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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Gordon Stirling

Sports Tutor


Gordon comes from a professional sport background currently working with Ulster Rugby in a Sports Science and Analysis role. He graduated from UCD in 2015 with a MSc in Coaching & Exercise Science.


Gordon has also spent time working with the Irish Rugby U20s in a Sports Science role and has worked as a Strength & Conditioning coach across numerous other sports including Intercounty GAA, Super League Basketball and International Hockey. He has a keen interest in how sports science and analysis can improve performance.


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