PAURIC GRIMES: Stop kicking the can down the road

I WAS at a careers fair in my old school during the week. It was a pleasure to be back roaming through the walls of a place that had such a big impact on my life. I enjoyed school. I enjoyed the craic. I enjoyed the opportunities it presented, the relationships it forged and the shared […]

PAURIC GRIMES: An ideal period for a fitness reset

THE pancakes will have been ate, the forehead crossed and the Lenten period kicked off. Now I’ll hold my hands up and say I’m not the most religious of folk, wouldn’t be a great attendee of mass and truth be told it’s not something that’s really on my radar currently. But, and there’s always a […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Choose by doing – not by telling

FIRST off, congratulations to Omagh CBS and Dean Maguirc College for their wins in the MacRory Cup and Markey Cup respectively. The future of Tyrone football is in good hands when the school scene is being sewn up by the Omagh, Carrickmore, Dungannon, Cookstown, Donaghmore and Ballygawley teams. I’ve always had a soft spot for […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Reach out and unburden yourself yourself 

WE got a letter home in my little man’s school bag last Friday telling us that it would be mental health awareness this week coming in. That coincidentally synced up with a guest speaker on my podcast – ‘Are You Well?’ – who is a full-time councillor and currently doing a master in Wellness on […]

PAURIC GRIMES: GAA and its alcohol relationship

HERE’S a topic that has a funny old relationship with people  across the GAA – alcohol. From drink bans to Monday clubs, the extreme nature of how alcohol is viewed within Gaelic games is a tricky one to truly grasp what the feeling on it is. And do those extreme relationships with drinking create problems […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Leave your ego at the door

A FEW funny things can happen your training when you stop playing football. For one, you could pack in going to the gym altogether. You were only training to be in good shape for kicking ball, right? It was a bit of a slog too, so the green light to step away…deadly. Unfortunately that path […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Don’t hide behind your safety blanket

FOR the weekend past, with Glen reaching the All-Ireland Club final I think we can’t go by without chatting about the amount of attention a certain ginger maestro was getting up and down the country. The fact that by going overseas to make a go of things piqued the public’s interest in the first place, coming […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Two books to aid your self-development

I LOVE the energy that a new year brings. Fresh optimism. A real desire to make this year to be a better year than the previous, regardless of how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ it went. For men and women entering their first year not playing ball it can feel like a blank canvas. No structure to rely on, […]

Pauric Grimes – The cost of inaction – and other thoughts

THIS is as good a time of the year as any to reflect on what’s gone down over the previous 12 months. Look at your successes, failures, what you’ve learnt and what you need to keep working on. Once you’ve done that, the opportunity to create goals for the year ahead presents itself, but that’s a […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Avoiding the pitfalls of the festive season

CHRISTMAS can be the time of the year when the retired player and the active player sometimes can blend into one. The thing about the active player is that they know they’ll be going back out to training in January, burning off whatever excess calories they’ve consumed over the festive period.Pauric Treanor, Paureic In contrast, […]