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School of Health and Human Performance

PhD Researcher

Name: Dr. Michael Whelan

Contact email address: michael.whelan@dcu.ie

For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Sided Gaelic Football Games in Prepubescent Children and Adolescents

Sided games have been advocated as an alternative to traditional 15-a-side Gaelic football games for children. Michael's research compares the number and types of skills performed, possession characteristics (time, number of players and number of skills performed per possession), physiological responses and levels of enjoyment and perceived competence in children between the age of 10 and 14 years during sided games and during 15-a-side games. Studies involve altering player numbers, field dimensions and playing rules.

Supervisor: Professor Niall Moyna