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Introducing Professor Liam Hennessy
Professor Liam Hennessy is the Academic Director of Setanta College. He is a qualified Physical Education teacher, Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coach.
He has spent over 25 years working full-time in sport. Liam was previously Chief Exercise Physiologist to the Irish Olympic Team and headed the Exercise Laboratory at the Cardiopulmonary department, Blackrock Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2000 he become Director of Fitness with the Irish Rugby Football Union. At the IRFU he headed a staff of 24 full time coaches. His role was to develop a world-class system of player support within the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Sport Nutrition and Medical Care.
He is also Performance Coach to Padraig Harrington having worked with the three times Major winner for over 15 years. A former international athlete, he is also a Level 3 Athletics Tutor and sits on numerous performance boards including the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) advisory board.
He has also worked with professional soccer teams in Europe and has and currently advises several sport associations in long term planning and elite athlete development.
Working closely with several sport technological companies, his research interests include speed, strength and power, recovery and the application of technology in sport performance.