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Performance staff

 

Trinity has a wealth of sporting knowledge and expertise, all of which are placed around athletes in a specifically designed structure to suit individual needs. Our staff have international experience and reputation, including supporting athletes at world class and Olympic standard.

Matthew Dossett

Deputy Head of Sport & Recreation

"We are delighted that you are considering coming to study and compete at Ireland's number one University. As you can see from the services on offer, we are able to cater for athletes from talent development and junior representation status all the way up to world class elite level. None of this would be possible without the knowledge and skills of our coaches, medical consultants, development officers, and support staff. If you have any questions about support whilst studying in Trinity, please do not hesitate to get in touch."

  • Lisa Cafferky Student Sport Pathway Manager

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    “We are delighted that you are considering coming to study and compete at Ireland’s number one University. As you can see from the services on offer, we are able to cater for athletes from talent development and junior representation status all the way up to world class elite level. None of this would be possible without the knowledge and skills of our coaches, medical consultants, development officers, and support staff. If you’ve any questions about support whilst studying in Trinity, please do not hesitate to get in touch”

  • Professor Cathal Moran Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Santry Sport Clinic

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    SurgeonConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sports Surgery Clinic and the Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He specialises in Knee Surgery and Shoulder Surgery. His sub-specialty interest is in sports injuries, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injury, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilisation surgery.

  • Nicholas Mahony Head of Discipline of Anatomy, Course Coordinator of MSc Spors and Exercise Medicine

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    Former Irish and British championship winning club rower in both sculls and sweep rowing and as a former Irish lightweight international.

  • Conor Laverty GAA Development Officer

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    OfficerGAA Development Officer since 2011. Previous county player and captain for County Down. Managed Trinity GAA to Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and O’Connor cups. Created the latest GAA Development Plan. Hosted the 2018 Sigerson cup.

  • Tony Smeeth Director of Rugby of DUFC

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    DUFC IRFU Level 3, stage 5 IRB coach, came to Trinity in 1998 following three years as Senior Coach at Blackrock College RFC. Founded USA U19s program in 1992, coached on 8 tours to New Zealand/Australia. In 1998, coached Irish Women’s XV in the Women’s World Cup in Amsterdam. In 2010, coached Leinster U19s to an inter-provincial championship.

  • David Fitzgerald High Performance Hockey Officer

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    David is a high-quality addition to the sport of hockey at Trinity as he brings with him years of experience as both a player and coach. As a goalkeeper he was part of the Irish national teams that won a bronze medal at the European Championships in 2015, played at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and participated at the 2018 Hockey World Cup. During his international career he gained a total of 58 international caps.

  • John Harmon High Performance Rowing Officer

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    Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, MSc in strength and Conditioning. Experience of working with talented athletes across a number of sports. Before joining Trinity, John held the role of Performance Manager at Oxford Brookes University, where he led on the Talented Athlete Scholarship team and worked closely with Oxford Brookes University Boat Club, one of the most successful University boat clubs in the world.

  • Paul Thornton High Performance Rowing Officer

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    Paul Thornton joined Trinity College Dublin in 2019 as Dublin University Boat Club High Performance Rowing Officer. Began a coaching career at Galway Rowing Club while studying English and Geography at NUI Galway before moving to University College Cork in 2014 to take up the role as the Rowing Head Coach. During this time the university went through its most successful period winning 10 national championships while 40 athletes represented Ireland at the World U-23 championship and at senior level through the Irish High-Performance system. Paul coached at the World U23 Championships in 2016, 2017, 2018 winning international medals and took on the dual role of team manager and coach in 2018.

  • Colm Flynn Fencing Development Officer

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    Colm Flynn has been the Fencing Head Coach since 2012 with several successes in this role including winning the Irish Fencing Intervarsity Championships. Colm coaches foil, épée and sabre with coaching qualifications from both Fencing Ireland and the FIE. Colm has coached multiple title winners at youth and open events in Ireland and abroad across all weapons and has experience coaching fencers competing internationally in all weapons.

  • Neil Flemming Exercise Physiologist

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    Neil is the exercise physiologist in the Trinity Human Performance lab and delivers physiological support to elite athletes as part of an integrated support system for Trinity Sport.