Last week I was in the palatial surroundings of the St Patrick’s, Stamullen Club on the Dublin/Meath border giving a course to coaches on Coaching Skills to Young Players.
In the Tyrone v Down game last Sunday, there was nearly 300 hand passes throughout the course of the match.
Ever hear that old saying, ‘If you don’t use it you’ll lose it?’ That can very easily be applied to strength. I see the same pattern occur every year, and I try my best to prevent it happening where I can. It goes a little like this…
Recently after excellent League campaigns, Derry, Donegal and Cavan suffered potentially demoralising defeats in their respective divisional finals.
Captain fantastic led by example as Donegal roared past Fingal to ensure promotion into Division 2B for the 2015 season. Boyle has been a key man for Ray Durack all season as the county’s fortunes continue to improve.
Cavan were in imperious form in the grpoup stages of Division Three this year. They travelled to Limerick in an attempt to make it seven wins from seven and despite Terry Hyland experimenting, they managed to do it with Tinnelly starring in the defence.
The Derry school were on the crest of a wave having retained their MacRory Cup with a win against Omagh CBS. They moved onto an All-Ireland semi-final against Colaiaste Eoin, Dublin and Convery chipped in with a brilliant nine points, seven from play, in the 1-14 to 0-8 victory.
THERE are few counties in Ireland that can match Donegal when it comes to producing outstanding dual players, Gaelic footballers and soccer players that is. A number of Tir Chonaill clubs watch on enviously as some former players make their mark overseas such as Killybeg’s Seamus Coleman (Everton) and Na Rossa’s Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle). […]
OUR year nine team recently qualified for our first ever Ulster Colleges final in our first year entering the competitions. It’s the Mallon Cup and although the standard and calibre of footballer might not be up there with the cream of the D’Alton Cup, the same work, sacrifice and effort which goes into training and preparing the team is exactly the same. You could even argue its a lot more as we don’t have an 70 or 80 quality players to chose from.
OVER the past few weeks I’ve been asking you to make subtle changes to your diet, from drinking more water to improve hydration and eating a protein source in every meal to adding a little more fish into your diet.