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  • Top 2012 coaches have their say about recent Games support event - The Irish Sports Council
    at the London 2012 Games a diverse array of supports involving informal i e mentorship and formal based i e simulated training events performance supports In total 12 coaches from 9 sports have successfully applied to participate in the programme Coaches have accessed an individual grant aid support designed to build their performance capacity leading into the London 2012 Games This has led to the recruitment of top mentors critical expertise and sport specific training This support will directly influence the performance needs of 29 athletes competing at the London 2012 games The feedback from coaches who attended the event pointed to the following performance benefits The recent PEP event was a much needed performance support event leading into the 2012 Games The training scenarios and key tips designed to create top performance in high stress scenarios were really beneficial Both myself and Zauri Antia really benefitted from the training experience Billy Wash Head Coach IABA High Performance Unit Head Coach to 5 boxers at the 2012 games That was probably the best coaching event I have ever attended It was really challenging specific and rewarding Congratulations to all involved Ciaran Ward Judo Coach to Lisa Kearney 2012 Olympian I found that the event was a brilliant education towards making me a more complete coach I was unsure what to expect from the weekend but I have to say it was a really interesting and challenging two days In terms of experience it would be very hard to replicate the tasks you put in place for us and I personally felt that it was the type of challenge I needed to take my performance as coach to another level Daniel MaGee Badminton Coach to Chloe MaGee Olympian The feedback from coaches who participated in the event is very significant given

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  • Institute of Sport collaborate with An Garda Siochana to deliver London 2012 Coach Training Event - The Irish Sports Council
    The Podium programme provides coaches with an individual grant to access key performance supports whilst also providing coaches with a 2 day pre and post games training seminar The following coaches have applied and successful taken up a place on the 2012 Podium Programme Billy Walsh Boxing Pete Taylor Boxing Zauri Antia Boxing Rory Fitzpatrick Sailing Ross Killian Sailing Pat Furlong Paralympic Athletics Brian Nugent Paralympic Cycling James Lafferty Paralympic Swimming Daniel McGee Badminton Ciaran Ward Judo Paul Donovan Swimming Ronald Claes Swimming The upcoming Pursuit of Excellence podium event is an exciting event which marks the beginning of a new chapter in our coach support programme The Podium programme marks an exciting evolution in coach support offering as this is first time that we have created a bespoke programme for coaches at the higher continuum 12 world class coaches from 8 sports have successfully competed to get onto the Podium programme and we are delighted to be supporting their performance efforts at the London 2012 Games We are also delighted to extend our training partnership with An Garda Síochana Having completed a pilot training event in October 2011 we are truly honoured to access their community of excellence once again I would like to extend my thanks to Chief Superintendent Ann Marie McMahon who is the Director of Training Development in An Garda Síochana for providing us with this exciting and unique opportunity stated Gary Keegan Director of the Institute of Sport The programme of activities for the 2 day event will include a joint delivery between the Institute of Sport coach education team and top training practitioners from An Garda Síochana The event will address the following learning and development objectives 1 Profile and assimilate the typical performance challenges connected with the Olympic Paralympic Games environment 2 Assess

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  • High Performance Preparation in the Kitchen - The Irish Sports Council
    Juan presented each athlete with a Wagamama cookery book t shirt discount card and voucher for a free meal The event was attend by a selection of Ireland s high performance athletes from both Olympic and Paralympics squads including hurdler Derval O Rourke Paralympics table tennis player Eimear Breathnach sailors Peter O Leary Annalise Murphy pent athlete Natalya Coyle boxers Darren O Neill Adam Nolan Paddy Barnes as well asParalympic Swimmer Ellen Keane runners Catriona Jennings Fionnuala Britton Linda Byrne Michael Kenneally Watch some of the action on the video links below http www youtube com watch v qUXIsrOsVK0 feature plcp http www youtube com watch v c8FwvxdKiSo feature plcp Wagamama Operations manager Christine Chung said It is a very exciting time for Irish Athletes and Wagamamas are delighted to support their healthy eating ethos by assisting them with their meal preparation and teaching them how to cook some of our easily prepared and healthy meals and wish them all the best in their sporting endeavors Commenting on behalf of the Institute of Sport Sharon Madigan Nutritionist We are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with Wagamama and to have Jaun and the teams expertise to build a

