Sport and Human Performance Research Publications

Kearney, P.E., Comyns, T.M.,
and Hayes, P.  2020.  The Prevalence and Consequences of Within-Sport Specialization in Track and Field Athletics.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. DOI:10.1080/02701367.2020.1776819
Campbell, M. & Moran, A. (2014). The Practice of Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology- Irish and International Perspectives. In L. Tashman, & G. Cremades (Eds) Becoming a Performance Psychology Professional: International Perspectives on Service Delivery and Supervision, Routledge/Psychology Press.
Book Chapters

  • Duncan, M., Elwell, S. & Lyons, M. (2022) Functional Screening. In: Davison, R., Smith, P.M., Hopker, J., Price, M.J., Hettinga, F., Tew, G. & Bottoms, L. (Eds) Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume II - Sport Testing: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Guide. Routledge: New York.
    Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Tes (
  • Brick, N Vernhorst, A., Robinson, D.T, & MacIntyre. T.E (2021). Self-regulation and Emotion Regulation in Endurance Performance (pp.155-167). In Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being. M. C. Ruiz & C. Robazza (Eds.). Routledge: New York. ISBN: 978-0-367-25381-3
  • Mujika I., Crowley E. (2019) Strength Training for Swimmers. In: Schumann M., Rønnestad B. (eds) Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training. Springer, Cham
  • Moran, A., Toner, J and Campbell, M. (2018). "Attention and Concentration". In: Mugford, A. and Cremades, J.G. eds., 2018. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: Theories and Applications. Chapter 14. Routledge.
  • Deluzio, K., Harrison, A.J., Coffey, N. and Caldwell, G.E. (2013) “Analysis of Biomechanical Waveform Data.” In: Robertson, G., Caldwell, G., Hamill, J., Kamen, G. and Whittlesey, S.N. (Eds)Research Methods in Biomechanics-2nd Edition Chapter 14, pp. 317-337. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champagne IL. (ISBN-13: 9780736093408).
  • MacIntyre, T. (2013) Sport Science: A roadmap to talent identification and development In: Ben Sulayem, O’Connor, Hassan(Eds.). Sport Management in the Middle East: A Case Study Analysis. London : Routledge.
  • MacIntyre, T.(2015)-"Sustainable performance with empathy" (pp. 228-239). In I. O'Boyle, D. Murray & P. Cummins (Eds), Leadership in Sport. New York: Routledge


Peer Review Publications:


  • Dane, K, Simms, C, Hendricks, S, West, S.W, Griffin, S, Nugent, F.J, Farrell, G, Mockler, D, and Wilson, F. Physical and Technical Demands and Preparatory Strategies in Female Field Collision Sports: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Sports Medicine, DOI: 10.1055/a-1839-6040  (IF: 3.103; Q2 Sports Science; R=41/87).
  • Fitton Davies, K., Sacko, R.S., Lyons, M. and Duncan, M.J. (2022) Association between functional movement screen scores and athletic performance in adolescents: A systematic review.  Sports 10 (3): 28. DOI: 10.3390/sports10030028
  • Nugent, F.J., Flanagan, E.P., Darragh, I., Daly, L. and Warrington, G.D., 2022. The Effects of High-Repetition Strength Training on Performance in Competitive Endurance Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (In press). (IF = 3.929; Q2; Sport Sciences; R = 25/88). DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004217
  • Conroy, E., Toth, A.J. and Campbell, M.J., 2022. The effect of computer mouse mass on target acquisition performance among action video gamers. Applied Ergonomics99, p.103637.


  • Kinnerk, P., Harvey, S., Kearney, P., and Lyons, M. (2021).  “An investigation of team sport coaches’ planning practices in a high-performance setting: A pedagogical perspective”. Sports Coaching Review 2. DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2021.1990653.
