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Meet Our Coaches: Olivia McCartin


Olivia first became involved in triathlon about 8 years ago, where she started as a complete beginner with little or no experience of swimming or cycling. She quickly became very proficient at the sport and it wasn't long before she started winning tri-a-tri events, and eventually becoming competitive as an age grouper. 

In recent years, Olivia has become one of the best and most recognised female athletes in the country. Her successes include 2nd place overall in the 2018 Duathlon National Series as well as winning her age group, and multiple gold medals in triathlon and duathlon in both National Championships and National Series over the last 5 years. 

In 2019, Olivia completed her debut Full Ironman event, taking on the fearsome Ironman Lanzarote, and with no previous experience at this distance finished an amazing 5th place in her category. 

Olivia is very modest about her performances, and has an immense passion for both the sport of Triathlon and those taking part in it. She has a great desire to help others to enjoy the sport as much as she does, and to help give something back, Olivia turned her hand to coaching. She has completed the International Triathlon Union Level 1 and 2 coaching courses, is a trained coach mentor, and is a Triathlon Ireland “Beyond the Finish Line” female advocate. 

Olivia was instrumental in the setting up of our Junior Triathlon club. She loves nothing more than coaching these amazing youngsters, watching them grow as athletes and instilling in them a great sense of achievement and reward for hard work.

Olivia is a massive inspiration for everyone in the club, Juniors and Seniors alike, and always leads by example with her own dedication to training and racing. She is always willing to encourage, support, motivate and help in any way she can. A great role model, leader and friend, and without question the very best Club advocate with the biggest heart. 

As a club, we are blessed to have someone so passionate at the core of everything we do, and we are truly indebted to you for all your hard work and enthusiasm. 

Thank you Olivia 🌟

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