What we Learnt from Euro 2012: Teamwork Matters

What we Learnt from Euro 2012: Teamwork Matters

Ireland Cricket Team
 

After Ireland’s disappointing exit from Euros, the infamous “Angela Merkel Thinks We’re At Work” flag has been sold off for just under 16,000 at an auction. Gerry Nolan and his friends (the flag’s creators) have generously donated the proceeds to children’s health charities. It raises a warm smile that something good has come out of the hat-trick of defeats our national team suffered in Poland and Ukraine. Gerry Nolan has the entire tournament booked off work, and like him, all Irish football fans are undoubtedly wishing that the team had felt more like, well, a team.
If sports teams don’t work together efficiently, failure is inevitable. To succeed, they have to function as a single unit, with every member understanding their role, supporting their team-mates and contributing wherever possible. To score a goal in football, players have to make runs, support their teammates, draw defenders away, and recognise when to make a pass. In defence, trusting your team to cover for you and your goalkeeper to pick up any shots that make their way through is essential. We might not be able to strike a ball like Robbie Keane or stop a Mario Balotelli wonder-goal, but we’re pretty confident we could teach the boys a thing or two about teamwork.
We know how to help people work more efficiently as a unit. We have many different team-building activities on offer at Kippure Estate – from guided nature walks to the unique A-Team and MacGyver challenges – which can help teams across different sports develop vital bonds and learn to work together effectively. It’s easy to fall into a routine and forget the importance of teamwork, so for sports teams the opportunity to get out of their ordinary surroundings and devote some time to team-building is extremely valuable.
Amongst others, the Tipperary Hurlers, the Kildare Football Team, the Dublin Ladies Football Team, the Armagh Football Team and even the Irish Cricket Team have benefited fromour team-building days. These high-profile teams use our activities because they understand the importance of teamwork in sport. They choose us because of our stunning natural surroundings, our fun and unique offerings and our sterling reputation. Hopefully the national football team will follow in their footsteps on the run-up to the world cup!
Our team-building activities help sport teams come home with a win!

 

 

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