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.
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.