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5 Reasons Why You Should Train In Martial Arts

By Marc O'Loughlin July 21, 2019 (No)
Nowadays, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Martial Arts is fighting, of course it is. With MMA becoming popular all around the world, you see these top athletes train hard and put in a lot of hours to achieve their goals and master their skills. What if I told you that you can train in any Martial Art, and enter a world that you might be surprised about. There is much more to Martial Arts than just fighting, it’s a way of life and mind set. Training in one, or a few, might be exactly what’s missing in your life. You can start Martial Arts at […]

UFC 238 – The People’s Fight: Tony Ferguson vs Cowboy Cerrone

By Marc O'Loughlin June 6, 2019 (No)
Don’t make us choose! The first of, 3 rounds! Put simply, that is not enough for this fight. The upcoming encounter between Tony Ferguson and Cowboy Cerrone is the people’s main event at this weekend’s UFC 238. It is exactly what the fans have wanted for a very long time. Why didn’t it happen in the past? Not too sure, but it is happening now. The People’s Main Event The UFC 238 fight card was already in place. It already had two title fights in the card with Henry Cejudo taking on Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight title. The other fight at the top of the bill see’s Valentina […]

The Top Dogs of Straight Blast Gym – James Gallagher, BDK & Peter Queally

By Marc O'Loughlin June 4, 2019 (No)
We’re taking a look at some of the most established MMA names that have come out of Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in recent times. We have 3 top Irish fighters to focus on, and we’re going to see where they’ve been, what they have achieved to date and what we think the future holds. 1. Peter Queally Peter ‘The Showstopper’ Queally is a Veteran in MMA having competed in many promotions around the world. The Waterford native is one of the main training partners of Conor McGregor. He started with boxing at a young age and then took that skill and transitioned it into MMA. Peter trained at Waterford Muay […]

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 […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Road To Kiev – Part 4

By Emmet Switzer August 6, 2018 (No)
What a weekend for Irish sport that was, we watched the Irish women’s Hockey team land a 2nd place finish at the world finals in England and claim a silver medal. Then the FAI CP team took home a bronze for their 3rd place win at the 2018 IFCPF European Championships in Holland. Amidst all of these fantastic achievements, the Irish Minifootball team are packing their bags and making the final arrangements as part of their journey to Kiev on Saturday for the EMF MiniEuros. No pressure at all then! The Final Countdown The coaching staff and players have done all that they can and with just one short training […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Irish Squad – Part 3

By Emmet Switzer July 29, 2018 (No)
The 2018 MiniEuros are drawing closer by the week and excitement levels at the Minifootball Association of Ireland are at an all time high. The governing body for 6 a side soccer in Ireland want to introduce you to the finer details of the sport, and of course, the 2018 national squad. Knowing the players, and the game will make it much easier to follow and support the team in Kiev next month. Have you missed out on the start of our minifootball series? Then we would recommend checking out Part 1 on Where It All Began, covering the growth of minifootball in Ireland, the challenges involved and the costs […]

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. […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Management Team – Part 2

By Emmet Switzer July 4, 2018 (No)
It is a dream for every sports person to represent their country, and a dream that often falls by the wayside as we get older. Many of us look out onto the pitch when we go to see an international game. The honest ones will admit that from time to time, we drift off into our own ‘Walter Mitty’ world, where we got the chance at glory. Time limitations, life pressures and lack of confidence in ability are often the reasons people don’t pursue their dream. These are also the causes behind people falling away from sport, even at a social level. Dreams Versus Reality The reality, though, is that […]

The World Cup for Dummies

By Dean Fitzgerald June 5, 2018 (No)
The FIFA World Cup is upon us once again, as the four year cycle reverts to its most exciting position. This year’s edition, hosted by Russia (thanks to Sepp Blatter perhaps?), is sure to be another affair of the grandest scale. Despite being the biggest single sport competition in the world outside of the Olympics, it is common for many to be unfamiliar with the events that will transpire. For those interested in investing a month of the summer into soccer, here are a few pieces of knowledge for you: Dates The first game, Russia v Saudi Arabia, begins on June 14th at 4 o’clock Irish time. Games will occur […]

Evaluating England’s World Cup Chances

By Dean Fitzgerald June 2, 2018 (No)
With no Boys In Green to discuss we decided to look at how the home of the Premier League will shape up this summer at the World Cup. A major turn of events took place right under most people’s noses between October 8th 2017 and now. The over-hyping of the England national team by its media was silenced, replaced by a trepidation and fear of humiliation stemming from a combination of a mediocre squad and multiple embarrassing exits in major competitions. Since the World Cup Quarter-Final exit at the hands of Portugal in 2006, England have: Failed to qualify for Euro 2008 Lost 4-1 to Germany at the 2010 World Cup […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Train In Martial Arts

