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RTÉ Sport Announce 11 Nominees For ‘Team Of The Year’

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Eleven nominees have made the shortlist for the RTÉ Sports Awards 2018 ‘Team of the Year’ which is set to be decided by public vote with the winner being announced during the awards ceremony on Saturday. With Grand Slam titles, World Cup finals, and 45-year famines, 2018 was a monumental year for Irish sport. Picking the winner of the ‘Team …

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World-Cup Winning Coach On Sports Performance, Fitness & Mentality

Performance coach Darcy Norman gave Pundit Arena a fascinating insight into his experiences with football teams such as Bayern Munich, AS Roma and the German national team.  Norman highlighted the importance of mental strength in the optimization of sports performance. “I think everything we do involves mental strength. One player that I recently worked with, Kevin Strootman, went through a difficult …

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Former Irish Back-Row Kevin McLaughlin On “Incredible” Leinster Culture

In this week’s instalment of our performance partnership with FFS Gyms, Rory and Rudds speak with retired Leinster and Ireland rugby player and now VP of operations of Kitman Labs, Kevin McLaughlin. McLaughlin made 115 appearances for Leinster and received eight caps for Ireland before a series of concussions forced him to retire in 2015. The former back row then got involved …

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Performance – Spotlight On Celebrity Personal Trainer Steffan Fusco

In this week’s instalment of our performance partnership with FFS Gyms, Rory and Rudds speak with celebrity personal trainer Steffan Fusco. Steffan Fusco is a personal trainer who works with some of Ireland’s leading talents in sport, fashion and showbiz. Having worked in an office job from 9-5 in online sales, Steffan decided to pursue his passion for helping others …

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Dublin Boxer Victor Rabei Gives Insight Into His Training-Camp

Moldovan-born Dublin boxer Victor Rabei (5-0) spoke to the For Fit Sake podcast about the ins and outs of a fighter’s preparation and mindset during training camp. It’s very easy for the average combat sports fan to take every fight at face-value. You get to see the fiery interviews, the heated staredowns, and, of course, the fights themselves but the work …

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How Your Diet Can Make You More Like a Professional Athlete

When it comes to sporting heroes, most are inimitable in their actions. From scoring impressive goals to helping bring home trophies and make their mark on sporting history. Most people aren’t capable of even a small percentage of what most sporting legends are able to do. But there is one way we can emulate our heroes and enrich our own …

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Leinster Rugby S&C Coach Explains Famed ‘Stuesday’ Sessions

It’s been an unforgettable year for all at Leinster Rugby, with the province swatting aside all opponents en route to an unprecedented Champions Cup and Pro14 double. Although there are myriad reasons for the success of the Boys In Blue in recent seasons, one of the key factors has undoubtedly been the impact of Stuart Lancaster, the former England head …

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Fundamentals Of Good Nutrition: Need For Speed

This week, Ciaran Ruddock from FFS helps us to simplify nutrition through his top tips. _____ Would you like to make nutrition simpler? Do you ever find calorie counting confusing? Today, we’re going to examine how eating speed can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. In previous articles, we spoke about listening to our body’s hunger cues, and how our body …

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