Jordan Larmour: 'I'm still trying to find the right balance'

Jordan Larmour: 'I'm still trying to find the right balance'

Energia has released the second video in a three-part series on Leinster Rugby’s Jordan Larmour.

After a strong performance over Toulouse last weekend, Jordan Larmour continues to develop into a key member of the Leinster backline.

Since he burst onto the professional rugby scene and with his career clearly on an upwards trajectory, it’s hard to imagine the 21-year-old with anything other than a bright future, but that wasn’t always the case.

In ‘The Power Behind Jordan Larmour’, Larmour opens up about the adversities he had to overcome as a teenager and the pressures of a career in high performing professional sport.

“I was in fifth year, I did my ACL so I was out for about a year...When I was coming into Leinster I had an ankle injury. It just wasn't getting better so I had the surgery...It's hard when you're out for a long time,” he said.

He said it's hard to find the right balance of pressure.

Standards and pressure is what you need in a winning environment. The pressure can be a good thing.

“But if you put too much pressure on yourself, you might go into your shell, you might get too nervous. I'm still trying to find the right balance.”

Watch the full episode below:

More on this topic

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour joins John Barclay in retiring from international rugbyScotland’s Tommy Seymour joins John Barclay in retiring from international rugby

Ian Foster appointed new All Blacks head coachIan Foster appointed new All Blacks head coach

Donal Lenihan: Larmour ready to be Ireland's starting full-back in Six NationsDonal Lenihan: Larmour ready to be Ireland's starting full-back in Six Nations

Comfortable win over Ireland did New Zealand no favours, says HansenComfortable win over Ireland did New Zealand no favours, says Hansen

More in this Section

Donegal chairman: 'The fundraising and sponsorship nearly takes up your whole year'Donegal chairman: 'The fundraising and sponsorship nearly takes up your whole year'

Mayo GAA secretary thanks Tim O'Leary in annual reportMayo GAA secretary thanks Tim O'Leary in annual report

Barrister makes doping allegations against Shane Sutton over Tour of IrelandBarrister makes doping allegations against Shane Sutton over Tour of Ireland

Injured Stones ruled out of Dinamo Zagreb clashInjured Stones ruled out of Dinamo Zagreb clash


Lifestyle

Lizzo, Demi Lovato and Ashley Graham are among those prompting us to practise a little more self-love.5 times celebrities reminded us to be body positive in 2019

Wondering about wine for the big day? Leslie Williams has all the options, for every taste and budget.Something from the bar: The perfect drink selections this Christmas

Damon Smith faces the might of the First Order on the exhilarating Star Wars Rise Of The Resistance attraction at Walt Disney World in Orlando.Feeling the Force in Florida: Star Wars Rise Of The Resistance attraction opens at Walt Disney World

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book over the Christmas holidays, says Kya deLongchamps.By the book: Our top home and interiors picks to curl up with over the festive season

More From The Irish Examiner