J.J. Hanrahan – young elite rugby player

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For those of you who are interested in elite rugby and/or learning more about pre-performance routines, in this Wee Chat J.J. Hanrahan describes in great detail what he uses for his kicking routine and how mental preparation and working with a sport psychologist has worked for him. J.J. has played successfully for Munster in Ireland for several years and in 2015 was signed to play for the top English club, Northampton Saints. Check out this Wee Chat and his great Irish accent while we drink tea in Limerick University in Ireland.

J. J. Hanrahan is a young Irish rugby union player who plays for Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays primarily as a Fly-half, but can also play Centre and Fullback. The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the best young players to have come through the Munster Academy system for many years, and was short-listed for Junior World Player of the Year after spearheading Ireland Under-20s’ charge to fifth place in the 2012 Junior World Championships.J.J. made his debut for Ireland Under-20 on 11 February 2011 against France Under-20, during the 2011 Under-20 Six Nations Championship. He played at the 2011 Junior World Championship. In June 2012, he was fly-half for Ireland Under-20 in a famous win at the 2012 U-20 IRB Junior World Championship against hosts South Africa Under-20. Hanrahan again played a crucial role at fly-half in Ireland Under-20’s victories against England Under-20’s and France Under-20’s, wins that saw Ireland Under-20 finish 5th at the 2012 competition, their best ever finish. For his performances at the Junior World Championship, and throughout 2012, Hanrahan was nominated for the IRB Junior Player of the Year Award 2012.Follow JJ: https://twitter.com/jjhanrahan