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Thoughts, Ideas, Resouces

Score at Either End

While we don't really feel there is a need to change the current rules, we felt that Joe Brolly's article in the Sunday Independent was a good starting point for a debate on the subject of "Rule Changes to counter the Blanket Defence". At senior level,lets not try and cod ourselves that we play only for the [...]

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Breaking the Blanket Part 3 - Run from Wide

In this animation we present an idea where players make their runs from wide across the goal, rather than from the goal out towards the ball If you would like to see more drills games and ideas visit our sister website  www.gaelicfootballdrills.com

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Breaking the blanket 2 - Play 6 at 14

Play 6 at 14Continuing on the theme of breaking the blanket, play 6 at 14 offers a very simple idea that puts the defence under pressure no matter what way they set up.REMEMBER - the idea for any attack or any attacking player is to be unpredictableSetting up 6 at 14, simply means that as [...]

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Breaking the Blanket Part 1 - Overload

One of the biggest advantages for the attacking team faced with the Blanket Defence is that it allows alot of unpressurised time on the ball for players out the field. This presents huge opportunities for the attacking team, if they are smart and well rehearsed. In basket ball, teams use different types of formations during [...]

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Drill of the Day

The Joe Brolly Solution We think that Joe Brolly presented a very simple solution to the " Blanket Defence Problem", that could be easily implemented or at least trialled. That said, it still could lead to some problems. We have outlined 3 of many scenarios that could arise from this rule.  1> Everybody plays the traditional game, the [...]

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Who will challenge O'Neills and how will they do it?

Firstly, we want to say that we think that O'Neills are a fantastic company. They make great quality products and implement brilliant design across a whole range of products. If you were comparing them to an actual GAA team, you would have to say that they are Kerry or Kilkenny, thats how dominant they are.In [...]

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Blanket,Blanket,Blanket.....Something new please!!

The blanket defence has been one of the most debated aspects of gaelic football over the last 10 years. Whatever side of the argument you are on, it doesn't matter...What matters is winning and losing...Isn't it? And managers will do whatever gives their team the best chance.The problem or the beauty of the "Blanket Defence" [...]

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GP Chronicles No 2

The 'Scrapbook Chronicles' will bookmark what caught our eye, the stuff that inspired us, and log what we are up to as a small sports company making our way in the world. I hope you enjoy them. View this email in your browser [...]

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Catch and Kick - Casual Gaelic

The latest figures on Sports Participation in Ireland show that Gaelic Games accounts for only 4.0% of total numbers participating in sport. This is surprisingly low, given the perceived popularity of gaelic games. The obvious reason is the difficulty in playing a casual version of the sports, compared to say soccer. So when players finish playing, [...]

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What can the GAA learn from the banking crisis?

Prior to the banking crisis of 2008, the government had sat back and overseen a decade of light touch regulation. The argument was that the "markets" would sort everything out naturally, and winners and losers were just part of the game. Anglo Irish Bank had made aggressive moves in the property development market, and the [...]

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