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 […]


Poacher: Coaching clinic up there with the best


IT WOULD be remiss of me not to write my column on the coaching clinic we held in school last Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive coaching clinic I have organised and hosted and again it was a huge success with just over 70 coaches attending.


PGthePT: Get the most out of your body


It’s at this time of the year when we’re treated to the cream of the crop of Ulster club football. For the lucky few who have made it this far, they’re deep into a long and arduous season. The legs are heavier now than ever before, so here’s a few tips on how to eke every last drop of energy out of your body.