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Preparation key for Clare coach Talty as charges hit pool

FOR high performance athletes being prepared is non-negotiable. Paul Talty knows this all too well in his role as Head of Physical Preparation with Swim Ireland. Talty works with Ireland’s finest swimmers to help them be physically ready for the challenges they will face every time they enter the pool. Since Covid-19 hit Irish shores, being prepared has been more difficult than ever before. When the Olympic Games were postponed last year, uncertainty for Ireland’s high performance athletes was at an all time high. Talty admits there were times when he feared the Olympic Games would be cancelled. “We all had the fears that the Games wouldn’t go ahead at some time along the way. From March to May last year there was a lot of uncertainty. “High performance athletes were allowed to return to training in June of last year. However, as 2020 wore on there was a fear that our plans would be scuppered.” “We all just had …

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Clare Greens welcome €347,216 funding for Local Sports Partnerships

SPORT Ireland has announced €347,216 for sports in Clare as part of a €40 million investment in National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs), High Performance athlete support and the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for 2021. This includes funding of €9.5 million for the network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships across Ireland, representing an increase of 15% on 2020 funding. This increase in investment provides an opportunity for Sport Ireland to support a locally led, safe return to sport and to further build the capacity of LSPs, increasing their reach and impact across Ireland. Welcoming the investment in Clare Sport, Inagh Senator Róisín Garvey said, “The pandemic has highlighted how important sport is in supporting our physical, mental, emotional and social health and providing us all with enjoyment and it is good news to see this funding coming to Clare” This funding will work alongside the Covid-19 Grant Scheme announced in December 2020. Under Covid-19 restrictions, many sports at …

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