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[…]

Training ground battles made me sharper for challenge of the Championship

As a player, you are always trying to find that edge that adds something different to your game. Being a forward all my career and particularly an inside forward, I found that working on your speed work in the summer months always gave me that platform to play and think a bit sharper.  I’m a Read more about Training ground battles made me sharper for challenge of the Championship[…]

When it comes to improving skills, players should be jumping in with both feet

MOST aspects of our game are coached to us from a very young age and when I say this, I mean the basic skills of the game. We are taught how to toe-tap a ball, how to catch a ball, how to control a ball, how to solo and how to deliver a pass using Read more about When it comes to improving skills, players should be jumping in with both feet[…]

Is It Important for Athletes to Have Fun? – CREDIT – Warrick Wood / The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Considering coaching strategies to promote athlete enjoyment As the level of professionalism in sport continues to grow, the stress levels that athletes experience also increases due to the widespread importance placed on success – generally measured by the outcome.  Whilst it can be argued that the outcome is most important at elite levels of competition, a Read more about Is It Important for Athletes to Have Fun? – CREDIT – Warrick Wood / The Coach-Athlete Relationship[…]

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[…]