Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Sports Psychology

Last year
Ireland's number one on playing at Anfield, positive self-talk, and penalties
Courtney Brosnan is hoping to help Vera Pauw’s side secure a momentous win in Scotland.
All time
The psychology behind how Covid is helping GAA underdogs thrive on big days
The lack of crowds, muted build-up and players working from home might have helped the Cavan, Tipperary and Waterford success stories.
'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'
Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.
'What do you have faith in? If you don’t believe in God or the universe, do you even believe in yourself?'
Gerry Hussey on the mindset of elite athletes, mastering flow state and why ego hinders performance.
'I was like my own guinea pig': Ex-Waterford hurler helping business executives win the mind games
Shane O’Sullivan’s fascination with sports psychology can be traced back to a speech given by Liam Griffin in 1996.
The sports psychology techniques that can help you kick on in your everyday life
Top sportspeople swear by these habits.
'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance
The former Armagh All-Ireland winner talks forensically about sports psychology, motivation and what makes the best.
'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'
Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.
Ruddock's 'next minute' mantra helped Lansdowne on road to glory
“Our focus has always been that if something goes wrong, forget that,” says the former Wales coach.
'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist
David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.
'People have everything they need already inside them'
Dr. Mike Gervais has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Felix Baumgartner and a host of other world-class athletes.
How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to
That morning jog you love in summer can become a chore in winter.
'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'
Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.
Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars
Turns out ‘keeping your eye on the ball’ is not necessarily the best way to up your game…
Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance
Our sports stars may seem like superheroes, but they’re just as fragile as you and I, writes sports psychologist Tadhg MacIntyre.
Science unlocks the key to penalties, sort of
Dutch psychologists’ research into penalty shoot-outs could change the face of football… unless the goalie just happens to go the other way.
How Cadel conquered the Schlecks
Winning the Tour de France isn’t just a matter of burying yourself on the bike day after day, it’s as much about knowing when and how to work as the working itself.
The doctor will see you now: Karl Morris joins the GUI
One of Europe’s top sports psychologists has become official mind coach to the Golfing Union of Ireland’s National Performance Academy.