Our Coaching Team


Sam is our Head Coach in charge of our Participation Programme and has been involved in gymnastics since she was a toddler back in New York. Over the years she has transitioned from gymnast to coach to programme coordinator and has found her primary passion lies within the participation program. Sam believes that gymnastics can benefit everyone and is determined to work out ways to help all gymnasts find a home within the sport. Sam’s personal background is in WAG and Inclusion but she loves to work with different types of gymnastics to help each gymnast find out what suits them best too.


Sally is RGC’s Club Development Officer and has been with the club for two decades. In this time she has developed Ireland’s leading High Performance Programmes working primarily with our WAG gymnasts. Sally has a keen interest in coach education and her role as C.D.O. includes mentoring coaches.


Ciara currently oversees the early years programme at RGC, looking after our littlest gymnasts! She is particularly passionate about inclusion and is also involved in our GymAble programmes. Ciara began gymnastics when she was six and has previously competed nationally and internationally as part of the Irish team in the acrobatic discipline. She is a qualified sport and exercise scientist and holds an MSc in Sport and Clinical Biomechanics. In 2021 Ciara received the RGC Coaches Recognition Award for her outstanding work though out the year.

Ciara aspires to learn and grow as a coach and has a particular interest in developing her coaching knowledge in the WAG discipline. 


Elaine is our Lead Tumbling Coach who has been coaching since she was 16 years of age. Elaine holds a level 5 high performance coaching qualification and is the current national tumbling coach for Ireland. 

Elaine has helped numerous athletes to reach not only their personal goals but also to become national champions, international medallists, as well as becoming competitors at European and world championships Elaine also holds a current brevet judging qualification.


Orginally from Brazil, Deborah joined our team in 2023.

Her background is in WAG, Rhythmic and Dance. Deborah’s primary degree is in Sports & Physical Education. She was a Head Coach in Brazil working with both participation and competitive gymnasts.

Deborah loves to dance and finds creative and innovative ways to involve everyone.


Alanna began her journey in trampoline gymnastics. After many years of both training and competing she moved into coaching. Alanna holds a level 2 WAG qualification and is currently working toward a tumbling qualification.

Alanna joined team RGC in 2022 and currently coaches in the Participation Programme and in the WAG and Tumbling programmes. She hopes to develop and grow her coaching knowledge learning from all the coaches here.

Orla primarily coaches the under 5’s and under 8’s groups. She’s been part of the coaching team for over six years and holds a level 2 Gymstart qualification.

Emer was a gymnast representing both RGC and Ireland until 2018. She has been coaching for the past six years.

Caoimhe competed in Acrobatic gymnastics and began coaching aged 16. She works in our WAG programme and is a qualified WAG judge. Caoimhe is currently completing her level 3 WAG coaching qualification and also holds an Acro qualification.

Maria has been coaching for the past five years. She works in our participation programme with gymnasts aged 3 and up.

Nicole primarily works with our tumblers, teens and participation classes. She joined the club in 2007 and has been with us ever since! She is a former RGC tumbler and qualified as a both level 1 tumbling coach and judge, Nicole also holds a masters degree in Human Movement Science, Sports & Nutrition.

Sadhbh joined RGC as a gymnast and never left! She is a WAG 2 coach who is passionate about keeping teenage girls in sport.

Angie has been with RGC over ten years and currently leads our Inclusion Programme. Angie holds a masters degree in Applied Sports Coaching with a focus on Women in Sport & Disabilities Sports. She also spearheaded the 2022 National inititative “Keeping teenage girls in gymnastics”.

Dale has been part of team RGC for over 15 years! She primarily coaches in the WAG programme and holds a level 3 qualification. Dale has travelled internationally with Team Ireland and was previously named G.I.’s young coach of the year.

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