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Injury Incidence Profile of the Amateur Rugby Player

Research Title: Injury Incidence Profile of the Amateur Rugby Player   Since the advent of professionalism, the demand for knowledge on the science behind Rugby Union has influenced the investigation of injury incidence and epidemiology, the majority of which is [...]

Setanta Talks – featuring S&C Coach for Georgia Rugby, Ged McNamara

In this episode of Setanta Talks, we had Clare local Ged McNamara talk to Dr. Liam about how he has become one of the key developers of S&C for Georgia Rugby, his preparation for the Rugby World Cup and how [...]

A Four-Week Fundamental Motor Skill Intervention

Research Title: A four-week fundamental motor skill intervention improves motor skills in eight to 10-year-old Irish primary school children.  Introduction: Fundamental motor skills are important in the long-term development of children physically, socially and cognitively. [1] The Fundamental Movement Skills [...]

By |2019-06-20T13:03:47+01:00June 18th, 2019|Youth Development, Athletic Performance, Masters|

The Oversimplification of Training Load Monitoring and a Need for Change

Elite athlete, coach, scientist and Programme Director of our Master of Science in Performance Coaching, Dr. Joe Warne, looks at key aspects hindering identifying a valid method of training load monitoring and the need to treat players, athletes, and performers [...]

By |2019-06-12T23:31:50+01:00June 12th, 2019|Athletic Performance, Sports Technology, Masters|

WGPA Player Welfare Workshop: Test Results

In preparation for our next performance workshop in conjunction with our proud partners, the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Players Association), we have decided to take a look at some of the testing data gathered at the inaugural WGPA performance workshop held [...]

David Moriarty: Integration of Conditioning into Sports Related Activities

Do the expectations of the role of a strength and conditioning coach differ on what title they are given? Setanta tutor, David Moriarty, draws on his own experience as an S&C coach with the Limerick Footballers and Hurlers, Tipperary Footballers [...]

Q&A with Italian Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Brady

A fascinating sub-plot to the match in Rome is the story of the Irish names involved in Italian rugby. There is the head coach and an outstanding out-half, while a key member of the Italian backroom team hails from Dundrum, [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:34:56+01:00February 22nd, 2019|Athletic Performance, Rugby, Sports Technology, Opinion, Setanta Talks|
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