Athletics Ireland Combined Events Network October 2016

A coaching network for combined events run by Athletics Ireland

The Athletics Ireland Combined Events Coaching Network was held on Saturday 29 October 2016 at Athlone Institute of Technology. Like previous networks the event involved a mixture of presentations and practical workshops.


Julie Dodoo

Combined Events / Specific Development Exercises (SDE) for Jumps, Shot and Javelin

Julie is an Olympian and graduate of the British Athletics Elite Apprentice Coach Programme which ran for four years in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics, working with world renowned coach Dan Pfaff, who now works at Altis in Phoenix Arizona. Julie then went to on to be Combined Events coach for UK Athletics and is now the National Coach Mentor for Combined Events for England Athletics.

Barry Walsh

Psychology / Muscle Imbalances and Combined Events

As an international rugby player and Irish decathlete Barry suffered many injuries and this interest led him to study physiotherapy at Birmingham University. Over the years he has worked with the Irish athletic team and consulted to several professional rugby teams such as the Harlequins, Wasps, England fifteens and England Sevens. He also took some time out from physiotherapy to play professional rugby for London Irish.

As a physio, Barry specialises in spinal manipulation and rehabilitation using soft tissue release techniques, joint mobilisation/manipulation and Pilate’s rehabilitation. He also has great interest in the functional rehabilitation of running related injuries through biomechanical analysis.

Julie Dodoo

Specific Development Exercises (SDE) for the Jumps, Shot and Javelin

Barry Walsh

Psychological Strategies for Combined Events

Barry Walsh

Muscle Imbalances & Injury Prevention in Combined Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all the presentations and video online?

We have now uploaded all the content from this network event!  While there were other presentations on the day we don’t have footage for them.