson) and drawls through Folsom Prison Blues. It’s admittedly quite a bleak film, from the death of Cash’s brother in childhood to his addictions and marriage breakdown. Phoenix and Witherspoon are so good, though, you can look past all that to the exuberance beneath, epitomised by their fizzing chemistry on stage as they share a microphone and solidify their place in the pantheon of country music greats. Volatile relationships, unsurprisingly, feature heavily in music biopics. A few years ago, late at night, I stumbled upon What’s Love Got to Do with It. It’s the turbulent tale of Tina and Ike Turner’s marriage, chart success and Ike’s abuse of Tina. It can’t be easy for an actor to take the role of such a callous and barbaric man as Ike, but Laurence Fishburne nails the part as this twisted bully alternating between snorting lines and punching his wife in full view of their terrified children. Angela Bassett is magnetic and heart-wrenching as Tina who manages to disentangle herself from Ike and go on to a successful solo career. The music trips across the genres: the rich gospel music of Tina’s childhood; the catchy pop hooks with Ike; the power ballads of the solo years. Like Johnny and June, Ike and Tina despise each other and embrace in dizzying succession. The difference is that Ike was truly sadistic. It’s not shown in the film, but it’s been said that he once stubbed out a cigarette in Tina’s nostril. A real gentleman by all accounts. It’s not his story, though, it’s Tina’s, and although it can be crushing, Tina’s escape from Ike and subsequent solo career makes for a triumphant finale.
Records and the Hacienda. Factory Records was founded by Tony Wilson in Manchester in 1976. He first signs Joy Division, who become New Order after the suicide of singer, Ian Curtis. The thing that makes Factory different from most record labels is that Wilson doesn’t believe in contracts. This proves to be an ill-conceived idea. The film shifts to the pulsating Hacienda nightclub of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, awash with drink, drugs, clenched jaws and Shaun Ryder in dodgy T-shirts. Steve Coogan
shrugs off Patridge and is as hilarious as Tony Wilson. He frequently breaks the fourth wall to keep the viewer in the loop as to who has gone and jumped off the balcony in the club and burst their lip on the stage this week. (Alright, that doesn’t actually happen, but you get the idea). It’s a very funny film. Stand-out scenes include one involving the back of a van and an irate wife, and another involving a visit from God.
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Imagine Johnny Cash playing at your school graduation party. For many of us, that fateful night is wistfully remembered as the time you saw your teachers desperately try to avoid eye contact as they downed flat pints and yearned to escape the throng of sweating, bugeyed teenagers grabbing them for earnest handshakes and declarations of love. Not so for the 50s teens of Walk the Line. They whoop and cavort to the gravelly tones of an Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix, singing all the songs himself after months of gruelling training. He crackles with adrenaline on a tiny stage before hooking up with a young fan in a grubby bathroom. Slightly more memorable than pinging around the place to I Got A Feeling at three in the morning.
The things people tend to associate with Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub are the intense Madchester scene and ecstasy. However, it was also where bands such as the Happy Mondays cut their teeth. 24 Hour Party People charts the highs (of every kind) and lows of Factory
The Hacienda fed a frenzy for local bands and a throbbing atmosphere, and it tapped into a trancelike collective consciousness, with glassy-eyed young people herding in at weekends to buzz on readily available ecstasy and electric, genre-defying music.
The Hacienda fed a frenzy for local bands and a throbbing atmosphere, and it tapped into a trancelike collective consciousness, with glassy-eyed young people herding in at weekends to buzz on readily available ecstasy and electric, genre-defying music. It’s not giving too much away to say it all comes spiralling down. It had to. The Hacienda was making no money. People were spending their cash on drugs and foregoing drinks at the bar. Factory Records itself was a financial mess. Coogan as Wilson decides to cut his losses and sell the label, and the Madchester craze ebbed away. The bands and the label that the club spawned, though, endure today - it’s a thoroughly enjoyable romp, and highly recommended. Music biopics are compulsive viewing because they allow us a voyeuristic glimpse into the tumultuous lives of musicians, record producers, groupies, roadies, hangers-on, dealers, movers and shakers. We might scorn the bad decisions, the vices and the cock-ups, but ultimately, who wouldn’t want to live that life, if only for a day?
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Slanes Former Glory
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Adam Duke asks if Slane must move out of the limelight, like the great acts it once hosted….
Last week it was announced that Slane Castle won’t be going ahead this year, the second time in four years that this has occurred. While there’s nothing uncommon about this, with there sometimes being two or three years between Slane gigs, it’s reasonable to assume that Slane might never go ahead
Henry Mountcharles reasoning for not putting on a concert this year is that it’s too difficult to find international acts to come to Ireland. However that’s simply not the case, with a number of huge gigs taking place in the country over the summer. Whether it’s the Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire or Macklemore in Marley Park, whatever Dance acts play Oxegyn this year, Garth Brooks in Croke parc (x5), the Longitude festival in Marley Park (again), the likes of Elton John and Lana Del Ray at the Marquee in Cork or the yet to be announced Electric Picnic line up,
there truly does appear to be something for everybody this summer in Ireland. This is part of the problem for Slane. While it’s very possible that no acts could be found to play at the venue, it’s also possible that Slane has simply lost its place in the Irish music scene.
When you talk to somebody that was at one of the early Slane gigs, it sounds like an almost legendary occasion, be it the Rolling Stones in 82’, Bob Dylan in 84’, Springsteen in 85’, Queen in 86’ or Bowie in 87’. You’d never hear somebody talk about more recent Slane gigs in the same way. While it’s possible that those acts were superior to what came after it, it can’t be true that none of the performances since have lived up to them. When looking at the early gigs in Slane, the context that they played in is vital. For a lot of the acts mentioned above it was either their first or within their first handful of appearances in this country. Due to a myriad of reasons, Ireland simply didn’t have the ability to attract top music talent until Slane Castle starting hosting gigs in 1981. It was the first time vast numbers of people got to see acts that they had listened to or seen on television, live. Things have changed in Ireland since then, for the
better, and now hundreds of live acts can appear in Ireland every year, mainly due to there being a lot more venues. Improvements in communication and transport as well have meant that main stage acts regularly appear in Ireland, which is far different to the situation that the Slane took place in. There’s a lot to be said about Slane’s atmosphere, which is regarded as its finest detail. I can’t comment on this accurately, given that I’ve never been to Slane, but surely any band that’s worth your attention should be able to create a unique atmosphere at any gig, be it Slane Castle or a local pub. Losing Slane would be a blow to the music scene in Ireland, in the sense that an iconic venue that hosted some of the biggest names in music will be gone, but realistically it’s not a loss that would be missed. There was a lot of questions asked last year when Bon Jovi was announced as the headliner for Slane, with the general consensus being that in a way they were a band that was appropriate for the venue. Past its prime, and a group that most of the country had moved on from, the same could be said for the venue itself.
A Drifter of Modern Times: Frank Fairfield.
Geneva Pattison asks whether Frank Fairfield’s indulgence in the past makes for a relevant contemporary musician... Frank Fairfield’s dynamic musical dexterity paired with lilting Americana blue-grass sound, transports the listener from an existence ruled by technology straight to the rural Appalachian frontier of old. Hailing from California, the 28 year old grew up much like the musical spirits emulated through his music, wayfaring through life (albeit during the boy band riddled 90’s) with an authentic appreciation for the simple things. Fairfield is far from some phony hipster, revelling in their faux vintage lifestyles only to tweet about their disdain for the latest ‘gotta haves’ on twitter later, he’s the real deal. His roots flavoured music and Brylcreamed classic appearance serve as proof that he is a true advocate of the classic and practical. Playing the banjo, the fiddle and the guitar, the multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter’s work tells tales of murder ballads, hillbilly living and esoteric ramblings only the dedicated can decipher. His tremolo tenor voice often imitates the flow and dexterous rhythm radiating from his instruments, adding to the naturalistic ‘down-home’ flair he possesses.
