On Friday, January 19th, the club oragnised a talk for minor, U21 and senior players. The wide-ranging and informative talk covered mental and physical preparation, how to get the best from yourself, awareness of some of the pitfalls that youg people can come up against, dealing with adversity, etc. The speakers on the night were former Tipperary hurler, All-Ireland winner and All-Star John Leahy and former Offaly footballer Niall McNamee. Both men have had very successful inter-county careers but both have had their struggles along the way. The spoke honestly and candidly to the large turnout of players and all in attendance agreed that it was a very beneficial way to start the year.