Eddie completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Therapy and Training in Dublin City University in 2020. While practicing as an Athletic Therapist he became aware of the dearth of literature conducted on Ladies Gaelic football. During this time he developed a keen interest in research. Both interests sparked a desire in him to contribute to his current area of research. He successfully obtained his current research project upon application in October 2020.
Speed Profiling in Ladies Gaelic football: Monitoring Methods, Normative Values, and Match-Play Demands
The project aims to identify the methods used to monitor a variety of speed qualities in Ladies Gaelic football players, produce normative values for speed performance in elite and sub-elite players, assess seasonal changes in speed in elite players, and identify the match-play demands elite competition.
The project aims to provide coaches with information that allows them to conduct speed monitoring in an accurate and reliable manner, produce normative values by playing position in elite and sub-elite players to allow for comparison to other players, teams, and sports, and to inform coaches of inter-county match-play demands so they can prepare their players adequately for competition.
Dr. Robin Healy, Dr. Kris Beattie, Dr. Mark Lyons, Dr. Aoife Lane, Dr. Clem Higginbothem