Catherine Corcoran


Position: Tutor in Physical Education

As a passionate physical educator, I am keen to share my enthusiasm for the subject and promote the limitless benefits of physical activity for physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.”

About Catherine Corcoran 

In 2015, I concluded my undergraduate studies at the University of Limerick, graduating with a first-class honours qualification in Physical Education, in addition to receiving a certificate for outstanding academic achievement. 

Having worked in a diverse range of educational settings, I am presently working as a physical education teacher at Mount Anville Secondary School, contributing to a comprehensive and dynamic physical education programme. Having previously represented Ireland as a youth athlete and the South East in the interprovincial hockey series, I also contribute to extensive hockey and athletics programmes within the school, winning a number of Leinster and All Ireland titles. 

Outside of academia, I coach club and county athletes up to the youth international level and have previously coached the SIAB Schools International team. I am also presently Chairperson of the East Leinster Schools Athletics Union 

Catherine’s Teaching Philosophy

When teaching, I combine the practical knowledge obtained and utilised on a daily basis with the theoretical content acquired during two degrees and various professional development opportunities. I aspire to engage in Socratic teaching methodologies that encourage students to consider the knowledge that they have acquired and how this can best be adapted and utilised within a diverse range of classroom environments. I believe that this ability to utilise our knowledge to engage all students is essential to the successful delivery of any physical education programme 


  • BSc Physical Education 
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine

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