Athletic Performance

Greg Bennett: The Pre-Season Puzzle – How Do We Fit All The Pieces Together?

As coaches, how do we plan our training so that our teams get the most from it? This is a question many will have asked themselves as they plan their pre-season training periods. Many GAA and soccer pre-season schedules are [...]

From Belfast to Uruguay – The Life and Story of an S&C Intern

Ahead of Uruguay's first match against Fiji in the Rugby World Cup, we sit down with Setanta College student, Dean Lester, who took up a 9-month strength and conditioning internship with the Uruguay National Rugby Union. Working alongside Craig White, [...]

By |2019-09-24T16:31:41+01:00September 24th, 2019|Athletic Performance, Rugby, Sports Technology, Masters, Opinion|

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

A fascinating sub-plot to this Rugby World Cup is the story of the Irish names involved. Within Federazione Italiana Rugby there is obviously the head coach, Conor O'Shea, while a key member of the Italian backroom team hails from Dundrum, [...]

By |2019-09-18T14:57:30+01:00September 18th, 2019|Athletic Performance, Rugby, Sports Technology, Opinion, Setanta Talks|

The Threat Of The “Main Effect”, We Are All Individual

Elite athlete, coach, scientist and Programme Leader of our Master of Science in Performance Coaching, Dr. Joe Warne, looks at how the threat of the 'main effect' can impact an athlete's performance. Dr. Joe Warne getting an endurance athlete's [...]

By |2019-09-11T17:14:21+01:00September 10th, 2019|Athletic Performance, Injury Rehabilitation, Masters, Injury Prevention|