The SHPRC is a new Research centre  at the University of Limerick, dedicated to innovative, interdisciplinary research in sport and human performance. 

It aims to inform national and international best practice and through the creation of national and international networks, achieve global recognition for the quality of its research outputs and graduate students.

On the 26th October 2022, the Sport and Human Performance Research Centre (SHPRC) was formally launched by Lord Sebastian Coe (President of World Athletics). Prior to the launch, Lord Coe, Pierce O'Callaghan (Head of Competition Management at World Athletics), Prof Kirsten Mey (President of the University of Limerick) and many others attended a number of Sport and Human Performance demonstrations in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences where they informed about ongoing research in the SHPRC by co-directors Prof Giles Warrington and Prof Drew Harrison and the centre's theme leads. 

Latest News

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Effect of different strength training modalities_female team sport athletes
07 Mar 2023

Publication: The Effect of Different Strength Training Modalities on Sprint Performance in Female Team-Sport Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sprint performance in female team-sport athletes can be enhanced by strength training (i.e., reactive-, maximal-, combined-, and special-strength modalities). Compared with maximal- or special-strength programmes, reactive- and combined-strength training methods can have a greater effect on sprint performance.
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28 Feb 2023

Publication: Exploring Recommendations for Child and Adolescent Fundamental Movement Skills Development: A Narrative Review

This paper explored whether the frequency, intensity, time, and type (FITT) principle commonly used in fitness training could be transferable to interventions focusing on FMS development, and if so, whether sufficient consistency of findings exists to guide practitioners in their session design.
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IRIS_4th year findings
14 Feb 2023

Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) release fourth year of findings on injury incidence in the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League during the 2021/22 season

The IRIS Research project have released the fourth year of findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project, which looks at injury incidence in the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League during the 2021/22 season.
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