Mayo will have plenty to fear from Tyrone’s ‘Mentality Monsters’

Jürgen Klopp once labelled his Liverpool team “Mentality Monsters”. On the evidence of what we witnessed in Croke Park on Saturday evening, the exact same could be said of Tyrone. They took the mother of all beatings against Kerry just 10 weeks ago in a National League match, and in the build-up to this game, Read more about Mayo will have plenty to fear from Tyrone’s ‘Mentality Monsters’[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]