PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

Apr 26, 14 PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

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The ‘Play in my Boots’ campaign  is an mental health initiative by the GAA to help and educate players and coaches about the important of “Mental Fitness”  in a sporting language that is familiar to them . Using the term ‘mental fitness’ to emphasise the positive nature of mental wellness, the packs also aim to remind...

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Facing Down an Injury

Apr 14, 14 Facing Down an Injury

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Five athletes who’ve confronted sports-related injuries with hope, wisdom and courage and come out stronger on the other side. by Nicole Radziszewski  Five years ago, running was my life. It was the perfect package of fitness, friendship and competition, all wrapped up in a shiny coat of endorphins. It was my therapy after the...

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Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson opens up about his battle with depression

Apr 09, 14 Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson  opens up about his battle with depression

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Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson  opens up about his battle with depression Tuesday, March 18th 2014. I wake up to a beautiful morning as the sunshine streams through the blinds in my bedroom. I’m lying in bed, tears streaming down my cheeks, but I’m not asking myself ‘what’s wrong with me?’ For years, I did just that,...

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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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Injured Ahlete in Team Sports – How to Help the Athlete Psychologically Through the Injury

Apr 07, 14 Injured Ahlete in Team Sports – How to Help the Athlete  Psychologically Through the Injury

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How to help the athlete psychologically through the injury. This is a  research guide by Antti Turunen that was primarily made for team sport coaches on competitive levels to help them to support their injured athletes. Even the injuries are not wanted aspect in athletes life, they are a part of the realism at some point of all...

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