The Irish Institute of Sport Surfaces are widely supported by the Sport Surface Industry in Ireland. The demand for an Irish based and owned organisation has been the catalyst for the establishment of the Irish Institute.
Our Industry Advisory panel consists of those with many years of experience and qualifications in the Irish Sport Surface Industry.
They have been enrolled to the Irish Institute of Sport Surfaces to provide the industry in Ireland direction and advice, in providing the needs of the industry in Ireland. The standard and quality of training courses is approved by them, to ensure the industry is been served well.
Its Managing Director Mr. Donal Kearney is accredited with a Post graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Trinity College Dublin Ireland, an MSc in Sports Surface Soil Engineering from Cranfield University UK, a BSc in Turf Science & Golf Course Management from the University of Essex UK and a Diploma of Sportsturf Management and a Certificate of Greenkeeping from Teagasc in Ireland.
Donal brings to the role an extensive background of golf course construction and maintenance and turfgrass expertise. His job roles in the sports turf sectors began at apprentice level right up to management on some of the finest golf courses in Ireland, the UK and in the USA. His hands on practical experience complements his technical knowledge gained at University, and as Regional Advisor for the Institute of Groundsmanship in Ireland. Donal has designed and specified many Sport Surfaces both Natural grass and Synthetic Surfaces for all Sports including Golf, Football (GAA Soccer & Rugby), Tennis Athletics and Horseracing.
A very proud Donal Kearney graduating with a taught masters MSc in Occupational Safety and Health