  • Crowley, E., Ng, K., Mujika, I. and Powell, C., 2021. Speeding up or Slowing Down? Analysis of Race Results in Elite-level Swimming from 2011-2019 to Predict Future Olympic Games Performances. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, pp.1-11.  DOI: 10.1080/1091367X.2021.1952592
  • Powell, D., Wood, G., Kearney, P., & Payton, C. (2021). Skill acquisition practices of coaches on the British Para swimming World Class Programme. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Available at:
  • Hughes, G.T., Camomilla, V., Vanwanseele, B., Harrison, A.J., Fong, D.T. and Bradshaw, E.J., 2021. Novel technology in sports biomechanics: some words of caution.  Sports Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2020.1869453
  • Crotty, E.D., Furlong, L.A.M, Hayes, K. and Harrison, A.J. (2021). Onset detection in surface electromyographic signals across isometric explosive and ramped contractions: a comparison of computer-based methods, Physiological Measurement,
  • Wilson, F., Thornton, J., Wilkie, K., Hartvigsen, J., Vinther, A., Ackerman, K., Caneiro, JP., Trease, L., Nugent, F., Gissane, C., McDonnell, SJ., McGregor, A., Newlands, C. and Ardern, C. 2020. 2021 Consensus Statement for Managing Low Back Pain in Elite and Sub-Elite Rowers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021: 0, 1–7. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103385 (IF=12.68 – 1/85 Sport Sciences)
  • Baba T, Joyce M, Boibluche S, Hu X, McGrath D, Dubois R, et al. Aerobic fitness and isokinetic knee strength of semi-professional rugby union players: a comparison between backs and forwards. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2021 Jan 20. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.21.11235-6
  • Nugent, F., Vinther, A., McGregor, A., Thornton, J., Wilkie, K. and Wilson, F. The Relationship between Rowing Related Low Back Pain and Rowing Biomechanics: A Systematic Review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021: 0, 1–15. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-102533 (IF=12.68 – 1/85 Sport Sciences)


  • Milloz, M., Hayes, K. and Harrison A.J. (2020) Sprint start regulation in athletics: a critical review. Sports Medicine. (ISSN:0112-1642)  
  • Vaughan RS, Edwards EJ and MacIntyre TE (2020) Mental Health Measurement in a Post Covid-19 World: Psychometric Properties and Invariance of the DASS-21 in Athletes and Non-athletes. Front. Psychol. 11:590559. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.590559
  • Kearney, P.E., Comyns, T.M., and Hayes, P.  2020.  The Prevalence and Consequences of Within-Sport Specialization in Track and Field Athletics.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. DOI:10.1080/02701367.2020.1776819
  • Kearney, P. E., & Lidor, R. (2020). Response to Moradi, J. (2020). Benefits of a guided motor mental pre-performance routine on learning the basketball free throw. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 127, 248–262. Perceptual and Motor Skills. DOI: 10.1177/0031512520949712
  • Harrison, AJ.,  McErlain-Naylor, S.A.,  Bradshaw, E.J., Dai, B.,  Nunome, H., Hughes, G.T.G.,  Kong, P.W.,  Vanwanseele, B.,  Vilas-Boas, J.P.,  & Fong, D.T.P (2020).  Recommendations for statistical analysis involving null hypothesis significance testing, Sports Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2020.1782555
  • McNicholas, K. and Comyns, T.M.  Attentional Focus and the Effect on Change-of-Direction and Acceleration Performance, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: July 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 7 - p 1860-1866. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003610
  • Nugent, F.J., Flanagan, E.P., Wilson, F. and Warrington, G.D., 2020. Strength and Conditioning for Competitive Rowers. Strength & Conditioning Journal42(3), pp.6-21.  DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000531
  • Kiely, M., Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A. and Cullen, S., 2020. Physical Preparation Strategies of Professional Jockeys. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.  DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003514
  • Leahy, T.M., Kenny, I.C., Campbell, M.J., Warrington, G.D., Cahalan, R., Harrison, A.J., Lyons, M., Glynn, L.G.,  Purtill, H., & Comyns, T.M.  2020. Injury surveillance and prevention practices across Rugby schools in Ireland. Physical Therapy in Sport, 43, pp. 134-142.
  • Alahmad, T.A., Kearney, P. and Cahalan, R., 2020. Injury in elite women’s soccer: a systematic review. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, pp.1-7.  DOI: 10.1080/00913847.2020.1720548
  • Kearney, P.E., Comyns, T.M. and Hayes, P.R., 2020. Coaches and parents hold contrasting perceptions of optimal youth development activities in track and field athletics. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, p.1747954119900052. DOI: 10.1177/1747954119900052


  • McNeill, E.,  Toth, A.J.,  Harrison A.J., & Campbell, M.J.  (2019) Cognitive to physical performance: a conceptual model for the role of motor simulation in performance, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1750984X.2019.1689573  Q1 Top 10% IF 6.9
  • McNeill, E., Ramsbottom, N., Toth, A. and Campbell, M.J., 2019. Kinaesthetic imagery ability moderates the effect of an AO+ MI intervention on golf putt performance: A pilot study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, p.101610.  DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101610
  • Griffin, A., Kenny, I. C., Comyns, T. M., & Lyons, M. (2019). The Association Between the Acute: Chronic Workload Ratio and Injury and its Application in Team Sports: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01218-2 (IF 7.867, Q1, 3/81)
