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Ainle Ó Cairealláin

(Head Coach + Managing Director)

Ainle is the founder and Managing Director of ACLAÍ. He has worked with the Senior Cork Footballers as Head Strength and Conditioning coach, the Adelaide Crows Football Club in Australia, and also for Na Piarsaigh Hurling and Football Club, Cork. He has contributed Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and worked as a lecturer with Setanta College and the University of Limerick. He is regularly called upon as the ‘expert in the field’ by various national and local media outlets including TG4, RTE, BBC, Raidió na Gaeltachta, and the print media. In the sporting field, Ainle has played hurling for county Antrim at all levels from Under 14 to Senior, and for Na Piarsaigh, Cork. 

  • Sports and Exercise Sciences (Hons), University of Limerick, 2007
  • Research Masters in Biomechanics/ Strength and Conditioning, University of Limerick 2011.
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2009
  • Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, 2012
  • Functional Movement Systems Coach, 2011

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Mark Eaton

(Coach)

Mark joined the ACLAÍ coaching team in 2013 and has been a key member of our team since. Mark has helped many ACLAÍ members achieve their goals over the last few years, and has coached in GAA and soccer, including the Cork minor Camogie team.

Having been involved in sports throughout his life, Mark has a keen interest in strength, conditioning and movement, and in particular, the areas of injury-prevention, nutrition, the physiological and biomechanical demands of sports and the science behind athletic development. Mark has enjoyed success in soccer and Tae Kwon Do in which he received his first Dan Black Belt at the age of 15, and has also played hurling and football. 

  • BSc in Sports and Exercise Science (University of Limerick)
  • IRFU Level 1 Strength & Conditioning

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Baptiste Vergé

(Coach)

After graduating from High School both in Australia and in France. Baptiste completed a three year undergraduate degree in sport science at the University of Grenoble, a achieved postgraduate degree in Strength and conditioning at the University of Montpellier.

Baptiste got involved in strength and conditioning, thanks to rugby, when he was playing in France as a way to  impro§ve his  performance and avoid injury. He is very fond of ancient history and it might not be a huge surprise for many considering he is a Frenchman, he also enjoys good food and cooking.

What Baptiste enjoy's  most about working in ACLAÍ, is the social aspect of it. The fact that in addition of the personal training, there is also the book club,
movie nights and long table where people get together and share their knowledge
and culture.


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Alan Dineen

(Coach)

So far as we know, Alan is the only wheelchair-using  strength and conditioning coach who is coaching able bodied clients in a professional facility. Alan's  main areas of interest are  injury prevention and rehabilitation, disability and gymnastic training. He can be seen in ACLAÍ just about every day perfecting his hand balancing skills, gymnastic ring, among other impressive feats of strength! 

Alan has represented Ireland in Wheelchair Rugby  since 2011 and now holds a senior role within the squad.  Alan is currently studying a BSc in Strength and Conditioning in Setanta College, and already holds a certificate in Resistance Training and Functional Screening  and a Certificate in Strength and Conditioning, as well as  IRB Level 1 strength and conditioning certificate, Level 1 Coaching certificate in wheelchair basketball (Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association), SAQ Ireland certified, and IRFU Leprechaun Rugby certified coach.

 


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Orla-Peach Power

(Customer Service)

Orla-Peach is in charge of customer service, looking after our members, social media management, and making sure the ACLAÍ wheels keep on turnin' no matter what! 

'In real life', Orla-Peach is a digital heritage specialist and is currently pursuing a PhD at University College Cork, in the application of laser scanning technologies for recording at risk archaeological monuments in Cork City. Her research has led her to collaborate with third level institutions and museums both nationally and internationally to record a range of archaeological and cultural heritage collections.

Her most recent endeavors include the launch of the Sheela-na- Gig 3D project, which is in part funded by The Heritage Council Ireland. A co-founder of Digital Heritage Age, Orla-Peach spends most of her spare time in the field exploring and recording Ireland’s cultural heritage.