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Meet the team

  • Qualifications

    SINEAD BRACKEN

    • Diploma in Leisure Management
    • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness
    • Speedo Aqua Aerobics
    • Certificate in Exercise & the Older Adult
    • National Certificate in Pilates Mat Level & Advanced Pilates
    • N.C.E.H.S. Spinning Instructor
    • Full Teachers swimming Certificate
    • Pool Plant Certificate (I.L.A.M.)
    • Registered Physical Therapist (M.I.A.Ph.T)
    • Certificate in Deep Tissue Sports Massage
    • Lifeguard Qualification

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    SINEAD BRACKEN

    Sinead who is originally from Arklow, Co. Wicklow and moved to Cork in October 2008.

    Sinead has worked in the sports industry for almost 15 years and carries a vast amount of knowledge regarding sport and sports injuries. She is a Registered Physical Therapist and a member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists.

    Sinead has participated in many adventure races, triathlons & road races but now focuses on training for endurance races. She is currently a member of the Midleton Triathlon & Cycling Club.

    Her toughest event so far was the Barcelona Ironman Challenge, which took place in October 2011. The event consisted of a 3.8km swim, 180km Bike, 42km Run/marathon, (back to back). As this was her first ironman distance, her main goal was to get over the finishing line, and her second goal was to complete the challenge non-stop in 13-14hrs. Mission accomplished. She finished it in 13hr 49mins.

  • Qualifications

    BRIAN CORKERY

    • Diploma in Business Studies (Recreation and Leisure)
    • CHEK Exercise Coach
    • CHEK Lifestyle Coach
    • CHEK Golf Specialist
    • National Pool Lifeguard
    • Occupational First Aid
    • Neuromuscular Therapist
    • Tutor for Pool Plant with Ireland Active
    • Reebok Indoor Cycling Instructor

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    BRIAN CORKERY

    Brian is originally from the seaside town of Cobh and has always had an interest in sport; playing hurling, football, soccer, basketball and volleyball while growing up. He attended college in Waterford, where he studied Business Studies (Recreation and Lesiure).  After qualifying, he started work in the Blarney Park Hotel and Leisure Centre and gained practical knowledge in all aspects of the leisure industry, eventually working his way up to the Manager position.  Brian then went on to manage the Kingsley Club and Spa for nearly 2 years and most recently was the Manager of the Midleton Park Health Club.

    Brian has a keen interest in all Health and Fitness related areas.  He is a qualified trainer and lifestyle coach. He has a qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy and also Tutors for Ireland Active on their Pool and Plant courses.

    Brian coaches a local basketball team in Ballincollig and plays social basketball once a week.  He has an interest in all sports and regularly swims and has completed a number of Triathlons in recent years. He is hoping to complete the half marathon in Cork this year.

    Brian’s interests include reading a wide range of topics, going to the Cinema, eating out and all things health related. With 2 children, he is constantly on the road to matches and training.

  • Qualifications

    TIMEA UI SHUIBHNE (Hocza)

    • MSc. In Physical Education
    • BSc. In Physical Education and Recreation
    • Reebok Strength for Life Instructor
    • Reebok Indoor Cycling Instructor
    • Reebok Kettle Bell Instructor
    • Fitness Pilates Instructor
    • Speedo Aqua Aerobics Instructor
    • ASA Full Swim Teacher
    • Swim coach
    • Bodybuilding and Fitness Coach
    • Pool Plant operator
    • NPLQ Lifeguard

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    TIMEA UI SHUIBHNE (Hocza)

    Timea has been part of The Maryborough Club team since November 2011.

    She was born in Szikszo, the Northeast of Hungary. Coming from a family where her dad and sisters were professional athletes, sport was always a big part of her life. She played professional Olympic handball until her move to Ireland in 2004.

    Timea studied Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Szeged (Faculty of Teacher Training), Hungary (1999-2004) and also completed her Masters in PE at University of Pecs, Hungary (2006-2008).

    She is a member of the Special Olympics Swim Coach Team in Cork, and she volunteers Monday evenings to teach kids with mental or learning disabilities how to swim.

  • Qualifications

    Irmina Bejnarowicz (Grzywna)

    • Personal Trainer Certification
    • Exercise Therapy Certification 
    • Gym Instructor 
    • Pilates Instructor 
    • Aerobic Instructor 
    • Step Aerobics Instructor 
    • Swim Teacher

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    Irmina Bejnarowicz (Grzywna)

    Irmina has been a part of The Maryborough team since April 2012 and is happy to help members in achieving their fitness goals.

    Irmina comes from the Eastern part of Poland and moved to Ireland in 2007.

    She is a big fan of cycling and swimming, and she loves team sports such as basketball and volleyball. Whenever possible, she is ice skating, snowboarding, rock climbing or climbing mountains in Poland and in the Alps.

    She enjoys weight training as well. She found that regular workouts help to achieve fitness goals, give a boost of energy, and release stress.

