!Female and Male Coaches Wanted! 

Investigating the experiences of coaches working with female athletes and the menstrual cycle 

Offaly Sports Partnership has secured support through Sport Ireland and the Healthy Ireland Fund for a study to investigate the experience of coaches working with female athletes with particular focus around the menstrual cycle. The research will be undertaken by the SHE (Sport, Health & Exercise) group at the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone campus.

The lead researcher will be PhD candidate Niamh Fogarty.  Niamh’s research will be supervised by Dr. Niamh Ni Cheilleachair. Niamh is a former international rower with Rowing Ireland and is a native of Offaly Rowing Club. 

Up to 18 coaches (9 male and 9 female) will be interviewed for the study.  Interviews should last approximately 45 minutes.

Attached please find a participant information sheet, a recruitment poster and an invitation letter.  If you are interested in participating in this study please submit your expression of interest.  Should you require additional information please contact Niamh Fogarty (contact details on the attached letter)