By Marc O'Loughlin July 21, 2019 (No)
Nowadays, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Martial Arts is fighting, of course it is. With MMA becoming popular all around the world, you see these top athletes train hard and put in a lot of hours to achieve their goals and master their skills. What if I told you that you can train in any Martial Art, and enter a world that you might be surprised about. There is much more to Martial Arts than just fighting, it’s a way of life and mind set. Training in one, or a few, might be exactly what’s missing in your life. You can start Martial Arts at […]

UFC 238 – The People’s Fight: Tony Ferguson vs Cowboy Cerrone

By Marc O'Loughlin June 6, 2019 (No)
Don’t make us choose! The first of, 3 rounds! Put simply, that is not enough for this fight. The upcoming encounter between Tony Ferguson and Cowboy Cerrone is the people’s main event at this weekend’s UFC 238. It is exactly what the fans have wanted for a very long time. Why didn’t it happen in the past? Not too sure, but it is happening now. The People’s Main Event The UFC 238 fight card was already in place. It already had two title fights in the card with Henry Cejudo taking on Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight title. The other fight at the top of the bill see’s Valentina […]

The Top Dogs of Straight Blast Gym – James Gallagher, BDK & Peter Queally

By Marc O'Loughlin June 4, 2019 (No)
We’re taking a look at some of the most established MMA names that have come out of Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in recent times. We have 3 top Irish fighters to focus on, and we’re going to see where they’ve been, what they have achieved to date and what we think the future holds. 1. Peter Queally Peter ‘The Showstopper’ Queally is a Veteran in MMA having competed in many promotions around the world. The Waterford native is one of the main training partners of Conor McGregor. He started with boxing at a young age and then took that skill and transitioned it into MMA. Peter trained at Waterford Muay […]

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 […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Road To Kiev – Part 4

By Emmet Switzer August 6, 2018 (No)
What a weekend for Irish sport that was, we watched the Irish women’s Hockey team land a 2nd place finish at the world finals in England and claim a silver medal. Then the FAI CP team took home a bronze for their 3rd place win at the 2018 IFCPF European Championships in Holland. Amidst all of these fantastic achievements, the Irish Minifootball team are packing their bags and making the final arrangements as part of their journey to Kiev on Saturday for the EMF MiniEuros. No pressure at all then! The Final Countdown The coaching staff and players have done all that they can and with just one short training […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Irish Squad – Part 3

By Emmet Switzer July 29, 2018 (No)
The 2018 MiniEuros are drawing closer by the week and excitement levels at the Minifootball Association of Ireland are at an all time high. The governing body for 6 a side soccer in Ireland want to introduce you to the finer details of the sport, and of course, the 2018 national squad. Knowing the players, and the game will make it much easier to follow and support the team in Kiev next month. Have you missed out on the start of our minifootball series? Then we would recommend checking out Part 1 on Where It All Began, covering the growth of minifootball in Ireland, the challenges involved and the costs […]

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. […]

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & the 2018 European Championships: The Management Team – Part 2

By Emmet Switzer July 4, 2018 (No)
It is a dream for every sports person to represent their country, and a dream that often falls by the wayside as we get older. Many of us look out onto the pitch when we go to see an international game. The honest ones will admit that from time to time, we drift off into our own ‘Walter Mitty’ world, where we got the chance at glory. Time limitations, life pressures and lack of confidence in ability are often the reasons people don’t pursue their dream. These are also the causes behind people falling away from sport, even at a social level. Dreams Versus Reality The reality, though, is that […]

The World Cup for Dummies

By Dean Fitzgerald June 5, 2018 (No)
The FIFA World Cup is upon us once again, as the four year cycle reverts to its most exciting position. This year’s edition, hosted by Russia (thanks to Sepp Blatter perhaps?), is sure to be another affair of the grandest scale. Despite being the biggest single sport competition in the world outside of the Olympics, it is common for many to be unfamiliar with the events that will transpire. For those interested in investing a month of the summer into soccer, here are a few pieces of knowledge for you: Dates The first game, Russia v Saudi Arabia, begins on June 14th at 4 o’clock Irish time. Games will occur […]

Evaluating England’s World Cup Chances

By Dean Fitzgerald June 2, 2018 (No)
With no Boys In Green to discuss we decided to look at how the home of the Premier League will shape up this summer at the World Cup. A major turn of events took place right under most people’s noses between October 8th 2017 and now. The over-hyping of the England national team by its media was silenced, replaced by a trepidation and fear of humiliation stemming from a combination of a mediocre squad and multiple embarrassing exits in major competitions. Since the World Cup Quarter-Final exit at the hands of Portugal in 2006, England have: Failed to qualify for Euro 2008 Lost 4-1 to Germany at the 2010 World Cup […]

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