The Team

June O’Connell
Director of ChooseToTri Limited. Mother so also chauffeur/cook/teacher/bottlewasher. Working part-time, living in Dublin, avid Kerry football, Cork hurling and Munster rugby supporter.

Marie Murphy
Over 25 years experience in USA and Ireland as an exercise specialist. At present Marie is a Consultant for the Irish Cancer Society implementing ‘The Murphy Programme’ to reduce people’s risk of developing cancer, and in those already diagnosed with the disease, using exercise/nutrition to reduce the chance of cancer recurrence as well as improve quality of life.
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Sarah Tierney
Director of ChooseToTri Limited. Member of Europa Donna Ireland. Mother. Brought the Fashion Targets Breast Campaign to Ireland 9 years ago and continues to be intrinsically involved in that.
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Mary Doherty
Founder and CEO of Red Dog which is an award winning multidisciplinary creative agency based in Dublin, Ireland and in New York, USA. Donegal woman, mother, communicator extraordinaire and soon-to-be-triathlete.

Paul Kelders
MD and Founding Partner of Jump!. Their tagline is ‘inspiring radical action’. He is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and has 20 years experience in advertising, planning and brand management. He is a very recent convert to regular exercise and has turned into one of the lunatics that run for 20km+ ‘just for the craic’. Kerryman, Father, indie music fan.

Maura McCloskey
Adviser and Researcher with ChooseToTri, mother, all round ‘block of sense’, trained and worked as an accountant so great with numbers. Debut ChooseToTri triathlon under her belt!

Mary Nyhan
Director of ChooseToTri Limited, Founding Partner of Mary Nyhan Tax Advisors with over 15 years experience as a tax adviser. Proud West Cork woman.

Our Advisors

Dr. Janice Walshe
Consultant Medical Oncologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Dr. Walshe is a wonderful sounding board and has been so available to us if we have any questions or want to check anything specific. Unless you see something specifically attributed to Dr. Walshe, she may not have had input into particular text or tone on our website.

Dr. Des Crowley
Corkman, GP based in Dublin. Marathon runner, keen interest in all sporty matters.

Leo Moore
IP Specialist Lawyer and Partner William Fry Solicitors, Dublin. Armagh GAA fan, father, man to deal with on branding issues. ChooseToTri is a registered trademark.

Dee McMahon
Dublin woman, operations supremo, accountant, hard worker with a ‘no problem’ outlook on life, debut ChooseToTri triathlon in Kilkenny in 2012.

Dr. Kieran O’Sullivan
Kerryman, new father, Physiotherapy Lecturer at University of Limerick, recently completed PhD. Helps us on sourcing research specifically on why people don’t take regular exercise so that we can maximise our effectiveness in our marketing and awareness campaigns.