Brigid’s call on Currid’s expertise

Connacht club champions St Brigid’s are hoping performance coach Caroline Currid’s All-Ireland success will rub off on them.

Manager Noel O’Brien revealed they have been working with sports psychologist Currid whose expertise has contributed to Dublin and Tyrone footballers winning All-Irelands titles last year and 2008 respectively, as well as the Tipperary hurlers’ Liam MacCarthy Cup win in 2010.

After falling to Crossmaglen in last March’s All-Ireland final, O’Brien believed something was missing from the set-up and felt the players were daunted by the day.

With an All-Ireland semi-final against Garrycastle ahead of Brigid’s on February 18, he’s keen to ensure the team’s focus is right.

“You are talking millimetres to get over an All-Ireland final and win a game,” said O’Brien. “This year we have brought in a few people. Maybe there is a bit more experience in the physical end of it.

“We have Caroline Currid, who was with the Dublin senior team last year. She has been tweaking things that maybe I wasn’t doing. That has certainly helped, and hopefully will as we go along.

“You always have to be thinking more advanced. Training methods have changed, the whole system of football has changed. It’s not running the laps around the field and that kind of thing, it’s more modern and technology is coming into it.”

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