While earning his bread by playing street corners and small farmers markets, Fairfield was discovered by the curious and enthusiastic Matt Popieluch. Already a member of a signed band, Popieluch felt he couldn’t pass up the opportunity of furthering the career of this man who provided “the most authentic translation of music” he had ever seen. Fairfield had found a manager. This proved a rewarding coupling, as Popieluch acquired a space for Fairfield as the opening act for the mesmeric Seattle folk collective Fleet Foxes. The Band were struck by Frank’s energy and pure musical wholesomeness, likening him to 1920’s musician Mississippi John Hurt born close to 100 years before Frank. It is an eerily accurate comparison, one might call it a centennial re-embodiment. Regardless, this opened up further doors for Frank and he was soon picked up by the record label Tompkins Square, located in San Francisco. Fairfield’s musical style aptly complimented the eclectic tastes of the record label’s creator Josh Rosenthal, both men burdened by the compulsive desire to stockpile records, two archivists of folk music. His self-titled debut, released in 2009 saw tracks come to the fore such as the rustic lilt Nine pound hammer and Call me a dog when I’m gone a song somewhat remi-
niscent of famed wartime musician George Formby’s style. Whether you’re a devoted fan of the newest most current incarnation of music or an avid follower of the sounds of old, Frank Fairfield seems to cater to both sides of the spectrum, distorting the opinion of ‘what’s past is past.’ Here we find… what’s past has a bright future.
Award season has arrived! Last week we all tuned into a thoroughly enjoyable BAFTAs, hosted by the delightful Stephen Fry, we were unexpectedly impressed by the gorgeous frocks that sashayed down the red carpet. Pure elegance appeared to be the stars’ mantra last night (well, mostly – Lily Allen I’m looking at you), and who are we to argue with that?! The stars were out in force in London last night, and by and large they did not disappoint. The men gave the women a run for their money also, with Leonardo di Caprio, Michael Fassbender and Bradley Cooper looking wonderfully dapper in their tuxedos. Kerryman Fassbender’s beard truly was one of a kind! Having been highly impressed with the style offerings this awards season, it’s with huge excitement that we at T+ Fashion look forward to the Oscars on the 2nd of March. Here are our picks for best-dressed at the BAFTAs 2014.
Lupita Nyong’o in Christian Dior Newcomer Nyong’o is absolutely thrilling everyone this awards season with her fantastic style picks. Taking over from the absent Jennifer Lawrence as Dior’s red carpet poster girl, she positively glows in this strapless aqua gown, simply adorned with Ana Khouri cuffs and a waist-cinching belt. Her make-up, while bold in itself, does not distract from the gown. In short, this new kid on the block is one to watch for the upcoming Oscars.
Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen This lady can do no wrong on the red carpet. While staying on the safer side of things for her, Blanchett still looked incredible in her black embroidered McQueen gown and dazzling Chopard neckpiece. The flower detailing lent a feminine touch to an otherwise severe dress, and her gently elegant hair and makeup let the outfit speak for itself. Flawless.
Olga Kurylenko in Burberry Perhaps a little overlooked but no less fabulous, Olga Kurylenko’s Burberry gown is sheer perfection. The fit, the length, the burnt orange scale effect, the flash of midriff – love, love, love. The whole look, including the softly waved hair, is a bit Little Mermaid, but sexy and sophisticated all at once. The Vampire Academy actress really did herself proud last night.
Amy Adams in Victoria Beckham
Angelina Jolie in Saint Laurent
She may not have been nominated on the night, but Jolie still made a splash in this impeccably This look is a masterclass in doing black on the red tailored Saint Lauren tux. The carpet. Adams’ Victoria Beckham dress falls beautifully, look suits Jolie’s highly individual and the chiffon overlay is a sumptuous, modern twist persona perfectly and I’m lusting on a classic black gown. Her retro waved updo, deep after those patent courts. The lips and red nails give off a distinctly vampy vibe. It’s tussled hair and sexy smokey eye classic and it’s old Hollywood, in a 21st century way. kept the look from straying too Also, Adams’ ghostly pale complexion is just divine. far into androgyny. PHOTO CREDIT: www.wonder-
Pastel Popping : Budget or Blowout?
You might be forgiven for thinking that we’re still in the depths of winter, but in the fashion capitals of the world, new SS14 trends are blazing down the catwalks as we speak. One trend which is poised to take the fashion world by storm is pastels. From lavender to mint, eggshell to baby pink, sugary shades are big news in 2014 in design houses and on the high street. It’s become so easy to incorporate pastels into your makeup bag; be it a subtle nod to the trend, or an all-out embracing of all that is sugar and sweet. In the interests of practicality and diversity, we’ll be showing you products from the SS14 collections of both Catrice and MAC. Sometimes we can’t afford to invest significantly in transient fashion and beauty trends, but it never hurts to look at premium products either! 1. First up is Catrice, which is delivering a riot of delicious hues and textures, without a heavy price tag. They have expanded their Absolute Eye Colour Mono shadows range to include a shimmery Nice Ice Baby blue, a matte Mint of Change, a punchy Papaya Don’t Preach, the gorgeous Rose Marie’s Baby (below) and the brave yellow Smoothie Operator, among countless others.
Homemade Beauty Tips Being a self-confessed cosmetic fiend and adoring lotions and potions of many varieties is a costly business. Not only does stashing hoards of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, scrubs, primers aaaand the rest, take up valuable space on your vanity table, but it also packs a punch on your purse. We’ve compiled our top 3 DIY Beauty Tricks that you just can’t miss below, to lighten the load, without you losing that beautiful glow. 1) Olive Oil Facial Scrub.
Directions : Simply take a pea sized amount of baking soda and olive oil (or coconut oil for those who prefer a more tropical scent) in one palm. Gently rub the mixture together with your fingers and spread evenly and gently across your face for a smoothing, fresher looking glow. Results : Leaves the skin brighter and smoother while allowing makeup to sit better on your features.
2. Catrice’s Absolute Eye Colour Quattros now feature soft shades of lilacs, pinks, neutrals and aquas (below, Pool Position) for a complete eye look if you’re not entirely sure which shades best compliment each other. And the best part is that these shadows are typically available for less than €5 in Penneys and pharmacies virtually everywhere. It’s a perfect way to dabble in the pastel trend without the commitment involved with a more expensive product. 3. Catrice have also stayed up-to-date this SS14 with their lip products. Their Ultimate Colour lipstick in The Lips Are On Fire (below), while not a pastel itself, would be a fantastic statement lip against a delicate pastel eye. The bright orange shade will look amazing with a suntan and is a fun summer alternative to the ubiquitous red lip. 4. At the opposite end of the price spectrum, MAC’s A Fantasy of Flowers summer collection has been causing major excitement in the beauty blogosphere. And it’s little wonder why; the collection is vibrant and fun, with delicate pastels lending it a very feminine feel. The Mineralize Skinfinish blush in Stereo Rose, €26, is a gorgeous coral-toned blush with terracotta tones and a distinct golden shimmer. I can see this looking absolutely radiant on suntanned skin, lending a bronzed appearance to the complexion but still maintaining that hint of pink that we’re after. 5. The return of the limited edition Mineralize Skinfinish powder in Perfect Topping was rejoiced by Irish beauty bloggers, owing to its flattering effects on Irish skintones. What better addition to a pastel palette than a pale pink shimmering powder? This can be applied to the entire face for a polished look, and oilier skinned gals can use it as a highlighter on the cheekbones, brow bones and the nose for a subtle summery glow. 6. Lastly, no pastel collection would be complete without a pretty nail polish to complete the look. MAC have all bases covered here with their Nail Lacquer in Girl Trouble. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to Pantone’s shade of 2014, Radiant Orchid, this slightly cooler take on mauve is a grown-up interpretation of the pastel trend. Shot through with silver shimmer, this polish will help you dip your toe into the trend without significantly altering your make-up regime. Of course, both Catrice and MAC have oodles of other products that nod to the pastel craze; this is just a selected broad range of products to help you incorporate pastels into any aspect of your choosing. And of course, every other cosmetics brand is going to be jumping on this gravy train.Given the frosted and shimmery finishes of some of these products, I would recommend a foundation base with a satin or even demi-matte finish to create a natural canvas, and to avoid looking like an extra from Cirque du Soleil. The effect we’re after is light, fresh and colourful. Whether you have very deep pockets or you’re on a shoestring budget, there is a way for everyone to embrace pastels in their make-up routine. And who knows, if enough of us try it out, the sun might just decide to grace us with its presence!