  • Crotty, E.D., Hayes, K., and Harrison, A.J. (2019). Sprint start performance: the potential influence of triceps surae electromechanical delay, Sports Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2019.1657932
  • Nugent, F., Comyns T.M., Kearney, P., Warrington, G. 2019.  Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT) In Swimming: Current Perspectives.  Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine.  Volume 2019:10 Pages 133—144. DOI: 10.2147/OAJSM.S180598
  • Comyns T.M., Flanagan, E., Fleming, S., Fitzgerald, E., and Harper, D. 2019.  Inter-day reliability and usefulness of reactive strength index derived from two maximal rebound jump tests. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14 (9), 1200-1204
  • Kiely, M., Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A. and Cullen, S., 2019. Physiological and Performance Monitoring in Competitive Sporting Environments: A Review for Elite Individual Sports. Strength & Conditioning Journal.  DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000493
  • Tiernan, C., Lyons, M., Comyns, T., Nevill, A.M. and Warrington, G., 2019. Investigation of the Relationship Between Salivary Cortisol, Training Load and Subjective Markers of Recovery in Elite Rugby Union Players. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 1(aop), pp.1-24. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0945
  • Tiernan, C., Lyons, M., Comyns, T, and Warrington., G. (2019). The relationship between adductor squeeze strength, subjective markers of recovery and training load, in elite Rugby players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. DOI:0.1519/JSC.0000000000003370
  • Yeomans C., Comyns, T. M., Cahalan, R., Hayes, K., Costello, V., Warrington, G. D., Harrison, A. J., Lyons, M., Campbell, M. J., Glynn, L. G. & Kenny, I. C. 2019. The relationship between physical and wellness measures and injury in amateur rugby union players. Physical Therapy in Sport, 40, 59-65.  DOI:10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.08.012
    relationship between physical and wellness measures and injury in amateur rugby union players. Physical Therapy in Sport, 40, 59-65.
  • Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M., Ní Chéilleachair, N.J. and Warrington, G.D. 2019. Within-Session and Between-Session Reliability of the Seven Stroke Maximal Effort Test in National Level Senior Rowers. Journal of Australian  Strength and Conditioning, 27(4), pp. 22-28. 
  • Brady CJ,Harrison AJ, Flanagan EP, Haff GG, and Comyns TM. The Relationship Between Isometric Strength and Sprint Acceleration in Sprinters. Int J Sports Physiol Perform: 1-25, 2019. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2019-0151
  • Leahy T.M., Kenny I.C., Campbell M.J., Warrington G.D., Cahalan R., Harrison A.J., Lyons M., Glynn L.G., and Comyns T.M. (2019). Injury Surveillance in Schools Rugby: An overview of Injury Epidemiology & Surveillance Practices. Physical Therapy in Sport. 38, 170-78. IF 1.919, Q2, 38/81 doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.05.005.
  • Brustio, P., Kearney, P. E., Lupo, C., Ungureanu, A., Mulasso, A., Rainoldi, A., & Boccia, G. (2019). Relative age influences performance of world-class track and field athletes even in the adulthood. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science & Sport Psychology, 10, 1395. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01395
  • Tiernan, C., Lyons, M., Comyns, T., Nevill, A.M. and Warrington, G., 2019. Salivary IgA as a Predictor of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Relationship to Training Load in Elite Rugby Union Players. Journal of strength and conditioning research.  DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003019
  • Johnston, R., Cahalan, R., Bonnett, L., Maguire, M., Nevill, A., Glasgow, P., O’Sullivan, K. and Comyns, T., 2018. Training Load and Baseline Characteristics Associated With New Injury/Pain Within an Endurance Sporting Population: A Prospective Study. International journal of sports physiology and performance, pp.1-28.  DOI: 
  • Sinnott-O’Connor, C., Comyns, T.M., Nevill, A.M. and Warrington, G.D., 2018. Salivary Biomarkers and Training Load During Training and Competition in Paralympic Swimmers. International journal of sports physiology and performance13(7), pp.839-843. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0683
  • Nugent, F., Comyns, T., Nevill, A. and Warrington, G.D., 2019. The Effects of Low-Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance Parameters in Competitive Youth Swimmers. International journal of sports physiology and performance14(2), pp.203-208.  DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0110
  • Comyns, T.M., Brady, C.J. and Molloy, J., 2019. Effect of Attentional Focus Strategies on the Biomechanical Performance of the Drop Jump. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003009
  • El-Ashker S.,  Allardyce, J.M. & Carson, B.P (2019): Sex-related differences in joint-angle-specific hamstring-to-quadriceps function following fatigue, European Journal of Sport Science, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2019.1574904


  • Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M. and Warrington, G.D. Effects of increased training volume during a 10 day training camp on competitive performance in national level youth swimmers. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness.  DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07838-0
  • Yeomans, C., Kenny, I.C., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J., Glynn, L.G. and Comyns, T.M. 2018. The design, development, implementation and evaluation of IRISweb; A rugby-specific web-based injury surveillance system. Physical Therapy in Sport.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.11.007
