David Gillick

David Gillick is a former 400m sprinter for Ireland. He is a two-time European indoor champion and represented Ireland at the 2009 World Championships.

David Gillick used many methods to strengthen his mind, including sports psychology and cognitive behaviour therapy

Column: Turning the mind into an ally

In his latest RTÉ Sport column, former Team Ireland sprinter David Gillick discusses dealing with pre-race nerves and training the mind to be an ally, which results in mental strength.

Portland hosts the championship

Column: No place for Russian athletes in Rio

Athletics needs a positive boost but unfortunately it won't happen at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, writes David Gillick, who wants Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics.

David Gillick finished seventh in his heat of the 400m in Amsterdam

Column: David Gillick gains new insight at Euros

It's not only fans of the national soccer team that can lay claim to being 'the best fans in the world', according to David Gillick, who found himself in reflective mood at the European Championships in Amsterdam this week.