Using facial scrubs is an excellent way to give your skin a refreshing glow, without all the effort of needing to book a weekly facial (ain’t nobody got time for that). Not only are they hard to slot into our busy lives, facials are costly on a penny saving pocket. While there are many facial scrubs on the market at the moment, many use artificial ingredients that instead of helping our skin, end up flushing it of all its natural oils and can create an imbalance within our skin’s acid mantle (the godfather when it comes to protecting our skin). The Olive Oil facial scrub is easy on the pocket and the skin, requiring basic, natural ingredients to keep your complexion youthful and fresh.
2) The Anti-Flush Facial
Irish girls are the utter queens of rosy cheeks. While for some it is a desired trait, others simply can’t stand it. Rosy cheeks most commonly occur to those who have prolonged exposure to the cold weather, particularly windy weather (why hello there Storm Christine, Storm Brigid…). This causes blood vessels near your cheeks to surface resulting in that amber glow. The lemon juice and egg yolk face mask is the perfect solution for reducing redness in your cheeks. Directions : Combine one egg yolk in a small dish with the juice from one whole lemon and mix, producing a mixture with paste-like consistency. Apply liberally to the affected areas and leave overnight for best results, or 1 hour at least before gently cleansing face with lukewarm water. This facial works best when used once a week consistently for 3-4 weeks. Results : Leaves skin cleansed and fresh while reducing redness from weather exposure or blemishes. 3) The Egg and Honey Hair Mask
When it comes to our tresses, some of us, without even meaning to, are very heavy-handed and abusive with our hair. Our luscious locks have to deal with the weather, colouring, bleaching, cutting, tying, back-combing and much more . No wonder it can look a little lackluster at times! For a little lift the last thing we should be doing is pumping yet more product on our scalps! No ladies, the Egg and Honey Hair Mask will do just fine. Eggs are filled with natural proteins which are proven to help soothe and strengthen your hair as well as your scalp, while honey has long been favored for hair treatments. Honey is not only packed with vitamins, it’s also antibacterial, so it has incredible healing properties. Directions : Take one egg and one cup of honey and beat together into a dripping mixture. Apply to your hair, making sure to cover your scalp and pop a shower cap over it for 20 minutes. Rinse the mix out of your hair and then shampoo as normal. Results : This leaves your hair shinier, and with continued use strengthens the hair and leaves your scalp healthier.
Burberry Prorsum SS13 Arguably the biggest trend of 2013, pastels are sticking around this season too. Sugary, sweet, macaroon shades swamped the catwalks at Fashion Week, with designers such as Burberry Prorsum and Christopher Kane dressing their models in head-to-toe saccharine tones. Pastels are a simple way to add a burst of springtime freshness into your wardrobe. The best thing about pastels is they suit everybody, whether you’re pale, olive or dark, there’s a shade for everyone. I’ve selected some of the best high street pastel pieces. Keep in mind that pastel is one of the most malleable trends out there. If you’re up for it opt for head to toe in your selected sugary shade. Dare to be different? Colour blocking pastels was a hit at 3.1 Philip Lim and Versus, Versace. And, as for those of us who aren’t one for colour but would like to add a flash of sweetness, team pastels with greys, blacks, beiges or white for a subtle take on the trend. Orla Barrett
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Travel Rio from a Different View. Thérèse Walsh recounts her non - traditional adventure in Rio….
I sit at the top of a favela buried in the heart of the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. At twenty years old I have managed to land myself with the adventure of a lifetime working with an NGO in the poorest communities of Rio. My international team and myself lay baking in the thick Brazilian heat of the courtyard of the school we are working in. One Moroccan girl lays fasting in the heat, she is half way through Ramadan and patiently waits for the sun to fall. One American boy lies napping in the shade, A Puerto Ricans girl reads while a German girl sits listening to her IPod. There are twenty of us in total - all international students who were brought to work in Rio by the studentrun organisation AIESEC. I went through the usual “What am I going to do all summer” phase this time last year. It’s around now when the murmur starts up - “I’m doing an internship, or I’m going on a J1, Inter railing, volunteering, backpacking” etc.. Its all a bit worrying when you haven’t exactly figured out what you’ll be doing in a week, much less laying out plans for four months. I never would have expected that I would end up spending four months living and working in Rio de Janeiro. I had narrowed my summer down to three options by week 7 - #1- stay at home with a soul destroying part-time job whilst watching my friends let me know what a great summer they were having via instagram. #2- Go on the famed (if overly overrated) J1 or #3 - try volunteering. As clichéd as it sounds I decided I wanted to gain something more than just money for a summer – with many June and July’s in the past spent in mundane part-time jobs, I thought it was time for something different. The sun bakes the terrace as we wait for the little Havaiana - clad children to come in for what they have began to call the ‘gringo lesson.’ We are supposed to be teaching these children about human rights, cultural diversity and entrepreneurship... through Portuguese. My team includes one Spanish speaker, one Portuguese speaker and myself with the basic language skills I have acquired - constantly tested and ever improved upon. (I’ve learn to say all kinds of teacher like things - “stop that, put it down, give it to me, leave her alone” etc etc). Rio is famed for its panoramic beauty and vibrant culture but much less Brazilian sun is shone on the epic divide between rich and poor in the country. All of the children we are working with have a very slim chance of ever going to university - there is no grant system, no support, no chance. The phenomenal university fees in Brazil are only for the wealthy and education is more a question of privilege then a right. I could talk about how epic Rio’s beaches are, or the great views of Sugar Loaf Mountain but I’d much prefer to talk about its people. We have arrived into Rio just as a wave of Brazilian riots have begun - the young and the old take to the streets and
clash with police on a daily basis. Everyone has taken to wearing white - a colour of protest. The vehemence is felt around the streets and foreigners are told to take care the university students who have arranged for us to come to their city urge us to be careful on the routes we take home. My volunteering experience is an epic one - mainly because of all the people I am working with - twenty of us flew to Rio within a week of each other. We begin our day at the bottom of the favela - taking a motor taxi up through tiny teeming streets. Our days are spent working in different NGO’s or schools, at night we meet up on Co-
Rio is famed for its panoramic beauty and vibrant culture but much less Brazilian sun is shone on the epic divide between rich and poor in the country. pacabana to chat about our lessons, occasionally going to famed AIESEC parties. We spend the weekend lounging on the beach. Its the perfect mixture of work and leisure. The best part is all the different people we get to work with - the students from the main university in Rio have created this entire project in order to benefit their local community. With something like volunteering you get as much out of it as you put in. The people you work with are vital to the success of the project - They’re the ones who will change the way you think, allow you to really
delve into their culture, show you what you really need to know about the community you are trying to benefit. It took me a while before I found what organisation to go away with, somehow I came across AIESEC. It’s the world’s largest student run, not-for-profit organisation, present in 122 countries and countless universities.. They work to provide leadership by means of exchange - and each year hundreds of volunteering and internship opportunities in a range of countries - for a mere €399. Costs did not include flights but once you got to your country of choice you are provided with accommodation with a host family and an entire organisation of people to ensure you get the full experience of the country. I was chosen as an intern to the Gira Mundo project in Rio De Janeiro - based around exploring cultural diversity through a range of workshops and classes for children and teenagers. Having being to Rio briefly once before I was aware of its tourist filled antics. I was hoping to discover something different when I traveled there to volunteer - in the words of G.K. Chesterton “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” I discovered an entirely new view of Rio that summer - people with passion trying to change their country, students trying to educate not only themselves but those around them, and children with a love for every foreigner coming to play with them. I urge you to look at your options this summer. They say travel is rebellion in its purest form and as a student, travel is one of the greatest ways to educate yourself regardless of whether you end up in New York, New Delhi, Prague or Rio - you’re going to come back with something more than you had when you first left. Get in touch with AIESEC UCD to see about your summer
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How Intelligent Are You?