  • Floría, P., Sánchez-Sixto, A., Ferber, R. and Harrison, A.J., 2018. Effects of running experience on coordination and its variability in runners. Journal of sports sciences36(3), pp.272-278.  DOI:  10.1080/02640414.2017.1300314
  • Floría, P., Sánchez-Sixto, A. and Harrison, A.J., 2018. Application of the principal component waveform analysis to identify improvements in vertical jump performance. Journal of sports sciences, pp.1-8.  DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1504602
  • Bryan, C., O'Shea, D. and MacIntyre, T.E., 2018. The what, how, where and when of resilience as a dynamic, episodic, self-regulating system: A response to Hill et al.(2018). DOI: 10.1037/spy0000133
  • Davies, R.W., Carson, B.P. and Jakeman, P.M., 2018. Sex Differences in the Temporal Recovery of Neuromuscular Function Following Resistance Training in Resistance Trained Men and Women 18 to 35 Years. Frontiers in physiology9.  DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01480
  • Brick, N.E., Campbell, M.J., Sheehan, R.B., Fitzpatrick, B.L. and MacIntyre, T.E., 2018. Metacognitive processes and attentional focus in recreational endurance runners. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, pp.1-18. DOI:  10.1080/1612197X.2018.1519841
  • Ng & Ryba, T. 2018. “The Quantified Athlete: Associations of Wearables for High School Athletes,” Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 2018, Article ID 6317524, 8 pages. doi: 10.1155/2018/6317524
  • Cahalan R, Kearney P, Ni Bhriain O, Redding R, Quin E, McLaughlin LC, O’Sullivan K. Dance exposure, wellbeing and injury in collegiate Irish and contemporary dancers: A prospective study. Physical Therapy in Sport (34) 77-83.
  • Pulling, C., Kearney, P., Eldridge, D. and Dicks, M., 2018. Football coaches’ perceptions of the introduction, delivery and evaluation of visual exploratory activity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.08.001
  • Crowley, E., Harrison, A.J. and Lyons, M., 2018. Dry-Land Resistance Training Practices of Elite Swimming Strength and Conditioning Coaches. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research32(9), pp.2592-2600. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002599
  • Healy, R., Smyth, C., Kenny, I.C. and Harrison, A.J., 2018. Influence of Reactive and Maximum Strength Indicators on Sprint Performance. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002635
  • Yeomans, C., Comyns, T.M., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J. and Kenny, I.C., 2018. Current injury monitoring and player education practices in Irish amateur rugby union. Physical Therapy in Sport.  doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.06.008
  • Warne, J., Moran, K.A. and Warrington, G.D., 2018. Small Step Frequency Changes Due to Footwear Condition Have No Effect on Running Economy. Sports Medicine International Open2(02), pp.E41-E45.  DOI: 10.1055/a-0620-8039
  • Brady, C.J., Harrison, A.J. and Comyns, T.M., 2018. A review of the reliability of biomechanical variables produced during the isometric mid-thigh pull and isometric squat and the reporting of normative data. Sports biomechanics, pp.1-25. DOI:  10.1080/14763141.2018.1452968
  • Warmenhoven, J., Harrison A.J., Robinson, M., Vanrenterghem, J., Bargary, N.,  Smith,R., Cobley,S., Draper, C., Donnelly, C. and Pataky, T. (2018) A force profile analysis comparison between functional data analysis, statistical parametric mapping and statistical non-parametric mapping in on-water single sculling. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. (ISSN:1440-2440) Impact Factor 3.756  doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.03.009  
  • Furlong, L-A.M. and Harrison, A.J. (2018) Sex- related differences in plantarflexor function during repeated stretch-shortening cycle loading. Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal. 8(1): 76-84 (ISSN: 2240-4554). Impact Factor 1.7)  DOI:10.11138/mltj/2018.8.1.076 Lougborough Institutional Repository
  • Yeomans, C., Kenny, I.C., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J. and Comyns, T.M., 2018. The incidence of injury in amateur male rugby union: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine, pp.1-12.   Impact Factor 6.8 
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley,S., Draper, C., Harrison, A.J., Bargary, N. and Smith, R.M. (2018) Force coordination strategies in on-water single sculling. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 28: 1379-1388 (ISSN:1440-2440) Impact Factor 3.756 DOI:10.1111/sms.13031  
  • Sheehan, R.B., Herring, M.P. and Campbell, M.J., 2018. Associations between motivation and mental health in sport: A test of the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. Frontiers in Psychology9,  p.707. DOI :10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00707
  • Tang, R., Murtagh, C., Warrington, G., Cable, T., Morgan, O., O’boyle, A., Burgess, D., Morgans, R., and Drust, B.  Directional Change Mediates the Physiological Response to High-Intensity Shuttle Running in Professional Soccer Players.  Sports 2018, 6(2), 39; DOI:10.3390/sports6020039
  • Kiely, M.A., Warrington, G.D., McGoldrick, A., O'Loughlin, G. and Cullen, S., 2018. Physiological demands of daily riding gaits in jockeys. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness.   DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.08196-3
  • Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M. and Warrington, G.D., 2018. Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Youth Swimmers. Strength & Conditioning Journal40(2), pp.31-39. DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000368
  • McGrath, G., Flanagan, E., O’Donovan, P., Collins, DJ and Kenny, I.C. (2018) Velocity based training: Validity of monitoring devices to assess mean concentric velocity in the bench press exercise. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 26(1), 23-30.
