Steven Poacher: What to look out for in a coach


IN THE past few weeks we have heard of plenty of club managerial appointments around the province. We have even seen some clubs advertise in national newspapers looking for that elusive manager/coach for 2014.


John Morrison: How to dole out discipline


Kevin Cassidy was dealt with firmly by manager Jim McGuinness. In his career Alex Ferguson was equally decisive in the disciplining of Jaap Stam, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and David Beckham.


Poacher: Make conditioning game-specific


The conditioning levels of inter-county players are now at the highest the sport has ever seen. At club level the same high standards are expected down through the ranks of senior, intermediate and junior football, maybe not to the same ultra professional level of county teams, but certainly more advanced than ever.


PgthePT: Time for players to boost immune system


I’M NOT a fan of winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of waking up on Christmas morning, everything covered in snow like a scene straight out of a Disney film, but other than that you can keep your cold weather.


Steven Poacher: Dan ‘Swayze’ McCartan knows all about his core


LAST Friday evening I donned my dancing shoes for the first and possibly last time in the An Dún Strictly Come Dancing evening in the canal court hotel Newry. My partner on the night and for the last 2 months was Bryansford and Down Ladies midfielder Clara Fitzpatrick and some fantastic laughs we had both […]