Cobh Ramblers are delighted to announce that Martin Brady and former Ram Michael O’Shea have been appointed as the club’s new strength and conditioning coaches.
Irish Army sergeant Brady is a former Irish boxing champion, a qualified strength and conditioning coach and a nutrition consultant. He has trained close to 300 army recruits.
Brady said “I’m really looking forward to bringing a new model of strength & conditioning to the club and I’ve already spoken in depth with the manager about how we can produce top class athletes within a structured strategy that is specific to high level football.
“The aim will be to educate the players within the senior setup on how to really develop strength, speed, power and all the different components needed to develop a quality athlete who can turn in performances each week on the pitch.
Senior manager Stephen Henderson was full of praise Brady, saying “we brought Martin in a few weeks back, a local lad and a former boxer. And already you can see the difference. Not just on the fitness side of things, but what he says to the lads. Psychologically it gives them a boost. He did fitness tests with the lads and told them how fit they are, and how strong they are, and that gave them a lift”.
O’Shea, a member of the 2007 1st division League of Ireland winning Ramblers side, represented Ireland at the Military European Championships and the Military World Cup, and was also capped at Under 19 level.
The 30 year old says he can’t wait to get going. “I am really looking forward to bringing my experience from years of playing high level football and and my knowledge of fitness to Cobh Ramblers. I will be looking to make an impact on the players in an individual and collective basis.