  • Kinnerk, P., Harvey, S., MacDonncha, C., & Lyons, M. (2018A Review of the Game-Based Approaches to Coaching Literature in Competitive Team Sport Settings Quest, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/00336297.2018.1439390
  • Comyns, T. & Hannon, A.  Strength and conditioning coaches’ application of the session rating of perceived exertion method of monitoring within professional rugby union. Journal of Human Kinetics volume 61/2018, 155-166   DOI: 10.1515/hukin-2017-0118
  • Kearney, P.E., Hayes, P.R. and Nevill, A., 2018. Faster, higher, stronger, older: Relative age effects are most influential during the youngest age grade of track and field athletics in the United Kingdom. Journal of Sports Sciences, pp.1-7. doi:  10.1080/02640414.2018.1449093
  • Kearney, P., 2018. The influence of nationality and playing position on relative age effects in rugby union: A cross-cultural comparison. South African Journal of Sports Medicine29(1), pp.1-4.


  • O'Connor, S., Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A. and Cullen, S., 2017. Epidemiology of Injury Due to Race-Day Jockey Falls in Professional Flat and Jump Horse Racing in Ireland, 2011–2015. Journal of athletic training52(12), pp.1140-1146. 
  • Healy, R., Kenny, I. and Harrison, D., 2017. Reactive Strength Index: A Poor Indicator of Reactive Strength?. International journal of sports physiology and performance, pp.1-22. [e-pub ahead of print]
  • Brady, C.J., Harrison, A.J., Flanagan, E.P., Haff, G.G. and Comyns, T.M., 2017. A Comparison of the Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull and Isometric Squat: Intraday Reliability, Usefulness and the Magnitude of Difference Between Tests. International journal of sports physiology and performance, pp.1-25.
  • Sinnott-O’Connor, C., Comyns, T., Nevill, A.M. and Warrington, G., 2017. Salivary Biomarkers and Training Load during Training and Competition in Paralympic Swimmers. International journal of sports physiology and performance, pp.1-19.
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C.,Harrison, A., Bargary, N. and Smith, R., 2017. Bivariate functional principal components analysis: considerations for use with multivariate movement signatures in sports biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics, pp.1-18. [Nov 2017]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley,S., Draper, C., Harrison, A.J., Bargary, N. & Smith, R.M. (2017) Considerations for the use of functional principal components analysis in sports biomechanics: examples from on-water rowing. Sports Biomechanics, pp. 1-25.  [Nov 2017]
    Macintyre, T.E., Jones, M., Brewer, B.W., Van Raalte, J., O'Shea, D. and McCarthy, P.J., 2017. Mental health challenges in elite sport: Balancing risk with reward. Frontiers in Psychology8, p.1892.
  • Bryan, C., O’Shea, D., and MacIntyre, T.  2017.  Stressing the relevance of resilience: a systematic review of resilience across the domains of sport and work.  International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 10.1080/1750984X.2017.1381140 [Oct 2017]
  • Kearney, P.E. (2017). Enhancing practice through gradual increases in contextual interference. Kinesiology, 49(2), 20–21 [Oct 2017]
  • Sánchez-Sixto, A., Harrison, A.J. & Floría, P. (2017) Importancia del desplazamiento del centro de masas al evaluacion del cilco estiramiento-acortamiento.  Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte.   [September 2017]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley,S., Draper, C., Harrison, A.J., Bargary, N. & Smith, R.M. (2017) How gender and boat side effect shape characteristics of force-angle profiles in single sculling: Insights from functional data analysis.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, pp. 1-5.   [August 2017]
  • Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M., and Warrington, G. (2017).  "Quality Versus Quantity Debate in Swimming: Perceptions and Training Practices of Expert Swimming Coaches." Journal of Human Kinetics 57, no. 1 147-158. 10.1515/hukin-2017-0056  [Jun 2017]
  • Ní Chéilleachair, N.J., Harrison, A.J. and Warrington, G.D., 2017. HIIT enhances endurance performance and aerobic characteristics more than high-volume training in trained rowers. Journal of sports sciences35(11), pp.1052-1058.  10.1080/02640414.2016.1209539 [Jun 2017]
  • Everard, E.M., Harrison, A.J. and Lyons, M., 2017. Examining the Relationship Between the Functional Movement Screen and the Landing Error Scoring System in an Active, Male Collegiate Population. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research31(5), pp.1265-1272. 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001582 [May 2017]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley,S., Draper, C., Harrison, A.J., Bargary, N. & Smith, R.M. (2017)  Assessment of propulsive pin force and oar angle time-series using functional data analysis in on-water rowing. Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, 2017;00:1–9.  
