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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. […]

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 1 – Preparation for Players, Clubs & Coaches

By Aidan Raftery April 29, 2018 (No)
There is a misconception that Rugby is a dangerous game. It is of course a physical game, but when the right skills are used properly, it is safe. With that in mind, like any other sport most players are at different stages, be it Underage, Junior, Professional, Club or International level. However, one common factor is that the vast majority will get injured at some point in their career. As a Sports Injuries Therapist, I worked with a local Rugby team in Bristol and treated various injuries when working for the club. We are going to take a detailed look at the best methods of preparation, before and after a […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald April 2, 2018 (No)
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for families. Here are a few examples of some of the very best Carlow as to offer. But first, we have some honourable mentions: Carlow County […]

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 […]

All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final Preview – Cork vs. Waterford

By Evan Coughlan August 12, 2017 (No)
Before the championship even began this year, the Cork hurlers were written off as a team who were going nowhere fast. After a poor 2016 season, where they were knocked out in the second round of the qualifiers to Wexford, everyone seemingly forgot that this is Cork hurling we are talking about and it would only be a matter of time before the Cork hurlers were back firing on all cylinders once again. Waterford on the other hand were expected to at least get to the semi-final stage again this year after the heartbreak of losing to Kilkenny in a replay at this stage last year. Derek McGrath’s side haven’t […]

2017 Leinster SHC Final Preview – Wexford v Galway

By Evan Coughlan July 1, 2017 (No)
Nobody who knows anything about hurling would have predicted that Wexford, who have flattered to deceive over the past couple of years, would reach this year’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final. However, thanks to the appointment of Davy Fitzgerald as manager, Wexford have reached their first Leinster final since 2008. Facing off against Davy Fitz and his team of yellow bellies are the men from West Leinster, Galway. Michéal Donoghue’s men have had a great 2017 season so far, and will come into this final as heavy favourites after their demolition job of Dublin and Offaly in the previous rounds of the Leinster SHC. But can Galway claim a second […]

Four Provincial Championship Finals – One Massive Preview

By Ryan Corry June 29, 2017 (No)
After last weekends semi-finals were decided, the wheels were in motion for all of the 2017 GAA Senior Football Championship provincial finals. It’s been a hectic few months for players, battling in and out of the AIB Club Championship and fighting through the Allianz Football League. But of all the matches that have been played, none share the significance of the games ahead. A win for each county will take the pride of the province and secure a place at the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals in just under a months time. Let’s have a look at these four massive finals and what the fans can look forward to over […]

4 Simple Ways To Meet Women

By Ryan Corry June 26, 2017 (No)
We all know how hard it can be to go out on the pull with no groundwork done. Some of us prefer to have a bit of contact through social media and maybe try and act on it, here’s some of the best ways to meet girls in Ireland. Tinder It might sound like a last resort option however it doesn’t have to be used as a dating site to meet random girls and hook up, but don’t knock that idea either. You can try using it with a low distance setting so you’re getting a lot of girls you may know already. Maybe you have your eye on one […]

Can Dublin Win a Seventh Consecutive Leinster Title?

By Evan Coughlan June 16, 2017 (No)
The easy and most logical answer to the question posed in the title of this article is, Yes, of course they can. Just look at the monster that Dublin football has become over the past few years, they very well could win the next five Leinster titles and nobody would be overly surprised. Dublin face off against the winners of the Offaly/Westmeath replay in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday June 25th, then a possible Leinster final against either Meath or Kildare on July 16th. So can the Dubs continue this run of dominance, which has seen them turn the Leinster championship into little more than a stroll over the past […]

The Best GAA Podcasts Out There

By Evan Coughlan May 31, 2017 (3 Comments)
With the evenings getting longer and the sun even making the odd appearance, there’s only one thing left that signals the beginning of summer. the GAA Football and Hurling Championships have begun. Will Dublin be able to claim three in a row, are Kilkenny a spent force and will the #Mayo4Sam Brigade ever break “The Curse of ’51”? The traditionalists amongst us will consume The Sunday Game and take in the opinions of Spillane, Loughnane and Brolly and that’s it. Thankfully with the advent of on-demand audio, we’re now able to get more opinions and discussion points from former players than ever before. So, if you are sick of seeing Joe […]

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