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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The Stories Of These 5 Athletes Will Motivate Everyone Of You – Credit – Robert Locke Author of Ziger the Tiger Stories

  Just think of a few of the challenges athletes face. They may have to cope with exhausting training schedules, lost matches, injuries, missed milestones, heartbreaking failures, and personal adversity. If they are female they may have to face health problems related to irregular eating habits and menstruation which in turn can aggravate bone loss. Here Read more about The Stories Of These 5 Athletes Will Motivate Everyone Of You – Credit – Robert Locke Author of Ziger the Tiger Stories[…]

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[…]

Gregory McCartan Interview – Credit, The Gaelic Life (Niall McCoy)

He’s man well known for not holding back on his opinions, and former Down star Greg McCartan spoke to Gaelic Life’s Niall McCoy about his memories of his career on and off the pitch   Niall McCoy: You’ve been based in London for a while now but for those that don’t know, can you just Read more about Gregory McCartan Interview – Credit, The Gaelic Life (Niall McCoy)[…]