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#Sports Psychology

The psychology behind how Covid is helping GAA underdogs thrive on big days
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# No Crowds No Problem

The psychology behind how Covid is helping GAA underdogs thrive on big days

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 15,408 Views 5 Comments

The lack of crowds, muted build-up and players working from home might have helped the Cavan, Tipperary and Waterford success stories.

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'
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'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Apr 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,735 Views 1 Comment

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

'What do you have faith in? If you don’t believe in God or the universe, do you even believe in yourself?'
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'What do you have faith in? If you don’t believe in God or the universe, do you even believe in yourself?'

Apr 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 28,792 Views 96 Comments

Gerry Hussey on the mindset of elite athletes, mastering flow state and why ego hinders performance.

'I was like my own guinea pig': Ex-Waterford hurler helping business executives win the mind games
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'I was like my own guinea pig': Ex-Waterford hurler helping business executives win the mind games

Jan 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 23,909 Views 1 Comment

Shane O’Sullivan’s fascination with sports psychology can be traced back to a speech given by Liam Griffin in 1996.

The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life
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The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 19,343 Views 1 Comment

Top sportspeople swear by these habits.

'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance
# Probably All In The Mind
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# Probably All In The Mind

'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance

Sep 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 21,062 Views 18 Comments

The former Armagh All-Ireland winner talks forensically about sports psychology, motivation and what makes the best.

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'
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# Feature

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Aug 6th 2016, 10:00 AM 20,539 Views 2 Comments

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

Ruddock's 'next minute' mantra helped Lansdowne on road to glory
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Ruddock's 'next minute' mantra helped Lansdowne on road to glory

May 11th 2015, 7:15 AM 4,471 Views 10 Comments

“Our focus has always been that if something goes wrong, forget that,” says the former Wales coach.

'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist

Nov 27th 2014, 7:22 PM 4,723 Views 1 Comment

David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.

'People have everything they need already inside them'
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'People have everything they need already inside them'

Oct 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,820 Views 0 Comments

Dr. Mike Gervais has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Felix Baumgartner and a host of other world-class athletes.

How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to
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How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to

Oct 24th 2014, 10:00 AM 3,062 Views 1 Comment

That morning jog you love in summer can become a chore in winter.

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'
# Letter From Brazil
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# Letter From Brazil

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'

Jul 3rd 2014, 1:38 PM 13,460 Views 3 Comments

Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.

Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars
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Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars

Aug 25th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,709 Views 8 Comments

Turns out ‘keeping your eye on the ball’ is not necessarily the best way to up your game…

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance
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# Outside The Lines

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance

Jan 21st 2012, 8:25 AM 93 Views 6 Comments

Our sports stars may seem like superheroes, but they’re just as fragile as you and I, writes sports psychologist Tadhg MacIntyre.

Science unlocks the key to penalties, sort of
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Science unlocks the key to penalties, sort of

Aug 3rd 2011, 1:56 PM 388 Views 1 Comment

Dutch psychologists’ research into penalty shoot-outs could change the face of football… unless the goalie just happens to go the other way.

How Cadel conquered the Schlecks
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# Nerds

How Cadel conquered the Schlecks

Jul 27th 2011, 6:19 PM 107 Views 0 Comments

Winning the Tour de France isn’t just a matter of burying yourself on the bike day after day, it’s as much about knowing when and how to work as the working itself.

The doctor will see you now: Karl Morris joins the GUI
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The doctor will see you now: Karl Morris joins the GUI

Jul 21st 2011, 4:21 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

One of Europe’s top sports psychologists has become official mind coach to the Golfing Union of Ireland’s National Performance Academy.