What do forwards need to do to get proper protection?

I’ve seen it often enough as a spectator and manager and have been on the receiving end of it numerous times as a player. But how many times do we see a forward getting sent off for lashing out at his opponent, having not received any type of protection from officials, which include umpires, linesmen Read more about What do forwards need to do to get proper protection?[…]

More big game experience will only benefit current Orchard crop

About two miles outside of Clones you start to notice the cars parked alongside the road. That feeling of excitement and nervous tension starts to creep in. You try to keep the journey from the Westenra Hotel in Monaghan to Clones as light-hearted as possible, but this is the moment when things start to get Read more about More big game experience will only benefit current Orchard crop[…]

3 Reasons Why Failure Is The Greatest Skill To Learn From Athletes – Credit – Malcolm Lemmons

Athletes who fail over and over, only to eventually succeed, are the ones who resonate the most in our hearts. Athletes have long been known to embody specific traits that can be very useful in various aspects of life. Some of these traits include persistence, grit, confidence and competitiveness. The different skills that athletes naturally Read more about 3 Reasons Why Failure Is The Greatest Skill To Learn From Athletes – Credit – Malcolm Lemmons[…]

The Clash of the Ash – Kilkenny v Tipperary

While I played hurling in my underage days, I wont pretend to know a huge amount about the game. What I do appreciate though is the sheer pace and intensity of the games at this particular level. I enjoy watching the games from the semi-final stage on because this is when we witness the elite Read more about The Clash of the Ash – Kilkenny v Tipperary[…]

Mental tips from the man who just made sport’s most incredible comeback – CREDIT – Katie Campbell Spyrka

Tim Don was the world’s fastest Ironman athlete when he broke his neck and had four titanium bolts screwed into his skull. Six months later he ran a 2:49 marathon. Here he reveals what it took. It’s October 2017. Tim Don, the fastest Ironman athlete on the planet, is in Kona, Hawaii, ahead of the Ironman Read more about Mental tips from the man who just made sport’s most incredible comeback – CREDIT – Katie Campbell Spyrka[…]

How to become a mentally strong athlete – CREDIT – Julie Blackwood

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable” – Jillian Michaels Seek out challenging situations that push you to your limits more often. Spending more time attempting to overcome difficult conditions or opponents in your sport will help you to find a way to come out on top when the odds are against you and when it really matters. “We Read more about How to become a mentally strong athlete – CREDIT – Julie Blackwood[…]

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[…]