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 NIA & Dublin
Phone Number 087 0516430
Email

DavidMatthews@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul McKee
Title RDO Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow
Phone Number 085 8709703
Email

paulmckee@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

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

ColinByrne@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Lilly-Ann O’Hora
Title Women in Sport
Phone Number 085 8060440
Email

LillyAnnOHora@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Shane Aston

Title RDO IT Carlow, Carlow and Kilkenny
Phone Number 089 2336739
Email

shaneaston@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

Conor Wilson
Title RDO Galway, Mayo, Clare
Phone Number 086 0329578
Email

conorwilson@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Gerard O’Donnell
Title RDO Dublin City Council Area
Phone Number 085 8713217
Email

gerardodonnell@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Grace Lynch
Title RDO Limerick, Kery, Cork
Phone Number 085 8006892
Email

gracelynch@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

Colette Quinn
Title RDO Dublin City Council Area
Phone Number 085 8713190 
Email

colettequinn@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

 

        

                                                                  

Bahsir Hussain

Title RDO AIT and Westmeath, Offaly, Longford & Roscommon
Phone number 086 787 6648
Email

bashirhussain@athleticsireland.ie

 

 

 

Dermot McGranaghan

Title RDO Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo & Leitrim
Phone Number 085 8712397

Email

dermotmcgranaghan@athleticsireland.ie

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