Kate O’Brien explores the different types of intelligence...
Well here is a social construct if I ever did see one. There are very different ways of being intelligent. You may be able to name all the stars in the sky but unable to change a light bulb. The working definition of Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge to think and to reason effectively and to deal adaptively with the environment. The human body itself is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. Once upon a time it was thought that intelligence was based on skull size. Thankfully that is not the case or it would be a problem for the ladies. Neural network laid down in the process of brain development is more important. How important though? The research hasn’t quite figured it out yet. Intelligence quotient (IQ) was traditionally the ratio of mental age (the problem solving skills of an average person X age) /Chronological age. Today’s tests are relative not to mental age but to other people the same age. Fun fact; the brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. So let’s look at how we rate the bulbs. How do you quantify intelligence? What are the components? Well one of the models is that of Sternberg’s triarchic theory. It is comprised of 3 types of intelligence competence; analytical, practical and creative. These are generated by combinations of 3 components. The first is Metacomponents; this is the ability to plan and regulate task behaviour. The second is Perfomance components; the actual mental process used to perform the task. Knowledge acquisition components; the ability that allows us to learn from our experiences, store information in memory and combine new insight with previously acquired information. This model is usually combined with the nine types of intelligence; 1. Naturalist Intelligence: Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). It is a central ability in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be illustrated through the discrimination of different kinds of makeup, clothes and the like. 2. Musical Intelligence: is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence
enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music. A valued skill among composers, conductors, musicians and vocalist - who are usually aware of sounds others may miss. 3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence: is the ability to calculate, quantify, and consider propositions and hypotheses. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well used by mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. It is also the skill used in strategy games. 4. Interpersonal Intelligence: is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others. This is not just using effective verbal communication but also nonverbal as well, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to moods and temperaments and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence. 5 Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence: is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind– body union. Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence. 6. Linguistic Intelligence: is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language. Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared intelligence. It is use every day writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles. 7. Intra-personal Intelligence: is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directing one’s life. It is evident in psychologists, spiritual leaders, and philosophers. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated. 8. Spatial Intelligence: is the ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination. Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence. Fun fact 2: The human brain is powerful it can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes, making your brain’s memory power pretty darn impressive.
Student Capital Fund Students are invited to apply for a grant from the Student Capital Fund which is administered by the Student Consultative Forum. Applicants are not confined to recognised clubs or societies but grants are available strictly for capital projects and not for current funding. Recent successful applications have included: Furniture for the student area in the Agriculture Building Equipment for Sports Clubs Replacement computers for student media Disability access facilities All applications or queries can be emailed to: Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to the Forum office, Student Centre, UCD, to arrive not later than Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 5pm.
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Adventures in Dole-land: 7 harsh truths that will make you a better student Stephen Domican offers you some serious advice on how to up your grades... 2. How to get straight A’s with (relatively) little effort as written by a former C student. Sleep, Social life, Good grades – pick 2 out of three – it’s a well-known maxim about college that good grades require sacrifices, either to your social life or your sleep pattern (a more accurate maxim would be Sleep, Social life, Grades, Job but who am I to mess with a tried and true rule of college life?) Well I say sod that, you can have your cake and eat it too. Now let’s get down to business; making it happen. Do you really want good grades? Ask yourself do you really want good grades? Picture what your life would be like with that nice well paid job or internship. Or if you’re an arts student just imagine how the job market is going to chew you up and spit you out if all you manage to show for your years of college is bad grades in something not job-applicable (no, transferrable skills do not count). If you don’t want it then you won’t put in the effort. Ass to class
are stuck on something that I know. Another advantage is that it is easier to work on past-papers that you don’t have the solutions for as if the whole study group is getting the same answer then you are probably on the right track. If you can trust yourselves to not get too distracted with chit-chat then study groups can be a fantastic use of time. Studying alone is hard; it’s easy to get distracted and dry textbooks can make for tough reading, but with a group things can be more interesting.
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Obvious enough but many people are too lazy to do it – remember: 80% of success in life is showing up. Try sit at the front of the class – Not only will you learn better by being able to actually hear your lecturer but you will also feel instantly younger by being the only non-mature student sitting in your row.
If you are having trouble with something then makes sure you seek out help in it ASAP. If you find your lecturer confusing then use the book, if the book is confusing go see the lecturer after class (not enough people do this). For maths related problems there is the maths support centre, for essays there is essay writing clinic, economics has a drop in centre and so does computer science etc... Remember if you are stuck that Google is your friend.
Do you like what you are studying?
Ask questions in class
If you don’t like what you are studying then you need to take a long look at yourself and ask why you are here. Do you hate what you are studying but trudge on in the hope of a well-paid job? – Well more than likely you will not only be bored in your field of work but you will also be very bad at it too. Are you studying a less job oriented subject (aka most humanities subjects) and find yourself hating it? – Then why are you wasting your time studying it?
Let me make this clear – I hate asking question in class but it’s really useful. A quick question to clarify something the lecturer said can save hours of work later.
Have you looked at the past-papers yet? I started looking at the past papers on day 1. Did I understand half of what was written on them? Nope. Could I attempt to answer any of the questions? No, not really. What they did do was allow me to pick up important details though – things like what topics repeatedly come up on exams, what kind of questions are usually asked and what style of questions the lecturer asks? Y’know, the things the lecturers actually grade us on. Writing an essay – let your lecturer help you Now I’m not proposing you let your lecturer write your essay for you (although that would be great) but essay writing is a very subjective field – I think most essay writers have had the experience of having an essay they felt was great only to receive a poor grade and vice versa (the best essay I ever wrote was the one I got the worst grade on). That’s why I like to meet with my lecturers and discuss what they want from my essays so there is no doubt that I deliver exactly what the assignment asks for. Form a study group Studying alone can be boring – why not bring a few friends? One of the best decisions I made was to arrange a study group. Not only do I have a group of people to help me if I am stuck on a problem but I also learn by teaching them if they
9. Study a little bit You still have to do a bit of study, stay up to date on your readings and don’t let it all pile up and if possible try to get the most of the reading/research for an essay done in the quieter period of the semester. I had no midterms or assignments in the first 4 weeks so I got most of the work done for an assignment due in week 12 worth 60% of one of my courses. Plan your semester Work smart, not hard. Make sure you put a lot of consideration into the modules you pick. If you know you will have a lot of modules with essays then maybe consider picking something that isn’t essay based. Also some courses offer modules where most of the work is done over summer and these are a great opportunity to spread out your workload. I managed to get most of a 10 credit module done over the summer so I effectively have 5 modules both semesters. Choose your modules carefully – try to get people’s opinions on courses and how hard they are and if you take a module that seems too difficult and if you can drop it, then do so. Little things I don’t do I don’t look at my notes often. I just take them because it forces me to pay attention in class – 99% of the time the course slides/textbook is a better source of information. I don’t bring a laptop to class (I don’t actually own a computer) as the temptation to procrastinate would be too much. I don’t drink – not sure how much this helps my grades but I do tend to get 7-8 hours of sleep most nights. Best of luck with the upcoming midterms – remember caffeine is your friend and the answer to Q3 on the upcoming MCQ is C.
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Panti agus an phraiseach a rinneadh di...
