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‘Tom Hanks, Avengers, Philosophers & Gladiators’ – Senior Touch Championships, 2017: Postscript

19225769_10155178406075469_5508391017447579157_nScorned and covered with scars, we strove with our last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable star… to right the unrightable wrong… to fight the unbeatable foe… to run where the brave dare not go… to ride into hell for a heavenly cause… And lose. Again. We did. Continue reading

Day 2 – Senior Touch Championships, Edinburgh 2017

I’ve read a lot of sports psychology over the last year so I know this is basic stuff and I just have to accept I got it badly wrong. I should know better. I built things up too much in my head, put too much pressure on myself, and got into how big the whole thing was, dug myself into a hole. I should have just trusted my processes, trusted my body’s muscle memory, all those hours of practice, my body knew what to do. Just let it flow. That’s being ‘in the zone.’

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Day 1 – Senior Touch Championships, Edinburgh

Game 1 vs England

First match up was against England on the pitch I made my Ireland debut on in 2011… against England. This was the advice I got from a friend by text before that game. ‘Everything is going to happen at such speed you won’t realise what’s happening to you. You’ve got to be ready for it… Hit it from the start like a hurricane!’  Continue reading

Senior Touch Championships Edinburgh, 2017

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This time last year we had just lost in a drop off (extra time – each team down to 4 players) in the European Championship final to England… Continue reading