The Advanced Mark

How can we speed Gaelic football? How can we make it a faster spectacle and more enjoyable for the spectators to witness? That are a few of the questions I have heard over the last couple of years and too be honest I was getting quite excited about this type of talk. From an attacker’s Read more about The Advanced Mark[…]

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[…]

The Power of GOAL Setting

The Power of GOAL setting by Jack Bottinger While coaching at my first teaching job, we were fortunate to have gathered a group of excellent students who just happened to play football. It was the custom back in the late ’60s to take the football team to camp for the upcoming season. Well, we were Read more about The Power of GOAL Setting[…]

John Morrison

On Tuesday last, a message was put into an Armagh WhatsApp group from Kieran Hughes notifying us of the untimely passing of John Morrison early that morning. To say that this was such a sad message to get was an understatement. Just a week previous John had sent me a photo message of his latest Read more about John Morrison[…]

Managing or Coaching – Be Creative

My motivation for my first blog of 2018 comes from the GAA Games Development Conference that was on last weekend in Croke Park. Another source of motivation for writing this piece is because a lot of club teams are starting to get back together now and new and existing managers and coaches are trying to plan the next 10 Read more about Managing or Coaching – Be Creative[…]

WE ARE ALL EQUALS

There’s a pair of football boots in the trophy cabinet of Killeavy’s clubhouse. They’re the Adidas predators worn by Steven Mc Donnell in September 2002 when he kicked the winning point in the All Ireland final. Unfortunately my own footballing career never reached the global heights that would afford me such recognition. At 24 years Read more about WE ARE ALL EQUALS[…]

The Greatest of all time

As a player, the one game I loved to play in most was always against Dublin. I have two main reasons for this. The first is because we had the upper hand on them in most of our matches and we just knew what it took to beat them. The second reason is simply because Read more about The Greatest of all time[…]

Moments of pure footballing brilliance

We are now getting to the stage of the championship where a moment of pure brilliance from an individual can make the difference in a team getting over the line. A moment from an individual that inspires his team-mates, a moment that sparks life into the crowd, those jaw-dropping moments that you say that in itself was worth the admission Read more about Moments of pure footballing brilliance[…]

Train hard, Play harder

If you’re involved in managing or coaching a team then you’re bound to have come across this type of player on a regular basis. The guy that trains like Tarzan but plays like Jane (famous quote from Mike McGurn). This is a common theme in football teams the length and breadth of the country and Read more about Train hard, Play harder[…]