Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

FSEM Dean, Officers and Staff

Dean and officers of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine


Dean: Dr Padraig Sheeran


Dr Sheeran is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. He is a Board Member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine RCPI & RCSI, a Council Member and the Chair of Hospital Accreditation of the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland, a Fellow of the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland and holds Diplomas in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Padraig has been an active sportsman all his life including playing senior rugby in the UK with Waterloo RFC, London Irish RFC and Great Britain Students RL 82-84. In Ireland he played with Galwegians, up to the age of 32.

He has also been keen on cycling, skiing, and scuba diving. He has taken the latest adventure he has become involved in, hill walking, by climbing Kilimanjaro. Padraig is trained in practice of medicine in remote areas (WENSI Wilderness Physician).

Vice-Dean: Dr Nick Mahony


Dr Mahony is Head of the Discipline of Anatomy and Course Coordinator MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, and Medical Officer in the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL), Trinity College Dublin. Nick was formerly NGB medical officer for Rowing Ireland and the Irish Canoe Union. Nick works as an Sports and Exercise Medicine and Exercise Physiology service provider to athletes from recreational to elite on a daily basis in the HPL in Trinity College Dublin. 

Honorary Secretary: Mr John Quinlan

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, AMNCH Tallaght 

Bio to be uploaded in due course

Treasurer: Dr Adrian McGoldrick


Specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine / Turf Club 

Dr McGoldrick is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM) and of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a G.P., practicing in Newbridge, Co. Kildare since 1984. He has been a racecourse medical officer for 28 years and Turf Club Senior Medical Officer since January 2008. He has been joint co-ordinator of the Turf Club Research Group since 2004 and has co-authored multiple articles and abstracts with respect to the welfare of jockeys. He is a member of the Equestrian Helmet Technical Committee of N.S.A.I. and Convenor of Working Group 5 (Helmets for Horse Riders) of CEN, the European Standards Body.

Membership Secretary: Dr Mick Molloy

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Kerry General Hospital & Wexford General Hospital 

Bio to be uploaded in due course

Executive Director for Immediate Care: Mr Brian Carlin

Tel: 01- 402 2583 - E-mail:

Brian is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and as part of the Training and Standards working group and is the Ireland adviser for the Diploma and Fellowship exams at the FPHC. He is currently the Clinical Lead and course Director for the Football Association (FA) Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Care programme in UK. He is also a member of the Immediate pitch-side care working group for World Rugby with responsibility for Medical Training for all union playing countries.
Recently he has acted as medical lead at the Olympic Games in Rio for the BMX and Mountain bike competition, Medical Lead for Track and Field at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow 2014 and part of the Medical team at the Olympic stadium in London during the Rugby World cup in 2015. He is currently part of the medical working group for the Rugby world cup in Japan in 2019.  

Administrator:  Ms Stephanie Billault - Tel: 01- 402 2780

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CPD Co-ordinator: Ms Annemarie Creighton - Tel: 01- 402 2382

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Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCPI & RCSI
RCSI House, 121 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Fax: 01- 402 2781