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seafoid

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ESRI research : the reality of life as an inter county player
« on: November 07, 2018, 06:38:10 PM »
https://www.esri.ie/news/new-research-examines-the-realities-of-being-a-senior-inter-county-player/

GAA players can spend up to 31 hours per week on their senior inter-county commitments and compromise on other aspects of their lives to do so, according to new ESRI research. Commissioned by the GAA and the GPA, the study uses data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affects players’ personal and professional lives, and their club involvement.

Players, particularly those aged over 30, compromised on their personal relationships and general downtime in order to ring-fence time for their inter-county commitments

Players compromised on sleep, with almost half not getting the eight to ten hours recommended for athletes on a pitch-based training day. The injury rate was higher among players getting seven or less hours sleep. Players’ mental wellbeing was poorer than that of the general population, especially when compared to those of a similar age.
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Re: ESRI research : the reality of life as an inter county player
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 06:53:27 PM »
Are you in a time warp Seafóidín?  ;D
That was out a few months ago.
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