Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Harte has passion for glory of the game

Tyrone All Ireland winning manager Mickey Harte has never ben slow to showcase up and coming talent in the various sides he has managed spanning the last two decades.

Now Harte is very much a central figure in a new DVD ‘Passion and Glory’ which focuses on the philosophy behind coaching best practice.

Harte is joined by his assistant Tyrone boss Tony Donnelly and his trainer Fergal McCann in outlining several aspects of coaching practice as well as answering a series of questions put to him by Brian Carthy, chief gaelic games correspondent and commentator with RTE.

The DVD will be officially launched at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown tonight and Harte believes that it will give an insight into how players of mixed abilities can develop their skills in a structured coaching environment.

In tandem with the football aspect, there is also considerable emphasis on hurling with Kilkenny All Ireland winning manager Brian Cody outlining the principles which have made his team virtually unbeatable and which he feels can help young players acquire the skills and confidence to succeed.

Harte also suggests that the DVD can prove a beneficial aid both to coaches and team mentors.

“Anything that helps players to hone their skills can only benefit football overall and I think that this DVD will go some way in that direction,” says Harte.

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