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Collins DK;McRobert A;Morton JP;O'Sullivan D;Doran DA;
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research
The Work-Rate of Elite Hurling Match-Play.
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Collins, DK, McRobert, A, Morton, JP, O'Sullivan, D, and Doran, DA. The work-rate of elite hurling match-play. J Strength Cond Res 32(3): 805-811, 2018-This study describes the global work-rate of elite hurling match-play and the influence which positional difference has on work-rate is considered. The movement of ninety-four players was recorded using global positioning system, sampling at 4 Hz in a total of 12 games. Data were classified according to the positional line on the field and period of the match. The total and high-speed distance of match-play was 7,617 1,219 m (95% confidence interval [CI], 7,367-7,866) and 1,134 358 m (95% CI, 1,060-1,206), respectively. The maximum speed attained was 29.8 2.3 kmh with a mean speed of 6.1 1 kmh. The second {271 107 m (p = 0.001; effect size [ES] = 0.25)}, third (278 118 m [p = 0.001; ES = 0.21]), and fourth quarter (255 108 m [p = 0.001; ES = 0.31]) high-speed running distance differed significantly from that of the first quarter (330 120 m). There was a significant difference in total (p = 0.001; ES = 0.01-0.85), high-speed running (p = 0.001; ES = 0.21-0.76), and sprint (p = 0.013; ES = 0.01-0.39) distance across the positions, with midfielders undertaking the highest volume of work, followed by the half-forward and half-back lines and finally the full-forward and full-back lines. A decrease in high-speed running distance seems to occur through out the game and in particular at the latter stages of each half. Distinct positional work profiles are evident. The present finding provide a context on which training which replicates the work-rate of match-play may be formulated, thus helping to improve the physical preparation of elite players.
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