Not just on holiday, the club is never far from my mind. I watched a pre-season training session on Wednesday. Some people might be interested in same.
I watched the Colt, (Under21), team from Marist Albion going through a session and it was a bit of an eye opener.
As far as I can figure out, their top team would third tier, (i.e. Junior), but they have another 6/7 teams including Ladies AND SOCIAL.
This was just a warm up session as the main work starts just after Christmas.
They began with a passing drill, (at a fierce pace), they then moved on to a short game of “Tip”, again the pace of this was scary.
The main part of the session then involved six “Stations”.
No pic here, but this involved the six foot tackle bags, lifted over the shoulder, then smashed into the ground and the player followed it to the ground.
No doubt he would have got the same encouragement in Rathcoony ??????
The Coach doing the “Stations” was the former National coach of Portugal as well as having coached Honda in Japan, and he reckoned the water bags used in station one weighed about 25 Kgs.
Over to you Sob.