Niall Moyna

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Anna Geary is sincere and the teenagers likeable, with no  eye-rolling or adolescent snark

The pandemic has potentially spelled the end of the office as we know it and plunged live performance into a nuclear winter. But spare a thought, too,(...)

Michael Murphy: suffered a hamstring injury against Monaghan in the league clash at   Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA Club, Donegal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sebastian Coe once said all athletes are just one hamstring pull away from oblivion. Michael Murphy’s retirement early into Donegal’s draw with Monag(...)

Exercise causes inflammation which switch on repair mechanisms in the body.

As the starting gun for the Tokyo Olympics is readied, elite athletes are pushing their already superb physiques to the limits, training long hours fo(...)

tens of thousands of energetic, committed and talented teenagers for whom school sport, at all levels, was a source of enjoyment and structure and ambition, suddenly vanished due to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s school playing fields are empty. Their gyms are silent and shuttered. Since the first schools closure was announced almost a year ago, there(...)

Monaghan referee Martin McNally is excited to be involved in the 2020 football championship. File photograph: Inpho

The man or woman in the middle of games is by in large, the most essential facet of any sporting event. Often overlooked when things go well and often(...)

Niall Moyna: “In the last 15 years I’ve yet to walk away from a championship game saying, ‘that team lost because they weren’t fit enough’?”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Niall Moyna believes intercounty players should be able to maintain their essential fitness levels with two hours of training a week during the corona(...)

Kerry players form a huddle at Croke Park.  “The combined cost of preparing and fielding senior inter-county teams for the 32 counties came to €29.74 million in 2019,” according to director general Tom Ryan. Photograph: Billy Keane/Inpho

The onset of Congress, particularly in an election year, intensifies interest (well, sort of) in governance and administration but, such is the range (...)

‘Self-monitoring devises that track our health and fitness allow people to take ownership of their fitness and are part of the rise in individualised medicine in the 21st century,’ says Prof Niall Moyna of DCU.

When fitness apps first came on the market in 2010, they were heralded as an exciting new way to monitor our fitness levels and motivate us to exercis(...)

Eoin Fitzpatrick, principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí in Cork: movement breaks are vital for school children. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sit still – it’s the mantra of most classrooms, but not at primary principal Eoin Fitzpatrick’s school in Cork. In between lessons the pupils close t(...)

Prof Moyna said ‘cultural factors’ – including showers, make-up and headphone use – needed to be addressed to tackle the gender gap. Photograph: iStock

Seven out of 10 older schoolchildren in Ireland do not get enough daily physical activity, with inactivity more common among girls than boys, a major (...)

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