Thoughts, Ideas, Resouces

Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 12th Dec 2019

Defending against the Mark

How Would You Defend Against The Mark?Somebody asked this question yesterday. They were referencing the new "mark rules", and being a defender in the full back line.Here was my reply - In general, you …

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Posted by Dermot MC Ardle on 25th Oct 2019

Everyone's a Free Taker

With the introduction of the Advanced Mark in Gaelic Football, the game has fundamentally changed.In the stroke of a pen, everyone is now a free taker.No doubt coaches up and down the country will be …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 4th Sep 2019

Johnny Cooper got caught....

Defending is all about context. The proper defensive position in one game is not necessarily the proper position for the next game, even if the situation looks the same.In last weekend's All Ireland F …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 16th Aug 2019

The Goal That Beat Mayo 2019 Part 2

There have been alot of comments from people saying that nobody could have defended that goal. Lee Keegan is as strong and athletic as Con O Callaghan, so it had to come down to poor defending or smar …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 15th Aug 2019

The Goal That Beat Mayo 2019

There are key moments in every game. We all know that. In Dublin V Mayo 2019, the key moment was when Con O' Callaghan scored his first goal ( Mayo needed to stay in the game for the first 15 min …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 8th Oct 2018

The Near Hand Tackle

If you've done any level of coaching or playing, no doubt you've come across the Near Hand Tackle. It has been put up there as the Panacea of tackling. But for all my years playing, coaching, and watc …

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