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The Mike Quirke Podcast

Podcast Series The Mike Quirke Podcast

Inter-county manager and life-long sports coach Mike Quirke is joined by a wide range of people from various high performance, coaching and management roles across the world of sport to pick their brains on all they've learned from working at the elite level.

Series Episodes

Frank Dick OBE and ex-British Olympic coach on being better today than you were yesterday

Frank Dick OBE and ex-British Olympic coach on being better today than you were yesterday

Frank Dick has done most everything that can be done in the world of coaching. From being the British Athletics Federation’s director of coaching to becoming the high-performance director with the South African Olympic committee while helping to deliver several medals along the way. In 2016 Frank was invited to become a strategic consultant with England rugby’s leadership team ahead of the rugby World Cup in 2019. (1.35) – The essence of coaching (6.00) – Athlete Ownership (21.45) – Language matters (34.25) – Satisfaction seduces (52.10) – The transferability of skills from sports coaching to business. Frank is the author of four major publications including; ‘Winning Matters’ and ‘Wining Lines’ and his contribution to coaching was recognised by being awarded an OBE in 1989, as well as being honoured with doctorates from the national sports academy of Bulgaria and Loughborough University for his contribution to coaching and coach development in Europe. Frank is a hugely engaging motivational speaker and works with various organisations to enhance the capacity of the people within them. Here, he shares some of the tricks of the trade he’s picked up along the way during a life spent coaching. Similar to season 1, I've set up this podcast with a dual purpose in mind, firstly to provide some thoughtful debate for coaches, but I've also linked up with Recovery Haven in Tralee, who provide free cancer support services for the people of Kerry and beyond. If you found some value in the podcast, it would be great if you could donate any amount, no matter how small to Recovery Haven through the link here: https://bit.ly/3tfsxWw If you enjoyed this episode, click on the like button, share, leave a review and follow the podcast. My thanks also to PST Sport for their support with this project. Go to pstsport.com for world class delivery of all your artificial grass pitch needs. Thanks for listening.

58 mins

24 November Finished

Former Kerry captain Fionn Fitzgerald takes a closer look at the genetic lottery

Former Kerry captain Fionn Fitzgerald takes a closer look at the genetic lottery

Fionn Fitzgerald will be well known to followers of GAA, having captained Kerry to a senior football All Ireland title in 2014. The Dr Crokes club man is a lecturer in MTU Kerry campus and is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the area of biobanding, relative age effect and maturation rates of players involved with GAA development academies. In this episode, Fionn shares his thoughts on the ‘growth spurt’ ages for boys and girls, and the impact that can have on their performance. He talks about the need for coaches to be aware of the difference between the early and later physical developers and the challenges posed by each. His research has potentially significant implications for coaches and parents of kids in that 12 -16 age bracket and shines a light on topic previously underappreciated in general by youth sport in Ireland. Similar to season 1, I've set up this podcast with a dual purpose in mind, firstly to provide some thoughtful debate for coaches, but I've also linked up with Recovery Haven in Tralee, who provide free cancer support services for the people of Kerry and beyond. If you found some value in the podcast, it would be great if you could donate any amount, no matter how small to Recovery Haven through the link here: https://bit.ly/3tfsxWw If you enjoyed this episode, click on the like button, share, leave a review and follow the podcast. My thanks also to PST Sport for their support with this project. Go to pstsport.com for world class delivery of all your artificial grass pitch needs. Thanks for listening.

1 hour 7 mins

17 November Finished

Tony Griffin, Kerry's performance coach on a road less travelled

Tony Griffin, Kerry's performance coach on a road less travelled

Long before he made a name as a Performance Coach with the All Ireland champion Kerry footballers this year and previously the Dublin hurlers, Tony Griffin carved out an impressive All-Star hurling career of his own with his native Clare. (01:00) - Mike Quirke meets Tony Griffin (18:00) - Performance Coaching, cultivating culture. (26:00) - Coaching Teenagers and improving underage. (50:00) - Improving as a coach, 'the person before the player', finding balance. In this episode, Tony shares his considerable experience of hurling at the top level in Ireland while studying in Nova Scotia; cycling across Canada and raising 1.1 million for charity in the process. He’s recently wrote a book entitled “The Teenager’s Book of Life” which gives young people the tools they need to take their first steps in a grown-up world that expects a lot of them. Tony is a strong advocate for focusing on the person before the player, he shares his steps towards developing a positive culture with any age group and why the use of questioning can be a coaching superpower. Similar to season 1, I've set up this podcast with a dual purpose in mind, firstly to provide some thoughtful debate for coaches, but I've also linked up with Recovery Haven in Tralee, who provide free cancer support services for the people of Kerry and beyond. If you found some value in the podcast, it would be great if you could donate any amount, no matter how small to Recovery Haven through the link here: https://bit.ly/3tfsxWw If you enjoyed this episode, click on the like button, share, leave a review and follow the podcast. My thanks also to PST Sport for their support with this project. Go to pstsport.com for world class delivery of all your artificial grass pitch needs. Thanks for listening.

1 hour 2 mins

10 November Finished

The Mike Quirke Podcast | Ep.14 | Answering your questions

The Mike Quirke Podcast | Ep.14 | Answering your questions

For the final episode of the podcast Mike takes questions from the listeners and gives his insights into all your coaching queries. Donate to Temple Street Children's Hospital HERE!

33 mins

24 August 2021 Finished

The Mike Quirke Podcast | Ep.13 | Patrick Harding - Performance coach: Formula one, pro boxing and more!

The Mike Quirke Podcast | Ep.13 | Patrick Harding - Performance coach: Formula one, pro boxing and more!

Mike's last guest on the podcast is performance coach Patrick Harding. You may have seen him working closely with Formula 1 driver Alex Albon in Netflix's Drive to Survive, but that isn't his only role, he also works with elite boxers such as Michael Conlon, amongst others. He tells Mike about all he's learned in his still growing career across a multitude of sports. Donate to Temple Street Children's Hospital HERE!

1 hour 5 mins

17 August 2021 Finished

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