I WAS pleased to see three good friends whom I’ve worked with, Mattie McGleenan, Gavin McGilly and Francie Coleman secure a county senior title, county junior title and ladies senior county title respectively with their clubs.
Stephen Poacher’s coaching column expounds on the benefits of a proper pool session
Opening Shot Column: DEPRESSION has been the source of much comment recently. Niall Donoghue’s passing has been a catalyst for the discussion and many have contributed their tuppence worth to the debate on the airwaves, newsprint and online.
If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself one thing, what would it be? Would you encourage them to go down a different career path? Or perhaps don’t let the love of their life slip out of their grasp?
Armagh can beat Cavan in the Ulster championship 2014 as payback for 2013. Tyrone can meet and beat Donegal in the 2014 Ulster final or Monaghan can do likewise.
The off season is an ideal opportunity for the coach to provide players with individual tailored training programmes which focus on a certain aspect of that player’s fitness.
Last Friday 129 years since the founding of the GAA in Hayes Hotel in Thurles. You wonder if Michael Cusack could see the Association now what he would make of it all. Well he’d probably hate it, because the man seemed to be a born contrarian, but doubtless even he’d be stunned at the glowing rudeness of its health.
THE SPLIT in Donegal’s management was the latest in a series of high profile separations involving county boards with managers, or manager with their management team or players with their manager or players from their county.
ALL GAA coaches and managers are always looking to gain that extra edge on their opponents, searching for that latest training craze or fad, touring the country to seminars, conferences and courses in pursuit of an increase to their coaching knowledge.
THE WORLD is a fast moving place, Twitter, Facebook, iPads and Androids. I recently read an article that said there has been more written information produced between the years 2000 and 2013 than there was in the entire time preceding. Think about that for a second, it’s absolutely crazy. Luckily for us, fit, healthy and active people that means there is a plethora of information available that we can use to our advantage.