Tuairim Orlaith Nic Ghearailt ar chás Ruairí Uí Néíll, agus cás na hÉireann anuas air... Madonna; Graham Norton; Stephen Fry; Dara O’Brian- is liosta le háireamh é an méid daoine cáiliúla atá tar éis tacaíocht phoiblí a thabhairt do Rory O’Neill (nó Pandora Panti Bliss, mar a thugtar air), mar gheall ar an óráid a thug sé in Amharclann na Mainistreach le déanaí. Thug Panti óráid den chéad scoth san amharclann mar gheall ar an leatrom a bhaineann le daoine aeracha sa tír seo, na cearta is ceart a bheith acu, agus an cnámh spairne is mó a shamlaítear leis an scéal seo ná homafóibe. Caithfidh mé a rá gur mhúscail an óráid an oiread feirge ionam agus gur chuir sí i mbun pinn mé. Ní chóir go mbeadh reifreann bunreachta in Éirinn chun cearta a thabhairt do dhream éigin, ba chóir go mbeadh na cearta acu cheana féin agus iad ina gcónaí sa tír seo agus iad ina
gcáiníocóirí sa tír. Ní féidir a shéanadh go bhfuil fadhbanna ollmhóra ag daoine aeracha in Éirinn, cosúil le Rory O’Neill, ó thaobh cearta de mar aon leis an gclaontacht agus an fhimínteacht lena gcaitear leo. Feictear homafóibe in aon áit nach bhfuil cearta ag duine aerach. Mothaítear homafóibe cibé áit a luaitear iad mar ghrúpa ar leith. Cloistear homafóibe cibé áit a ainmnítear pósadh aerach mar aoir. Níor ghlac Panti leis an gcomhcheilig thosta a raibh in ann dó. Scaipeadh an óráid ar fud an domhain agus is geall le ceathrú milliún duine atá tar éis í a fheiceáil. ‘Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre’ an t-ainm atá uirthi agus athrófar an todhchaí in Éirinn mar gheall uirthi.
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt
Cuireann Ashling Harteveld síos go neamhbhalbh ar chleachtas an Neknomination, agus na contúirtí a ghabhann leis...
Alcól agus piarbhrú – is teaglaim phriaclach í. I gcás Jonny Byrne, 19, ó Leithhlinn an Droichid, Ceatharlach, is teaglaim mharfach a bhí inti. Dúirt an tOllamh Frank Murray ó Choláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn: “The loss of a young person is tragic; never more so than when it is completely avoidable.” Is ráiteas cumhachtach é sin. Ba mhór an scéal a bhás ach an rud ba thubaistí ná go raibh bás Jonny Byrne inseachanta. Nuair a bhíonn daoine ag ól, ní fheiceann siad go soiléir an baol a bhaineann le halcól. Má óltar an iomaraca, tá níos mó contúirt ann go ngortófar go dona. Ar ndóigh, téann sé faoi do shláinte, ach anuas air sin, bíonn tionchar an alcóil i gceist le: 60% gortuithe dó marfacha, bá agus dúnbhású 50% gortuithe diantráma agus ionsaithe gnéasach 40% tuairteanna marfacha mótairfheithiclí agus féinmharú Faraor, is fachtóir príomha é an t-alcól de ghnáth sna chásanna thuas luaite. In Éirinn, bíonn níos mó ná 80% de dhaoine fásta ag ól. Bíonn 90% d’fhir agus 89% de mhná, san aois réimse 18-29 mbliana d’aois, ag ól. Tá an t-alcól mar chuid lárnach de chultúr agus de thurasóireacht na hÉireann. Is minic a chloisim mé daoine óga a rá “Bhí oíche den scoth agam aréir. Ní cuimhin
liom rud ar bith!” Caithfidh mé a adhmháil go gcuireann a leithéid de ráiteas iontas an domhain orm. Conas is féidir leat oíche “dodhearmadta” a bheith agat agus dearmad déanta air an lá dar gcionn? Tá an t-alcól mar phríomrogha druga i measc deagóirí sa lá atá inniu ann. Ní bhíonn daoine ag samhlú go minic gur druga é
an t-alcól. Is druga é, áfach. Athraíonn sé d’iompar agus do mheon. Imíonn do chiall agus laghdaíonn do bhraistint contúirte. Glac mar shampla an scéal maidir le Tom O’ Gorman agus Saverio Bellanta a bhí sa nuacht le deanaí. Mharaigh Beallante an tUasal O’Gorman toisc go raibh siad ag argóint faoi chluiche fichille. Duine ar bith agus é ina chi-
Nuacht an Chumainn Ghaelaigh Bhí na mílte daoine amuigh ar shráideanna Bhaile Átha Claith ar an 15ú lá de Fheabhra ag ceiliúradh Lá Mór na Gaeilge. Bhailigh slua ollmhór de bhaill an Chumainn le chéile ar son na teanga. Ní fhéadfá an cineál bróid sin a chruthú in aon abairt amháin, ach b’iontach an rannpháirtíocht láidir a fheiceail san agóid teanga is mó le deich mbliaina anuas. D’eagraigh Ferdia agus Shane, ón Scéim
Cónaithe, Tráth na gCeist ar son Cumainn Ailse na hÉireann ar an Luan seo caite. D’fhreastail líon mór mac léinn air, agus baillíodh an-chuid airgid. Ba mhaith linn comhgairdeachas a ghábháil leis an bhfoireann a chroch an bua leo ar an oíche. Sin iad Stephen Giblin, Alan Fox, Ian Fahey agus Anthony Strogen. Bhí moltóireacht Ghlór na nGael ar siúl an tseachtain seo caite. Beidh orainn fanacht
go dtí an Déardaoin chun na torthaí a fháil. Le cúnamh Dé beidh an bua againn i mbliana! Táimid ag lorg aisteoirí chun an Lasair Choille a chur ar siúl le linn mí Mhárta. Is cuid de fhéile drámaíochta na n-ollscoileanna triú léibhéal a bheas sa dhráma seo. Beidh an fhéile ar siúl i nGaillimh ar an gcéad dheireadh seachtaine den mhí, agus buailfidh muid leis na cumainn
all, duine a bhfuil smacht go hiomlán aige ar a hintinn agus ar a chorp, ní mharódh sé duine eile mar gheall ar chluiche fichille. Mar chomhairle, bí stuaime nuair a bhíonn tú ag ól. Ná ól an iomarca. Smaoinigh ar Jonny Byrne. Bhí sé i bhfad ró-óg chun bás a fháil. Agus dá theaghlach “life is virtually over”.
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It’s Satire, STUPID!
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The Chicken Fillet Roll Riots
Scenes of outrage, carnage and devastation could be seen outside the Merville Residence last Friday as Centra announced the closing of their deli counter, including the sandwich bar. What followed could only be described as a riot outside the store, with campus security being forced to move in and President Deeks declaring a state of emergency. The decision was made by the shop owners following comments that they may have been taking business away from the UCD restaurant building. Campus building officers swept in and demanded that the shop close its counter, taking immediate effect as of last Friday. The student body immediately protested the decision, but things took a turn for the worse as several residents of the Merville block stormed the counter and made off with as many rolls as they could carry. This was the catalyst for what turned into a full scale riot. Video clips of the riot can be seen on YouTube under misleading titles involving the Ukraine. The branch of the Irish corner-shop had acquired a reputation for providing hot chicken rolls for a mere €2.75, and pizzas for €3.50. These two products have become the lifeblood of many students living both on and off campus. However, following
the elimination of this food source, many students are starting to worry that they may face famine or worse. Ag science students in particular will be hit hard by this ruling, but their experiences involving famine in the past should help them through this crisis. The Students Union is looking into the affair as of writing this article, and is yet
to reach any form of decision on the matter. Doubtless they will put the matter to a preferendum before reaching any sort of decision on the matter. In the meantime, it is recommended that all students attempt to find another supply of food for the coming months, as Centra may not be open for quite some time.
