Team Ireland Performance Support Baku 2015

May 26, 2015

Team Ireland athletes in the inaugural 2015 European Games will be supported by an experienced performance support team led by Chef de Mission Dermot Henihan and Deputy Chef de Mission Stephen Martin.

The Baku Games will be held from the 12th -28th June in Baku. Team Ireland will be represented in 14 sports and by 63 athletes.

Over 6,000 athletes from the 50 National Olympic Committees of Europe will compete in 20 sports over 17 consecutive days at Baku 2015.

The inaugural games will consist of 16 Olympic sports, and four non-Olympic sports.

Irish viewers will be able to watch the Baku 2015 Games on Setanta Sport – eight hours per day, as well as daily highlights.

New Balance are the  Team Ireland clothing and footwear sponsor.


The full performance support team is listed below:


Team Manager – Fiona Burke,

Swimming Coaches: Peter Hill and Pearse McGuigan

Diving Coach: Sally Freeman


Team Manager/Coach Pat Lyons


Team Manager/Coach Tom Reidy

Coach: Dan Magee


Team Manager/Coach Matthew Hall


Team Manager Joe Hennigan

Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zaur Antia, Peter Taylor, Gerry Storey


Team Manager: Dave Pringle

Coach: Tom Egan


Team Manager/ Coach: Brian Nugent

Coaches: Kurt Bogaerts, Stacey Kelly

Mechanic: Sandy Gilchrist


Team Manager: Sally Filmer

Coaches: Barry Winch, Sam James


Team Manager/Coach: Ciaran Ward


Team Manager/Coach: Mary Dolphin


Team Manager/Coach Jeff McCready


Team Manager/Coach: Brian McKenna


Team Manager/ Coach: Tommy Evans

Coach: Lynne Algar


Team Manager/Coach: Daniel Kennedy


Team Ireland HQ

Chef de Mission: Dermot Henihan

Deputy Chef de Mission: Stephen Martin

Performance Administration: Alex Bocsi (Village) Linda O’Reilly (external)



Medical Performance Support

Doctors: Prof. Sean Gaine. Dr Rod McLoughlin, Dr James O’Donovan

Physiotherapists: Aidan Woods, Sinead Murphy, Eimear O’Leary,Niamh Miley, Julieanne Ryan, Martin Loughran


Press Officer 

Jack McGouran





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