Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

Apr 08, 14 Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

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By Heather Fell Former British modern pentathlete writing for BBC Sport  – To the outside world, international athletes live the dream.They get to do what they love professionally, day-in day-out – and gratefully receive all the accolades, glory and silverwear. During my 10-year modern pentathlon career, which ended...

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Managers happy as Cork GAA tackling burnout blight

Apr 07, 14 Managers happy as Cork GAA tackling burnout blight

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Newly-appointed Cork underage managers Derek Kavanagh and Diarmuid O’Sullivan believe the development squad programme rolled out by Rebel Óg officials last night will eliminate burnout amongst the county’s most talented youngsters. The programme, centred on player education, will see Cork’s elite hurlers and footballers from U15...

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An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

Feb 21, 14 An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

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Some have foreshadowed this time; some have considered it and then banished the thoughts; some have refused to reflect on it for more than a moment. All have felt at least some terror at what it holds. By Brian Moore.  Retirement is almost a taboo subject in sport, which is remarkable given that it happens to every athlete. Winners...

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Jo Mersh – The After Life of an Athlete

Sep 30, 13 Jo Mersh – The After Life of an Athlete

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Jo Mersh was a World Championship Bronze medallist, a former British Record Holder, ex-adidas pin-up girl, and even performed her own songs on stage to Lord Coe and Daley Thompson, she modeled for Stella McCartney, and played football with David Beckham. As Jo explains “I was a somebody”. But 16 years after beginning  a...

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