The Turbine on; “Lone Survivor”
Following rumours that satire is too high brow for certain members of the student body, the Turbine has decided to devolve to doing Tabloid movie reviews. This week, we watched Mark Wahlberg fall down a mountain a lot in the military thriller “Lone Survivor”. The film loosely follows the story of US soldier Marcus Luttrell who is part of an elite Navy Seal team tasked with eliminating an insurgent in the Afghan Mountains. Suffice to say, they make a bad decision, fit hits the shan and the four Americans are forced to flee and fight to survive. Although the storyline is quite solid,
the title doesn’t exactly leave much to the imagination. Considering Mark Wahlberg is the man on most of the movie posters, we can safely assume that he is probably going to be the lone survivor. This must have been a bit of a downer for the other Marines in his team. One can draw a similar comparison to a first year arts module, and title it “Lone First Class Degree”. With much of the suspense being removed from the movie, we are then treated to an impressive series of action scenes that involve the doomed, but heroic quartet shooting down hundreds of dastardly Taliban, and slowly losing men in the process. The film
culminates in a huge attack on a local village, with only the timely arrival of what looks like the entire US Army Air Force saving the village people from a terrible fate. (NB, not the musicians, they deserve said terrible fate.) The real Luttrell didn’t even go through this experience; this particular story arc was completely made up, thus making it laughably generic. The only thing missing from the scene was Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries”. I love the smell of clichés in the morning. Overall this film is worth a look if you don’t mind knowing what is going to happen. ***The above movie review is entirely biased, don’t ever let anything on this page sway your decision making. It’s satire, stupid.
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Business Undergraduate Opportunities – Thinking about your future
As murmurs of economic recovery begin, CT Business runs the rule of the job opportunities open to UCD’s Business Undergraduate contingent Business Student; As it finally dawns on you that you’ll be leaving behind the oasis of knowledge and enjoyment that is UCD in the near future, time now to focus on the opportunities out there in the Irish graduate market. Whether you fall into the ‘super-motivated’, ‘I’ll sort something’ or just ‘totally unimpressed by life after college’ bracket, the Irish market does have enough quality graduate programs to excite and woo UCD students. The week includes Accounting and Marketing – next week we’ll be covering Finance, HR and Consulting.
The old banker for students looking for a steady and visible career path. Big four firms KPMG, PwC, Ernst & Young and Deloitte have been taking in more graduates despite the economic gloom. These firms are as close to recession-proof as is commercially possible (businesses need auditing and tax services each year), and have been benefitting from the downturn in the economy in the form of corporate restructurings, loan portfolio sales and liquidations. Smaller accounting firms offer similarly compelling offerings, but if you’re going to do your three year grind, I’d suggest you get a reputable name on your CV. Beware though - companies are qualification factories. Most enter and leave after three years after becoming a qualified accountant, and move into industry where they can take greater control of their careers. Get a 2:1 degree, show some personality and your path into one of the big four is pretty safe.
Marketing is certainly the road less travelled by business students but becoming increasingly more relevant to students from non-business backgrounds such as Social Science and Arts. Ireland offers the marketing student a decent grad programme offering, with Ireland’s top drinks, food and agriculture and consumer goods companies leading the way. Jameson offers a global marketing experience to its graduates, sending them across the world as brand ambassadors to promote the famous Irish whiskey. Similar offerings from Diageo and Heineken remain popular among UCD graduates. Assessment Centres for these highly popular programmes are now the norm, so expect a rigorous recruitment process. Unilever and P&G are a popular choice among prospective marketers. A 2:1 degree and specialisation or experience in Marketing is desirable. However, it’s more about the personality – be ready to articulate the reasons behind your favourite brand, advertisement and why you would make a great marketing leader for their company.
UCD Investors & Entrepreneurs Society 100 minds - €100,000
“100minds” was founded in October of 2013 by Declan Egan, with the objective of providing €100,000 in charitable donation to Temple Street Hospital -The funds to be raised by
“100 minds”. These 100 minds are some of Ireland’s top university students, each planning to raise €1,000 by whatever means necessary. The €100,000 will be spent in three major areas within the hospital. €60,000 will be donated to provide new and critically needed equipment, including a brand-new pathology department which will provide doctors with a speedier way of analyzing bloods. €27,000 will be donated to a fund entitled ‘Every Child Deserves
A Childhood’. The money will go towards events throughout the year, improving the environment and appearance of the wards, new games consoles and toys, and creating a scheme for allowing pets into see their owners. The final €13,000 will be given to family financial support and bereavement counseling. Some students have gone above and beyond the target of raising €1,000 for Temple Street. I was fortunate enough to have caught up with John Lynch, who has raised an
Note to Self
When you think you’re at a point where you are employable, let’s hope most of us will experience this feeling, you ought to decide which firm is right for you. The primary criterion for anyone making this decision is the track record of the firm to win the best business. Look back at the client base of the firm, its clout in the marketplace and contact people within to check-off what you think you know. If it’s got bad press lately (of course you’re reading the business newspapers), look into it and be sure to make the decision as personal to you as is possible.
astonishing €13,000. His source of raising money has come from his sell out “First Year Fight Night” event that took place on the 13th of February in Dandelion Nightclub. When I asked John what was the key to his success in raising such a large amount of money he said that his focus was to ‘organise an event people actually want to attend, rather than only doing so because it was for charity.’ he continued, ‘My first plan was to have the fight night for all years in college and try to involve things like
UCD Ents officer vs. Trinity Ents officer, but as time went on the idea seemed to become a lot more difficult to execute. I believe there are definite ways to generate ideas for events, but I was fortunate enough to have the idea just come to me.’ Social entrepreneurship is a growing trend in Ireland which needs to be nurtured and protected. It is incredibly easy to get involved in, and provides the entrepreneur with the chance to acquire new skills and make new connections. If you have the opportunity, go for it!
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UCD Crowned Champions in 2014 Irish Senior Cup
UCD....................................2 PEMBROKE.......................0 Stephen West Sports Writer UCD went into this game favourites after they beat Railway Union 3 - 2 in the semi - final that took place on Saturday. With that in mind on a cold Sunday afternoon at the National Hockey Stadium here in UCD, UCD took on Pembroke in the 2014 Irish Senior Cup Finals. In a game dominated by UCD
the 0-0 deadlock was not broken until the 43rd minute when international Nikki Evans popped home at close range to take the lead for her college side. Pembroke stood up to the pressure well, even plucking a couple from the line and defending with pride but UCD sealed the deal in the 52nd minute thanks to Anna O’Flanagan’s direct penalty corner strike, which she fired home with power. It was a proudly fought match, with both teams doing their clubs proud.
UCD Marian Impress in North-South Derby The teams traded baskets before a slam
UCD MARIAN................84 dunk from King put UCD up by seven. DCU SAINTS...................73 However, DCU free throws quickly David Drumm Sports Writer UCD Marian’s good form continued on Saturday night in Belfield when they defeated Northside rivals DCU Saints by a score of 84-73. The win was Marian’s third in the last four games and keeps them in the hunt for a place in the playoffs. The team will be delighted with the win in what was one of the more complete team performances they have produced this year. Marian came flying out of the blocks at the start of the game with Conor Meany and Terence King giving the home-side a 16-4 lead. DCU responded with some good outside shooting of their own from James Donnelly and Eoin Darling but it was Marian who continued to impress. Conor Meany, who was the game’s top scorer with 24 points finished the first quarter with 12, including a pair of three pointers. At the end of the first Marian led by a score of 30-18. The second quarter saw DCU get right back into the game, thanks in no small part to the play of their 6ft8 forward Martins Provizors, who scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half. DCU’s move to a full court press on defence worked in disrupting the offensive rhythm that Marian had built up in the first quarter. The second quarter also saw key players on both teams get into foul trouble, with Mike Trimmer of DCU picking up four fouls, one of which was a technical, and King of Marian receiving three fouls. Effective offensive rebounding from Marian and more good shooting from Meany meant that Marian went into half-time with a five point lead, 46-41. The intensity of the game grew again in the third quarter as both sets of fans became increasingly vocal.
