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#Sports Science

# sports-science - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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

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

# sports-science - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

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

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

# sports-science - Monday 30 December, 2019

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

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

# sports-science - Friday 25 August, 2017

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

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

# sports-science - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

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# sports-science - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Are penalty shootouts about to change dramatically?

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

# sports-science - Sunday 31 January, 2016

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

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

# sports-science - Sunday 21 September, 2014

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

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

# sports-science - Monday 21 April, 2014

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

# sports-science - Sunday 16 February, 2014

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

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

# sports-science - Friday 27 December, 2013

What it looks like inside a concussed brain

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

# sports-science - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Kilkenny hurler flying out for work experience with the Sydney Swans

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

# sports-science - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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

# sports-science - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance

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

# sports-science - Sunday 29 September, 2013

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

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

# sports-science - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Different class: Michael Fennelly writing thesis on GPS in hurling

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

# sports-science - Saturday 25 May, 2013

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

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

# sports-science - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Jim McGuinness not scared of Glasgow Celtic coaching role

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

# sports-science - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

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

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

# sports-science - Friday 22 July, 2011

Infographic of the day: athletes and sleep

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.