Mario Donato Freeport


A worthwhile listen for anyone involved in leadership roles in sport of business. Today we speak to Dan Lawrence, renowned boxing S&C coach. We chat to Dan about his career to date and how he’s got to where he is in the boxing sphere, along with getting some career highlights off him.

In this episode we discuss habits – how you are the sum of all your habits; Dan also sheds light on tools such as ‘shark habits’ and the ‘pirate map’. Dan shares his 3 coaching pillars that he has leaned on during COVID-19 – the three basic rules of coaching, that tie into every aspect of life. This man started lifting weights in 1965; he says to respect the process…and let the results happen. Thanks for joining us on our show DJ, who has many links and experiences from time spent in Ireland! Find out more about Dan at This episode is kindly brought to you by Instant Speed Training. Used by the best athletes in the world such as Beauden Barrett, Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo and numerous Olympians alike, speed bands are the key to increasing your speed and performance.

Andy talks about his passion for basketball and his obsession for dunking in particular. It’s fun hearing Andy talk about who he admires in the world of dunking and why. Listen to Andy talk about his prep routine, conditioning and the mindset needed to perform at the highest level that he physically can. There was so much to take away from this episode from key themes such mindset, passion and the importance of preparation and routine. We kept this episode for a few weeks as wanted it for March Madness. Listen to this as a break from all the noise around the coronavirus pandemic.

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We discuss the similarities of teachers and coaches, achievement gaps, feedback loops – and how to give excellent understandable feedback on a pitch. Doug opens up on perfect practice, skill acquisition and the ‘quiet eye’…a common trait of the very highest performers in sport. We finish this interview with Doug explaining how to make better decisions, reducing cognitive load…and when intuition and instinct takes over in performance.

  • Here is a story about a journey from one being a high level athlete to new ventures, and how identity has evolved over time.
  • Today we spoke to George Clancy – professional rugby referee.
  • Keir has worked with London Wasps rugby, Sydney Roosters, the Pumas, Toshiba in Japan, and held a Director of Athletic Performance role at William & Mary in Virginia.
  • He won the 2014 RBS Six Nations player of the championship award…and is renowned for his work ethic, tenacity and ability to attack with ball in hand.
  • We hear his thoughts on who are the high-performance leaders in professional sport, where the future of sport science lies, and what makes the research community in sport in Australia as innovative as they are.

Today in our latest RWC series in association with the Limerick Leader, we spoke to Damien Varley – former professional rugby player with Munster and Ireland. Today we spoke to Alan Stein, Jr.- published author of "Raise your game", keynote speaker and former high performance consultant to some of the best NBA players on the planet. What sports can pull from business and vice versa is at the core of this interview.

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And what it is about elite performers that make them successful in this space, such as consistency, food prep and building awareness. Today we spoke to Keith Earls – professional rugby player for Munster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions. We chat to Keith about the influence of his family sporting background on his career, early sports specialisation and advice for younger players. Keith gives insight into how he believes the game will evolve in terms of preparation in the next decade and how he has maximised his impact on the game over the years. Keith shares how he slows down and unwinds a little away from rugby, balancing his career with his family life, his injury history management, coping with pressure and facing the All Blacks Haka.


Having completed Ironmans at the highest level himself…this is a story of grit, resilience and putting in the hard work. We hear about how Gers’ life turned upside down from a potential route to professional soccer at a young age – back to raising a family in his teens. We unpack why the late Kobe Bryant inspires Ger, we discuss training philosophies – and what a normal day looks like for Ger. Ger shares his story with troubled youths, prisoners and athletes these days, about how circumstances don’t have to dictate your future self, how powerful self belief is and life really is full of challenges for all of us. Today we speak to Sean Russell – footballer for Limerick in the LOI.

Today we spoke with Billy Holland – recently retired professional rugby player and captain – with Munster Rugby and Ireland. Brought to you by Hauora – a whole person performance wellbeing growth partner. Visit Billy played his entire professional rugby career with Munster Rugby, accounting for 247 appearances, having played for 14 seasons. One of their most capped players of all time, Billy was selected in Pro14 dream teams and captained Munster many times as a forward.