Athletic Performance

Coaching Considerations on the Return to Play – Dr. Liam Hennessy, Des Ryan & Prof. Ian Jeffreys

With sport and training making its highly anticipated return, all involved in sport will be eager to hit the ground running. Coaches will find themselves in unfamiliar territory as teams and athletes return from a lengthy period of relative inactivity. [...]

Calf and Achilles Injuries – Managing the Risk Factors on the Return to Play

Increased Risk As competitive sporting fixtures are about to resume following a prolonged period of Covid restrictions, there will be an increased risk of calf muscle and Achilles tendon injuries. This can be attributed to a large increase in training loads over a short period of time where many athletes have [...]

By |2021-04-30T17:24:31+01:00April 30th, 2021|Athletic Performance, Injury Prevention|

Mikey Kiely: Creativity Crucial in a COVID-Impacted GAA Season

A graduate of the Setanta College MSc programme, Limerick S&C coach Mikey Kiely joined Setanta College President Dr. Liam Hennessy ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling Final, discussing preparations for inter-county GAA in the world of COVID-19. A Supporting Role The [...]

By |2020-12-10T19:43:26+00:00December 10th, 2020|Athletic Performance, GAA, Setanta Talks|

Preparing for the Senior Game – A Closer Look at the Physical Demands of Junior Rugby

In a previous piece, Setanta College graduate Annie McCarra MSc, examined the Physical Demands of Rugby Union, and the difference between the senior and junior game. In this article, Annie examines the demands of Junior Rugby in more detail. A [...]

The Physical Demands of Rugby Union: Analysing the Difference Between the Senior & Junior Game

The Evolution of Rugby Union When Rugby Union became professional in 1995 so too did the style of play, with players becoming bigger, stronger, and faster. This increase in physicality has influenced growing research on the science behind the sport, [...]