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Mark McCabe


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 Ryan

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 O'Friel

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 Nolan

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.


Domhnaill Fox

Domhnaill is a First in Class Physiotherapy graduate of University College Dublin. He has also completed his accreditation as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He has a particular interest in the prevention of injury, human performance and evidence-based injury rehabilitation. Domhnaill is currently completing a PhD in UCD where he is studying methods of monitoring team players and reducing their risk of injury. He has represented Galway Hurling and UCD Hurling at all levels. Domhnaill is the current team Physiotherapist for the Ireland 7-a-side soccer team and Westmeath Senior Hurling team



Cillian O'Reilly

Cillian qualified with an honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Ulster at Jordanstown in 2010 & is currently studying physiotherapy in UCD.  Cillian is a sports enthusiast with Gaelic football being his main competitive sport, in which he has represented his university and county teams while also having an involvement in athletics, badminton and soccer.   Cillian is a certified coach in athletics and GAA and has a keen interest in performance development for athletes from all backgrounds.  He currently works with athletes ranging from elite level to club level including triathletes, cyclists, runners, golfers, sailors GAA, rugby and soccer players.  He also works with non athletes and has a keen interest in helping sedentary people get active and is a certified walking leader with the Irish Heart Foundation.