Have played a bit and coached a bit…. but found my home researching about the game I love. Keen to promote positive change in Irish youth football development, sing from the rooftops about good practice and throw light on questionable ones!

Lecturer in Sport Management and Talent Development in South East Technological University (formerly Waterford I.T.), MA in Sport Psychology. PhD on organisational structure and practice in relation to talent development in Irish football (with Liverpool John Moores University). Delivered on UEFA Pro licences and US Soccer Talent scout licence. Recipient of the UEFA research grant 2021/2022 for a project across 7 European countries.

Founding member of the ‘Football Research Group’ at Waterford Institute of Technology. See more here: https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2020/0423/1134331-waterford-lecturers-form-football-research-group/


I welcome all insight and feedback. I can be contacted at laurafinnegan82@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks for reading,

Dr Laura Finnegan



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