Our staff


Grainne has an honours degree in Sports Science and Health from the Technological University Dublin. She is also currently studying to become a certified dietician. She has a keen interest in strength and conditioning. Grainne joined Siel Bleu in September 2021 and her favourite part about the job is helping to improve people’s health and fitness, in addition to being very rewarding and enjoyable at the same time.


Darren started working with Siel Bleu on the HAPPIER back in 2013. A keen soccer coach for 15 years, Darren holds a Masters in Sports Psychology.
“I love working for Siel Bleu because of the team we have; we are all striving to improve the quality of life for older adults. The various personalities you meet along the way make my job fun and interesting.”


Patrick has a Hons BSc in Sport Therapy from Portobello Institute which allows him to have a functional outlook on physical exercise. He has over 10 years experience from home to abroad as a therapist and trainer. This provides him with a caring upfront approach so that participants reach their targets.


Dublin West
Tina was the first Siel Bleu Ireland Physical Trainer, delivering the pilot project in 2011. Tina’s personal skills and expertise has made her invaluable to Siel Bleu and to every participant she works with each week.
“Siel Bleu is more about the people and you see the impact you have on their lives. I was suddenly helping people no-one else was helping.”


Max is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA CSCS) and Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) with an exercise science degree (BSc Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation & amp; Athletic Therapy. 

Prior to starting with Siel Bleu, Max worked in sports performance coaching. Max’s favourite thing about working with Siel Bleu is helping older adults and people with chronic conditions improve their quality of life through exercise.


Stephen has a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and Health graduate from Dublin City University, graduating with first-class honours in June 2020.
Over 3 years of experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach working with elite youth athletes, Senior Division 1 GAA teams, the general population, and adapted physical activity groups. And Currently Leads Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bohemian FC in the League of Ireland.



Conor is currently entering his fourth and final year of Sport Science and Health from the Technological University of Dublin. He joined Siel Bleu as he has a keen interest in continuing on into physiotherapy after college. “I really enjoy working with Siel Bleu and I find it extremely rewarding being able to help people achieve their fitness goals and improve their overall health.”


Working with Siel Bleu since 2015.
Degree in Sports Exercise and an Honours degree in Sports Management and Coaching.
Based in the Kildare region, working in parts of Wicklow and Laois also.
“I really enjoy working with Siel Bleu as I get to work with various different groups, helping individuals achieve their goals and each class remains a fun interactive environment.”


Joseph has an Honours Degree in Physical Activity and Health Science from Athlone Institute of Technology. Here, he developed a keen interest in the effects of exercise on special populations and older people, and how exercise can transform their health and well-being. My favourite part of the job is getting to work with a wide range of people and seeing the benefit our work has on their day-to-day lives.


Sarah graduated from Dundalk IT in 2019 with a degree in Health and Physical Activity. She is also a qualified personal trainer and exercise referral instructor. Since graduating, she has completed qualifications in cardiac and cancer rehabilitation and diabetes and obesity management.
Before joining the Siel Bleu team, Sarah worked as an exercise rehabilitation instructor, and was privileged to support individuals of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels in improving their health and wellbeing through physical activity



Olive started working with Siel Bleu in early 2017, taking over the administration and office management.


Marketing and Communications Officer

Sarah has graduated from the Michael Smurfit Business School – UCD Dublin with a MSc in Digital Marketing. She has contributed to multiple brands and their growth on social media, branded content creation and strategy. She is also a trained singer and loves to write and travel.


Siel Bleu At Home Coordinator

My favourite part of the job is that with everything that’s going on I love being able to  stay connected online with those that had been doing my classes in person as well and the amazing response of new people taking the time to join us in our classes. Its always been rewarding doing what we do but lately it means so much more I think to both those taking part and for us as trainers!


Thomas has been working with Siel Bleu since early 2013, starting as a part time trainer and working to National Manager.
Thomas gets great job satisfaction from improving the lives of Ireland’s older adults.


Development Officer
Cormac has an undergraduate degree from LIT in Strength and Conditioning and a Masters degree from UCD in Coaching Science. He’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Nutritionist (MNU). He’s been with Siel Bleu since September of 2019 and finds the most satisfying part of the job is seeing people’s physical abilities improve so they can continue to do the things they love. As Development Officer Cormac’s ambition is to spread our service to as many people as possible to help them achieve their goals.

eoin kirwan

Prior to joining Siel Bleu Eoin served as a strength and conditioning coach for Connacht GAA, Galway Hurling Academies, European Elite Soccer and the North Atlantic Basketball Academy. Eoin is currently completing his MSc by research in the area of sports science, in which he works with professional ice hockey club, the Belfast Giants in the EIHL. Eoin also serves as a researcher and teaching assistant in the SETU Dept. Health and Sport Sciences. Eoin’s favourite thing about working with Siel Bleu is making a small positive difference in peoples lives through exercise.

Carl Duffy

Carl has an honours degree in Sport Science and Health from Dublin City University with a passion for healthcare and exercise rehabilitation. Since joining Siel Bleu his favourite thing about the job is working with various population groups and witnessing the positive impact we have on their self-confidence, physical ability and overall quality of life. He says seeing these improvement ‘provides a sense of job satisfaction like no other’.  

Carl is also currently a volunteer with the Civil Defence and is a qualified Cardiac First Responder (Advanced)



Naoise is a Third year student at SETU Carlow, Studying Strength and conditioning. Her favourite part of working with Siel Bleu is the various different groups we work with and the hands-on experience she is gaining everyday at Siel Bleu


Sinéad is working with Siel Bleu as a part-time trainer in South Dublin/North Wicklow. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently studying Sports Therapy. Sinéad also teaches dance classes and has been dancing for several years.


Aaron is a physical trainer here at Siel Bleu. He is passionate about health and fitness and takes great pride in helping people exercise. He loves his trainer job and truly enjoys helping as many people as possible live healthier life.


Daniel has a degree in Health & Leisure from Munster Technological University. He specialised in adapted physical activity. He is also a qualified fitness instructor and swim teacher. He has a strong interest in GAA and plays for his local club. 

Daniel’s favourite part of the job is seeing people improving their fitness whilst enjoying his classes.

Catherine nicholl

Catherine joined Siel Bleu in July 2022 and her favourite part of the job is getting to interact with new people with different personalities during classes. She has found the job to be rewarding and enjoyable by creating a positive impact on peoples lives. Catherine is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Sport Science and health in Dublin City University. 


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