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[…]

International Rules – Like it or not

This is the time of year when the International Rules gets its fair share of knockers and doubters towards the game. That’s absolutely fair enough and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. An argument that comes up time and again when the rules is on is why the GAA can’t spend more money on Read more about International Rules – Like it or not[…]

Believe before you can achieve

One of the things most that I miss about playing county football is the drive into Croke Park on the team coach. The thought of playing in the best stadium in Ireland in front of thousands of supporters. The butterfly feeling in your gut getting more and more intense as you drive down Jones’s Road Read more about Believe before you can achieve[…]

More attack minded teams producing greater results

Our game is changing – and changing for the better. So far, this year’s championship has been far from a bore-fest with a lot of teams going out to win the match first and foremost without being overly concerned about containing their opponents. With this type of attitude, we have seen higher scoring games and Read more about More attack minded teams producing greater results[…]

The Iconic Midfielder

The one player that I pretended to be playing football in the garden as a youngster was the one and only Jack O’Shea. I loved to be him, soloing the ball before blasting it against the fence as if to score a goal. The celebration would then follow and the process would be repeated time Read more about The Iconic Midfielder[…]

Sport, the positive role it can play in your life.

Sport, no matter what it is, can really define a person and make a clear pathway in life for them. A lot of the time we hear about the rags-to-riches success stories and how driven these characters were in achieving their ambitions of making it to the top. For me, coming from an amateur career Read more about Sport, the positive role it can play in your life.[…]