The majority of it is not journalism, in fact the sports section is embarrassing, nothing about actual college sport and mostly self-satisfying articles on The Premiership. the design is fairly pedestrian too
The sport this year was an embarrassment to An Focal. Fair enough for them to cover Premiership stuff, rugby (we're in a massive rugby area), even American Football as there is an increasing level of interest in the sport.
The two areas that really annoyed me was the lack of UL sport and coverage of baseball.
1. An focal is a college paper and should be focusing on the achievements of UL students, and the sports section be focusing on UL athletes. UL vikings and the ladies soccer team have been miles ahead of the rest of the country since I've been in college but it's nigh on impossible to keep up with them.
2. Baseball? Baseball? Come on like? I can understand that people may be interested in the sport. Don't get me wrong. But is there enough of an audience in an Irish university interested in baseball.
This is especially striking compared to the coverage given to college sports (as raised in my 1st point)