    Brosnan, K.C., Hayes, K. and Harrison, A.J., 2017. Effects of false-start disqualification rules on response-times of elite-standard sprinters. Journal of sports sciences35(10), pp.929-935.  10.1080/02640414.2016.1201213  [May 2017[
  • Crowley, E., Harrison, A. J. and Lyons, M. 2017.  The Impact of Resistance Training on Swimming Performance: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, pp.1-23. 10.1007/s40279-017-0730-2 [May 2017]
  • Sherwin, I., Campbell, M.J. and Macintyre, T.E., 2017. Talent development of high performance coaches in team sports in Ireland. European journal of sport science17(3), pp.271-278.   10.1080/17461391.2016.1227378 [April 2017]
  • Norris, M., Anderson, R., Motl, R.W., Hayes, S. and Coote, S., 2017. Minimum number of days required for a reliable estimate of daily step count and energy expenditure, in people with MS who walk unaided. Gait & Posture53, pp.201-206.  10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.02.005 [Mar 2017]
  • Di Rienzo, F., Martinent, G., Levêque, L., MacIntyre, T., Collet, C. and Guillot, A., 2017. The influence of gate start position on physical performance and anxiety perception in expert BMX athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, pp.1-8. [Mar 2017]
  • Clancy, R., Herring, M., & Campbell, M. (2017) Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (348), [09 March 2017]
  • Howard, R. M., Conway, R. and Harrison, A. J. (2017) 'Muscle activation sequencing of leg muscles during linear glide shot putting', Sports Biomechanics, 1-22.  10.1080/14763141.2016.1246601 [Mar 2017]
  • Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M., Burrows, E. and Warrington, G.D., 2017. Effects of Low Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance in Competitive Swimmers: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research10.1519/JSC.0000000000001583 [Mar, 2017]
  • Dubois, R., Paillard, T., Lyons, M., McGrath, D., Maurelli, O. and Prioux, J., (2017). Running and Metabolic Demands of Elite Rugby Union Assessed Using Traditional, Metabolic Power, and Heart Rate Monitoring Methods. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 16, pp.84-92. [Mar 2017]
  • Howard, R.M., Conway, R. and Harrison, A.J., 2017. Muscle activity in sprinting: a review. Sports Biomechanics, pp.1-17. 10.1080/14763141.2016.1252790 [Feb 2017]
  • Brady, C., Comyns, T., Harrison, A. and Warrington, G., 2017. Focus of Attention for Diagnostic Testing of the Force-Velocity Curve. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 39(1), pp.57-70.  10.1519/SSC.0000000000000271 [Feb 2017]
  • Healy, R. & Comyns, T.  “The Application of postactivation potentiation methods to improve sprint speed”.  Strength and conditioning journal. February 2017 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000276 [Feb 2017]
  • Beattie, K., Carson, B.P., Lyons, M., Rossiter, A. and Kenny, I.C. 2017. The effect of strength training on performance indicators in distance runners. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research31(1), pp.9-23.  10.1519/JSC.0000000000001464 [Jan 2017]


  • Barry, L., Kenny, I. and Comyns, T., 2016. Performance Effects of Repetition Specific Gluteal Activation Protocols on Acceleration in Male Rugby Union Players. Journal of Human Kinetics, 54(1), pp.33-42. 10.1515/hukin-2016-0033
  • Bolger, R., Lyons, M., Harrison, A.J. and Kenny, I.C., 2016. Coaching sprinting: Expert coaches’ perception of resistance-based training. International journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11(5), pp.746-754. 10.1177/1747954116667113
  • Brick, N.E., Campbell, M.J., Metcalfe, R.S., Mair, J.L. and Macintyre, T.E., 2016. Altering pace control and pace regulation: attentional focus effects during running. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc, 48, pp.879-886. 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000843
  • Davies, R.W., Toomey, C., McCormack, W., Hughes, K., Cremona, A. and Jakeman, P., 2016. Body composition analysis of inter-county Gaelic athletic association players measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal of sports sciences34(11), pp.1015-1020.
