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Lessons will be learned from Tyrone defeat

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"The great thing about the league is that you can get and take lessons from the league and it’s not as disappointing as the championship as you haven’t three or four months to think about it and go over it. We’ve a game in three of four weeks to rectify it, which is great,” said Donal Vaughan on Monday evening this week, as he reflected on the previous day’s loss to Tyrone. Vaughan was speaking at the launch of the Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine Clinics (SISM Clinic), seminar on “How to improve your teams’ speed, performance and reduce injuries” which will take place on Thursday February 19 in the SISM Clinic in Moneen Industrial Estate in Castlebar at 7.30pm. Guest speakers on the night will include Vaughan, former Mayo manager James Horan, and broadcaster Timmy McCarthy.

New physiotherapy clinic opens in Castlebar

At a time when business closures in Castlebar have dominated local media, it comes as welcome news that a new chartered physiotherapy practice has just opened in the town.

Training and Optimal Health for SporTraining and Optimal Health for Sport

Galway-based fitness and martial arts instructor Shane Fitzgibbon has recently published what many have described as “a must-have resource” to sports people of all levels.

MSP launches spring 2013 training and events programme

Child protection in sport, sports first aid, walking and cycling leader training, sports leadership training, funding workshops and Lucozade sport education courses are just some of the upcoming sports volunteer training courses which will be available through the Mayo Sports Partnership over the coming months. These courses/seminars are aimed at community/sport volunteers, coaches, or indeed anyone who may have an interest in sport/physical activity. Dates and venues are mainly finalised with a full listing now available online. To view the timetables log on to

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How to deal with the dreaded hamstring injury

A hamstring strain, or a pulled hamstring as it is sometimes called, is a tear in one or more of the hamstrings muscles. There are various grades of hamstring injury and they can result from a number of risk factors; age is one such factor as the nerves which serve the hamstrings can be comprised as a player ages.

Let the expert look after your sports injuries

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Martin McIntyre, founder and proprietor of SISM, has an extensive range of education and experience in all areas of sports injury, medicine, and sports conditioning for recreational and elite footballers and athletes. As a leading researcher and lecturer with numerous publications in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Sports Sciences, McIntyre grew his experience having qualified with a MSc sports injury (medicine), University of Sheffield, MSc Gaelic football, IT Tralee, BSc (hons) sports science, John Moores University, HDip science and football, John Moores University. He has worked with Kerry senior, u21, and minor development squads since 1997, IT Tralee (Sigerson Cup winners 1999, 2000, 2001), Roscommon (Senior Connacht winners, 2010), and minor football teams (All Ireland Winners 2006), along with many more county and club teams. SISM provides a range of services.

Benefits of regular exercise

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all people regularly do activities that address each component of overall fitness: cardiovascular endurance through aerobic activity, strength through weight training, and flexibility achieved through stretching. Each of these types of exercise can improve our sense of psychological well-being. However, because the most profound effects on mental health are derived through aerobic activity, it is the major focus.


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