Monthly Archives: March 2017

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny | March 12, 2017 | (No) | 2655
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just..

Will Our Fascination With Craft Beer End Anytime Soon?

By Andy Leech | March 11, 2017 | (No) | 2822
Many of us have been there. The mere thoughts of it are excruciating, but experiencing it first hand is something one can only equate to the pains of childbirth or watching an episode of Mrs. Brown’s Boys.  Ok, so picture the scene. You’re at a session with a few of the boys. A vast array of beverages are being consumed; Heineken, Corona, Bacardi, Karpackie (yes, you invited that friend along). The tunes are banging and the atmosphere is quality. But you notice one lonely soul standing alon..

The Bluffer’s Guide To Rugby Terms

By Ryan Corry | March 9, 2017 | (No) | 2722
It’s that time of year again, when Six Nations fever grips the nation, or at least it did for 80 minutes until the Scottish put a very premature end to Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes on the opening weekend. BUT, all is on the up and up again and the rugger fans are back out in force as things are going relatively well. We made our predictions early for the 2017 Six Nations and Ireland’s Chances, as it stands the bookies are being made look very savvy with England producing the most dominan..

Netflix Shows You Must See This March

By Alannah Kenny | March 8, 2017 | (No) | 1974
One of the greatest aspects of Netflix has to be the glorious distraction from the dreaded US mid-season break on cable television shows. With so many of the best cable shows beginning to wrap up for the season or take a break, it is time to get our fix elsewhere. This March, Netflix has some fresh new shows coming out that will likely fill the gap and certainly shake things up on the entertainment front. Life in Pieces (Season 1, Airing from March 30th) Anyone looking for some well sought after..

Champions League Last 16 – What Have We Learned So Far

By Dean Fitzgerald | March 7, 2017 | (No) | 2594
Heading into the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League, there had been a lot of strong performances and results from the usual teams and players. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid both topped their groups, and Lionel Messi scored a near unbelievable 10 goals in the group stages (if it wasn’t Messi that is). Even so, the 2016/17 edition of the Champions League has thrown in some big surprises. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Porto finished behind Borussia Dortmund, Atlético and Leicest..

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech | March 6, 2017 | (No) | 3024
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although ther..

On The Mat – WWE Fastlane 2017 Preview

By Evan Coughlan | March 5, 2017 | (No) | 1887
It may not seem like it but, yes we are actually on the road to Wrestlemania and we only have one more pay per view before the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ takes place in April. With previous years, Fastlane acted as a buffer for all of the various storylines that were being hyped up before the big one. In both 2015 and 2016, the event was used to tee up number one contender spots for title shots, however this time we have a match that may actually see the heavyweight title change han..

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes | March 5, 2017 | (No) | 1511
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relie..

Round 4: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 209!

By Darren Bates | March 4, 2017 | (No) | 3154
Welcome back Conor McGregor Bandwagoner to another edition of the “Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide” and this time we’re pointing our peepers in the direction of UFC 209. UFC 209, which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Las Vegas (for all of us watching in this part of the world), was set to be the biggest UFC event of 2017 by a country mile, but sadly the news broke, on Friday, that the eagerly anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is off...

David Haye v Tony Bellew – Who Has More To Lose?

By Dean Fitzgerald | March 4, 2017 | (No) | 3173
What started out as an exchange of words has quickly become a personal grudge wih real venom between David Haye and Tony Bellew. Immediately after knocking out BJ Flores last October, Bellew called Haye out in the ring, saying “I’ll put you and that pathetic haircut to sleep”. After more bickering like parents at an U-14 game, Haye agreed to the fight, and since then Sky Sports and their unstoppable over-hyping machine having been lapping it up, forcing pay-per-view ads down everyone’s t..

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Monthly Archives: March 2017

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny | March 12, 2017 | (No) | 2655
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just..

Will Our Fascination With Craft Beer End Anytime Soon?

By Andy Leech | March 11, 2017 | (No) | 2822
Many of us have been there. The mere thoughts of it are excruciating, but experiencing it first hand is something one can only equate to the pains of childbirth or watching an episode of Mrs. Brown’s Boys.  Ok, so picture the scene. You’re at a session with a few of the boys. A vast array of beverages are being consumed; Heineken, Corona, Bacardi, Karpackie (yes, you invited that friend along). The tunes are banging and the atmosphere is quality. But you notice one lonely soul standing alon..

The Bluffer’s Guide To Rugby Terms

By Ryan Corry | March 9, 2017 | (No) | 2722
It’s that time of year again, when Six Nations fever grips the nation, or at least it did for 80 minutes until the Scottish put a very premature end to Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes on the opening weekend. BUT, all is on the up and up again and the rugger fans are back out in force as things are going relatively well. We made our predictions early for the 2017 Six Nations and Ireland’s Chances, as it stands the bookies are being made look very savvy with England producing the most dominan..

Netflix Shows You Must See This March

By Alannah Kenny | March 8, 2017 | (No) | 1974
One of the greatest aspects of Netflix has to be the glorious distraction from the dreaded US mid-season break on cable television shows. With so many of the best cable shows beginning to wrap up for the season or take a break, it is time to get our fix elsewhere. This March, Netflix has some fresh new shows coming out that will likely fill the gap and certainly shake things up on the entertainment front. Life in Pieces (Season 1, Airing from March 30th) Anyone looking for some well sought after..

Champions League Last 16 – What Have We Learned So Far

By Dean Fitzgerald | March 7, 2017 | (No) | 2594
Heading into the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League, there had been a lot of strong performances and results from the usual teams and players. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid both topped their groups, and Lionel Messi scored a near unbelievable 10 goals in the group stages (if it wasn’t Messi that is). Even so, the 2016/17 edition of the Champions League has thrown in some big surprises. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Porto finished behind Borussia Dortmund, Atlético and Leicest..

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech | March 6, 2017 | (No) | 3024
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although ther..

On The Mat – WWE Fastlane 2017 Preview

By Evan Coughlan | March 5, 2017 | (No) | 1887
It may not seem like it but, yes we are actually on the road to Wrestlemania and we only have one more pay per view before the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ takes place in April. With previous years, Fastlane acted as a buffer for all of the various storylines that were being hyped up before the big one. In both 2015 and 2016, the event was used to tee up number one contender spots for title shots, however this time we have a match that may actually see the heavyweight title change han..

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes | March 5, 2017 | (No) | 1511
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relie..

Round 4: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 209!

By Darren Bates | March 4, 2017 | (No) | 3154
Welcome back Conor McGregor Bandwagoner to another edition of the “Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide” and this time we’re pointing our peepers in the direction of UFC 209. UFC 209, which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Las Vegas (for all of us watching in this part of the world), was set to be the biggest UFC event of 2017 by a country mile, but sadly the news broke, on Friday, that the eagerly anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is off...

David Haye v Tony Bellew – Who Has More To Lose?

By Dean Fitzgerald | March 4, 2017 | (No) | 3173
What started out as an exchange of words has quickly become a personal grudge wih real venom between David Haye and Tony Bellew. Immediately after knocking out BJ Flores last October, Bellew called Haye out in the ring, saying “I’ll put you and that pathetic haircut to sleep”. After more bickering like parents at an U-14 game, Haye agreed to the fight, and since then Sky Sports and their unstoppable over-hyping machine having been lapping it up, forcing pay-per-view ads down everyone’s t..

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