Mícheál Ó Scannáil

Sub Editor RTÉ, Contributor for SportsJoe.ie, Independent.ie

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Final year journalism student in DCU.

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SportsJOE.ie
04/24/2033
Dream team 15 of Ireland's best European rugby performers | SportsJOE.ie

4 days ago Irish clubs have proven some of the most successful in the Champions Cup and Heineken Cup before it. With that in mind, here is Ireland's top 15 performers in Europe's top rugby competition. 1. Cian Healy (65 appearances, 50 points, 3 European titles​) His European prowess can't be argued with.

SportsJOE.ie
04/08/2018
"It can be headwrecking"- Kevin McStay on the majority of GAA referees | SportsJOE.ie

1 month ago more often than not, your referee on a given weekend will be less than adequate, especially in the lower divisions. It's something that we accept as part and parcel of the club game and we just learn how to play on these refs inadequacies, but Kevin McStay says that even at intercounty level the standard if refereeing is far below standard.

SportsJOE.ie
04/19/2018
Kilkenny club Championship is way worse off this year due to new calendar and it sums the mess up...

1 month ago According to JJ Delaney, the Kilkenny club hurling championship was working well under the old championship format and the new system has actually set their fixtures back by months. Speaking on the latest GAA Hour, Delaney said that condensing the championship has not lived up to its promise of shoring up club fixtures and has actually had the opposite effect in Kilkenny.

SportsJOE.ie
04/24/2052
"It just erupted on the sideline"- Ryan McMenamin on his red card | SportsJOE.ie

2 months ago McMenamin, the newly appointed Fermanagh assistant manager, and Wexford's Brian Malone were sent off for the incident which saw 16 players and mentors from both sides involved. Speaking on the latest GAA Hour, McMenamin, who served several suspensions for ill-discipline during his time playing with Tyrone, said that for once, the trouble came to him rather than him going looking.

The College View

The College View
03/07/2018
First Fitzgibbon Cup final ends in brave six-point defeat for DCU - The College View

DCU Dóchas Éireann 2-15 University of Limerick 2-21 Fitzgibbon Cup Final DCU Dóchas Éireann lost their first ever Fitzgibbon Cup final to University of Limerick last Saturday, after wasted opportunities and too many frees. DCU entered their maiden final in Mallow as heavy underdogs, but though the bookmakers had UL at 1/12 DCU should feel somewhat content that they left the game behind them.

The College View
04/04/2018
DCU retain Freshers hurling title - The College View

DCU retained their All-Ireland Fresher 1 hurling title last weekend, spelling a bright future for the college's hurling ambitions. The college defeated the University of Limerick on a scoreline of 1-20 to 2-15 in a repeat of last year's final where the Glasnevin university also triumphed.

The College View
02/07/2018
McEntee wins gold in National Boxing Championships - The College View

One of DCU's up-and-coming boxing stars, Terry McEntee, claimed gold at November's Senior National Championship in the National Boxing Stadium. After beating Eoin Meaney and Craig Bonney en-route to the final, McEntee claimed the 60kg title with ease, beating Patryck Adamus of Drimnagh Boxing Club by unanimous decision.

The College View
10/11/2017
Ladies game still has "a fair bit to go" before sporting equality, say All-Ireland winners - The...

Gender equality has not yet been reached in Gaelic football but winning an All-Ireland has vindicated the huge commitment of inter-county football for DCU's Fiona Hudson and Aisling Moloney. This year saw the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) All Ireland final smash the attendance records of the past and become, by some 11,000 spectators, the highest attended ladies' final of 2017 across all sports.

