Love to watch rugby whenever you can? Technology has made it simple for you to get live rugby action easily – all you need to do is to log on to your smartphone with an internet connection and you are golden.
Yet, while you might always love your daily dose of rugby action, the world of rugby itself has changed – with increased competition and an even more desire for success.
The professional rugby scenario is having an influence on the hurlers and footballers and their sporting career. The view was expressed by the chair of the Cairde Chorcaí fund collecting body, Ted Owens which was established few days back in a bid to provide backup to the teams of the county.
How Professional Rugby has Changed Down the Years?
The situation has become encouraging for the development of sports in the county and everyone is as happy as getting a Betvictor Promo Code! Owens believes that the footballers and hurlers used to look at professional players in England to draw inspiration. They had to follow people from other sports and how they prepared for it. But now the scene has changed and the county can look at successful rugby players from their county who had a taste of success. They don’t have to draw inspiration from strangers anymore.
The competition is set against people whom they have known personally and maybe even studied in the same class in school. Knowing them personally has added another level of competition and raised the bar for other players like the GAA.
Players are More Adept at Handling Different Situations with Ease
The players can also change from one sport to another giving rise to a versatile athletic scenario. You can take the example of Darren Sweetnam, who played for Cork in the league finals of 2012 transformed to rugby and contributed to the sides of Ireland and Munster. Captain Tomás O’Leary of the Corks has a star laden career by winning the All-Ireland and then going to lift the awards in Grand Slam with Ireland and European Cup with the Munster.
Owens feels that the interchanging of games does not affect the sport individually. The reason is very few of them have the talent to make it to the top ranks and thus create an impact on the professional level- but that still carries on the stigma of the amateur status of the GAA! He also feels that the players should be properly taken care of- which can pay off dividends in the longer run.
Every player who plays for the county should be treated like professionals. They have to be given the best resources such as dressing rooms and nutritious food so that they can give their best in the games. The care should be at the same level on training days and not only when matches are held. Owens thinks there are potential opportunities and the county needs to develop the infrastructure like training facilities and centers of excellence.
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