reduced the lead after a technical foul was called on Kevin Foley of Marian. DCU continued to play their way back into the game with Provizors, Darling and Peter Lynch all effective. Provizors then tied the game with a nice move. The scores weren’t level for long, though, as Alex Moorehead scored a lay-up and two free throws to give Marian a four point lead at the end of the third. Both teams played good defence in the third, with Marian using their speed to put more pressure on DCU. One of the big reasons for Marian’s success in this game was their strong bench, and this was especially evident at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Some great defensive efforts by substitutes Neil Baynes, Matt Kelly and Moorehead led to fast-break scores for fellow substitute Barry Drumm. Tempers continued to flare throughout the fourth with James Donnelly of DCU picking up an intentional foul for hacking Drumm and words being exchanged between Lynch and Kelly. DCU managed to reduce the lead to five points through free throws from Darling and Emmet Donnelly as Marian committed some needless turnovers. Crucially it never became a ‘one score’ game as Marian’s starters came in to finish the job. Free throws from Meany and Chubb, along with a crowd pleasing dunk from King, put the result beyond doubt as Marian clinched their sixth win of the season on a score-line of 84-73. This was an excellent display from Marian, with every player contributing on offence and defence. Ultimately, it was Marian’s total team effort that was able to beat DCU, who seemed to depend too much on Provizors. Hopefully Marian will be able to continue their winning ways for the rest of the season.
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UCD Hosts the Collingwood Cup
Darragh Moriarty Sports Writer
The Collingwood Cup celebrates its centenary year and fittingly returns to UCD where it all began. The competition will take place this week from February 24th until this Friday. When Bertram J. Collingwood organised a football tournament among just four university teams in 1914 little did he know that one-hundred years later his name would live on in the shape of a much more meaningful tournament. For those of you not familiar with the tournament, it is a competition that takes place over a shortened period of time similar to perhaps a blitz you may have taken part in yourself while at school. There is a first round where eight teams will contest for four places in the quarter-finals while last year’s four semi-finalists go straight through to this year’s quarters. Last year’s title was claimed by UCD, their second in a row and they will be aiming to make it three consecutive
victories when the competition gets under way down at the UCD Bowl this week. For those who get knocked out in the earlier stages (cough, cough Trinity) the Farquhar and the Spillane Cup are still to play for. This year, due to the tournament celebrating its one-hundred year anniversary the final on February 28 will be televised on Setenta Ireland. UCD’s first game gets under way at 11.00 on Wednesday (February 26th) morning, any football
enthusiasts should consider ditching their lecture and heading down to UCD Bowl to catch the action live. The competition has grown over the previous century and now consists of twelve teams from both north and south of the border. The elite of university football across Ireland have been on display through the Collingwood Cup for a century now. The tournament itself while being one-hundred years old has in fact
only been contested on ninety-three occasions. After initially taking place in 1914 there was a prolonged period of postponement during the midst of World War One. 1932-1933 is the only other occasion where the tournament has failed to take place due to a dispute between the Irish Free State football association and the IFA. Since then the tournament has been fiercely contested by universities and colleges from all over the island of Ireland.
Former Dublin and Manchester United star Kevin Moran and of course current Ireland international Conor Sammon are two of the famous names who have graced the Collingwood Cup with their presence. UCD leads the way with the most victories while it is Queens University Belfast who has offered the stiffest of competition with both universities essentially monopolising the tournament. The two are actually said to have shared the honours on two occasions, once when extra-time had to be abandoned due to poor weather and another time when extra-time simply ended in a draw. Due to scheduling conflicts an alternate date for a replay couldn’t be fitted into the busy college calendar. UCD, Queens and UCC have all enjoyed dominant spells retaining the title on numerous occasions – UCD and Queens both retaining the title five times. Trinity has won it twice. Two times out of a possible ninety-three – thought that was worth mentioning.
UCD AFC Continue Great Winning Streak
short trip to Frank Cooke Park Tuesday February 18 where they defeated IT Carlow 2-0. The match opened with a Seán Cummins blistering pace and UCD soon Sports Editor began to impose their presWith the Collingwood Cup kick- ence on the South Leinster side. ing off this week and fresh from Robert Benson had an excellent a victory in the Harding Cup, opportunity to open the scorUCD AFC added another piece ing but failed to capitilise on an of Silverware to the trophy cabi- open goal as on-rushing Carlow net after defeating IT Carlow in defenders cleared the potential the final of the UMBRO Colleges threat. Carlow were unlucky not & Universities Premier League to open the scoring 20 minutes title. The men in blue made the
UCD....................................2 IT CARLOW......................0
in to the second half when a cracking shot from Eric Molloy was intercepted by Wexford Youth’s star Dean Broaders for what seemed to be a certain goal opportunity to be wasted. UCD striker Dean Clarke opened the scoring in the 25th minute with an excellent lob over the head of the on-rushing Carlow Keeper Houghton. Villain turned hero Houghton saved a guilt edge chance from the UCD goal scorer Clarke
which kept the margin between the sides to the minimum. Unfortunately for the UCD outfit Carlow were not giving up. Carlow dominated the second half and looked to be much the stronger team. Any chance the Dolmen men had was extinguished when Morrison netted for UCD. The assist went to none other than Clarke whose brilliant cross left Morrison with a simple tap in.
UCD XI M McGinley, N Wright, C Butler, T Boyle, T Dent, R Murray, C Morrisson, T Molloy, D Clarke, R Benson, S Belhout (C).
THE COLLEGE TRIBUNE 25.02.2014
Ireland Come Up Short in Epic Twickenham Dual
ent matter when Ireland took to the attack. Ireland favoured passing and finesse in the backline. The ‘Joe Schmidt effect’ is obvious in the Jack Power passing game that had a Leinster-esc Sports Writer style, of quick skilful passing moves. England denied any Irish aspirations Man for man the English were of a ‘Grand Slam’ in Twickenham. bigger and the Irish found it hard This age old rivalry was a clash of to break through or threaten the two different rugby styles. Ireland’s try-line. It was out-half Farrell who accurate rucking and expansive registered the first points scoring a passing came up against a purely penalty to give England the lead. physical English team. The batterConor Murray had a good day at ing ram attitude applied by Stuart scrumhalf. He orchestrated the Irish Lancaster’s men was evident from play well, moving it quickly from the start. The crash ball game plan rook to the backs. Dave Kearney also would require a huge defensive looked bright and energetic on the display. ball. Ireland as a team grew into the Ireland’s defence was somewhat first half. The Irish pack turned over ragged and scrappy but held firm numerous English rooks and were in the first half. Andrew Trimble technically better in the scrum and and Conor Murray were both called lineout. upon to make a desperate tackle on The second half kicked off with the Irish try line that prevented an England leading by three points after English try in the opening minutes. an entertaining forty minutes. IreHowever the game was a differland worked the first try of the game
soon into the second half. A lineout funnelled the ball from the backs to Jamie Heaslip. England got sucked into the game line with their rush tackles and Heaslip offloaded to Rob Kearney. Kearney charged through the gap and arched his run to score under the posts. Sexton added the conversion to take the score to 7–3. Yet the Irish try only ignited the English, who answered with a fierce and direct running game. Both centre Twelevetrees and winger Johnny May were dangerous and made enclaves into Irelands defence. England eventually got the better of the tiring Irish players to score a try of their own. Care ran on the shoulder of a fantastic Mike Brown break. Brown ripped through a lax Irish line then off-loaded to Care, who ran in to score untouched. Farrell put over the conversion for another two points. England then pushed on and gained the upper hand. The Irish team had to work
immensely hard for every inch in the final ten minutes. Ireland desperately tried to move up the pitch, but crashed up against a wall of white. An epic finale appeared to be on the cards as Ireland kicked for a lineout in England’s half. Ireland won possession as official time elapsed, and would have to play flawless rugby to engineer a drop goal attempt. However the fitter and physically stronger English side dragged down the maul and the referee blew the final whistle. Ireland played the better rugby, but the pure strength and size of the English saw them heralded as victors in Twickenham. This result opens up the Six Nations, so much that Ireland, France, England and Wales are all in with a chance to win the championship. It makes the buildup to Ireland’s penultimate game against France all the more tense; although now no one can rule out this big English team either.
