Paidi Kelly


Position: Sports Tutor

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.”

About Paidi Kelly

My teaching journey started with the B.Ed Sports Studies and Physical Education at UCC where I studied to be a PE and maths teacher. After finishing my undergraduate degree in 2020, I studied for an M.Sc in Sports Performance at the University of Limerick.

Since graduating, I have worked in several schools in the Cork area, including various DEIS schools. I have continued to work in education after completing my master’s due to the passion that I have for teaching and providing education, especially in DEIS schools.

I have also worked with various teams and clubs as a sports performance analyst from the local level to the intercounty/elite level.

Paidi’s Teaching Philosophy

I use my experience from the various types of schools that I have thought in, as well as current research to guide students to their own academic journey. My classes are highly interactive, with a lot of peer-to-peer teaching and practical elements designed to prepare students for teaching PE.


  • B.Ed Sport Studies and Physical Education – UCC 2020
  • M.Sc Sports Performance – UL 2022

Research/Industry Participation

  • IMART 2022 –Injury surveillance researcher

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