  • Qualifications

    Marcos A. Garcia Prieto

    • MSc. of Physical Education
    • BSc. in Science in Sports and Physical Education
    • Postgraduate in Personal Training and Fitness
    • Spinning Instructor
    • Pilates Instructor
    • Swimming Instructor
    • Free Time and Leisure Instructor

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    Marcos A. Garcia Prieto

    Marcos is a new member of The Maryborough Club team since October 2013.

    He was born in Leon, Spain, and after enjoying a lot of practising sports, mainly soccer, he decided to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Sciences in Sports and Physical Education at the University of Leon, 2005-2010. He decided to convert his hobby into his profession. During those years, he worked every summer as a free time instructor. Then he studied for a Master’s Degree of Physical Education at the University of Leon from 2010-2011. 

    Afterwards, Marcos continued studying and specialising in the sports field. He worked in his own town as a physical trainer with soccer teams and as an instructor for different activities such as swimming, pilates and fitness in general.

    He came to Ireland in July 2013 to enjoy the Irish culture and look for a new challenge, trying always to improve people’s health through exercise. Due to this, he will be always happy to help.

  • Qualifications

    SHELDON KIRKWOOD

    • NCEF – Leisure Centre Instructor Traineeship (Fitness Instructor)
    • ACE _ American Council On Exercise (Personal Training Cert)
    • Circuit Training, Body Conditioning & Step Aerobics Instructor
    • Spinning® Spinning Instructor
    • Assistant Swim Teacher
    • Pool Lifeguard – IWS Irish Water Safety
    • Occupational First Aid

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    SHELDON KIRKWOOD

    Sheldon is originally from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and moved to Ireland in 2001. He has been a member of the Maryborough Club team since the start of 2012. 

    Sheldon commenced his studies in 2009 as a Fitness Instructor and then fulfilled his dream of becoming a Personal Trainer through the American Council Of Exercise in 2011. He has also recently qualified as a Spinning® instructor.

    He enjoys working with people and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with his clients. He strives to help them achieve their goals and a healthier, happier lifestyle. Sheldon was overweight as a teenager, but exercise and healthy eating transformed him into what he is today.

    Sheldon is a keen runner, which he does in his spare time, participating in X Country, Track and Road Races from 1 mile to marathon distance. He has run the Cork City Marathon and 2 other marathons, (26.2 Miles), in Sixmilebridge Co. Clare in 2011. He also loves his trips to SA to visit his family whom he is so proud of.

    Sheldon has built loyal friendships, especially in the ‘’running world’’ with those who have similar aspirations and goals. His brother's  motto, "One Life, Live It," bears testimony to his energy.

  • Qualifications

    Nigel Frahill

    • Gym & Fitness Instructor
    • Personal Trainer
    • Spinning Instructor
    • Kettle Bell Instructor
    • Bootcamp Instructor
    • Aqua Aerobics Instructor
    • Circuit Trainer
    • Strength & Conditioning Coach
    • Level 5 Occupational First Aid

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    Nigel Frahill

    Nigel has been with The Maryborough Club for over two years and, after graduating in 2010, he is full with knowledge to share and advise you with! He was born in Co. Cork and lives near the harbour town of Cobh.

    First discovering his interest in exercise through sports like rugby and hurling, he soon developed a passion for fitness and well being. Nigel is a firm believer of constantly bettering oneself with simple no nonsense training. He particularly enjoys outdoor exercise, strength training, kettle bells and has an ever growing interest in nutrition.

    Nigel is currently studying towards a B.A. in Multimedia in Cork Institute of Technology, developing a broad range of skills.

    His pastimes include Water sports, graphic, interface and web design, and a very keen interest in Motorsport. He is regularly part of a service crew in many Motorsport Ireland events and has an enthusiasm for car and bike engineering.

  • Qualifications

    Kamil Szymczuk

    • MSc. of Physical Education with teaching specialization
    • BSc. Of Physical Education with pedagogical specialization
    • Bodybuilding Instructor
    • Soccer Instructor
    • Corrective Gymnastics Instructor
    • Gym Instructor
    • Circuit Training Instructor
    • Indoor Cycling Instructor- Spinning
    • Aqua Aerobic Instructor

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    Kamil Szymczuk

    Kamil’s motto is: “Movement can replace all medicines, but all medicines can’t replace movement.”

    Kamil was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1988. At 8 years old, he was a player in the local soccer team and a student in sport profile school. During his school years, Kamil played a lot of sports, such as basketball, swimming, unihockey, and running. However, soccer was his first love, and at the age of 16, he started playing as a professional player. For the next 5 years, Kamil played for a number of teams in 3rd league. Unfortunately, Kamil’s career came to an abrupt end, at the age of 22, due to an Achilles operation.

    As a natural next step, Kamil started to study at the College of Physical Education and Tourism. He gained many professional qualifications and essential experience. Kamil worked at a school as a PE teacher, was assistant coach in a Soccer Academy and was also a gym instructor.

    Kamil came to Ireland in October 2012 to find new challenges and to enjoy the easy going Irish lifestyle. During his first year in Ireland, Kamil gained more gym qualifications. He is never finished learning...

    And now, he is always ready to help every single member.


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