High Performance Coach with 30yrs in the fitness industry and 20yrs training elite level athletes in Soccer, Football, Hurling, Camogie, Powerlifting, Athletics, Swimming & Gymnastics.
Spent 9 yrs Tutoring between NTC (National Training Centre) & EFPA (Elite Fitness & performance Academy).
Tom has 2 x MSc, one in Strength & and Conditioning,, and the other in Advanced Sports Performance along with numerous qualifications. PG Dip in Exercise & Nutrition, Tutor Trainer L2, UEFA A, Athletics L2, Weightlifting L2,.
Played Irish League soccer, Managed league of Ireland. Scouted for English Premier League Team.
He is currently the Lead Strength & Conditioning coach with Sligo rovers
He has helped athletes reach European Football, all Ireland finals in Hurling & Camogie, World record holders in Powerlifting, National records in High Jump, Sprinting, Swimming & Gymnastics.
Dr Niamh Flynn
Michelle is our inhouse Chartered Physiotherapist and runs ProActive Physio in Oranmore. Michelle traveled to Rio with Team Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games. She was Head Physio for Team Ireland for the World University Games in 2017. She is also doing a PhD on Sleep at University of Limerick and is passionate about providing evidence based physiotherapy to all her patients. She recently Qualified as a Yoga instructor in Aruba.
She has worked in the Private Practice and Sports Injury setting for the last ten years and her hard work has taken her to the Olympics in London 2012, and the World Uni Games in Russia 2013 and South Korea 2015. Michelle has also worked with Galway Senior Football, Galway Senior Hurling, Galway U-21 Football, Galway U-21 Hurling, Galway Minor Hurling, and Galway United.
She previously played Gaelic football at inter-county and university level and also ran the London Marathon for Croi in 2011. Her current training involves Strength Training 3 times per week, yoga every day and Pilates and Gymnastics whenever she can!
Dr. Niamh Flynn is a sports psychologist based in The Galway Clinic. She has over 20 years of experience working with elite and recreational athletes and with business people.
Niamh is an active member of our workshop and seminar team at Sports Academy.
She has worked with intercounty teams, CEOs, COOs and athletes from a variety of sports to assist them to achieve their full potential. In addition to one on one consultations she has delivered talks nationally and internationally for major corporations and organizations including Dublin Airport Authority, Chronic Pain Ireland, Connacht Rugby, Athlone Institute of Technology and many more.
Niamh has the experience and education to deliver powerful messages, ideas and tools that will help your team to believe in themselves and examine new ways to achieve their full potential.
Dr Niamh Flynn
Nóra Ní Fhlannagáin BSc (Hons) RD MSc currently lives and practices in Galway.
Nóra holds an honors degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Master of Science in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University in England.
Nora is one of our active workshop and seminar team at Sports Academy.
Nóra has gained experience working with a wide array of sports teams including Oxford University Rowing Clubs, Modern Pentathlon Ireland and Paralympics Ireland. Nóra spent 4 years as Performance Nutritionist for Age-Grade Rugby with the IRFU, with a focus on developing nutrition education tools for young rugby players. She has also provided nutrition support to the Galway Senior Hurling Team, Irish Women’s XV Rugby Squad, Ireland Women’s 7’s and athletes from the Irish Track Cycling team.
Nóra holds a position a Lecturer in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
Having a background and experience in clinical dietetics Nóra understands that a healthy body underpins all great sporting performances. Passionate about promoting nutrition and exercise in a fun and engaging way, Nóra is well-equipped to provide dietary advice for both health and performance.