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.