The mission of the Sport Ireland Institute is to support Irish Sports to reach World Podiums by driving excellence in the high performance system through the delivery of world class services.


WHAT WE DO

The Sport Ireland Institute has been set-up to create an environment which influences, supports and ensures that talented Irish athletes will achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite sport. Sport Ireland Institute coordinates a network of highly experienced, quality assured service providers to help support this high performance environment ensuring that sports have access to the sports science and medicine sports that they need.

The Sport Ireland Institute works directly with NGBs in developing sports specific science and medical support networks so that each sport has the support it needs to impact on performance. The Sport Ireland Institute also works closely with service providers in developing systems, structures and protocols to ensure that athletes and sports receive the best support possible.

Multi Discipline Teamwork

Performance Services comprise three core elements: Science, Medicine and Lifeskills, all focused on supporting athletes and coaches to perform at their potential. We deliver services in three main ways – from our headquarters at Abbotstown, though Sport Ireland Institute staff embedded in the high performance teams of various sports and through referral to specialist experts (i.e., surgical consultations, clinical psychology). We also overview the performance services plans of the sports that are funded through the Sport Ireland's high performance programme.

Our primary aim is to deliver world class integrated multidisciplinary services to support high performance coaches and athletes, for example a Medical Case Conference. Our experience is that the lynchpin in a successful programme is a coach or coaching team that combines a clear vision of where they want to get, a detailed route map of how they will get there and the support that they need to achieve their goals. We are fortunate to work with some great coaches who have this clarity of purpose and challenge us to deliver our support services in meaningful, effective and innovative ways. 

 

We support athletes

Athletes are what the Institute is all about. They are the ultimate focus of all our activities at the Institute.

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We support sports

Sport Ireland Institute works with the high performance focus sports on the preparation and development of their annual elite performance plans.

We support coaches

The Pursuit of Excellence Programme (PEP) is the umbrella programme for people development within the Institute

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We provide expertise

Sport Ireland Institute has been set-up to create an environment which influences, supports and ensures that talented Irish athletes will achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite sport


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