Mark is the Director of Sports Med Ireland. He qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1993 from Trinity College Dublin. He worked in USA for a number of years before returning to Ireland to complete a Masters in Sports Medicine in TCD. He has extensive experience in Sports Medicine and has worked with athletes at all levels from weekend warriors to Olympians.
Sports Medicine experience:
- Physiotherapist /Strength and Conditioning coach to Irish Olympic Sailing team (2006-present)
- Past Physiotherapist and Strength coach to Derval O'Rourke (Bronze medal European Indoor Champs Turin 2008, 4th place Worls Champs Berlin 2009, Siver Medal European Champs Barcelona 2010)
- Consultant to IRFU National squad 2003-04
- Physiotherapist to Irish U21 Rugby team 2002-03
- Physiotherapist /Strength and Conditioning coach to Clontarf RFC 1999-2002
Derek is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified from Salford University in 2006. He is a current international Squash player and is the current World Masters Champion. He has represented Ireland 181 times and reached a peak of 7 in the World while playing the sport professionally. Derek is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He trains several International Squash players and has trained ISA Olympic, Developmental and Academy team members as well as providing Physiotherapy, Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning to a wide range of athletes from various sporting disciplines and clients from non-sporting backgrounds.
Fiona graduated with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Trinity College in 2010. She is also a qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist and qualified with an honours BSc degree from University College Dublin in 2004. Fiona has plenty of sporting experience to add to her academic qualifications as she is an Irish International 400m sprinter. Previously she has worked as the strength and conditioning coach to the rugby teams in St Michaels College. In 2009 she was Team Sports Massage Therapist to the Irish Junior Athletics Team at the European Championships in Serbia. She has worked with a variety of athletes from G.A.A, Rugby and Athletics to non-athletes looking to keep-fit, lose weight and for injury rehabilitation.
Joey qualified with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin in 2010. He is currently completing a Master's degree (MSc) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin. Joey has plenty of sporting experience to add to his academic qualifications as he is a current member of the Dublin Senior Hurling team and the Na Fianna senior hurling and football teams. Joey has provided physiotherapy to rugby, hurling and football teams at club level in the past and currently works with athletes of every level and clients of varying physical activity providing injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and personal training services.
Kieran qualified with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from University of Ulster Jordanstown in 2010. Kieran has a keen interest in all sports and currently plays senior inter-county Gaelic football with Carlow while also completing a Masters Degree (MSc) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin. He has previously worked in private practice and as Physiotherapist to Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby teams. Kieran has specific interests in myofascial pain, movement dysfunction, strength and conditioning and dry needling; he now works with a wide variety of people from elite athletes to club level players.
Chris graduated with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2012. He iscurrently completing a Master's degree (MSc) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Trinity College Dublin. He has an interest in all sports but particularly so in rugby, having played competitively from a young age. In 2011, he completed a physiotherapy internship with Queensland Reds Rugby Union in Brisbane, Australia. Chris has experience in providing match cover, injury assessment and rehabilitation for rugby and GAA teams in the past and currently works as head physiotherapist for Terenure College RFC. He has a particular interest in applying his physiotherapy skills via functional exercise-based rehabilitation, as is the SMI ethos.
Maire graduated with an Honours degree in Physiotherapyfrom UCD in 2009. She is a fully qualified STOTTPilates advanced Matwork Instructor and has also completed courses in Pilates for Men and Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Maire gained experience in Private Practice in both Canada and New Zealand where she also worked with professional CFL team the Hamilton Tigercats and the Canterbury team at the New Zealand National Rugby 7’s. While awaiting her registration in New Zealand she also worked specifically as a Massage therapist where she underwent additional deep and soft tissue massage training, aswell as completing her Dry Needling qualification. She has worked with a wide range of Athletes and Teams including Rugby, Soccer and GAA from Club to Inter-County Level. While in New Zealand she completed two off-road Marathons but her main sport is Camogie and she is a current member of the Meath Camogie Team. She also works with individuals from Non-sporting backgrounds through injury rehabilitation and prevention and those working towards a healthier lifestyle in general.