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#Sports Psychology

# sports-psychology - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

# sports-psychology - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'What do you have faith in? If you don’t believe in God or the universe, do you even believe in yourself?'

Gerry Hussey on the mindset of elite athletes, mastering flow state and why ego hinders performance.

# sports-psychology - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'I was like my own guinea pig': Ex-Waterford hurler helping business executives win the mind games

Shane O’Sullivan’s fascination with sports psychology can be traced back to a speech given by Liam Griffin in 1996.

# sports-psychology - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life

Top sportspeople swear by these habits.

# sports-psychology - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance

The former Armagh All-Ireland winner talks forensically about sports psychology, motivation and what makes the best.

# sports-psychology - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes' Feature This post contains videos

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

# sports-psychology - Monday 11 May, 2015

Ruddock's 'next minute' mantra helped Lansdowne on road to glory

“Our focus has always been that if something goes wrong, forget that,” says the former Wales coach.

# sports-psychology - Thursday 27 November, 2014

'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist

David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.

# sports-psychology - Sunday 26 October, 2014

'People have everything they need already inside them'

Dr. Mike Gervais has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Felix Baumgartner and a host of other world-class athletes.

# sports-psychology - Friday 24 October, 2014

How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to

That morning jog you love in summer can become a chore in winter.

# sports-psychology - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'

Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.

# sports-psychology - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars Eyes Down

Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars

Turns out ‘keeping your eye on the ball’ is not necessarily the best way to up your game…

# sports-psychology - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance

Our sports stars may seem like superheroes, but they’re just as fragile as you and I, writes sports psychologist Tadhg MacIntyre.

# sports-psychology - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Science unlocks the key to penalties, sort of

Dutch psychologists’ research into penalty shoot-outs could change the face of football… unless the goalie just happens to go the other way.

# sports-psychology - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

How Cadel conquered the Schlecks

Winning the Tour de France isn’t just a matter of burying yourself on the bike day after day, it’s as much about knowing when and how to work as the working itself.

# sports-psychology - Thursday 21 July, 2011

The doctor will see you now: Karl Morris joins the GUI

One of Europe’s top sports psychologists has become official mind coach to the Golfing Union of Ireland’s National Performance Academy.