Monday 16 July 2018

The Left Wing: Ian Madigan on dealing with setbacks, the importance of sports psychology and his future plans

20 May 2016; Ian Madigan, left, and Luke Fitzgerald of Leinster after the Guinness PRO12 Play-off match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
20 May 2016; Ian Madigan, left, and Luke Fitzgerald of Leinster after the Guinness PRO12 Play-off match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Bristol out-half and former Leinster star Ian Madigan.

Ian talks about the importance of sports psychology to his preparation, and in particular how it helps him in dealing with the pressures of goal-kicking. The lads also discuss how Ian is getting on in Bristol, as well as how it feels to watch the Ireland team play in the Six Nations now that he is no longer a part of it.

Also, Will and Luke go through listener questions to determine who will win the inaugural Left Wing mug competition, and they also have some listener questions for Ian.

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