By John McMahon THE business end of the Gaelic club season is reaching the pinnacle with county finals fast approaching. For those clubs that have exited the championship and their seasons have now ended, what should their focus be? The off-season brings a welcome rest from the demands of a long competitive season in GAA. […]
LAST week I suggested that some of those in the retired athlete camp might have allowed the good habits they had in place while playing the game to be replaced by more self-destructive ones after hanging up the boots. I even gave a trigger warning. And for some reason, those warnings weren’t taken on board […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
THERE was a lot of unpack from this weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-finals. From the efficient Dubs disposing of Cork to the one-legged Clifford guiding Kerry past Mayo. Then there was the match of the year contender between Armagh and Galway, never mind the controversy. You could spend hours picking the bones of that one. But here, […]
Peter Nugent has some advice to keep you on track during the winter break.
Sean Robinson wants you to get the maximum from your pre -season
We must be careful to stay well as Autumn is upon us.
Our guest fitness column this week is Peter Nugent, who outlines how to get ready for change.