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Injury Prevention & Recovery Guide for The GAA Championship: Part 2 – Treatment & Recovery

By Aidan Raftery September 1, 2018 (No)
Well here we are, it’s not the third Sunday in September but it still has all the feel of an All Ireland weekend. Preparations have been made, lines drawn, pitches put in pristine condition, team talks given and players ready to burst on sheer anticipation alone. The first year of the Super 8s have come under scrutiny from many, but there is still a sense that a change was well overdue. For a competition that’s 130 year’s old, an overhaul to the system was always going to take a few hits in the firing line. The GAA, is and always will be a beautiful thing though, how one cup drives […]

Injury Prevention & Recovery Guide for The GAA Championship: Part 1 – Player Preparation

By Aidan Raftery July 21, 2018 (No)
In Gaelic football, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic football and Camogie, injuries can and will occur. Just like any other sport, the injuries that can be sustained in the GAA will vary. All four are very physical sports and they carry their own unique dangers. There are lots of demands on these players despite the fact they are amateur sports, thereby increasing the element of pressure in the game. Science in the GAA The approach regarding preparation in training and matches in all aspects of the GAA has become very scientific. Especially in the last 18 years with the introduction of gym work, strength and conditioning and devices to track players performances. […]

Mayo VS Dublin All-Ireland Football Final 2017 Preview

By Dean Fitzgerald September 16, 2017 (No)
After 62 games, the inter-county football season finds itself at the finale. 33 teams began the season with mixed ambitions for the season. New York had a genuine belief of finally winning a championship game, Kerry began their campaign with confidence of ending Dublin’s grasp of dominance over the championship as they had done in the Allianz football league, and the Dubs and Mayo wanted to be back where they had been the year before. Only the latter of these three scenarios came true, with a repeat performance of last season’s epic showdown highly anticipated between the two teams seen as the best the country has to offer. Throw-in is at […]

The 2016 All Ireland Football Final – Ready For Round 2

By Geoff Dorrity September 18, 2016 (17 Comments)
Well here we are again, the third Sunday in September, GAA football’s glory day after the annual Club Final every St. Patrick’s Day. On this Sunday, many believed the stage was set for Mayo to overcome Dublin and take their first All Ireland Senior Football Championship since 1951, having lost 3 finals over the last 10 years. The game started slowly, with only 4 scores after the opening 15 minutes, it looked to be a potential repeat of the 2015 final between Dublin and Kerry which left a sour taste in many fans mouths, expecting far more. David Clark, Mayo’s man between the posts had previously been in top class […]

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