Performance Pathway

Introducing our Performance Pathway Coach of the Year nominees! Here’s what their nominators had to say about them:

Luke McIlwaine - RYA Northern Ireland Head Junior Coach (Newcastle Yacht Club)

“Luke has played a pivotal role this past year ensuring our Performance Programme continues to deliver high standards. He is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure the sailors receive the best support possible.”

Eoin Bradley – GAA Athletic Development Coach

“Eoin’s passion for developing players at a high performance is second to none. His drive to always keep learning so the players in his care reach their potential is evident in every session he delivers.”

Wayne Hamilton – Equestrian Senior Coach

“Wayne’s own passion to succeed in both horse riding and studying gives him the ability to see riders view point when they are struggling to manage both. He’s able to set achievable goals for his riders to reach to enhance riders positive self esteem.”

David Carleton – Salto Gymnastics Club

“David’s passion, hard work ethic and desire to develop our local talent to reach the pinnacle of their sport makes him a stand out candidate who is worthy of this award.”

Caoimhe Sloan & Peter Lynch - Coach of Down LGFA Senior Team

“Caoimhe and Peter are exceptional coaches and people in their own right. They have exceptional leadership skills and got the whole county behind them in leading the girls to All Ireland victory. The younger generation of female Gaelic footballers in Down really want to play which is a positive for all in the community.”

Damien Kennedy – IABA High Performance Coach

“Damien is an experienced and motivational coach who has helped his athletes achieve some of the highest accolades in Northern Irish sport. Damien is charismatic and insightful and can inspire athletes to be the best they can be in their sport.”