Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

Apr 29, 14 Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

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At this moment in time, the road back for Colm Cooper is long. News of the Kerry forward’s anterior cruciate ligament injury was compounded on Wednesday morning when it was revealed that he was facing an even lengthier rehabilitation than initially anticipated due to the fact that he fractured his knee in the incident as...

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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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Football managers: Stress and health risks in the English Premier League

Apr 10, 14 Football managers: Stress and health risks in the English Premier League

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INSIDE THE COTTAGE –  The Australian First Team Fitness Coach for Fulham Football Club, SCOTT MILLER gives an exclusive insight to the www.australiantimes.co.uk into the world of English Premier League football and how managers cope and deal with the stress of their high-pressured jobs. It is a common theme in professional...

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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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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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