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Half of our kids can't kick a ball properly

Dr. Stephen Behan, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, DCU and DCU School of Health and Human Performance joined Kieran Cuddihy on the show this morning to discuss new research of his into the physical capabilities of primary school children.

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13.42 27 Jan 2020


Half of our kids can't kick a ball properly


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13.42 27 Jan 2020


One in four primary school children cannot run properly; one in two cannot kick a ball properly; and less than one in every five can throw a ball.

That’s according new research from DCU.

Dr. Stephen Behan, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, DCU and DCU School of Health and Human Performance is behind the research and joined Kieran Cuddihy on the show this morning to discuss these troubling findings.


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