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Meet Adrian

Adrian O'Brien is a renowned performance coach, public speaker, and a student of success. Based in the Republic of Ireland, Adrian works with a variety of sports teams and individual sportspeople, providing his coaching services either in person or via Zoom as appropriate.

Over the past 10 years Adrian had merged academia with practical application producing results that speak for themselves. The journey has taken him to the highest level in club championship GAA to success at the intercounty level.

Adrian has presented sports performance lectures in countries across Europe for organisations in both the private and public sectors.


Coaching HISTORY



Strength & Conditioning Coach with both Kilmallock and Drom/Broadford GAA

Both hurling & football county champions


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Limerick Football Academy


Kilmallock GAA County final winners, Munster final winners and All Ireland finalists.


Limerick U21 Hurling Team

2014 - 2020

Owner & Head Coach - O'Brien Fitness & Performance Facility

Presenting and mentoring for RealMVMT.

Strength & Conditioning Coach for Paudie Quish (World Handball Champion 2018)

Strength & Conditioning Coach for Geoff O Regan (Irish National High Jump Champion)

Strength & Conditioning Coach for Lee Reeves (Professional Boxer 7-1)


Head of Athletic Performance with Limerick Senior Football Team.

  • Division 4 NFL winners 2019/20

  • McGrath Cup winners 2019/20

  • Division 3 promotion playoff 2020/21

  • Division 3 Finalist and promotion to division 2 in 2021/22

  • Munster Senior Football Finalists 2022

2020 2022

S&C coach Ballyea senior hurlers winning the Clare senior hurling championship 2021

S&C & Hurling coach with Ballyea senior hurlers 2022 winners of the Clare Senior Hurling Championship and Munster Senior Club Finalists.


S&C and hurling coach with the St Finbarr's Senior hurling team. Winners of the Cork senior hurling championship.

2022 --2024

S&C with Young Munster RFC. Winner of the Munster Senior Cup 2023 & 1A semi finalists 




Lead S&C with the Clare Senior Hurlers. Munster Senior Hurling Finalists 2023 and All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Finalists.

Lead S&C with the Tipperary Senior Footballers 

Performance consultant with St Catherine Junior Hurlers, Munster Junior Hurling champions and All Ireland Junior Hurling Finalists 


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"Since first meeting Adrian in the winter of 2018 I’ve been nothing but impressed by his approach to training us as a collective. Puts a very people before player emphasis on all things, constant improvising of warmups to make them game specific and enjoyable!!! He has also introduced some extremely helpful and beneficial breathing and meditating techniques and is always a constant resource available to all players whenever needed! He has been a great asset to Limerick football over the last two seasons."

Iain Corbett

Limerick Senior Football Captain 

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Podge Collins

All Ireland Winner & All Star Hurler

"A man that lives and breathes by his beliefs. This makes it a pleasure to work with Adrian as he will understand what you can and cannot do and the best way for you to improve. An array of research, training and his own personal experience has led him to a place that makes him such a great person to work with. I could not recommend working with Adrian highly enough"

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"I have worked with and learned under Adrian for over 4 years. Adrian is a leader in the coaching community. A man who lives his values in a quest to lead his family and community. Adrian is a go to man to support my own sports coaching. Merging science and coaching together to give his athletes the best chance of success. A leader and a learner."

Rohan Smith

Former Head Coach Bradford Bulls & Tonga

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"Adrian O' Brien is a true pioneer of the strength industry. I am sure he will continue to change many lives of those who work with him and his reach will expand across Europe as an educator in the months and years to come.”

Keegan Smith

Real Movement Project, Sydney Roosters

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"Adrian took charge of my preparation for the world championships in Minnesota. I worked with Adrian for many years, focusing on not only my physical health but also my mental health. I can honestly say that working with Adrian was the main reason I won gold and silver at the world championships. Adrian analysed my sport in detail, planned incredible programs but also changed my entire mindset. The main takeaways I had from work with Adrian was to focus on positive relationships and always to look at life with a positive mindset. I will be forever grateful for Adrian’s dedication to helping me in sport and life”.

Padraig Quish

World Champion Handballer

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Over the past few years, working with Adrian has been a game-changer. His personalized approach and expert guidance has completely transformed me as an athlete. Beyond physical gains, his unwavering commitment to my personal development has significantly enhanced my performance and resilience. His continued support, understanding of my needs, and commitment to my success makes him an irreplaceable part of my athletic journey. Grateful for the invaluable support that has been a cornerstone of my successful sporting career.

Ashling Thompson 

5 time All Ireland Winner and 3 time All Star

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