I have recently completed my PhD investigating ‘Performance Attenuation and Recovery in Gaelic Games’ under the supervision and guidance of Dr. David Kelly and Dr. Ciarán Ó Catháin at the Technological University of the Shannon. […]
Month: September 2022
The Physical Activity for Health – Physical Activity Measurement Training Course 2022 – Aidan Buffey.
This year was the inaugural Physical Activity for Health (PAfH), physical activity measurement training course, held at the University of Limerick in the Physical Education and Sport Science (PESS) Department. The training course welcomed international […]
Beyond the science: Collateral benefits of running lifestyle intervention studies – Dr. Brian Carson.
The purpose of research is to enhance society by advancing knowledge through developing theories, testing them and translating these findings into some practical benefit to society. As scientists we are ultimately focused on developing our […]
Publication: Visual exploratory activity and practice design: Perceptions of experienced coaches in professional football academies
Research Impact: Visual exploratory activity (VEA), or scanning, refers to head and/or body movements made by a player prior to receiving the ball with the aim of picking up information to guide future actions – […]
Publication: A figurational viewpoint of the complexity of policy enactment: An opportunity for agonistic dialogue?
Research Impact: In this paper we argue the need for agonistic dialogue between the stakeholders of the educational community and how his could lead to these stakeholders working together across curriculum policy spaces (e.g., curriculum development, teacher education, professional development) and […]
Publication: Digital technology and teacher digital competency in physical education: a holistic view of teacher and student perspectives
Research Impact: This paper aimed to explore teacher competency in applying digital technology into their physical education class and identify if students’ motivation levels change as a result of integrating digital technology into physical education […]
What are the priorities for research into youth sport in Ireland? – Dr. Phil Kearney
At the PEPAYS forum hosted at the University of Limerick on June 11th, I facilitated a session discussing Priorities for Research in Youth Sport in Ireland. Consistent with the theme of the conference, which was […]
PESS Researchers awarded joint paper of the year for PESP Journal
Congratulations to PESS researchers (Antonio Calderon, Ann MacPhail, and Brigitte Moody) who were awarded joint paper of the year for Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) Journal. PESP has an IF 5.830 and is ranked […]
PUBLICATION: Risk Factors for Acute Ankle Sprains in Field-Based, Team Contact Sports: a Systematic Review – Patrick Dolan, SCCC CSCS MSc
Research Impact It is widely accepted today that there are multiple physiological, psychological and behavioral benefits to participating in physical activity and sport in most populations. While the level of benefit varies across populations, there […]
Publication: Development of the health promoting sports club—national audit tool
Research Impact: Sports clubs have requested support from national governing authorities to invest in health promotion (HP), by developing policies, guidelines and dedicated funding. This article outlines the development of a national audit tool to […]