Posts by Dave Hare

Simple Recovery Ideas

A small snippet from my book “Strength and Conditioning For Gaelic Games”. We all know playing Gaelic Games is tough on the body – the collisions, the knocks, the cuts, and bruises can all take a toll. In addition to that, a long, arduous season with several games and training sessions of various intensities can add…

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Fitness Testing in GAA

Fitness Testing in GAA  Testing; in this day and age of reporting and numbers is crucial. Chances are if someone pays you to be an S&C coach you will have to test, if I’m honest in a lot of cases I’d be happy not to, especially with younger athletes. Why? I want them enjoying the…

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Agility Training For Gaelic Games – Part 2

Agility Training For Gaelic Games – Part 2 In part one we discussed the 3 simple moves you probably need to master to get more agile (or at least that’s the theory). In this article, we will discuss more advanced modalities and thought processes. Most of my belief systems when it comes to agility training…

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Agility Training For GAA Players – Part 1

Agility Training For GAA Players – Part 1 Agility is obviously crucial to all field sport players, several definitions of what agility actually is are out there, but, “the ability to quickly change body position or direction of the body” is the one I frequently go back to. The following short article will go through…

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