PAURIC GRIMES: Retired players – it’s time for you to act

HAVE you ever spent so much time talking about doing something that it felt like you did do something? You plan, brainstorm, and prep. You speak about the steps you’re going to take and the significant changes that will happen because of them. And it feels like you’re doing something. You must be. You’ve it all mapped […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Polling the difference 

IF you’re a regular on Twitter you might have caught at the start of the week I put up a poll for retired players. I wanted to know which they felt made the biggest difference in their ability to get the most from their training, having a clear team goal or having a non-negotiable training […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Postponing a problem extends it

I HAVE a friend that lives in the big smoke. Now I don’t live in the city and haven’t done so in ten years so I can’t comment too much on what I’m about to tell you, but I hope when we dive into it that it’ll start to make sense. Whenever they’re going somewhere they’re unfamiliar […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Climb that mountain with friends

I WAS listening to an article on the modern epidemic of male loneliness. Males, when young, have huge friendship circles. Then, as they get older, those circles get smaller and smaller until for many there is no one left in them at all. This happens for a number of reasons. There are big periods of […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Don’t forget to have the craic

THERE were a few common themes that cropped up throughout the conversations I was having with the men who took part in our Reignite Challenge at the weekend. One – “I’ve missed this. The craic between the lads.” Two – “I’ve missed this. The competition. The bit of needle to dig deep and push harder than […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Get on with what happens next

THIS weekend kicks off the start of the Reignite training programme. Twelve ex-players who had been stuck in a retirement limbo are jumping on board with us to get a fire back in their belly, purpose behind their actions and ultimately see their performance physically, mentally and emotionally sky rocket. And I’ll not lie, I’m […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Get fit for what lands at your feet

THE hangovers might just be starting to subside for O’Connor’s soldiers or Joyce’s warriors. It will have been all worth it. The gruelling training schedule. The discipline to say no when you’d rather say yes. The discipline to say yes when it would be easier to say no. It can all be justified with that […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Time for former stars to reignite

THE countdown is on. Saturday the 6th of August marks the day the doors swing open on the Reignite Clubhouse. It’s the place where retired footballers go to get the fire back in their belly. It will arm them with knowledge of exactly what to do to get the most from every single day that […]

PAURIC GRIMES: ‘I wish I’d started later’

“I WISH I’d started later.” said no one ever. You think about it, anyone who has found success in life isn’t going to say “If only I’d given it a few more years of thinking time I’d have gotten there quicker.” They could be talking about learning an instrument, opening a business or more in […]