Mayo GAA & GMIT Sports Science Placement Program

  • Sep 22,2021

Mayo GAA and GMIT collaborate on Sports Science Placement Program


Mayo GAA is delighted to announce a new partnership with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) that will see students from their Sports Science degree program gain valuable experience working with Mayo GAA teams. The Sports Science Student Placement will run over a 3-year period commencing January 2022 and will see final year Sports Science students from the GMIT gain valuable sports performance experience with Mayo GAA teams in various age groups and disciplines. 


Mayo GAA Chairperson Liam Moffatt said he was delighted that the County Board had supported and secured this opportunity to work with the GMIT as GAA teams would now have access to further Sport Science proficiencies in tandem with the professional backroom staff who support our teams.

GMIT  Science program will afford students the opportunity to put theory into practice in a well-structured program that benefits both parties.  The students will get a unique insight into team preparation, strength and conditioning, nutrition, performance analysis, injury and recovery and sports psychology while working with Mayo GAA teams,” commented Moffatt.


Mayo GAA have agreed with GMIT that three final year students will be offered the placement with seven key learning outcomes to be achieved during the program.  The purpose of the placement with Mayo GAA is to equip the students with the knowledge, skills and competence to apply contemporary Sports Science principles and practices with real life coaching and team development in order to enhance performance.


The President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn said she was delighted that GMIT Sports Science students had this unique opportunity to gain direct insights and learnings from working with Mayo GAA players.  “The emphasis will be placed on real life applications of theory to practice with unique insights and knowledge into best practice within an Irish context, she said.