  • Donnelly, A.A., MacIntyre, T.E., O’Sullivan, N., Warrington, G., Harrison, A.J., Igou, E.R., Jones, M., Gidlow, C., Brick, N., Lahart, I. and Cloak, R., 2016. Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold. Frontiers in psychology, 7. 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01167
  • Floría, P., Gómez-Landero, L.A., Suárez-Arrones, L. and Harrison, A.J., 2016. Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis for Assessing the Differences in Countermovement Jump Performance in Rugby Players. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(9), pp.2533-2539. 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000502
  • Healy, R., Kenny, I.C. and Harrison, A.J., 2016. Assessing Reactive Strength Measures in Jumping and Hopping Using the Optojump™ System. Journal of Human Kinetics, 54(1), pp.23-32.  10.1515/hukin-2016-0032
  • Moran, A., Quinn, A., Campbell, M., Rooney, B., Brady, N. and Burke, C., 2016. Using pupillometry to evaluate attentional effort in quiet eye: A preliminary investigation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5(4), p.365. 10.1037/spy0000066
  • Whelan, N., Kenny, I.C. and Harrison, A.J., 2016. An insight into track and field coaches’ knowledge and use of sprinting drills to improve performance. International journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11(2), pp.182-190. 10.1177/1747954116636716
  • Kenny, J., Cullen, S.J., and Warrington, G.D. (2016).  ‘The Ice-Mile’: Case Study of Two Swimmers’ Selected Physiological Responses and Performance: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Published online 13 October.
  • Clancy, R., Herring, M., MacIntyre, T. & Campbell, M.  (2016) A review of competitive sport motivation research, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 27, p. 232-242.
  • MORAN, A., QUINN, A., CAMPBELL, M., ROONEY, B., BRADY, N., AND BURKE, C. (2016) Using Pupillometry to Evaluate Attentional Effort in Quiet Eye: A Preliminary Investigation. Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
  • Sherwin, I.Campbell, M. & Macintyre, T. (2016).  Talent development of high performance coaches in team sports in Ireland.  European Journal of Sport Science.
  • Francis, P., Ledingham, J., Clarke, S., Collins, D.J. and Jakeman, P. (2016). A COMPARISON OF STRIDE LENGTH AND LOWER EXTREMITY KINEMATICS DURING BAREFOOT AND SHOD RUNNING IN WELL TRAINED DISTANCE RUNNERS. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 15, 417-423
  • Norris, M., Kenny, I.C., Anderson, R. (2016).  Comparison of Accelerometry Stride Time Calculation Methods.  Journal of Biomechanics 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.029
  • Howard, R.M , Conway, R., Harrison, A.J. (2016).  A survey of sensor devices: use in sports biomechanics.  Sports Biomechanics.  pp. 1-12 | 10.1080/14763141.2016.1174289
  • Diggin, D., Anderson, R. and Harrison, D. (2016).  An Examination of the True Reliability of Lower Limb Stiffness Measures During Overground Hopping.  J Appl Biomech. 2016 Jan 7.
  • DOI: O'Hagan, A.D., Issartel, J., Fletcher, R. and Warrington, G., 2016. Duty hours and incidents in flight among commercial airline pilots. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, pp.1-8.  10.1080/10803548.2016.1146441
  • Brick NE, MacIntyre TE & Campbell MJ (2016).  Thinking and action: a cognitive perspective on self-regulation during endurance performance. Front. Physiol. 7:159. 10.3389/fphys.2016.00159
  • Brosnan, K.C., Hayes, K. and Harrison, A.J. 2016.  Effects of false-start disqualification rules on response-times of elite-standard sprinters.  Journal of Sport Sciences. [Jun 2016]




  • Beattie, K., Kenny, I.C., Lyons M. and Carson, B.P. (2014). The Effect of Strength Training on Performance in Endurance Athletes. Sports Medicine. e-first  DOI [10.1007/s40279-014-0157-y]
  • Breen S., Kenny, I.C. and  Harrison, A.J. (2014) Dynamic knee joint mechanics after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(X): xxx-xxx. Accepted in press (ISSN: 0195-9131) DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000389
  • Brick, N., Mac Intyre, T., Campbell, M. (2014). Attentional focus in endurance activity: New paradigms and future directions. International Review of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 7 (1), 106-134. DOI:[10.1080/1750984X.2014.885554]
  • Costello JT, McNamara PM, O'Connell ML, Algar LA, Leahy MJ, Donnelly AE. (2014). Tissue viability imaging of skin microcirculation following exposure to whole body cryotherapy (-110°C) and cold water immersion (8°C).  Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease, 4(1): 243-250. [DOI: 10.5628/aehd.v4i1.152]
  • Costello JT, Selfe J, Karki A, Donnelly AE. (2014). Comparison of the Effects of Cold Air (-110°C) and Water (8°C) Cryotherapy on Knee Skin Temperature. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35: 35–40.
