Never too early for games-based approach

THERE is always a lot of debate over what methods to use when coaching young children, particularly those in the very early stages of their development. The debate will rage on what is the best method. Is it the traditional approach to coaching, where a skill is taught, broken down and used at beginner levels […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: Physical limitation and skill execution

AS highlighted in my previous article, linear speed is important but our national games are also multi-directional. Players require that ability to decelerate, change direction, to roll or side step an opponent and even the basic skill of jumping and landing safely. Reducing the risk of injury alongside performance enhancement is what should underpin every […]

Opinion: A need for all codes to be under one umbrella

By Michael McMullan OVER the weekend, Derry club Newbridge announced a rebranding of their social media to bring both the camogie and hurling clubs under one roof, like many others. It brings everyone under the one organisation and pools resources in terms of finance, identity and people at committee level. The decision to play Sleacht […]

Magherafelt secure management for the new season

By Michael McMullan MAGHERAFELT have a new senior football management team in place for the 2022 season, Gaelic Life can confirm. Damian Barton and Brian McGuckin have been appointed as a joint ticket to succeed Adrian Cush, who stepped down after four seasons in the post. The duo were teaching colleagues in St Patrick’s Dungannon […]

Denn wait the outcome of appeal against goalkeeper’s red card

Denn manager Stephen Baxter could be without goalkeeper Mark Fegan for their Ulster JFC Final on Sunday. Fegan was shown a red card in the aftermath of their semi-final win over Desertmartin, for ‘kicking with minimal force’. The game was streamed live, but the incident – which happened after the final whistle – wasn’t picked […]

All GAA club fixtures suspended until further notice

THE GAA has confirmed that all club matches have been suspended indefinitely following a decision of the GAA Management Committee this morning. The news follows a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)  that the Republic should move to Level 5 restrictions for four weeks, which would mean an end to all sporting […]