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: 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, […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Dealing with the identity shift

IN conversations with retired players, especially those who have recently hung up the boots, one of the challenges that seems to be inescapable is “the identity shift”. From active player to retired player. From one part of the team to on your own. From collective thinking to individual focus. A lot of people seem to struggle […]

PAURIC GRIMES: How much time do we really have for self care?

By Pauric Grimes AT the weekend, I chatted with a man about getting started on a new training regime in January. He was keen to get plans in place to hit the ground running come 2023. Man talked a good game, I’ll give him that. He did leave me one loose thread hanging in front […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Part Two – Tips to help better yourself

FOLLOWING on from last week’s 15 thoughts worth exploring I’ve got part two for you. Wrap your head around these. 16. The Two-Minute Rule – If it takes you less than two minutes to perform any given task, do it there and then. Close any open loops instead of letting them take up mental bandwidth […]

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 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 […]