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Week 6

Monday night I had training with Prahran.  I really feel like I’m getting into a groove with training and my kicking is improving. Tuesday night I had training with the Uni Blacks.  I did some training with the seniors and the fog was incredible.  We did some kicking drills with anywhere from 20 to 40 […]

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Week 5

Monday I had my first training session with Prahran AFC, where Rob Oliver is the reserves side coach. The wind blew relentlessly, but the skills were impressive. We did a large chunk of half ground ball movement after doing some handball and ground ball skills. We finished off with a goal kicking competition. I narrowly […]

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Week 4

Sunday I had an under-18 Gaelic Football semi final with the Rangers and we won comfortably against good opposition.  I won’t be there for the final so I’m wishing them all the best and hopefully they can win what will surely be a tough contest. Monday night I had a hurling game and it may […]

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Week 3

I felt that this week would be really important in the lead up to my trip as it was so congested with training and games, so it would be interesting to see if I could keep my body fit. Since I rested Saturday, I did a 3km and 5 400s on Sunday.  I felt really […]

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Week 2

Training this week kicked off on Memorial Day, and the holiday also brought with it stifling heat. Unfortunately, due to a morning commitment and an afternoon barbeque I had to run at 3 in the afternoon in 95-plus degree heat. It definitely slowed me down a bit, but it gave me a great sense of […]

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Week 1

The weekend before I started my training program included a footy tournament and Gaelic football and hurling games. For the footy the NY Magpies travelled down to Baltimore to play two games of 2×20 minute halves against Philadelphia and Baltimore/D.C. Our tackling across the ground was great and we stuck to our ball movement patterns […]

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