About Us

Behind Setanta Academy is a team of international specialists who are actively coaching, and thus they bring practically-applied coaching methods to our course creation.

Our Story

Setanta Academy is part of Ireland’s leading sport and fitness education institution, Setanta College. With over 20 years experience in delivering education in Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning, and Performance Science, Setanta Academy was created to expand our range of courses to facilitate a wider audience and ensure our expert tuition is made available to all.

Setanta Academy will offer a range of courses including introductory Strength and Conditioning courses, industry-level Sport Technology CPD courses, Child Growth Development and Movement and more.

Content Creators

Setanta Academy Creators bring significant elite level experience across sport, fitness, and wellness to their content creation, backed up by higher level qualifications.

Liam Hennessy

Dr. Liam Hennessy

Dr. Liam Hennessy is the Founder and President of Setanta College. He is a qualified Physical Education teacher, Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has spent over 20 years working full-time in sport and is fitness coach to 3-time Major Winner Padraig Harrington.


Ben Mahony

Ben completed his MSc in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. He is a content creator for both Setanta College and Setanta Academy, and is the Manager of Setanta Wellness Gym facility, which opened its doors in Jan 2020.


William Hughes

Will completed his MSc in Strength and Conditioning in 2018 from LIT Thurles. He is the main creator of the short course ‘Setanta Conditioning’.

Will heads up the strength and conditioning programmes of Shannon RFC and Ard Scoil Rís Senior Cup Rugby Team. He is also the Speed Development Lecturer at Setanta College.

Luke Jordan

Luke completed his MSc in Strength and Conditioning in 2016 from LIT Thurles. Since joining Setanta, Luke has specialised in the area of sports technology and fitness testing.

He is currently the head S&C Coach to Thurles Sarsfields GAA club and is the Fitness Testing module lecturer in Setanta College.

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