MOS Journalism

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/11/2017
Budget funding sees a step in the right direction for homeless crisis

Image credit: rial.ie Department of housing, planning and local government the big winners as housing and homelessness services are the primary area of focus for Budget 2018. Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohue, outlined today an investment of €1.8 Billion for housing, as part of the 2018 budget.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
04/24/2018
Get your apples, pears and caramel macchiato

Photo credit: DHR.ie A new industrial boom in Dublin's liberties is dividing locals' opinions. Michael Fitzgerald owner of Dublin's famous Liberty Market on Meath Street sees the developments as a hindrance to his business. In excess of 890 million has been invested into the Dublin 8 region since 2014.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
04/24/2018
Freedom of Information request reveals shocking expenditure for unoccupied M11 service area

M11 Gorey Motorway Service Area. Photo credit: Wexfordpeople.ie Over €400,000 has been spent on the upkeep of the unoccupied M11 Gorey Motorway Service Area since the completion of its build. The service area was completed by BAM in May 2015 and taken over by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), formerly the NRA.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
'The BFG' review

Image credit: Disney.co.uk Review on Spielberg's 'the BFG' 3.7/5 The remaking of a classic is always a perilous journey to embark upon. Remaking a movie of this calibre is going to attract comparisons and inevitably criticism from fans of the original.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Fast Food Trend Feature

Image credit: thejournal.ie It's 7 o'clock on a Friday night and you've just come home from work, do you cook up a healthy meal or do you take the easy option and get a takeaway? This question is an easy one for Shane Doyle of Tallaght.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Thailand- Travel Story

Image Credit: Getty Images What have I gotten myself into? That, my first thought of Thailand, was that I'd never go home. I landed in Phuket airport and got a taxi straight into Patong party strip, the biggest in the region.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Paul Boyle, the hard yards

Every breath Paul Boyle took spewed an icy mist through the winter air. His friend's words rung in his ears driving him on. Harder with each run, quicker through each speed ladder, more explosive with every bar he lifted. "you obviously won't be a professional rugby player".

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
The perils of sugary drinks

Image credit: Spectrum Health An insurgence of unhealthy energy drinks has occurred in Ireland in the last 15 years, a report from safe food has revealed. According to the report, the number of products of this kind on the market has risen from just ten in 2002 to 39 today.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Chris Martin- A GCS legend

Chris Martin died on the 27th December 2015. The Christmas to summer period of sixth year felt like one of the quickest of all my years of schooling, however the same period a year later feels like one of the longest. The pain felt by all close to Chris was unfathomable and only gets worse, but...

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Practice makes perfect

Image Credit: thecollegeview.com Practice makes perfect, is the message spread by Hayley Halpin on Tuesday in an interview about her position in the college view. The deputy editor of the college view newspaper outlined what is to be expected by any budding journalists hoping to take up the position in the future, which she describes as "stressful" at times yet enjoyable.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
SU election- A popularity vote?

Image credit: wikipedia.com It's that time year again. Bombarded with free food, from the friends of Student Union election candidates, we once again must decide who we want to represent us as president of the SU.

Mícheál Ó Scannáil Journalism
10/10/2017
Winner alright

Over 10,000 students showed up in the rain at Leopardstown on Wednesday, to attend the sold out student race day event which was sponsored by Spin1038. The event, which was the fifth annual student race day run by Leopardstown, was sold out two days prior to the event taking place and "has now become one...

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SoundCloud
04/24/2018
Action Replay Final Episode by Micheal O Scannail

Gavin Quinn and Ian Brennan hand over to the new hosts of the show, while regular guests give their opinion on the Premier League and more. Includes GAA championship analysis from Micheal O Scannail

Podcasts

SoundCloud
04/23/2018
R&M by DCUfm

R&M presented by Rachael Martin and Mega Conway is a drive time show bringing you up to date on the latest news, current affairs and entertainment.

SoundCloud
04/23/2018
Podcast on consent by Micheal Oscannail

In light of the Belfast rape trial result, Micheal O Scannail, Alison Rothwell and Rudi Kinsella discuss the topic of consent and the lack of education surrounding it.

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Taxi fares are set to get small rise in the coming months. A ten euro journey will now cost ten fifty and a thirty euro journey will now cost thirty one euro.Our reporters spoke to some regular taxi...

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Our reporters Ian Mangan and MO Scann Ail went to the Clubs and Socs fair here on the DCU campus to view the different stalls and to see why this event is so important.

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DCUtv News

DCUTV News investigated the accessibility and knowledge surrounding the recent introduction of gender neutral bathrooms across DCU campuses. MO Scann Ail Orla O Connor Cox and Ashleigh Nolan report.

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