School of Health & Human Performance

Health and Human Performance - Postgraduate

School of Health and Human Performance


PhD Researcher

Name: Mr. David Kelly

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For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Physiological responses to low volume high intensity interval training and endurance training in Gaelic games players

Aerobic fitness is important for optimal performance in Gaelic games. Recent studies have shown that brief repeated sessions of 'all-out' high intensity or sprint type interval training (SIT) induce changes in skeletal muscle metabolism that resemble endurance type (ET) training. Most of the studies which confirm these findings are based on untrained subjects who trained on a stationary bike in a laboratory. David's research compares the effect of 6 weeks (3 d/week) of SIT with 6 weeks (3 d/week) of ET on endurance performance, aerobic fitness, oxygen kinetics, running economy and lactate metabolism in club level Gaelic football players.

Supervisor: Professor Niall Moyna