Head coach

Kieran Ryan

Kieran is Head Coach and Programme Co-ordinator at Strike Sports Coaching. Kieran is a UEFA B coach. Currently, he is studying Strength & Conditioning with the Barcelona Innovation University. Kieran was Head Coach of the Clare Kennedy Cup squad in 2019. He is now assisting Galway United u15s in the League of Ireland. He also coached after school Fundamental movement classes for primary school children. Kieran ran a similar programme with EVA (Ennis Voices for Autism).
He coached Ballyea (girls) National School to runners up at the Aviva Stadium in the school 5 asides
National Finals, along with Annagh & Barefield National School to Munster Finals. He is a former player with Avenue Utd in Ennis and panel member with the Irish Youths & Junior
Teams. He is a former player with Eire Og Inis. Currently, he is coaching St, Josephs Doora Barefield under 6/s & u/8s and has won two Minor A Championship with the club in 2016 & 2018.

Kieran Ryan

Child welfare certified

First Aider

Coached numerous schools FAI
5 A Side Munster & All Ireland

Barefield U/6 U/8 & Minor &
u21 Football Coach

Barefield Minor Football Head
Coach 2016 -20 (Champions
2016 + 18)

Irene soccer Coach

Irene Hehir

Irene hopes to share her love for the game and her considerable experience with the young girls & boys of Ennis and the county. Irene joins Strike Sports Coaching while combining her work with the Irish girl’s u17 side. She knows there are hundreds of girls looking to get involved in soccer and the small class sizes and attention to detail that Strike prides itself on works for her and her beliefs in the development of players.

Barry soccer Coach


Barry Ryan

Barry is originally from Ennis and has a vast knowledge of the game & the requirements needed to be the best and the sacrifices needed. Since his retirement from the League of Ireland Barry has won two Oscar Traynor trophies with Clare. Barry hopes to impart all this experience on Ennis and the counties young hopefuls in the coming weeks with ‘Strike Sports Coaching’. He hopes the extra coaching in small groups with Strike Sports Coaching will greatly increase the technical ability of the counties young goalkeepers.


Conor Shannon

Conor is a first class honours degree graduate of the BSc. Sport & Exercise programme in University
of Limerick. He is currently working with Laois Coaching & Games as a Games Development Officer.
He is with Clare LGFA adult panel in a sport science capacity. He has worked with Limerick Gaelic
Football u/20s for two seasons in a similar role.
Conor is extremely passionate about athletic development & coach education. He relishes the opportunity to learn new ideas, methods or techniques. Always looking to improve is Conors mantra.
A very good lesson for all aspiring athletes.

Conor strike sport soccer coach
Michael trike sport soccer coach


Michael Ludden

Michael is a National C License coach who is working towards his UEFA B License, he is currently studying Law and Business in Liverpool. He has been a keen coach from a young age having completed his National C license at the age of 17. He has coached with the Clare Kennedy Cup squad as well as having club visits to Premier League clubs such as Crystal Palace, Everton, Liverpool and has spent two summers working at Shamrock Rovers FC. He is currently coaching in Liverpool under the mentorship of Liverpool FC academy coaches.

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