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#strength and conditioning

# strength-and-conditioning - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'It's a massive toll, let's manage our expectations on how often we expect them to do it'

‘We’re still chasing rest,’ says Jason Cowman, who oversees the running of the IRFU’s player management programme.

# strength-and-conditioning - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'I've got a great love for this place. I don't think I can do it justice, but I love it, absolutely f**king love it'

Johnny O’Connor is in his third spell with Connacht and ahead of today’s Pro14 season-opener, explains why he has always been drawn back to Galway.

# strength-and-conditioning - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

'I felt everybody got made a laughing stock of – management, backroom and the players'

Strength and conditioning coach Noel Flynn has spoken out following Peter Creedon’s departure as Laois senior football manager.

# strength-and-conditioning - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'We have athletes but they can’t play, we've produced robots'

Leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn talks fitness and nutrition, and brings us through his turbulent career.

# strength-and-conditioning - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Johnny O'Connor joins Galway's backroom team after three-year spell with Arsenal

The former Connacht flanker will work with Shane Keegan’s squad next season.

# strength-and-conditioning - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Exercise quality always above quantity for Leinster Rugby's head of fitness

The top man in the province’s S&C department isn’t interested in weightlifting records or punishing workloads.

# strength-and-conditioning - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Fancy a gawk around Leinster's gym? Come with us...

Leinster’s head of fitness Daniel Tobin talks us through a regular day under the roof of their shiny new facility.

# strength-and-conditioning - Monday 19 May, 2014

Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU

The western province are set to improve their strength and conditioning facilities and have appointed Paul Bunce as their new head of fitness.

# strength-and-conditioning - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Munster coach on supplements, cryotherapy and Keith Earls' powers of recovery

Aled Walters is strength and conditioning of the southern province and has worked closely with the Welsh national team.

# strength-and-conditioning - Sunday 26 January, 2014

'Whether it's for performance or to look better naked, everyone needs to do it'

We talk to co-founder of the Irish Strength Institute John Connor, who runs the top high performance centre in the country.

# strength-and-conditioning - Friday 27 December, 2013

Inside the backroom: ‘In 1995, doing things like warm-ups and warm-downs was rocket science’

In the first of a three-part series, fitness coach Pat Flanagan talks us through the rise in strength and conditioning work in the GAA.

# strength-and-conditioning - Friday 29 November, 2013

'Everyone is expected now to know all the right things and all the right science'

Fitness expert Pat Flanagan is bringing together some of the country’s top coaches to ask: what’s the best way to train?

# strength-and-conditioning - Friday 8 November, 2013

Meet the Kilbrittain man plotting Ireland's downfall against Samoa

Cork man Micheal Deasy is the strength and conditioning coach for Saturday’s visitors to the Aviva Stadium.

# strength-and-conditioning - Wednesday 23 October, 2013