Steven McDonnell looks back on Armagh’s 2003 Championship campaign – CREDIT – The SideLine Eye

Armagh reached their second All-Ireland Final in as many years back in 2003, coming up against rivals Tyrone in the showpiece. The year started and ended in disaster, as Monaghan defeated the reigning All-Ireland Champions in the opening round of the Ulster Championship. Qualifier wins over Waterford, Antrim, Dublin and Limerick saw Armagh reach the Read more about Steven McDonnell looks back on Armagh’s 2003 Championship campaign – CREDIT – The SideLine Eye[…]

The Advanced Mark

How can we speed Gaelic football? How can we make it a faster spectacle and more enjoyable for the spectators to witness? That are a few of the questions I have heard over the last couple of years and too be honest I was getting quite excited about this type of talk. From an attacker’s Read more about The Advanced Mark[…]

HOLD THE ROPE!!! (Powerful and inspirational story for your team) – CREDIT – Chris Fore

I came across this story called HOLD THE ROPE several years ago, and it became a major mantra for us during the 2005 Training Camp.  I rewrote and added some things to what I originally found. I went down to Home Depot, and bought a long rope.  I cut about a 5 inch piece off that rope Read more about HOLD THE ROPE!!! (Powerful and inspirational story for your team) – CREDIT – Chris Fore[…]

Why Parents Should Encourage Their Kids to Play Team Sports – CREDIT, The Empty Nest

One of the great parenting quandaries is when to push our kids and when to back off. This issue surfaces in every aspect of their lives from academics to music lessons to team sports. For each child there is a different answer and for each family a different story, but on the issue of sports, there Read more about Why Parents Should Encourage Their Kids to Play Team Sports – CREDIT, The Empty Nest[…]

Top Mental Benefits of Sports

Overview You already know that sports are beneficial for your physical health. But there’s more good news. In recent years, research has also found that sport participation can positively affect your mental health. Here’s how. 1.  Sports improve your mood Want a burst of happiness and relaxation? Get involved in a physical activity. Whether you Read more about Top Mental Benefits of Sports[…]

Vince Lombardi

Vincent Thomas Lombardi is arguably the greatest football coach of all time, and is on the short list of history’s greatest coaches, regardless of sport. His ability to teach, motivate and inspire players helped turn the Green Bay Packers into the most dominating NFL team in the 1960s. The oldest of five children, Vince Lombardi Read more about Vince Lombardi[…]

The Power of GOAL Setting

The Power of GOAL setting by Jack Bottinger While coaching at my first teaching job, we were fortunate to have gathered a group of excellent students who just happened to play football. It was the custom back in the late ’60s to take the football team to camp for the upcoming season. Well, we were Read more about The Power of GOAL Setting[…]

Gregory McCartan Interview – Credit, The Gaelic Life (Niall McCoy)

He’s man well known for not holding back on his opinions, and former Down star Greg McCartan spoke to Gaelic Life’s Niall McCoy about his memories of his career on and off the pitch   Niall McCoy: You’ve been based in London for a while now but for those that don’t know, can you just Read more about Gregory McCartan Interview – Credit, The Gaelic Life (Niall McCoy)[…]

John Morrison

On Tuesday last, a message was put into an Armagh WhatsApp group from Kieran Hughes notifying us of the untimely passing of John Morrison early that morning. To say that this was such a sad message to get was an understatement. Just a week previous John had sent me a photo message of his latest Read more about John Morrison[…]