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[…]

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[…]

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[…]