Paul McNamara named new high performance director at Athletics Ireland
Athletics Ireland has announced the appointment of Paul McNamara as Director of High Performance. He will take up the post next month.
McNamara joined Athletics Ireland in 2006 as a Regional Development Officer. He was responsible for the Endurance programme in Athletics Ireland, is an IAAF Level 1V Endurance Coach and a certified Coach Education Tutor. He has been on secondment to Athlone Institute of Technology since 2013 working with its athletic programme and managing the AIT Grand Prix.
He was part of the Athletics Ireland management team at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam and the 2016 RIO Olympics. He is a member of Athenry A.C. and a gold medallist at the schools international cross-country in 1991.
He represented Ireland at European and World Cross Country Championships and is a 3 time national champion. He attended Providence College from 1994-1998 competing in NCAA competition and serving as team captain in his senior year.