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Challis, J., Cahalan, R., Jakeman, P., NiBhriain, O., Cronin, L. and Reeves, S., 2020. Dietary Intake, Body Composition, and Nutrition Knowledge of Irish Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science24(3), pp.105-112.

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Smithies, T. D., Toth, A. J., Conroy, E., Ramsbottom, N., Kowal, M., & Campbell, M. J. (2020). Life after esports: a grand field challenge. Frontiers in Psychology11, 883.

Tiernan, C., Lyons, M., Comyns, T., Nevill, A.M. and Warrington, G., 2020. Salivary IgA as a predictor of upper respiratory tract infections and relationship to training load in elite rugby union players. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research34(3), pp.782-790.  doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003019

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Toth, A.J., Ramsbottom, N., Kowal, M. and Campbell, M.J., 2020. Converging evidence supporting the cognitive link between exercise and esport performance: a dual systematic review. Brain sciences10(11), p.859.

Zabaloy, S., Carlos-Vivas, J., Freitas, T.T., Pareja-Blanco, F., Pereira, L., Loturco, I., Comyns, T., Gálvez-González, J. and Alcaraz, P.E., 2020. Relationships between resisted sprint performance and different strength and power measures in rugby players. Sports8(3), p.34.

Toth, A. J., Kowal, M., & Campbell, M. J. (2019). The color-word stroop task does not differentiate cognitive inhibition ability among esports gamers of varying expertise. Frontiers in Psychology, 2852.

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Campbell, M. J., Toth, A. J., Moran, A. P., Kowal, M., & Exton, C. (2018). eSports: A new window on neurocognitive expertise?. Progress in brain research240, 161-174.

Kowal, M., Toth, A. J., Exton, C., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). Different cognitive abilities displayed by action video gamers and non-gamers. Computers in Human Behavior88, 255-262.

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