  • Floria P., Gómez-Landero, L.A. and Harrison A.J. (2014) Variability in the application of force during the vertical jump in children and adults. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, XX(X):xxx-xxx. accepted in press  (ISSN: 1065-8483)
  • Floria, P., Gómez-Landero, L.A., Suárez-Arrones, L. and Harrison, A.J. (2014) Kinetic and kinematic analysis for assessing the differences in counter-movement jump performance in Rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. XX(X): xxx-xxx,  Accepted in press. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000502
  • Floria, P. & Harrison, A.J. (2014). The influence of range of motion versus application of force on vertical jump performance in prepubescent girls and adult females. European Journal of Sport Science. Vol. 14, No. S1, S197_S204. [DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2012.679316]
  • Furlong, L.A.M. and Harrison, A.J. (in press) ‘Differences in plantarflexor muscle-tendon function during a stretch-shortening cycle task due to limb preference’, Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Body and Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2014.921688
  • Furlong, L.-A.M., Harrison, A.J., A motion analysis marker-based method of determining centre of pressure during two-legged hopping. Journal of Biomechanics (2014), [DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.04.008]
  • Healy, R. & Harrison, A.J. (2014). The effects of a unilateral gluteal activation protocol on single leg drop jump performance. Sports Biomechanics.  [DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2013.872288]
  • Norris, M., Anderson, R. & Kenny, I.C. (2014) Method analysis of accelerometers and gyroscopes in running gait: A systematic review, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 228(1), 3-5
    Whelan N., O’Regan, C., Harrison A.J. (2014) Resisted sprinting does not acutely enhance sprint performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(7):1858-1866. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000357


  • Bowtella, J.L., Coooke, K., Turner, R., Mileva, K.N. and Sumner, P.D. (2013). “Acute physiological and performance responses to repeated sprints in varying degrees of hypoxia”. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.  S1440-2440(13)00142-4.  DOI: [10.1016/j.jsams.2013.05.016]
  • Costello JT, Stewart IB, Selfe J, Kärki AI, Donnelly AE (2013.) Use of thermal imaging in sports medicine research: A short report. International SportMed Journal. 14(2):94-98.
  • Coughlan, EK., Williams, A.M., McRobert, A.P and Ford, P.R. (2013). How Experts Practice A Novel Test of DP Theory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. [DOI: 10.1037/a0034302]
  • Duncan, M.J., Hankey, J., Lyons, M., James, R. and Nevill, A. (2013).  Peak power prediction in junior basketballers: Comparing linear and allometric models. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27 (3): 597-603. [DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825d97ac]
  • Floría, P. & Harrison, A.J. (2013).  The Effect of Arm Action on the Vertical Jump Performance in Children and Adult Females. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29, 655-661
  • Floria, P. & Harrison, A.J. (2013). Ground Reaction Force Differences in the Countermovement Jump in Girls with Different Levels of Performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84 (3), 329-335. [DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2013.813896]
  • Furlong, LM & Harrison, A.J. (2013). Reliability and consistency of plantarflexor stretch-shortening cycle function using an adapted force sledge apparatus. Physiol. Meas. 34 437-448.  [DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/34/4/437]
  • MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Guillot, A. & Collet, C. (2013). An emerging paradigm: A strength-based approach to exploring mental imagery. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7: 104. [DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00104].
  • Norris, M., Anderson, R. and Kenny, I.C. 2013. Method analysis of accelerometers and gyroscopes in running gait: A systematic review. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology October 16, 2013 [DOI: 10.1177/1754337113502472].


  • Collins, P., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Nevill, A. and Lyons, M. (2012). The impact of the built environment on young people's physical activity patterns: a suburban-rural comparison using GPS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH Volume: 9 Issue: 9 Pages: 3030-3050 [DOI: 10.3390/ijerph9093030]
  • Costello, J., Culligan, K., Selfe, J. and A.E. Donnelly. (2012). Comparison of the effects of cold air (-110 degrees C) and water (8 degrees C) cryotherapy on intramuscular temperature. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Volume: 44 Supplement: 2 Pages: 748-749 Published: MAY 2012
  • Costello, J.T., Algar, L.A., Donnelly, A.E. (2012). Effects of whole-body cryotherapy (-110 degrees C) on proprioception and indices of muscle damage. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Volume: 22 Issue: 2 Pages: 190-198 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01292.x]
  • Costello, J.T., Culligan, K., Selfe, J. and Donnelly, A.E. (2012). Muscle, skin and core temperature after-110 degrees C cold air and 8 degrees C water treatment. PLOS ONE Volume: 7 Issue: 11 Article Number: e48190 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048190]
  • Costello, J.T., McInerney, C.D., Bleakley, C.M., Selfe, J. and Donnelly, A.E. (2012). The use of thermal imaging in assessing skin temperature following cryotherapy: a review. Journal of Thermal Biology. Volume: 37 Issue: 2 Pages: 103-110 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2011.11.008]
  • Kenny, I., O’Caireallain, A. and Comyns, T.M. (2012). Validation of an electronic jump mat to assess stretch-shortening cycle function. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume: 26 Issue: 6 Pages: 1601-1608 [DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318234ebb8].

 Sport and Human Performance publications prior to 2012 are indicated on the web profiles of individual faculty.