NEWS FLASH
  • Win €250 for your club thanks to our sponsor Irish Life Health

  • Athletics Ireland win bid to host European Cross Country 2020

  • Purcell set for Hall of Fame at Irish Life Health Awards

  • Lee and Clohisey triumph in the capital

  • National glory at stake in the capital

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
Email PatRyan@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

David Matthews
Title RDO Dublin
Phone Number 087 0516430
Email DavidMatthews@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul McKee
Title RDO Louth, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow
Phone Number 085 8709703
Email paulmckee@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

Colin Byrne
Title RDO Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary
Phone Number 087 0632326
Email ColinByrne@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Lilly-Ann O’Hora
Title RDO Cork, Kerry, Limerick
Phone Number 085 8060440
Email LillyAnnOHora@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Paul Byrne
Title RDO Clare, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly
Phone Number 085 8006892
Email PaulByrne@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Aston

Title RDO Carlow and Kilkenny
Phone Number 085 8709703
Email PaulMcKee@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

Gerard O’Donnell
Title RDO Dublin City Council Area
Phone Number 085 8713217
Email gerardodonnell@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

Colette Quinn
Title RDO Dublin City Council Area
Phone Number 085 8713190 
Email colettequinn@athleticsireland.ie

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