My name is Ivan Smyth. I am a Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick (UL). I work as a freelance journalist and have reported on games for Galway Bay FM and The Connacht Tribune. I am the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for UL GAA Club and Galway Handball.
I was shortlisted for a Student Media (Smedia) Award which brings together the best up and coming journalists to celebrate journalism in colleges across Ireland. I co-hosted a radio show with a friend of mine and we finished runners up in our category.
Beyond The Game is a weekly sports programme on the University of Limerick's radio station ULFM. Myself and a friend of mine interviewed sports people, discussed breaking sports news and previewed upcoming events.
Richie Sadlier sits in an empty lecture hall and reflects on his soccer career. It was one of unfulfilled potential but he has let go of the regret that threatened self-destruction. The talented striker was forced to retire at age 24 due to a recurring hip injury.
Ivan Smyth met former Irish Olympian Tom Comyns to discuss the Sydney Olympics, working with Munster rugby and helping to train Ireland's top athletes. Dr. Tom Comyns is undoubtedly one of UL's finest sporting exports.
By Ivan Smyth Ryan McAnuff is not your average medical student. He was born in Canada but is speed skating for Ireland while combining running a business and trying to become a doctor. The Toronto born medical student has represented Ireland in short track speed skating since 2016.
I interviewed Galway musician Tom Quinn, who reached the 100 year milestone. He describes his 86 years of playing the fiddle, playing in the Taibhdhearc and how he is still able to drive.
UL senior camogie team are attempting to win four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college's history. Joint captain Aoife Keane says that preparations are going well for their crack at history. The Clare camogie player refuses to look beyond their opening game against DCU in Dublin on Wednesday 5 th December.
By: Ivan Smyth As today is International Women's Day, we're looking back at some of the many female graduates who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The people chosen have excelled in their fields through hard work and perseverance.
The launch of the 20×20 campaign, an initiative that aims to increase participation in women's sport by 20% in the year 2020 has created much debate across various social media platforms and in the media itself.
Desmond O'Kelly de Gallagh et Tycooly is the PRO for the electronic sports (eSports) club in UL. He knows more than most about the challenges and the stereotypes that surround eSports. E-Sports is a form of competition using video games. They are usually organised, multiplayer video game events.