Past Events - Physical Health

Past Events


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Spark to Sport   Various Jeff Gomez, Perfomance Manager for UCC Sports and the Mardyke Arena interviews UCC student athletes and support staff. This podcast is released weekly and explores the mindset and approach to sport in the university from the point of view of those most involved. Listen Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Kieran McGeeney 38 mins May 22nd 2020 Kieran McGeeney is the current manager of the Armagh senior football team. He will be sharing with us his thoughts on thinking outside of box and the importance of mindset in coaching.  Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Michael McGeehin 28 mins May 21st 2020 Michael McGeehin is the Director of Sport Ireland Coaching. He will be talking to us on the way to support coaches in time of uncertainty. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Morgan Buckley 30 mins May 20th 2020 Morgan Buckley is the Director of Sport for UCC and will be sharing his thoughts what the prospect of sport cohabitating with Covin-19. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Mary Fitzgerald & Paddy Cadell 30 mins May 19th 2020 Mary FitzGerald & Paddy Cadell are part of the Quercus Talented Student’s Sport Programme. They will be talking to us about mindset and resilience. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Joe Normoyle 25 mins May 19th 2020 Joe Normoyle is a Physiotherapist at the Mardyke Arena UCC and Cork city FC. He will be sharing with us ideas on how to remain healthy and proactive during this pandemic. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Dr Nick Winkleman   May 18th 2020 Dr Nick Winkelman is the IRFU’s Head of Athletic Performance and Science.  He has a wide-ranging brief within Irish Rugby developing and establishing athletic performance best-in-class standards for players within the high performance pathway.  Working with all the Athletic Performance leads and staff across the provinces, Nick drives education within the Irish system to ensure our professional staff and players are supported with cutting edge insight and data to support athletic development and on-field performance. He will be talking to us about his new book “the language of coaching: the art and science of teaching movement”.  
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Dr Fiona Chambers 33 mins  May 14th 2020 Dr Fiona Chambers will be talking to us on how to develop our superpower in this pandemic and create sustainable solutions to redesign sport and physical activity during Covid19 and post-Covid19. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Dr Orla O' Sullivan 30 mins May 13th 2020 Dr Orla O’Sullivan is a Computational biologist with Teagasc Food Research Centre, APC Microbiome Ireland and VistaMilk. Her research focuses on profiling the gut microbiome in elite and non-elite athletes and understanding if there’s a link between physical fitness and gut health. In the past she has worked with athletes from the IRFU, Cricket Ireland and Sports Ireland Institute. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Ciaran Sheehan 30 mins May 12th Ciaran Sheehan is a former Australian rules footballer with Carlton Football Club. After 4 years on Carlton’s playing list in Melbourne, he transitioned into a role with the AFL Players association as their Alumni Programs coordinator. He recently relocated to Cork and is now a recruitment consultant with Euro Executive Recruitment. He is a current member of the Cork senior football team and was a member of Cork’s All-Ireland winning football team in 2010. Ciaran has also lined out for Ireland in the International rules series on 3 occasions. Watch Here
Spark to Sport Webinar Series: Trevor Woods 39 mins

May 11th 2020

Trevor Woods is UCC Exercise Physiologist.  His passion has always been to help individuals reach their physical performance goals, whether that be the novice exerciser or the elite level Olympic athlete. As a competitive triathlete himself for over 3 decades, his highlight is standing on the start line of the 2002 Commonwealth Games triathlon representing Northern Ireland. He will be talking to us on how to stay healthy and the importance of exercising.

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