Depression, exhaustion, academic sacrifice: The price paid by DCU GAA’s elite

Mar 01, 15 Depression, exhaustion, academic sacrifice: The price paid by DCU GAA’s elite

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Sacrifices on a physical, mental and academic level are being made across all codes of third-level Gaelic games, according to some of DCU’s GAA players and coaches. In the build-up to the climax of the higher education GAA season, The College View has spoken to a number of DCU students who play on numerous teams and the impact this...

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Teens at risk of ‘burnout’ by playing too many sports

Feb 28, 15 Teens at risk of ‘burnout’ by playing too many sports

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Sam Griffin from the Irish Independent writes that the country’s young sports people are suffering serious burnout from over training and playing for too many teams across too many sports, a special investigation by the Irish Independent has found Leading clinicians, sports scientists and coaches from a variety of disciplines...

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Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

Nov 04, 14 Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

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Jules Evans explains how one rugby club is beefing up its back row with Buddha, Aristotle and Epictetus the Stoic For the past year, I’ve been running a philosophy group at Saracens rugby club. Once a month, I go to Saracens’ training ground in St Albans and give a brief talk about an idea from ancient philosophy that can be...

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Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

Nov 01, 14 Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

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Ronan O’Gara joined Ray Darcy in the Today FM studios recently. The former Irish International and Munster player discussed rugby, life in France and the importance of feeding your family a healthy dinner. From a coaching point of view he also discussed the importance of player welfare and how you have to look at players...

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The road to being a pro…

Jun 21, 14 The road to being a pro…

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Throughout my life I’ve always known that I wanted to be a tennis player. Fortunately for me I was exposed to tennis at such a young age through the influence of my parents and luckily I only had to climb under a barbed wire fence at the end of my garden in order to play at 1879 tennis club. I used to spend hours a week down...

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

May 13, 14 Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight as Life as a Pro Tennis Player by Ireland’s Number 1 Player James Mc Gee. “Let me first start by going back to 2009..”   2009-2011: For many years, my biggest concern about playing on the tour wasn’t so much about my will or ability, it was more about having...

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