Setanta College Was Founded
Using the training modules he developed and evolved whilst at the IRFU, Dr Hennessy founded Setanta College in 2006. Through a partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology the modules were accredited to Certificate, Degree and Masters level programmes for full time study. Shortly afterword’s the modules were also accredited to Certificate, Degree and Masters level for part time study online via QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), which is an internationally recognised accrediting body.
Through a partnership with World Rugby bespoke online modules have been developed and are now used as World Rugby’s Global Gold Standard for Coaching and Strength and Conditioning. To date 35,000 participants around the world have enrolled in these programmes.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association based in Colorado U.S.A. with 30,000 plus members and the Titleist Performance Institute based in California U.S.A. with over 15,000 certified professionals recognise and endorse Setanta College programmes.
Setanta College has partnered with globally established sports technology companies such as Orreco, StatSports, ForceDeck and Organic Motion and has an advisory board chaired by Padraig Harrington and consisting of world-renowned experts and practitoners.