John Morrison

John Morrison – Secrets of the ‘Super Eight’ teams

Jim Gavin, Dublin manager

In his column in this week’s Gaelic Life John Morrison explains the seven traits that can build a winning attitude.

He said that the six ‘Super Eight’ teams that are in the running for the All-Ireland final will have these traits.


The first is Purpose, and the second is planning.

Morrison said of planning: “The six teawms will be planning intensely on games systems, for example their own system must be good enough to win this weekend’s game.

“Training, rest food, hydration, game hotel accomodation, injury watchand mindsets. There is so much to be factored in and dealt with through critical thinking and excellent time management.

“Game match-ups, frustration ploys, how to set up when they are out of possession which is collectively knonw as giving the opponent negative so that ttheir plans are destroyed.

“A lot of thinking, talking amd meetnig will be done.

“The eventual All-Ireland winner will have aplan for the next three games, as will the beaten finalists.

“Planning is natural to the process of success as its absence is to the process of failure.

“Just sticking to your planning is responsible for creaing more success than you could imagine, as Jim Gavin’s Dublin have proven.”

Read about the other six traits, purpose, Clear goals, commitment, confidence, No fear of failure  and celebration in the current issue of Gaelic Life.

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