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#Mind Games?

# mind-games - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Ferrari strategy blunder costs them dear as sharp-thinking Max Verstappen takes advantage
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Ferrari strategy blunder costs them dear as sharp-thinking Max Verstappen takes advantage

Jul 31st 2022, 4:11 PM 11,521 Views 6 Comments

Charles Leclerc finished sixth and now trails the world champion by 80 points heading into the sport’s summer break.

# mind-games - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Jurgen Klopp hails role of neuroscientists in Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out wins
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Jurgen Klopp hails role of neuroscientists in Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out wins

May 14th 2022, 11:06 PM 14,200 Views 8 Comments

The Reds followed up their Carabao Cup final shoot-out success over Chelsea by beating the Blues on spot-kicks in the FA Cup final.

# mind-games - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Eddie Jones dubs Ireland 'red-hot favourites' after visit to coffee shop
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Eddie Jones dubs Ireland 'red-hot favourites' after visit to coffee shop

Mar 10th 2022, 1:38 PM 7,282 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell pointed out that ‘praise makes you weak’

# mind-games - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Fury accuses Whyte of showing 'white flag' after press conference no-show
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Fury accuses Whyte of showing 'white flag' after press conference no-show

Mar 1st 2022, 4:47 PM 5,487 Views 3 Comments

Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren was also scathing about Whyte’s “disgraceful” absence.

# mind-games - Monday 7 February, 2022

France could mix up XV as PSA suggests Ireland are 'better without Sexton'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

France could mix up XV as PSA suggests Ireland are 'better without Sexton'

Feb 7th 2022, 11:47 AM 23,892 Views 7 Comments

Fabien Galthié is likely to name a fairly settled team for this weekend’s clash in Paris.

# mind-games - Friday 26 November, 2021

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
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# Mind Games

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’

Nov 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,526 Views 5 Comments

Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.

# mind-games - Friday 23 July, 2021

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO
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# Mind Games

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO

Jul 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 4,903 Views 1 Comment

South African coach has also justified their decision to pick seven players who tested positive for Covid in the last month.

# mind-games - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments
# Rugby
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# Rugby

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 4:01 PM 59,743 Views 60 Comments

The neurologist who recommended Sexton be stood down from rugby in 2014 today said he regretted suggesting the out-half has suffered 30 concussions.

# mind-games - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Jurgen Klopp’s explanation for Liverpool’s drop in form is lost in translation
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Jurgen Klopp’s explanation for Liverpool’s drop in form is lost in translation

Feb 6th 2021, 11:14 PM 11,371 Views 19 Comments

The Liverpool boss used a German phrase but left his audience bemused when he revealed what it meant.

# mind-games - Friday 5 February, 2021

Eddie Jones wonders if Scotland will handle the pressure against England
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# Mind Games

Eddie Jones wonders if Scotland will handle the pressure against England

Feb 5th 2021, 7:53 AM 5,091 Views 8 Comments

Jones has questioned whether expectation levels are too high for the Scots.

# mind-games - Saturday 5 December, 2020

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team

Dec 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,436 Views 11 Comments

Gary Keegan has already convinced Bundee Aki that he can bring the glory days back to Irish rugby.

# mind-games - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'You feel sometimes that there is this overwhelming burden on you to do well'
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

'You feel sometimes that there is this overwhelming burden on you to do well'

Mar 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 3,231 Views 0 Comments

Donegal’s Emer Gallagher on dealing with the pressure of inter-county football from a young age, and the LGFA’s One Good Club campaign.

# mind-games - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Wilder taunts Fury about mental health battles during Las Vegas press conference
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# Mind Games

Wilder taunts Fury about mental health battles during Las Vegas press conference

Feb 20th 2020, 8:16 AM 10,738 Views 15 Comments

The pair will meet for a second time on Saturday with the WBC heavyweight title at stake.

# mind-games - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days
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# Mind Games

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days

Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 AM 20,768 Views 30 Comments

Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.

# mind-games - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Oct 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,592 Views 24 Comments

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# mind-games - Monday 14 October, 2019

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'
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Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 21,732 Views 23 Comments

The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.

# mind-games - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum
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'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum

Sep 26th 2019, 8:22 AM 16,906 Views 15 Comments

Japan have suggested that Ireland’s scrum is illegal on the loosehead side.

# mind-games - Friday 30 August, 2019

How do Dublin deal with the psychological pressure that comes with a five-in-a-row bid?
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# Mind Games

How do Dublin deal with the psychological pressure that comes with a five-in-a-row bid?

Aug 30th 2019, 2:12 PM 6,082 Views 17 Comments

Former Kerry forward Mikey Sheehy recalled feeling “drained” just 10 minutes into the 1982 All-Ireland final.

# mind-games - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

‘Look at Jim on the sideline. He epitomises all the traits that he’s looking for in his players.’
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# Mind Games

‘Look at Jim on the sideline. He epitomises all the traits that he’s looking for in his players.’

Aug 28th 2019, 10:11 AM 15,729 Views 83 Comments

High Performance Psychologist Anne Marie Kennedy on working with Jim Gavin and his Dublin players.

# mind-games - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'The real skill of being a good pro': Heaslip on the mental strain Ireland will endure at RWC
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# Mind Games

'The real skill of being a good pro': Heaslip on the mental strain Ireland will endure at RWC

Aug 14th 2019, 7:01 PM 9,945 Views 26 Comments

‘They’ve been in a hotel with the same guys, doing the same thing, day in, day out and Joe’s just cranking that up, cranking that up, cranking that up…’

# mind-games - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

'It's just cool to be involved with them' - McManamon on working with Ireland's boxers
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'It's just cool to be involved with them' - McManamon on working with Ireland's boxers

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:55 PM 7,349 Views 0 Comments

Dublin forward Kevin McManamon is self-employed as a sports psychologist.

