Like Gavin, Schmidt has built an environment that will outlast him

Like Gavin, Schmidt has built an environment that will outlast him

Last Saturday evening in Croke Park had a sense of inevitability about it, as Dublin cruised to their 29th All-Ireland title, capturing the elusive five in a row ...

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The winner may be team who can go off the script

The winner may be team who can go off the script

Replay, what replay?

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Dubs show leadership and poise but weren’t born with it

Dubs show leadership and poise but weren’t born with it

Last Sunday’s All-Ireland final was the epitome of edge-of-the-seat viewing. The fact that the build-up was more subdued than normal is likely to have contributed ...

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Kerry tradition will make it a contest but Dublin have moved sport on

Kerry tradition will make it a contest but Dublin have moved sport on

It is only fitting this Dublin set-up have to beat the most successful county in the history of the game to be declared the greatest team ever.

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Sheedy wins without kids. But now for Tipp’s toughest challenge

Sheedy wins without kids. But now for Tipp’s toughest challenge

It used be thought you couldn’t win anything with young players, until Alex Ferguson came along and turned that on its head with his team of tyros from the ...

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How to deal with sporting snails

How to deal with sporting snails

All this talk about Bryson DeChambeau on the PGA Tour and his painfully slow play raises a lot of questions for everyone watching.

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Mayo have the players, but have they got the gameplan?

Mayo have the players, but have they got the gameplan?

Familiarity breeds contempt. Really? Does extensive knowledge of someone lead to a loss of respect for them? Not this weekend.

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How long before esports applies to IOC for Olympic Games status?

How long before esports applies to IOC for Olympic Games status?

I remember a time when a wrapper was something that covered a bar of chocolate.

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For McIlroy, the one that got away may actually set him on his way

For McIlroy, the one that got away may actually set him on his way

If failing to prepare means preparing to fail, the question about how to prepare effectively must be broached by any self-respecting high performing athlete and ...

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Sometimes it’s less about finding another gear than finding a way

Sometimes it’s less about finding another gear than finding a way

I now know the feeling of writing something a week too soon and then being left to wonder how much more appropriate it would have been had I wrote it a week later.

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At the business end of sport, it’s all about winning smart

At the business end of sport, it’s all about winning smart

What is it about high-performance athletes and teams that they always appear to have another gear to go to when the competition heats up?

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Sometimes kids need more time to just be kids

Sometimes kids need more time to just be kids

Primary schools closed their doors for the much-anticipated summer break last week.

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A welcome shift away from kneejerk reaction to bad results

A welcome shift away from kneejerk reaction to bad results

Are times changing? There is a feeling in the air that changes are afoot.

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Eminem got it wrong. You’ll get another ‘once in a lifetime’ shot

Eminem got it wrong. You’ll get another ‘once in a lifetime’ shot

As the summer presses on we can expect to be treated to top class sport every week from here on in.

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Are Tipp responding to Sheedy’s Pygmalion Effect?

Are Tipp responding to Sheedy’s Pygmalion Effect?

Is it possible to a view a game through fresh eyes? To sit back and let what unfolds take its course without expectation, opinion, or prediction to cloud the experience? ...

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Dr Ed Coughlan: Every team needs a ‘momentum killer’ to have a fighting chance

Dr Ed Coughlan: Every team needs a ‘momentum killer’ to have a fighting chance

Hurling again dominated proceedings last weekend. Not for the last time this season the incredible spectacle of the sport was there for all to see.

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Good coaches choose right words when things go wrong

Good coaches choose right words when things go wrong

When a player is in the heat of the moment in a championship match, their intention is to do the best job possible at that moment and every other moment throughout ...

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