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When the S&%T hits the Fan

We've all been to team meetings/talks, where the best plans in the world are laid out on the table. Managers, selectors, and players are bubbling with enthusiasm, where there is nothing but positive talk. Goals are set, and dreams are born. Nothing is going to stop us from achieving.In fact, any negative talk is frowned upon, [...]

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HardWork v SmartWork

An appetite for hard work is fundamental for success in all sports. But the hardest working team does not always win the prize. Most managers will ask their team to work harder than the opposition, but the top managers ask their team to work smarter than the opposition.Smart work is based solely around having a solid [...]

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The Mc Donaldization of Gaelic Games...

No doubt this is a very nice Presentation of some very important and quantifiable elements of the game.But is this just shallow analysis?Lets take Accuracy for example: 55%/85%  - On the face of it, it looks like Mc Namara is way ahead( and possibly is).  But these figures do not take into account several key [...]

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Hamstring Strain Rehab Protocol

Here is a screen shot of the new GP Team Support SystemThe TSS provides expertise in the areas of S+C, Rehab, Nutrition, Drills and SkillsYou can assign programs to players like the one belowPhase 1

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If Management

If Statements in Computer Programming dictate the flow of a Computer  Programme. IF some condition is met then something else happensLets take an example:if ( user <= 18 ) {system.out.println(" You are still a minor, come back next year to play Senior")Elsesystem.out.println(" Put on your jersey and get playing")}This simple program, sees what age the [...]

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Preventing Cramps..... a 16 year Struggle

****Before I start this article, I want to make it clear even though we sell VeinoPlus Sport on our website, that this is not a sales pitch, and I would recommend you buy another kind of EMS Device if you choose.****This sounds like an AA meeting, but I need to make a confession, I suffer [...]

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Personal Strategies

Nowadays, the top teams have strategies for most of what will happen in the game.If they concede 2 scores in a row, they will have a strategyIf they are not winning breaking ball in the middle, they will have  a strategyIf they are not creating enough scoring chances, they will have a strategyPlayers also need [...]

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Fundamental things you should know.......

KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING WHEN....... ( these things will change at different stages in the game)Ball is Thrown inThey have a kick out/ We have a kick outThey have a non scorable free in their defensive 3rd/ We have a non Scorable free in our defensive 3rdThey have a non scorable free in the middle [...]

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The Tackle Trade Off

Tackling, by its very nature, is a risky business. The majority of frees in every game are as a result of tackles that are not executed correctly. Take the Monaghan v Armagh game this year. Armagh tackled monaghan around 50 metres from goal 6 times, where the end result was a Free Kick. Monaghan Goal Keeper, [...]

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The Sideline is your strongest Defender.

Getting turnovers in the attacking half of the pitch is one of those things that can really change a match, as the defence is often out of position, and big scores can come of these turnovers.The coach will often shout things like "Push Up, and "Tackle"....trying to get their players to get another hand in [...]

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