Cycling Ireland’s High Performance Management Group (HPMG) has been formed and held its initial meeting.


The HPMG provide support to the High-Performance Director, Iain Dyer, on matters relevant to delivery of the high-performance programme. In addition, the group provides insights and expert advice to the Cycling Ireland Board of Directors in relation to the execution of the high-performance strategy.


The group comprises seven independent members from around the world with wide-ranging expertise relevant to high-performance sport and is chaired by Pierre McCourt. Pierre is the current Director of Medical Services with the Aspetar National Sports Medicine Programme and previously held positions including Senior Physiotherapist at the English Institute of Sport, Head of Performance Services with British Athletics, Clinical Manager and Director of the National Sports Medicine Programme of Qatar, and Director of Performance Services with the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario.


Pierre McCourt (Qatar)

Simon Jones (Australia)

Jon Wiggins (Belgium)

Laurence Birdsey (UK)

Rachael Mulligan (Ireland)

Paul Doyle (Ireland)

Urban Monks (Ireland)


Conor Campbell sits on the Group as a Cycling Ireland Board representative and Elizabeth Devaney (HP Admin Manager) completes the Group as ex-officio admin support. 


HPGM Chairperson, Pierre McCourt, said:

"It is an honour to Chair the newly formed Cycling Ireland (CI) High-Performance Management Group (HPMG). I am excited to lead a group of very experienced and talented individuals—all of whom have volunteered and are incredibly passionate about supporting Iain, the High-Performance Unit, and the CI Board. Our goal is to support the delivery of the organization's high-performance strategy, in ultimately assisting Irish cyclists and their coaches to maximize their potential, and achieve success on the international stage".


High-Performance Director, Iain Dyer, said:

“It’s extremely humbling to have the support of such an amazing group of people giving up their time to help me progress Cycling Ireland’s High Performance Unit. To be able to draw upon their collective expertise and experiences will be a huge asset in helping me build our programme for the years to come."

HPMG Terms of Reference