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  • Institute delivers cutting edge support to 32 coaches from 13 sports through the Pursuit of Excellence Programme - The Irish Sports Council
    following coaches have applied and successful taken up a place on the 2012 Horizon Programme Lynne Algar Triathlon Sean Casey Rowing Thomas Chaix Sailing Sally Corscadden Eventing Jamie Costin Athletics Kenneth Egan Boxing Keith Gough Judo Edmund Patrick Green Rowing Derek Holland Rowing Richard Malone Hockey Elena Maslova Triathlon Billy McClean Boxing Teresa McDaid Athletics Frank O Leary Cycling William O Neill Badminton Fran Ronan Swimming Graham Shaw Hockey Brian Sweeney Swimming Stephen Teeling Lynch Triathlon Alan Turner Swimming The Podium Programme Provides informal based training and development support to 12 coaches who operate at a senior world class level The Podium programme provides coaches with an individual grant in order to access key individualized performance supports Typically this may involve shadowing a top coach recruiting a world class mentor or attending an international conference In addition to the individual grant support the programme also provides coaches with 2 games related training events These events will take place on June 22 nd 23 rd and October 18 th 19 th The following coaches have applied and successful taken up a place on the 2012 Podium Programme Billy Walsh Boxing Pete Taylor Boxing Zauri Antia Boxing Rory Fitzpatrick Sailing Ross Killian Sailing Pat Furlong Paralympic Athletics Brian Nugent Paralympic Cycling James Lafferty Paralympic Swimming Daniel McGee Badminton Ciaran Ward Judo Paul Donovan Swimming Ronald Claes Swimming We are excited about the change that we have made to our Pursuit of Excellence programme offering We have looked at best practice and surveyed our coaching community in order to create the evidence for change I believe that the 32 coaches who have signed up for the programme represent an exciting talent pool and we look forward to supporting this community over the coming months stated Gary Keegan Director of the Institute of Sport

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  • Performance Analysis Workshop - The Irish Sports Council
    the same challenges with regard to video capture and data processing Denise Martin spoke about her work on the the development of a training analysis system for sprint and hurdles This was followed by a presentation from the Sports Institute Northern Ireland Brian McCarthy then presented on the demands challenges and rewards of International Performance Analysis in soccer After lunch the members of the group demonstrated and showcased some of

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  • Junior & Youth Carded Athletes attend Educational Workshops - The Irish Sports Council
    and the advantages and disadvantages of social media This is an area which is relatively new to this level of athlete so they found it very advantageous to discuss before the season began in earnest Siobhan Leonard form the Irish Sports Council then gave a very practical talk on Athlete Responsibilities with regard to Anti Doping Siobhan worked with the athletes to establish an understanding of their responsibilities under the Anti Doping Rules of Athletics Ireland Irish Sports Council and International Association of Athletics Federations This included explaining how athletes can check their prescribed and over the counter medications risks associated with supplement use athlete responsibilities with regard to doping control the whereabouts system and the role of the athlete in promoting clean sport Siobhan adopted a very practical approach to this workshop and all the participants both athletes and coaches felt they learned a lot The lunch break afforded the athletes an opportunity to either go for a training run or enjoy an active recovery session in the Aqua Zone before enjoying a healthy lunch in the cafeteria of the NAC After lunch Ken Lynch held a workshop on Personal Performance Management working with the athletes on creating a

