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Now Hiring

January 8th, 2024|News|

I'm excited to announce that I'm commencing the New Year by taking on another coach to work with me on a number of projects throughout 2024.   The ideal candidate will be an ambitious and hard-working individual, with [...]

Tom Walsh 10k Sponsorship

January 8th, 2024|News|

Proud to once again sponsor the Tom Walsh 10k road race in Caherconlish this Sunday.   Best of luck to all participants and organisers. The 2024 edition promises to be another great renewal.

Christmas Vouchers Available

December 4th, 2023|Insights|

Christmas vouchers of all values are available at MYP Coaching. We pride ourselves on catering for every level and age of athlete, sportsperson and fitness enthusiast. Our vast array of services can provide the perfect gift for a [...]

A Guide to Post-Marathon Recovery

October 29th, 2023|Recovery|

Firstly, many congratulations if you recently completed a marathon. In this short article we provide a guide as to how you can recover optimally from the exertions of race day. The first key point to note is that [...]

WEEKEND ROUND UP 09/09/2023-10/09/2023

September 13th, 2023|News|

On a very challenging weekend on account of the mercury levels, a number of MYP athletes took to the roads and posted very strong performances.   On Saturday, five athletes took on the big challenge of Quest Lough [...]

Celebrating 5 Years of MYP Coaching

September 1st, 2023|Insights, News|

5 thoroughly enjoyable years have  now elapsed since I took the decision to start a coaching business. In those 5 years, I'm exceptionally proud to have worked with athletes of all ages and abilities across 10 different sports, [...]

Opening Day Win for Eire Og Footballers

August 7th, 2023|News|

The Eire Og footballers kicked off their Clare senior football championship campaign with a 1-15 to 0-7 win over Clondegad in a sunny but blustery Cusack Park on Saturday evening.   Delighted to be involved with this great [...]

Semi Final Bow Out

July 16th, 2023|News|

Defeat is ultimately an inevitable part of sport, as much as it is inherently heartbreaking.   Massive credit to this great team of battlers on another stellar season, even if we came up short at the very end. [...]

Circuits in the Park

April 27th, 2023|News|

Looking forward to re-commencing circuit classes in the spacious surroundings of Castletroy Neighbourhood Park on Wednesday, May 10th.   Full details can be found in the group classes section of our website.   E-mail for further in [...]

A Guide to Heart Rate Based Training

March 31st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Heart rate-based training – which essentially refers to the monitoring and manipulation of heart rate data during training - has been frequently used by endurance athletes for the past three and a half decades. One of the first [...]

New Round of S&C Classes

February 13th, 2023|Classes, News|

The next round of S&C classes at MYP Coaching commences this Wednesday, February 15th. Full details can be located in the "group classes" section of the website, along with a link through which you can book. For further [...]

Sponsorship of the Tom Walsh 10k

January 8th, 2023|News|

As the inaugural winner of the event, I am proud to announce that MYP Coaching will be sponsoring the Tom Walsh Memorial 10k once again this year. This race has gone from strength to strength in recent years [...]

January S&C Classes

December 23rd, 2022|News|

There will be two S&C classes at MYP Coaching in January. Both classes will be geared towards runners and endurance athletes, but will be suitable for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. The first will be a new in-person [...]

New Collaboration for 2023

December 20th, 2022|News|

I'm thrilled to announce that come January, MYP Coaching will be teaming up with former Irish international rugby player, two-time Heineken cup winner and renowned physiotherapist Ian Dowling for a new collaboration. The central part of this project [...]

Dublin Marathon Round Up

November 2nd, 2022|News|

A huge congratulations to all of my individual clients who completed the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Laura Ryan came home in a brilliant time of 4:04.47. This was a colossal 27 minute PB and builds on the 1:49 [...]

All Star Awards 2022

October 30th, 2022|News|

Congratulations to David, Shane and Tony on their All-Star awards. It is a pleasure to be able to work with these lads on a continuous basis. Already looking forward to what 2023 will bring.

Weekend Round Up – 24/09/2022

September 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A big congratulations to all MYP athletes who competed last weekend. A number of clients partook in the Charleville Half Marathon on Sunday. Sean O’Leary ran a brilliant PB of 1:24.37, hot on the heels of the PB [...]

Back to Where the Journey Began

August 24th, 2022|Insights|

As the place where a major part of my coaching career began, I had a brilliant morning going back to coach the underage teams in Murroe-Boher GAA club yesterday. When I was first contacted by this club 5 [...]

Five Key Benefits of the Overhead Squat

August 16th, 2022|Gym|

The overhead squat is an extremely complex exercise to perform safely and correctly. It requires a high level of mobility, stability and strength - combined in the appropriate order. However, it is the foundation stone of good movement [...]

