Britain’s top athletes in safe Irish hands

As head of the English Institute of Sport, former Irish rugby international Conor O’Shea is ideally placed to identify the opportunities for Ireland at the London Olympics in 2012, writes Martha Kearns.

30th August, 2008

As head of the English Institute of Sport, former Irish rugby international Conor O’Shea is ideally placed to identify the opportunities for Ireland at the London Olympics in 2012, writes Martha Kearns.

As national director of the body responsible for providing sports science and medicine for Britain’s elite athletes, Conor O’Shea is no longer a celebrity.

‘‘Here, I am not Conor the rugby player or Conor the TV analyst. I...

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