Thoughts, Ideas, Resouces

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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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 14th Mar 2018

When You Think You're Done, You've Just Begun

"When you think you're done, you've just begun"No matter where you find yourself, no matter how low things are, or how far off the pace you've become, this is a simple yet powerful philosophy, that ca …

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Posted by Dermot MC Ardle on 6th Mar 2018

The "Storm Emma" Lesson

We are after experiencing one of the worst weather events in Ireland in decades. While the weather itself was remarkable, what is even more remarkable is the low numbers of fatalities and injuries tha …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 28th Feb 2018

What About Your Goals Now?

February is a funny month. It ends much quicker than every other month. Even though it's only 2 days shorter, it is always ,suddenly, the month March. And it is always a good time to take stock of whe …

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Posted by Dermot Mc Ardle on 22nd Feb 2018

Players are Predictable

Every player has a repertoire of skills, knowledge, techniques and habits ( we'll call them "things they do") that they bring to every match.If we apply what they call 80/20 thinking to analysing this …

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