Athletic Performance

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|

Setanta Talks – featuring Robbie Cannon

In this episode of Setanta Talks, we chat to Fitness Trainer to Shane Lowry, Irish Amateur Close winner and S&C coach, Robbie Cannon. Dr. Liam chats to him about the little things that make it worthwhile for him as a [...]

Tipperary fire-fighters to battle it out in inaugural Setanta Fire Service Games

Fire-fighters from Co. Tipperary will battle it out in a test of physical fitness and endurance at the inaugural Setanta Fire Service Games next month. The first of their kind in Ireland, the Games will take place at Thurles Fire [...]

Setanta Talks – featuring WBO European Champion, Davey Oliver Joyce

In this episode of Setanta Talks, we chat to WBO European Champion, Davey Oliver Joyce and get an insight into the life of a professional boxer. From the benefits of multi-sport participation at youth level to the importance of having [...]

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|