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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2010, 12:41:12 PM »
It was stated on the afternoon RTE sports programme that Armagh man Justin McNulty has been given this job!

Can you give us any local knowledge on this fella? What has he done since he won the All-Ireland? Was he working with Armagh this year? Is he going to be better than Geezer as a manager?
If Enda is involved along with his brother, doing his mind tricks, I'd be delighted with this.
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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2010, 01:04:53 PM »

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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2010, 01:20:38 PM »
Looks like a step in the right direction for Laois, in fairness will need his brother if he wants to get into the head of a Laois footballer..

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Justin McNulty – Project Director & Performance Coach

With an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from Queens University Belfast, Justin worked as Project Manager from 2002 to 2008 before opting to join his brother Enda to coordinate and manage the growing range of services offered by MOTIV8.

Justin's project management skills were put to immediate use when in the months leading up to August 2009 he planned and coordinated the inaugural MOTIV8 Academy in UCD Campus bringing together seventy five teenagers from a wide variety of sports backgrounds. This unique undertaking focussed on delivering athletic and character development to runners and polo crosse players, gaelic footballers and hurlers, boxers and surfers, rugby, hockey basketball and soccer players, from both sexes. Academy athletes were coached in leadership development, team building, mental toughness and confidence development, communication skills and goal setting for sport and life. Each Academy athlete was introduced to athletic screening followed by expert coaching in coordination training, strength and conditioning, athletic development, speed coaching, functional training, core conditioning, nutrition and hydration for athletes.

This was a pioneering and innovative event for Justin and Ireland - A successful MOTIV8 Academy for young people from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and sports, encouraging cross fertilization of ideas and learning strategies, and providing a model which will be repeated by MOTIV8 across Ireland in the future months and years; providing a peerless networking opportunity for aspirant sports teens to share ideas and skills and especially to be coached in those qualities which span all sports and which are paramount to success namely confidence, mental toughness and character.

Justin also works with teams from various sports providing expert skills coaching and tactical strategies assisting teams to perform to their potential in those “big match” situations when so many unprepared teams buckle under pressure.

Justin played for Armagh for ten years winning five Ulster Championships, a National League and played full back on the team that beat Kerry to win the All Ireland in 2002. He also captained the Queen’s University Belfast Sigerson team for three years and won a Ulster Club Championship in 1995.

Justin has also managed at senior club level and steered Mullahoran to Cavan Championship success in 2006 and led St. Brigid’s to the Dublin Club Final the following year. Justin is currently Armagh senior team coach.

In summary, Justin is passionate about sports and thoroughly enjoys creating an environment whereby sports men and women can perform to their potential.
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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2010, 12:16:41 AM »
I reckon Pat Roe should have been given a shot at it. He did a good job with Wexford and as good as could be expected with Carlow. Might be perceived to have but bombed a bit with Offaly but the Faithful were at a low ebb.

I'm assuming that Justin McNulty will be somewhat similar to Kieran McGeeny. It has taken Kildare a few years to adapt to the systematic approach but I'm not sure Laois could follow successfully. In the League Laois seemed to have got to grips with defending and attacking as a unit, dropping a man back, but it went out the window in the championship.

I think the Laois mentality is more inclined to the off the cuff / give it a lash approach - Micko suited Laois in this regard.

No matter what the tactics you need at least 7-8 above average inter-county players in key positions - currently Laois have about 4-5 at the most.

Anyway, good luck to Justin McNulty. If the players give him 100% commitment maybe they will be in a position to challenge for honours in a year or two.


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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 09:39:39 PM »
Pity about him being from Armagh it really is,but we will forgive him that if he is successful
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Re: "Padraic Joyce Turns Down Laois"
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 11:03:06 PM »
I'd say Laois will go further downward with this appointment.

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