Ireland XV 15. Rob Kearney 14. Andrew Trimble 13. Brian O’Driscoll 12. Gordon D’Arcy 11. Dave Kearney 10. Jonathan Sexton 9. Conor Murray 1. Cian Healy 2. Rory Best 3. Mike Ross 4. Devin Toner 5. Paul O’Connell (capt) 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Chris Henry 8. Jamie Heaslip
US Collegiate’s: “I am heading to the US Collegiate’s next week in North Carolina State University. This will be my third time making the trip to this tournament, in my first year it was in Missouri State University and last year in Arizona State. It is a great tournament with the best of the Irish, American, Mexican and a few other nationalities taking part. I have been training hard the past year. Handball is for the most part an individual sport. I do most of the gym work, running and court time on my own. I get challenge games against some top senior players. So there are lots of elements that need to be taken care of but I am trying my best and hopefully it will be good enough in North Carolina.” Early Days: “When I was younger I played Hurling, Football, Soccer and Basketball. I had never heard of Handball until I was 11. A new handball court was built in my home village of Moycullen in 2004. My dad had played when he was younger and asked me if I wanted to try as DJ Carey and Richie Hogan played. I really enjoyed it and even from that age there were tournaments all over the country. As I got older and improved the international element really appealed to me so unlike hurling and football, there were chances to make Irish teams for the US Juniors and for the World Championships.” Strengths: “A good handballer will be quick on their feet and be almost ambidextrous as your opponent is going to try serve and play to your weaknesses. A great mind is also critical, a good player will always be thinking of where they are hitting the ball, as my dad would always tell me “make sure every shot has a purpose” as opposed to just hitting the ball anywhere as hard as you can.” Greatest day: “I would probably have to say winning the World U17 singles and doubles in Portland in 2009. It’s such a major tournament and it was my first time abroad for Handball so that really added to it. At home winning the Intermediate singles in 2012 was great because that made me a senior player.” Age: 21 World U17 Singles and Doubles Home Town: Moycullen Target: 2009. Course: Animal and Crop Produc- World U19 Doubles 2012. “My ultimate goals in handball are to win a Senior Singles All-Ireland and a World Men’s Open singles tion World U19 Singles Silver medallist title. I would also like to compete and do well on the US pro tour. I was fortunate in the past year. I Height: 6ft 2012. played in Pro tournaments in Salt Lake City, Idaho, Des Moines in Iowa, Tucson in Arizona, Orange Achievements: Irish Nationals U19 2012. County in California and most recently Houston, Texas.” 13 All Ireland titles. UCD Sports personality of the year US Collegiates 2012,2013. Time in UCD: 2012-2013. Connacht Senior Singles 2013 & “I was on a general sports scholarship for my first two years, last year I reapplied for the UCD Elite Ath2014. lete Academy (EAA) and was very fortunate to get a place amongst such talented athletes. I am really This week we speak to one of Ireland’s most promising handballers Martin looking forward to being back in UCD next September to make full use of the top class facilities and expertise which will be of huge benefit to me with the World Championships coming around again in Mulkerrins. He will represent both UCD and Ireland at the up-coming US Collegiate’s in the North Carolina. Having won this competition twice August 2015 in Calgary in Canada.” previously Mulkerrins is tipped to be victorious once again. It is fair to say “I have got great support from the UCD Handball club, Bank of Ireland, UCD GAA and now the that Martin is humble, fearless and passionate. His achievements include EAA, without them, travelling to these tournaments the past three years would not have been possible. numerous provincial, national and international titles. He is also the current UCD Sports Personality of the year and is well known from his time I would in particular like to thank; Dave Billings, Suzanne Bailey, Georgina O Dwyer, Brian Mullins, Peter Harte, Conor Johnson, Anne O Hanlon and Dr. Colin Boreham for their help in particular and in UCD Teach na Gailge. to everyone else in UCD who has helped me.” In coversation with Seán Cummins
WE LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE COLLINGWOOD CUP AS IT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS>>>>P19
UCD AFC TAKE HOME MORE SILVERWARE >>P18 UCD’s Sigerson Cup Drought Continues pushed their tally up to 1-7 without a single
UUJ...............................................1-12 point being registered on the UCD side of UCD.............................................0-07 the score sheet. Finally though, after what Patrick Fleming Sports Writer UCD’s hunt for a first Sigerson Cup final appearance in over a decade and first win in almost two decades has been dashed for yet another year as they fell to UUJ in challenging conditions at Queens University on Friday. An early goal from Jamie Clarke after just a couple of minutes and a flurry of scores from the Ulster side built up a half time cushion that proved just too great for UCD to deal with, as UUJ joined UCC in the final match-up on Saturday. From the outset UCD were faced with conditions which had suddenly worsened from the earlier game and which had UCD battling a strong breeze. Indeed, UUJ wasted no time in taking advantage as Connor McAlliskey quickly produced the first point of the game before Jamie Clarke followed it up with the first goal. Clarke’s low driven shot to the left corner of Eoghan Keogh’s goal came on the end of a sweeping move started by a Colin Walshe barnstorming run. UUJ had the momentum and proceeded to press it relentlessly as Kieran Hughes led the way scoring from both frees and play during a 20 minute period in which UUJ
seemed like an eternity, UCD did manage to get their first score as Dublin All-Ireland winner Paul Mannion knocked over a close range free kick. The floodgates didn’t open though and instead UUJ produced three more points to close out the half leading 1-10 to 0-2. UCD needed to attack the start of the second half with the same intensity that Jordanstown had started the first and they made a good start of it, notching up the first score after the restart with a John Heslin free. Further frees from Heslin and a sweet wind assisted effort from distance by Conor Sheridan helped to further cut away at the deficit. UCD’s horrid luck was to continue though. As conditions eased and the wind advantage enjoyed by UUJ in the first half became largely absent in the second, it was easier for Jordanstown to control the match from in front. They nearly added a second goal to their tally when Ronan O’Neill picked a spot in the top right corner of the UCD goal. However the resulting shot from the Tyrone forward failed to go where he wanted, instead drifting over the bar for a point. UUJ would get just one other score in the
entire second half, another point from the game’s leading scorer Kieran Hughes, but the emphasis had shifted to halting any potential UCD comeback which the Ulster men managed without too much difficulty. UCD did eventually manage to reduce the deficit to eight but that was as far as their challenge went. On 59 minutes the goal scorer Jamie Clarke was denied the chance to finish out the game as a trip from the Armagh man was deemed a severe enough infringement to warrant a black card from referee Martin Higgins. The game would feature one more moment of intrigue though it had little to do with the on field competition. The new hooter signalling the end of the game being trialled during the weekend in Belfast had to be sounded twice before Higgins recognised it and ended the game. UUJ’s victory meant that they went through to the final to meet UCC who beat NUI Maynooth in the other semi-final despite finishing the game with just thirteen players on the pitch. The final itself was an exciting encounter in which UUJ reeled in a seven point deficit late in the second half only for UCC’s Conor Dorman to score a last minute point which made sure the Sigerson Cup was heading back Leeside for the second time in four years.
UCD E Keogh; Ryan Wylie, David Byrne, Robert Tierney; Ciaran Lenehan, Padraic Harnan, Jack McCaffrey; John Maloney, John Heslin (0-4); Brian Fenton, Matthew O’Hanlon, Rob McDaid; Ryan Basquel, Michael Hughes (0-1), Paul Mannion (0-1) SUBS: Josh Hayes for Tierney (36), Aindreas O Murichu for O’Harnan (38), Liam Connerton for O’Hanlon (43), Paul Kingston for Mannion (40), Conor Sheridan (0-1) for Fenton (47)