Feakle Open Championship Campaign with a Win

July 25th, 2022|News|

In very windy conditions in Sixmilebridge on Saturday evening, Feakle opened their Clare senior club championship campaign with the slenderest of victories over pre-match favourites Clonlara.   After a titanic effort by all, it would take a last [...]

Cross Training for Runners

July 16th, 2022|Training|

Cross training – most of us runners, myself included, will often only partake in such activities to maintain fitness when injury prevents us from doing what we really love. However, including some alternative forms of exercise within your [...]

Couch to 5k – Programme Details

July 8th, 2022|News|

On Thursday August 4th, I will be commencing a structured 8 week Couch to 5k programme. This programme will be suitable for complete beginners, as well as those looking to re-commence running in a relaxed environment. The full [...]

Mark Carmody Returns to Action

July 5th, 2022|News|

After a 4 month layoff due to a prolonged illness, MYP Ambassador Mark Carmody returned to action by claiming victory in the Northern Ireland Athletics League 800m on Saturday. When you're a finely tuned athlete, it takes very [...]


June 21st, 2022|News|

It’s never over until the fat lady sings! I’m not sure where the statement originated from but it certainly was the theme of the day in Semple Stadium last Saturday.   It’s on the most astonishing of days [...]

Couch to 5k Programme

June 15th, 2022|News|

Here at MYP Coaching, we will be launching a new Couch to 5k programme in the coming weeks. This programme will be suitable for complete beginners, as well as those looking to get back up and running in [...]

Beetroot’s Performance Enhancing Benefits

June 13th, 2022|Food, Insights|

Beetroot is without doubt one of the most overlooked ergogenic (performance enhancing) aids. Aside from being a very nutritious vegetable, its specific nitrate content means it is scientifically proven to improve performance when ingested correctly. In this short [...]


June 7th, 2022|News|

It may well go down as one of the best Munster hurling finals in recent decades. Unfortunately, in sport there ultimately has to be a loser. On Sunday evening it was my native county who went home with [...]

Circuits in the Park

May 26th, 2022|News|

A new block of outdoor S&C classes will commence in Castletroy Neighbourhood Park next Thursday, June 2nd. This block will run for 6 weeks from 7-8pm at a cost of €30 for the 6 classes.   The classes [...]

The Benefits of Strides

May 24th, 2022|Running Concepts|

We regularly hear the phrase “strides” within running jargon and the likelihood is that all of us runners will have come across it at some stage.  Essentially strides are short, fast runs which are performed below full sprinting [...]

Clare Reach the Munster Final

May 17th, 2022|News|

A pulsating 0-24 to 1-21 draw with All Ireland champions Limerick in Ennis last Sunday tees up a Munster final rematch with the same opposition on Sunday fortnight. Nothing compares with the strange feeling of going toe to [...]

Great Limerick Run

May 2nd, 2022|News|

With 15 clients participating across the three events in the Great Limerick Run yesterday, it was a very busy day at MYP Coaching. There were great performances across the board, with many individuals participating over their respective distances [...]

Opening Day Win

April 26th, 2022|News|

Great start to the Championship for the Clare senior hurlers with a 3-21 to 2-16 victory over rivals Tipperary in Semple Stadium last Sunday. Great to see the hard work which these lads have invested over the past [...]

Mike Carmody Returns to Action

April 21st, 2022|News|

After a 45 month layoff with serious injury, Mike Carmody (MYP Coaching owner and founder) returned to action with a first place finish in the Clarisford Parkrun in Killaloe last Saturday. This was another major milestone on Mike's [...]

Let the Games Commence

April 16th, 2022|News|

Here at MYP Coaching we are looking forward to the commencement of the All Ireland Hurling Championship this weekend. The past 4 months have been spent preparing the Clare hurlers for what promises to be the most rip-roaring [...]

Resumption of In-Person S&C Classes

April 6th, 2022|News|

We are excited to announce that in-person S&C classes will re-commence on Thursday, April 21st in Castletroy Neighbourhood Park from 7-8 pm. This will be the first time in over two years where classes can take place with [...]


September 15th, 2021|Meet the Athlete|

What led you to take up running?   My first introduction to running was through my primary school, where for a few weeks leading up to the county school’s cross-country championship, the coach of the local running club, [...]

“S&C” Explained

May 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

S&C has been a buzzword within the sporting vocabulary for the past number of years and almost everybody who is involved in any form of sport will have heard of the term at one time or another. Yet [...]


April 11th, 2021|Meet the Athlete|

WHAT LED YOU TO TAKE UP ENDURANCE SPORT? I played Gaelic football for years and other various sports, but I began my journey in triathlon when I moved to Atlanta, USA as part of my college degree. I [...]

Running Economy Explained

March 26th, 2021|Running Concepts|

Running economy is currently a buzz word within the running lexicon and we have only just begun to scratch the surface regarding its critical importance in endurance running performance. But what exactly do we mean by this term [...]

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