# mind-games - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'I think defeat sends him into depression and he never comes back to fight again'
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# Mind Games

'I think defeat sends him into depression and he never comes back to fight again'

May 12th 2019, 1:15 PM 10,043 Views 8 Comments

Deontay Wilder would find a loss ‘humbling’ and would make him ponder his future in boxing, says WBC challenger, Dominic Breazeale.

# mind-games - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'
# Sports Psychology
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# Sports Psychology

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Apr 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,790 Views 1 Comment

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

# mind-games - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Guardiola hits back at Solskjaer's 'tactical' fouling jibe
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Guardiola hits back at Solskjaer's 'tactical' fouling jibe

Apr 24th 2019, 8:27 AM 8,403 Views 15 Comments

The United boss hinted at City’s supposed habit of fouling high up the field to stop opponents hitting them on the break.

# mind-games - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Wales 'look a bit tired' and Ireland 'peaking at the right time' - Eddie Jones
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Wales 'look a bit tired' and Ireland 'peaking at the right time' - Eddie Jones

Mar 14th 2019, 12:30 PM 9,238 Views 9 Comments

The England boss is hoping Joe Schmidt’s side win in Cardiff on Saturday.

# mind-games - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception
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Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Mar 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,947 Views 8 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

# mind-games - Monday 28 January, 2019

Ireland will try to 'bore the sh*t out of us' - England defence coach Mitchell
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Ireland will try to 'bore the sh*t out of us' - England defence coach Mitchell

Jan 28th 2019, 8:40 PM 42,606 Views 99 Comments

The former All Blacks coach did give credit to Joe Schmidt’s coaching team.

# mind-games - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Schmidt expects Sexton to be fully fit for Six Nations opener against England
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# Boost

Schmidt expects Sexton to be fully fit for Six Nations opener against England

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:43 AM 6,015 Views 4 Comments

The experienced out-half has been sidelined with a knee tendon injury in recent weeks.

# mind-games - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Eddie Jones says Johnny Sexton has a 'bat phone to the referee'
# Having A Pop
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# Having A Pop

Eddie Jones says Johnny Sexton has a 'bat phone to the referee'

Jan 20th 2019, 11:37 AM 19,363 Views 47 Comments

The England boss suggested that Ireland’s out-half receives preferential treatment from match officials.

# mind-games - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'
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# Up And Running

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

Nov 3rd 2018, 1:01 AM 11,465 Views 7 Comments

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

# mind-games - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks
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Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks

Oct 31st 2018, 7:45 AM 29,637 Views 55 Comments

The Munster scrum-half has been in Ireland camp at Carton House this week.

# mind-games - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success
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# Belief

'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success

Aug 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,801 Views 6 Comments

Gary Longwell’s work with the women’s hockey team as a performance coach has been widely praised.

# mind-games - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

The unseen hand helping Limerick overcome past failures and write their own history
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The unseen hand helping Limerick overcome past failures and write their own history

Jul 31st 2018, 3:12 PM 39,002 Views 9 Comments

Caroline Currid has been a key part of the Limerick backroom team this season.

# mind-games - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Australia coach Michael Cheika says this is the best Irish rugby team of all time
# Underdogs
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# Underdogs

Australia coach Michael Cheika says this is the best Irish rugby team of all time

Jun 7th 2018, 2:45 PM 28,260 Views 25 Comments

Ireland have been keen to talk up the Australians this week but Cheika has gone a step further.

# mind-games - Monday 23 April, 2018

Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence
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Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence

Apr 23rd 2018, 9:34 PM 45,448 Views 23 Comments

Munster looked to use a clever lineout play early on against Racing but the Tipp man stopped it.

# mind-games - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Conte: Man United will be favourites for FA Cup final
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Conte: Man United will be favourites for FA Cup final

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:39 PM 4,376 Views 2 Comments

The two sides will meet in this year’s decider on 19 May at Wembley.

# mind-games - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Milan boss Gattuso likes Wilshere 'a lot' amid Serie A links
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Milan boss Gattuso likes Wilshere 'a lot' amid Serie A links

Mar 15th 2018, 8:04 AM 3,394 Views 2 Comments

Gennaro Gattuso heaped praise on Jack Wilshere as AC Milan prepare to face Arsenal in London.

# mind-games - Monday 5 March, 2018

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry
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Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

Mar 5th 2018, 3:02 PM 16,404 Views 15 Comments

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

# mind-games - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'€222m in the physio room': Marseille boss piles pressure on PSG ahead of Coupe Classique
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'€222m in the physio room': Marseille boss piles pressure on PSG ahead of Coupe Classique

Feb 27th 2018, 8:16 PM 7,263 Views 4 Comments

The Brazilian suffered a cracked metatarsal during a 3-0 win over PSG’s Classique rivals at the weekend.

# mind-games - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'I told him: "you’re going to miss"' - Willian says he psyched out Ireland's David Meyler last night
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'I told him: "you’re going to miss"' - Willian says he psyched out Ireland's David Meyler last night

Feb 17th 2018, 1:37 PM 9,435 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland midfielder missed a penalty during Hull’s FA Cup defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.

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