Latest News & Articles From Setanta College

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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 [...]

Transitioning to Training The General Population – Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start

S&C coaches live their lives split between two places - the gym and the playing field. Strength coaches’ primary concern is getting their athletes in top shape to perform on match day, and that involves a lot more than standing [...]

By |2019-01-23T18:03:08+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Athletic Performance, Personal Training, Resistance Training|