Keeper reveals depression affected Pompey career

Jul 08, 14 Keeper reveals depression affected Pompey career

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John Sullivan cuts a dejected figure after conceding against York Picture: Joe Pep   The kit room in the depths of the Abbey Stadium served as a sanctuary, but for John Sullivan there was to be no more hiding.   Cambridge United was meant to offer a temporary haven from a Pompey career drawing its final rasping breath....

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Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

Jun 08, 14 Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

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Niall Quinn insists it’s time Irish sporting bodies got to grips with the addiction problems that have become the norm writes Michael Scully.  Quinn has seen former team-mates fall into the trap of addiction and admits he was lucky to have a support structure in place to prevent him doing the same. It’s why he spoke from the heart...

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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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Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

Feb 26, 14 Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

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Ex-Ireland and Munster rugby star David Corkery has urged the public to reach out to anyone suffering from depression — after revealing a “chance encounter” effectively saved his own life. By  Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Irish Examiner Reporter The 28-times capped Cork- born international made the call for greater mental health awareness...

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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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