Dr Colin Coyle

BSc MSc PhD

Lecturer Sport Sciences, Strength and Conditioning

Carlow Campus

e: colin.coyle@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175576

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3334-3707     ResearchGate  LinkedIn

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

My research interests are in sports performance, the effect of training and competitive performance on immunoendocrine markers, and monitoring fatigue.  My research aims to quantify the physiological demands on the athlete and determine means to effectively monitor the athlete with a view to optimising performance and limiting the occurrence of overtraining.  At present, I am supervising two M.Sc research projects, investigating the relationship between drop jump reactive strength index and hormonal markers of training load tolerance in Gaelic games players, and, the time-course of recovery of inflammation and immunoendocrine markers of competition and training load in elite Gaelic games players.  Further research has investigated the efficacy of various interval training intensities and durations in Gaelic games players, improving repeated sprint ability in adolescent rugby union players, and the use of acute:chronic workload in elite hurlers.

My PhD research investigated the effects of carbohydrate versus carbohydrate-protein ingestion on subsequent exercise capacity and hormonal markers of recovery in a variety of populations, notably rugby union and soccer players, and cyclists and triathletes.  My MSc research investigated the effect of carbohydrate versus carbohydrate-protein ingestion on subsequent resistance training performance in male academy rugby players.  I have also supervised research in plyometric training in female soccer players, nutritional interventions to improve sports performance and correlational studies in strength and conditioning.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

COYLE, C. J., DONNE, B. & MAHONY, N. 2012. Effects of Carbohydrate-Protein Ingestion Post-Resistance Training in Male Rugby Players. Int J Exerc Sci, 5, 39-49.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

COYLE, C. DONNE, B. & MAHONY, N 2008. Effects of carbohydrate versus carbohydrate–protein ingestion on subsequent resistance training performance in male rugby players. Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Section of Biomedical Sciences. Dundalk IT: Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 177, S361-S384.

COYLE, C. Donne, B. &  MAHONY, N. Short-term effects of carbohydrate versus carbohydrate-protein ingestion on subsequent resistance training performance in male rugby players.  10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, 2005 Belgrade. 220.

MALONE, A. & COYLE, C.J. Neuromuscular measures of fatigue, aerobic fitness, training load and injuries in senior inter-county hurlers. Can Acute:Chronic workload assist in injury prevention and optimising training load?  4th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Research Conference, 2017 IT Carlow.

MURRAY, B. & COYLE, C. J. The effect of High Intensity Interval Training, Sprint Training and Sports Specific Repeated Sprint Exercise on Repeated Sprint Ability in adolescent rugby union players.  4th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Research Conference, 2017 IT Carlow.

KELLY, D. & COYLE, C. J. Effects of continuous and interval training on aerobic and anaerobic performance measures and running kinematics in adolescent male intercounty Hurlers.  4th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Research Conference, 2017 IT Carlow.

SHAW, D. & COYLE, C. J. Positional Match-Play Performance of Elite Male Hurlers Using Global Positioning Software (GPS).  4th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Research Conference, 2017 IT Carlow.

 

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Gormley, Cian. The time-course of recovery of inflammation and immunoendocrine markers of competition and training load in elite Gaelic games players.

Roche, Dean. The relationship between drop jump reactive strength index and hormonal markers of training load tolerance in Gaelic games players.

Areas of Interest for Supervisory Role
  • Sports performance
  • Hormonal and inflammatory responses to exercise
  • The female athlete

Engagement and Collaboration

I am currently working in collaboration with Cricket Ireland to introduce athlete management and high performance structures for the Women’s international team and underage squads.