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.
THERE was a significant change in the Armagh side that went out of the Ulster championship against Cavan in such a tame manner and the team which was so free scoring in the early stages of the All-Ireland qualifiers.
There was a reason why the team went from being all fingers and thumbs, to playing with fluency.
IN his final days, Paddy MacFlynn took much joy from the fact that his autobiography, Leading Through The Troubles – A Life in the GAA, had hit the shelves. And what a life it had been.
“WHAT does the fox say?” If you know what I’m referencing then I hope I’ve brought a smile to your face, if not then I won’t ruin it for you.
I HAVE seen the future, and it’s in old farts
Before the recent All Ireland quarter final, Donegal’s Rory Gallagher suggested Mayo’s James Horan was under the influence of sports psychologist, Kieran Shannon while Rory himself was working with sports psychologist, Jim McGuinness.
CLUB FOCUS By Niall McCoy THERE are few GAA clubs in Ireland that can boast such an age gap between club chairman and club president as the Tullylish club in Laurencetown, county Down. At 36 years of ages, Tom Morgan is certainly one of the younger chairmen about, and in president Pat McFlynn, 59 years […]