A FEW weeks back I wrote in my column about the concern I had for the u-21 county footballer who is involved in so much football at third level colleges, club u-21s, club seniors, county u-21s and possibly county seniors.
OVER the past few weeks I’ve received a number of messages from juvenile players looking for advice on their nutrition and what they should be doing in the gym.
Achieved much (AM) by Total Control (TC) or as some refer to it, Mental Toughness (MT) and enjoyed Doing it (ED) is how my title is explained. Enduring real winners, is whom I refer to.
AS TOM Jones once said, “Baby it’s cold outside.” The roads are slippery, the car’s frozen, the gym is like an igloo, and we won’t even start to try and describe what the pitch is like. Welcome to January.
LAST Saturday I had the privilege of being invited down to the Dunshaughlin in County Meath to assist in their coaching/development weekend. A fantastic initiative from the club which was organised by their current senior player and coaching enthusiast Michael Aherne.
ALL THE Ulster counties headed into the New Year, new season taking stock of what was needed to win the McKenna Cup, National League and All Ireland titles in that order.
THE GAA National Coaching Conference took place on Saturday past in Croke Park. The theme for this year’s conference was providing the delegates with an in-depth perspective on, ‘Inspiring Children, fostering a love of Gaelic Games.’
Last Friday I had the privilege of being invited down to the Liatroim club to take a coaching session for the Down senior and Ulster intermediate camogie champions.
No, this article is not about a long gone, but much-loved children’s television programme.
IT’S 2014. Your year. The year you lose those few pounds of fat that accumulated back in college. The year you start the gym and stick to it. The year you scrap the sugar in your tea, the crisps in your lunch box and the chocolate biscuits before bed. This is your year.