How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

May 15, 15 How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

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Why does a top Premier League manager feel alone? How can you feel isolated, with no-one to turn to, in a bustling dressing room? Why can a jet-setting sporting lifestyle leave you feeling like a stranger in your own home? By Tom Reynolds for BBC Sport Elite sport can appear a privileged profession, a chance to live out the...

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Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

Mar 13, 15 Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

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Their prodigious footballing talents were spotted at an early age, and they were soon snapped up and attached to the biggest clubs writes Andy Mitten from United We Stand in the Bleacher Reports. They won professional contracts, sharing dressing rooms and bedrooms with some of the biggest names in world football. Some even played...

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‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

Mar 04, 15 ‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

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Part three of the special www.independent.ie series about players who have experienced the whirlwind of football, the highs and lows, and where their career eventually took them, inside or outside of the game. This week, John Fallon talks to Laois gaelic footballer and former Celtic soccer player Paul Cahillane What he considered...

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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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