Irish Golf High Performance Seminar

The Olympic Council of Ireland were pleased to support a very productive day at Carton House which will act as a good lead in to the youth and senior European team Championships and Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.

International expert Dr. Joseph Parent, who has worked closely with the world’s top golfers such as VJ Singh, spent time with both athletes and the coaches ensuring that their psychological preparation in is line with best practice for an upcoming international event, namely the youth Olympics and European Team Championships. His session included on course and off course sessions at Carton House.

It was the first time that both Ireland’s top male and female golfers had been brought together in this format, thanks to Irish golf’s Performance Directors Neil Manchip, David Kearney and Team captains listed below.

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Following in house seminars, and putting green practice sessions golfers played four ball matches in the afternoon as follows-

14:10 Jessica Carty & Gavin Moynihan V Chloe Ryan & Cormac Sharvin
14:20 Mary Doyle & Jack Hume V Olivia Mehaffey & Gary  Hurley
14:30 Maria Dunne & Dermot McElroy V Paula Grant & Paul Donne
Under 18      
14:40 Niamh Ward & Eoin Leonard V Ciara Casey & James Sugrue
14:50 Niamh McSherry & Kevin Le Blanc V Chloe Weir & Rowan Lester
15:00 Mairead Martin & Jamie Fletcher V Julie McCarthy & Conor Purcell
In addition to the players the following have been in attendance for all or part of the day
Stephen Martin CEO, Olympic Council of Ireland    
Ciara Losty Psychologist, Olympic Council of Ireland    
Sinead Keane Ladies Team Captain    
Darragh McGowan Girls Team Captain    
Padraig Hogan Men’s Team Captain    
Roy Archibald Boys’ Team Captain    
Niall MacSweeney Men’s Team Manager    
Alasdair Gibson Boys’ Team Manager    
Paul Thompson Ladies Team Coach    
David Kearney ILGU Performance Manager    
Eamonn O’Flanagan Boys’ Team Coach    
Neil Manchip GUI National Coach    
Jussi Pitkänen PGA Coach Education    
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