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Liam Sweeney

Name:  Liam Sweeney


Room number: A247A

Qualifications to date: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, MSc (Hons) Exercise Physiology

PhD Research title: Maximising potential through the pathway: An interdisciplinary and mixed-methods investigation of player development in Irish football.

Year commenced: 2020

Anticipated year of completion: 2023

Supervisor: Dr Áine MacNamara

Research Summary:

I am currently studying a full-time PhD conducting research with the Football Association of Ireland. My research is funded by the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. This research aims to evaluate and refine the player development pathway and underage infrastructure of Irish football. The research undertakes a mixed-methods approach, examining various aspects of player development, including physical, physiological and psychosocial elements of player development.

Acknowledgements: Football Association of Ireland, The Irish Research Council