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Season 1

Liam Moggan, ‘The Coaches Coach’, talks about his own coaching journey, the importance of planning and reflection and coaching the person and not the sport.

David Herity, five time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny, chats about life under Brian Cody, his transition from player to coach while working with Dublin Camogie and the importance of empowering players.

Niamh Buffini, Performance Operations Manager with Paralympics Ireland and Ireland’s highest ranking female Taekwondo athlete, gives insights to the key components for delivery in High Performance Sport and outlines the importance of developing a culture within clubs.

Shane Keegan, former League of Ireland Manager with Galway United and Wexford Youths, talks about Player Development on and off the field and shares insightful thoughts on overcoming set backs as a professional football manager.

Ger O’Connor, Dublin GAA Coaching & Games Manager, chats about the importance of Coach Development within clubs and coaches being open to learning.

Ciarán Deely, current London Senior Football manager and Sports Scientist with QPR FC Academy, discusses coaching in both amateur and professional sports and gives some excellent practical tips for your coaching practice.

Nora Stapleton, Women in Sport Lead with Sport Ireland and former member of Ireland XVs squad and Donegal Ladies Football star, talks about mastering the fundamental skills and the importance of developing your club.

Dr. Dave Passmore, Coach Educator and Lecturer in Coaching Science & Education in Dublin City University, chats about his own Coaching Philosophy and the Story of Irish Hockey before World Cup Finals.

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, and former Cork ladies dual star and holder of 12 All-Ireland Medals. Mary chats about her experiences of been part of one of the most successful sports teams of all time and the influence her coaches have had on her life.

Paudie Butler, Coach Educator and former National GAA Hurling Director, chats about the steps of development for the person and their skills, and talks passionately about releasing the potential in every person.

Season 2

Matthew Wilkie, Head of Coach Development with the IRFU, chats about the process for developing coaches and the importance of the Coach/Athlete relationship.

Seán Boylan, Meath GAA legend and a four time All-Ireland winning manager, gives some wonderful insights and stories from throughout his journey during his 23 years at the helm of Meath Football. A must-listen for all coaches of all sports.

Denise Martin, Lecturer in Sports Performance Analysis in Technological University Dublin, outlines how all coaches can bring the elements of performance analysis to their coaching process and the importance of feedback and how it is delivered.

Colin Griffin, two-time Irish Olympian and strength and conditioning coach, chats about how he is using his own experience as an athlete into his coaching style and on bridging the gap from academic research to practical application in a real-world setting.

Owen Mooney, National Coach & Sport Development Co-ordinator with Special Olympics, chats about building relationships, developing coaches and the importance of learning from others.

Dr. Séamus Kelly, is a Lecturer in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Séamus talks about the importance of organisational structure, reflective practice, and how the power of a coach’s core beliefs can impact on a team.

Paul Kilgannon is a teacher, coach, Sports Coach Educator and author of ‘Coaching Children in Sport – The Carver Framework’. Paul gives insights to the Carver Framework, outlines the importance of working together as a coaching team, and how he believes coaching is all about relationships

The 2020 DCU Coaching Masterclass is reviewed by Dr. Dave Passmore & Dr. Áine McNamara. They outline the key learnings from all of the speakers across the weekend and outline plans for future events.

Season 3

Wayne Goldsmith is an international sports coaching expert who has influenced the coaching, thinking and teaching of some of the world’s leading athletes, coaches and teams including the United States Olympic Committee, Sydney Roosters NRL, Tennis Australia, Australian Rugby Union/Wallabies, Singapore Sports Council, Swimming South Africa, United Kingdom Sports Institute, Sport New Zealand and more. On the show Wayne talks about giving the athlete the power of choice and knowing your ‘Why’ in coaching.

Tommy Dunne is a coach with the Tipperary Senior Hurling team. The 2001 Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain has also coached the county’s minors and the Under 21s. Has strength and conditioning qualifications from his study and work with Setanta College in Thurles and has completed a master’s degree in sports performance in UL. On the show Tommy talks about his own coaching journey and how coaches can take confidence through education.

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