Liam Hennessy

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John Norwig, head athletic coach  of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  “Gaelic football is a bit like soccer in that there’s constant motion so that endurance is a huge part of preventing injury.” Photograph: NFL Photos

The latest in the GAA’s ‘Be Ready to Play’ series of webinars takes place today with sponsors UPMC utilising their Pittsburgh links to bring in the lo(...)

The 2020 European Cross-Country Championships were due to take place at the purpose-built course at Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The venue was secured, the hotels booked, the timetable approved and the broadcast rights in place, only Dublin’s hosting of the 2020 European Cross-C(...)

Action from last November’s National Cross-Country Championships at  Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The venue is secured, the hotels booked, the timetable approved and the broadcast rights in place, only there’s still the inevitable uncertainty aroun(...)

Pádraig Harrington says he would usually be about 5-10 years ahead of the trend when it comes to new ideas. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The sports scientist laughs at the joke against himself. As an aspiring athlete in his own right when studying in London, among those who pounded the (...)

Running can be a socially distant pursuit even in normal times. Photo: Christoph Schmidt/dpa/AFP via Getty Images

When you spend most of your life working from home, social distancing is already part of the norm. Only now is it becoming the new normal that many pe(...)

Rafal Gierasimiuk, Nigel O’Gorman and Marc Mulhaire from Thurles Fire Station – the overall winners of the Setanta Fire Service Games at the weekend. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

When Cahir firefighter Jim Halpin pulled up a chair beside Chief Fire Officer for Tipperary Dave Carroll, he wanted to talk about Superstars – the old(...)

Stephen Cluxton acknowledges the crowd in the celebrations after last year’s All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Inpho

It all feels so Jurassic now. On the day before Stephen Cluxton made his first cracks on the inside of the eggshell, the Irish Independent ran a small(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

Liam Hennessy: “It’s  a paradox because we have always thought  we have to be very careful with workload, and can’t have it too high.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Dual players are less likely to pick up injuries compared to those concentrating on one code only, according to Tipperary’s former All-Ireland-winning(...)

Thomas Barr of Ireland after finishing in fourth place with a new Irish record of 47.97 during the Men’s 400m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium, Maracanã, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It may go down as one of the great near misses in our Olympic history but there was no disputing Thomas Barr the honour of Irish athlete of the year f(...)

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