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Sean McCullagh

Sean McCullagh

Sports Scientist

AFC Bournemouth


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AFC Bournemouth | Sep 2016 - Present

First Team Sports Scientist

• Working within a multi-disciplinary team to promote optimal athletic performance. • Player evaluation, including loading in training and match play. • Production of daily training reports providing details of sessions in the context of players acute, chronic, and game loads. • Production of match reports for team and individual performances across the season. • Performing player screening on MD +2 to assess physical preparedness. • Presenting to medical and sport science team on player’s preparedness using analysis of their normative data. • Production of reporting tools on player’s physical performance and preparedness, collating multiple data sources into easily accessible dashboards, using Microsoft Power BI. • Delivery of daily activation and injury reduction programs. • Implementation of recovery protocols and nutritional strategies. • Delivery of match day warm-ups and conditioning. • Delivery of on-field training, conditioning, and rehabilitation sessions. • Delivery of gym-based sessions. • Liaising with national teams’ performance and medical departments to ensure players loads are accurately reported and documented during international duty.
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Football Association of Ireland | Oct 2015 - Jun 2018

Men's National Team GPS Analyst

• Working alongside the performance and medical team to provide information on player’s loading prior to and during international camps. • Liaising with club performance and medical teams to attain player’s loading data, injury reduction and strength programs prior to camp to ensure facilitation of a player’s “normal” routine. • Conducting self-reported daily wellness questionnaires to provide information around player’s response to training and match play. • Daily monitoring of training using STATSports GPS system. • Feedback of physical data from training and matches to performance and medical team, using integrated data systems. • Providing support on match day, ensuring nutritional and physical preparation strategies are implemented.

STATSports | Jan 2015 - Sep 2016

Sports Scientist

• Assisting in the research and development of data analytics and implementation of GPS data. • Provision of on-site and online demonstrations and customer support to existing and potential clients. • Training clients on the analysis and interpretation of GPS and subjective data.

Wallace High School | Jul 2014 - Sep 2016

Strength and Conditioning Coach

As Strength and Conditioning Coach for schools rugby I oversee the design and implementation of programs to Senior and Medallion squad players. Responsibilities include: • Design and delivery of gym-based programs incorporating strength, speed and power components • Implementation of pitch-based speed, agility and conditioning programs • Delivery of gym-based speed and conditioning sessions • Liaising with school physio in the rehabilitation of injured players • Implementation of assessment and monitoring protocols • Providing players with nutritional advice for rugby and strength training

Antrim GAA | Oct 2013 - May 2015

Senior Hurling Performance Analyst

This role involved: • Filming of training and matches both home and away • Coding of matches using Dartfish Software • Production of match reports • Editing of footage for video feedback sessions to management and players • Management of video and statistical database of own and opposition analysis

Ulster Rugby | Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Strength and Conditioning Coach

This role involved working alongside the Strength and Conditioning staff in designing and implementing programs to Academy and Sub-Academy players: • Coaching gym based strength programs • Assisting in the delivery of speed, agility, plyometric and conditioning sessions • Facilitating the rehabilitation of injured players • Assisting in data collection, interpretation and feedback of physical performance tests • Contribute to my continued professional development through attending workshops and presenting tasks

Ulster GAA | Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Sport Science Intern

Provision of Sport Science Support within Antrim GAA to squads ranging from developmental to senior level. • Delivery of fitness testing, Functional Movement Screening, strength and conditioning sessions, video analysis support (Dartfish) and heart rate analysis (Polar). • Experience of using GPS hardware and software (Catapult Sports).

Ballymena United FC | Sep 2012 - May 2013

Reserve Team Performance Analyst


My Education

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Bachelor of Science (BSc), Sport and Exercise PhysiologyUniversity of Central Lancashire | 2012
HND, Sport and Exercise SciencesBelfast Metropolitan College | 2011
St. Malachy's College | 2009

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