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  • Pentathlon: Natalya Coyle Qualifies for Final in Rio - The Irish Sports Council
    started her competition at the swimming pool Despite the event being held before 9am temperatures were already high and finding shade proved difficult Coyle struggled to replicate the same swim form from World Cup 1 and posted a time of 2 22 33 for 1096 points Despite her initial disappointment it was clear to see that many of the other athletes were also a second or two down on their previous week s times and Coyle was ranked 13th overall With 26 bouts each hit was heavily weighted and the fencing event would prove to be the crucial factor in the qualification battle Coyle produced a dogged display from the off scoring 8 victories and 5 defeats at the half way stage A few more experienced fencers got the better of the young Irish athlete in the second half and her final score was 14 victories and 12 defeats earned her 856 pentathlon points and moved her up to 11th position after two events Starting 1minute 13 seconds behind the overall event leader Coyle set about shooting her first series in 12seconds without missing a shot which meant she passed out several athletes to move her into 8th position Controlled running in the heat and solid second and third shot series were enough to maintain 8th position and see Coyle qualify for her second consecutive final at World Cups in 2012 Coyle along with 35 other athletes who made the qualification will now contest the final on Saturday where all the scores are wiped clean and athletes contest fencing swimming show jumping and the combined run shoot event to determine the overall competition winner Arthur Lanigan O Keeffe who qualified for his first final at World Cup level last week in the USA will be hoping of a repeat performance

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  • Pentathlon Hungarian Indoor 2012 - The Irish Sports Council
    places at these competitions along with the World Championships in Rome in May will give valuable ranking points and will vital in their Olympic qualification campaigns We wish all three athletes the best in this upcoming competition period Hungarian Indoor 2012 Women s Results Rank Name Nation Fence Swim Ride CE Total 1 MURRAY Samantha Great Britain 904 10 1244 1 1180 28 2236 3 5564 23V 16D 2 09 95 11 31 94 2 ASADAUSKAITE Laura Lithuania 880 15 1116 10 1200 3 2256 2 5452 22V 17D 2 20 65 11 26 39 3 LIVINGSTON Katy Great Britain 904 10 1108 13 1200 12 2208 6 5420 23V 16D 2 21 01 11 38 12 4 CROGNALE Sabrina Italy 1024 1 1088 17 1180 23 2092 16 5384 28V 11D 2 22 82 12 07 80 5 MCCANN Melanie Canada 952 5 1116 9 1180 25 2124 13 5372 25V 14D 2 20 34 11 59 64 6 KOVÁCS Sarolta Hungary 976 4 1208 3 996 38 2172 11 5352 26V 13D 2 12 66 11 47 76 7 FRENCH Kate Great Britain 928 8 1120 7 1200 20 2088 18 5336 24V 15D 2 20 16 12 08 99 8 COYLE Natalya Ireland 904 10 1112 12 1200 9 2116 15 5332 23V 16D 2 20 98 12 01 71 9 KODEDOVA Barbora Czech Republic 880 15 1040 29 1200 8 2180 10 5300 22V 17D 2 26 97 11 45 34 10 VENCKAUSKAITE Gintare Lithuania 592 38 1176 5 1200 21 2312 1 5280 10V 29D 2 15 52 11 12 41 11 LEVCHENKO Nataliia Ukraine 904 10 1048 25 1200 1 2120 14 5272 23V 16D 2 26 13 12 00 51 12 VAKALIS Donna Canada 808 25 1112 11 1140 33 2208 7 5268 19V 20D 2 20 93 11 38 34 13 BATULEVICIUTE Lina Lithuania 832 19 1064 22 1160 30 2196 8 5252 20V 19D 2 24 70 11 41 37 14 CESARINI Claudia Italy 760 29 1072 21 1180 27 2228 4 5240 17V 22D 2 24 17 11 33 05 15 KNACK Claudia Germany 832 19 1100 16 1200 5 2080 19 5212 20V 19D 2 21 89 12 10 26 16 CSEH Krisztina Hungary 1000 2 1088 17 1028 36 2088 17 5204 27V 12D 2 22 82 12 08 25 17 BILKOVA Lenka Czech Republic 928 8 1036 31 1160 31 2072 21 5196 24V 15D 2 27 22 12 12 75 18 PRISE Kerry Great Britain 664 34 1108 15 1200 7 2216 5 5188 13V 26D 2 21 32 11 36 53 19 BONESSIO Lavinia Italy 832 19 1012 35 1200 16 2140 12 5184 20V 19D 2 29 09 11 55 03 20 ALEKSZEJEV Tamara Hungary 880 15 1044 27 1180 24 2080 20 5184 22V 17D 2 26 44 12 10 92 21 BURIAK Ganna Ukraine 856 18 1108 14 1200 13 1996 23 5160 21V 18D 2 21 24 12 31 73 22

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