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'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'

Apr 30th 2020, 8:05 PM 19,796 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

The Irish sports tech firm helping soccer, rugby and GAA stars stay in shape during the lockdown
# Sports Science
# Sports Science

The Irish sports tech firm helping soccer, rugby and GAA stars stay in shape during the lockdown

Mar 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,494 Views 0 Comments

Newry firm StatSports, valued at over £200m, work with many of the top sporting organisations in the world.

From measurable momentum with Leinster to shaping the future of the Lionesses
# High Performance
# High Performance

From measurable momentum with Leinster to shaping the future of the Lionesses

Dec 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,514 Views 2 Comments

Wickow man Peter Tierney moved away from the heavyweights in his native province to work with the English FA.

'He's a workaholic, a perfectionist': the science behind Zlatan's 'phenomenal' return
# Expert View
# Expert View

'He's a workaholic, a perfectionist': the science behind Zlatan's 'phenomenal' return

Aug 25th 2017, 12:23 AM 18,314 Views 6 Comments

Former Chelsea, Leeds and England physiotherapist Dave Hancock is an expert in the field of cruciate ligament recovery.

Your ultimate guide to getting the best out of Science Week 2016
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Your ultimate guide to getting the best out of Science Week 2016

Nov 8th 2016, 11:52 AM 9,580 Views 3 Comments

Channel your inner mad scientist and get learning.

Are penalty shootouts about to change dramatically?
# The Whole Twelve Yards
# The Whole Twelve Yards

Are penalty shootouts about to change dramatically?

Mar 29th 2016, 3:28 PM 13,175 Views 17 Comments

Two academics are proposing a ‘catch-up’ rule to help eradicate the advantages afforded to the team that kicks first.

'Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way' - Canavan
# Game Changer?
# Game Changer?

'Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way' - Canavan

Jan 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 8,430 Views 1 Comment

Performance analysis is changing elite sport and those refusing to keep up to speed are being left behind, according the Tyrone legend.

Caffeine, chaos and effortless power: The science behind Chris Bryan's swimming success
# Long Distance
# Long Distance

Caffeine, chaos and effortless power: The science behind Chris Bryan's swimming success

Sep 21st 2014, 12:03 PM 10,551 Views 1 Comment

You don’t need to have a degree in sports science to excel in endurance sport, but it helps.

An 18-year-old intern who kept messing up brain surgery on mice accidentally stumbled on a scientific breakthrough
# NFL
# NFL

An 18-year-old intern who kept messing up brain surgery on mice accidentally stumbled on a scientific breakthrough

Apr 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 9,165 Views 0 Comments

The error was important for concussion research.

Ronan O'Gara was the 35th-best place kicker in world rugby, says study
# Sports Science
# Sports Science

Ronan O'Gara was the 35th-best place kicker in world rugby, says study

Feb 16th 2014, 1:02 PM 25,195 Views 40 Comments

Ken Quarrie’s fascinating study on goal kicking success has shown that David Humphreys delivered between 2002 and 2011.

What it looks like inside a concussed brain
# Health
# Health

What it looks like inside a concussed brain

Dec 27th 2013, 1:01 PM 2,774 Views 1 Comment

Scientists are learning more and more every day about what happens in the brain during concussion.

Kilkenny hurler flying out for work experience with the Sydney Swans
# Sports Science
# Sports Science

Kilkenny hurler flying out for work experience with the Sydney Swans

Nov 21st 2013, 4:39 PM 7,263 Views 2 Comments

Michael Fennelly hopes to convince the GAA to invest more money in collecting player data.

Sports science company to create 24 jobs
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# Jobswatch

Sports science company to create 24 jobs

Oct 29th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,481 Views 0 Comments

Rugby stars Jamie Heaslip and Kevin McLaughlin have invested in the company, which specialises in pre diagnosis of injuries.

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance
# Sports Science
# Sports Science

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance

Oct 5th 2013, 2:58 PM 87,903 Views 5 Comments

Here’s what the little box on the players’ upper backs actually does.

Big Data and blood tests: Irish company trying to crack athletes’ performance code
# Sports Science
# Sports Science

Big Data and blood tests: Irish company trying to crack athletes’ performance code

Sep 29th 2013, 12:15 PM 3,887 Views 5 Comments

ORRECO, a Sligo-based company, is making waves in the field of bio-analytics.

Different class: Michael Fennelly writing thesis on GPS in hurling
# College Man
# College Man

Different class: Michael Fennelly writing thesis on GPS in hurling

Jul 24th 2013, 10:30 AM 3,453 Views 0 Comments

Kilkenny hurlers never needed a Sat-Nav to find the posts before however.

'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)
# What's Your Secret?
# What's Your Secret?

'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)

May 25th 2013, 8:14 AM 3,011 Views 4 Comments

One of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine explains the intricacies of what it really means to ‘call time’.

Jim McGuinness not scared of Glasgow Celtic coaching role
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Jim McGuinness not scared of Glasgow Celtic coaching role

Oct 9th 2012, 12:38 PM 12,504 Views 26 Comments

The Donegal Football coach wants his side to push on for more All-Ireland titles but would consider a future soccer training position.

'Maybe prison is the only way to stop doping', says WADA chief
# Documentary
# Documentary

'Maybe prison is the only way to stop doping', says WADA chief

Jul 17th 2012, 3:51 PM 658 Views 4 Comments

RTE will tonight broadcast a programme which examines the influences of science and technology on sport.

Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep
# Zzzzzzz....
# Zzzzzzz....

Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep

Jul 22nd 2011, 12:57 PM 642 Views 2 Comments

Stop what you’re doing! Waking up at dawn to drink egg yolks and punch frozen beef could actually be counter-productive. If you want to compete, sleep is what you need.