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Suzanne Bailey

Sports Development Manager

Responsible for initiating and progressing the development of sport at UCD in terms of participation, facility provision and sports funding. Suzanne is the Athletic Union Council Executive Secretary, manages the Sports Scholarship Programme and represents UCD on the boards of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Sports Partnership and Student Sport Ireland (governing body for third level sport).

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Paula Cashman

Sports Development Officer

As a member of the Sports Development team Paula is involved in the development and promotion of the UCD Athletic Union Council and its affiliated sports clubs. Paula holds an MSc. in Sport & Exercise Management from UCD and is a graduate of the I.T. Tralee BSc. programme in Health, Fitness and Leisure Studies. She has represented Shamrock Rovers Ladies Football Club at both National and Champions League level and is a former Republic of Ireland soccer international.

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Tadhg O'Leary

Programmes and Communications Assistant

Responsible for developing, implementing and promoting initiatives to raise the profile of, access to and participation in club sport for all students and support the development of the clubs.

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Diarmuid McNally

Director of Football

Responsible for the development of men's soccer on campus including participation and promotion of activities. Diarmuid looks after commercial aspects of the Soccer Club and the UCD Superleague. A UCD Science graduate.


Ger Barron

Soccer Development Officer

Ger has been with UCD Soccer Club since 2008 when he joined as the first team goalkeeper and was subsequently appointed as the goalkeeping coach in 2013.

Ger assists in the day to day running of the club with specific responsibilities including the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Community project, the schools programmes and the hugely successful UCD Soccer Camps. Ger plays a major role in the organisation and running of the AIB UCD AFC Superleague.

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Emmet MacMahon

Director of Rugby

Responsible for the development of rugby on campus with particular emphasis on the management of the Rugby Academy.

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Ciara O'Connor

Rugby Club Manager

Ciara started working for UCD RFC in November 2022. She is primarily responsible for the administrative duties, day to day running of the club & ensuring members are happy with club services.

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Ger Brennan

GAA Development Executive

Ger started in the position of GAA Development Executive in November 2015. A former teacher at St. Kevin's, Ballygall Road, he is a two-time All-Ireland winning footballer as well as a number of Dublin, Leinster and All Ireland Club Championships with St. Vincents. Ger studied teaching in NUI Maynooth and is also a graduate of DCU.

Josh Warde

Josh Warde

GAA Games Development Officer

Josh joined UCD Sport in 2016 as UCD Gaelic Games Development Officer. His role comprises of supporting the GAA Development Executive in administrative duties in the sports office, recruitment of players, gaelic games sports scholarships, promotion and management demands of the 5 GAA clubs in UCD GAA – ladies and men's football, camogie, hurling and handball.

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Other Development Officers

Athletics: James Nolan | Contact via athletics@ucd.ie

Ladies Hockey: Marty Burke | Contact via ladieshockey@ucd.ie

Men's Hockey: Simon Filgas | Contact via menshockey@ucd.ie

Rowing: Niall Farrell | Contact via mensboat@ucd.ie

Swimming: Earl McCarthy | Contact via earl.mccarthy@ucd.ie

Contact UCD Sport

Sports Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2183 | E: sport@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)