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FSEM Dean, Officers and Staff

Dean and officers of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine


Dean: Mr Cliff Beirne


Mr Beirne is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon based mainly at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry. Previously he was a Consultant in The John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and Beaumont and St James's. He is a former International Tennis player, playing ATP Satellite Tournaments as a Medical Student, also playing under age Gaelic Football in St Vincent's and Soccer in Home Farm. He served as the Training Programme Director in OMFS and was the RCSI Representative on the Specialist Advisory Committee in OMFS. A keen advocate on player welfare issues in Sport, as a member of the Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee of the GAA he launched the compulsory use of Faceguards and Helmets in Hurling in 2009 for the GAA and spoke to the GAA Annual Congress in 2012 proposing the successful motion on introducing compulsory Mouthguards in Gaelic Football. Formally involved with the IRFU for 20 years, he currently chairs the Care Sub-committee of the IRFU Charitable Trust. Recently he has been a Medical Advisor to Monkstown Hockey Club and is a member of the Concussion Research Group at the Sports Surgery Clinic.

Vice-Dean / Membership Secretary: Dr Mick Molloy


Dr Molloy is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Wexford General Hospital and Disaster Medicine Specialist and Research Director at the Beth Israel Deaconess Fellowship in Disaster Medicine based in Boston, Massachussetts. A former medical officer with Connacht Mens Rugby and Leinster Ladies having previously played Rugby union for Gorey, Old Belvedere and UCD while an undergraduate, and Rugby League for Dublin Blues, Leinster and Ireland. Dr Molloy has served as Medical officer at two Rugby league World Cups and as Chairman of Rugby League Ireland for 6 years. Dr Molloy coaches under-age Rugby union at Old Belvedere and takes a keen interest in under age player welfare and injury prevention/health promotion. He provides ringside medical cover at professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Ireland and has been appointed by two Ministers for Health to the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council responsible for setting the standards for pre-hospital care in Ireland.  

Honorary Secretary: Dr Philip Carolan


Dr. Carolan works as a Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine in the Sports Surgery Clinic Santry.  He is a Fellow of both the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine in Ireland and the UK.  He is a Past Dean of the Faculty holding the position for 3 year from 2008-2011. He is on the membership Examiners panel for the FSEM UK exams and is external examiner for the FSEM/ICGP joint MSK Diploma exam.  He is medical director for the Cavan GAA and is team doctor to the Senior and U21 football teams.  He is a member of the Medical Scientific and Welfare committee in Croke Park and Chairman of the Gaelic Games Doctors Association.

Treasurer: Dr Suzi Clarke

MB, MRCPI, MSc (Sports Medicine), FFSEM

Dr Suzi Clarke is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She has previously served as Honorary Secretary to the Board from 2012 - 2015. She works as a specialist in sports medicine in the emergency department at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin. She has previously worked as Team Doctor for the FAI senior, U19 and U17 women's team and is a member of the FAI medical committee. She has also worked as medical officer for Irish Hockey and also as Team Doctor for Irish Athletics and Swim Ireland. She was a member of the medical staff for the Irish team at the London Olympics in 2012.

Administrator: Ms Stephanie Billault - Tel: 01- 402 2780

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CPD Co-ordinator: Ms Annemarie Creighton - Tel: 01- 402 2382

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Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI House, 121 St Stephen's Green

Dublin 2

Fax: 01- 402 2781