By Declan McCoy ALL around the country excitement is building as we are heading into club championship season. One thing is for sure, the landscape has changed dramatically. Traditionally the sun would be splitting the trees, lads would be scalped with a championship hair cut and the long running injuries would magically clear up for […]
I WAS chatting to an old friend recently who is now coaching in a club side in Ulster. After a short spell in another club as manager, he said he thoroughly enjoys the coaching so much more than the managing. He said some nights after training, there was a queue waiting to speak to him […]
EVERY few years a catchphrase takes hold of the GAA world and pops up everywhere until it becomes meaningless, if it ever had any meaning at all. Phrases like ‘highly rated coach,’ ‘hunger’ and ‘burnout.’ It’s a shame that burnout has become associated with a catchphrase. A word thrown about the place when people want […]
I BEGAN my camogie career playing with Down in 1999. As a 15 year-old, I was absolutely delighted to get that phone call from the then manager Bernie McNally and jumped at the opportunity to play with players like Mairin McAleenan, Deirdre Savage, Pauline Green and Jennifer Branniff to name but a few. For those […]
There is an elephant in the room in the GAA. Cahal Carvill wants everone to be aware of it.
In order for a manage to create a cohesive unit, he or she must manage by example.