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20 - 22 April 2023

Limerick - Ireland

In 2023 ENYYSP will, for the first time, go to Ireland. We are happy that the beautiful city of Limerick will host this year´s conference. The Managing Council will do its best – in collaboration with the Managing Council – to make it a safe, valuable, interactive, and fun event. As usual, there will be great keynote speakers, workshop and oral presentation sessions, as well as other types of scientific sessions and some social activities.

Of course, the value of the conference also depends on participants’ contributions, so don’t be shy and do consider taking an active part in this ENYSSP Conference by submitting your abstract(s).

We're looking forward to feel the ENYSSP vibes again!

Keynote Speakers

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Gerry Fitzpatrick

Keynote Speaker

Gerry Fitzpatrick currently lectures in the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise degree at Setanta College. He was the founder and program director of the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise degree at South East Technological University up until 2018. Gerry has practiced as a sport psychologist for over 30 years across a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, rugby, hurling and Gaelic football. He was coach of the Irish National Basketball Team for 11 years following an extensive club coaching career. His primary area of interest is in psychological skills training and team dynamics.

Dave Collins

Keynote Speaker

Dave is a professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Professor of Elite Performance at Dublin City University and Director at Grey Matters Performance Ltd. As an academic, Dave has over 450 peer review publications and 80 books/chapters.  As a practitioner, he has worked with over 90 World or Olympic medallists plus professional teams and performers, including 10 year terms with the Chelsea FC Academy, SnowSports New Zealand, NISA and GB Weightlifting. He has also worked as a business and organisational adviser in various fields.  Dave has coached to national level in three sports, is a 5th Dan Karate, Director of the Rugby Coaches Association, Fellow of the Society of Martial Arts and BASES, Associate Fellow of the BPS and an ex Royal Marine.

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Kate Kirby

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kate Kirby is the Head of Psychology at the Sport Ireland Institute. She was appointed as Team Ireland's lead psychologist for the Paris 2024 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics, having also worked at Rio 2016 and London 2012. She completed her MSc in Sport Psychology at Brunel University, London, followed by her PhD on the psychology of doping at University College Dublin. In almost two decades of applied work, she has supported multiple Olympic, World and European medallists, and has collaborated with, and learned from, many excellent coaches and sport science professionals. 

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Conference details

The conference registration gives access to all sessions and workshops. Moreover, social activities will take place during some of the evenings/nights.

No refunds will be provided, except for: a) documented health problems preventing attendance (e.g., record of hospitalization); b) abstract rejection and subsequent decision not to participate.

18th ENYSSP Conference
Apr 20, 1:00 PM GMT+1 – Apr 22, 6:00 PM GMT+1
Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick,
Cratloe Rd, Limerick, Ireland
Abstract guidelines

Abstract guidelines & submission

Discover the correct format and submit an abstract for the conference

Travel Information

If you travel by plane to the 17th ENYSSP Conference the Shannon airport

is the nearest airport  which is located 20 minutes from Limerick City Centre.

There are direct BUSES from Shannon Airport to Limerick City Centre. 

If you plan to arrive via Dublin Airport there is a direct BUS from Dublin Airport to Limerick City centre. This journey takes around 2.5 hours. 

If arriving by bus or train in Limerick, Colbert station is located in the City Centre and is approximately 2.6km which is a 10 minute walk to the stadium. Directions from Colbert station are:

  • Head north on ParnellStreet toward Davis Street, Take the 1st left onto Davis Street, Turn left onto Pery Street, Take the 1st right onto Mallow Street, Continue onto Lower Mallow Street, At Shannonbridge Roundabout, exit onto Shannon Bridge, Continue onto Condell Road, Turn right onto Shelbourne Road Lower

  • Go through 1 roundabout, Continue onto Shelbourne Road, Turn left onto Cratloe Road, The Stadium is on your right.






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Travel Information
VISA Regulatios

VISA Regulations

Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport. Visas may be required by delegates travelling fromsome countries. We would encourage all delegates to check with their local Irish representation and also with their travel operator if your originating country requires a visa. The Department of Justice and Equality has primary responsibility for Ireland’s immigration and visa policy. For more information on visa requirements for Ireland please see the Department of Justice & Equality website Note that visa applications can take up to 12 weeks for Ireland

The countries that require a Visa to travel to Ireland are: 

  • Bahrain

  • Belarus

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Colombia

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kosovo

  • Kuwait

  • Montenegro

  • Oman

  • People's Republic of China

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Qatar

  • Republic of North Macedonia

  • Russian Federation

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Serbia

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • Ukraine

  • Uzbekistan

  • Vietnam

Short stay visas

If you want to come to Ireland for less than 3 months, you should apply for a short stay ‘C’ visa. You should apply for this type of visa if you want to come to Ireland as a tourist or to visit someone, for a business meeting, or to attend a short course.

For any other questions regarding VISA, feel free to get in contact with the local Organizing Committee: 

David McHugh –

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Local Support

We are delighted to partner with Setanta College for this year’s ENYSSP conference. Setanta College is an internationally renowned provider of higher education in human performance, sports science, and performance psychology including the flagship MSc in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology. 


Headquartered in Ireland, Setanta College also operates campus locations in the UK, USA, South Africa, Italy, and India, and is led by a team of highly experienced academics and practitioners who count some of the world’s most prestigious sports organisations as clients. For more information on Setanta College, visit

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