BEING an Ulster Club hat-trick hero helped Armagh’s Finnén Maguire to the November Gaelic Life Player of the Month title. The Cúchullains sharp-shooter bagged three goals in his side’s Ulster Minor Club victory over hotly-fancied Dungiven in the provincial semi-final, and although the final proved to be a negative outcome for the Orchard lads, it […]
AODH Ruadh Ballyshannon rising star David McGurrin admits that he was caught by surprise by the wave of support he received when he was voted in as Gaelic Life’s December player of the month. The forward made the Gaelic Life team of the week in our December 5 issue, on a team that included Ballinderry’s […]
A poor run of results and form can destroy enthusiasm, commitment and self-belief in a team and inject a self-fulfilling prophecy into the subconscious: ‘Expect failure.’
Earlier this week I was posed the question, “Is it possible to build strength in the context of the usual GAA training regime of two session a week?” For a straight forward query, this bad boy could send you straight into a minefield of controversy.
Last Saturday we organised and hosted another successful St Columban’s Coaching clinic attended by coaches from Carlow, Meath, Dublin, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Derry, Tyrone, Antrim, Armagh, Donegal and Down.
The line between physical prowess and application of tactical nous is starting to blur within GAA. As top players levels of fitness keep increasing, how to apply this fitness optimally is a question that managers are continually toying with.
DO YOU dream? Do you talk yourself into doing something, or out of doing something?
THIS Saturday 15th March I will host our sixth St Columban’s Coaching Clinic in our school in Kilkeel starting at 10am.
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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.