Regional Development Team

The Development Team is responsible for participation and club development programmes as well coaching education.

Our Development Team’s main areas of responsibility are:

  • Little Athletics – a development programme for children between 5-10 years old
  • Fit4Life – a programme for recreational runners and other adult participation initiatives
  • Delivering coaching education through the Athletics Leader, Assistant Coach and Level 1 programmes
  • Liaising with the Regional Coaches to deliver Regional Squads
  • Club Support Scheme
  • Providing assistance to new clubs including provision of equipment and coach education
  • Liaising with clubs and County  Boards to help them to achieve their goals
  • Liaising with other sports development bodies such as Sports Partnerships and local Councils

Meet the Development Team


Pat Ryan

Title Director of Coaching & Development
Phone Number 087 2621310





David Matthews
Title RDO Dublin
Phone Number 087 0516430





Daniel Kilgallon
Title RDO Louth, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow
Phone Number 085 8084864





Colin Byrne
Title RDO Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary
Phone Number 087 0632326





Lilly-Ann O’Hora
Title RDO Cork, Kerry, Limerick
Phone Number 085 8060440





Paul Byrne
Title RDO Clare, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly
Phone Number 085 8006892





Paul McKee
Title RDO Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan
Phone Number 085 8709703

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