Launch of UL BEO

Invitation to the launch of the UL Beo Initiative and the Pat Duffy Lecture

You are cordially invited to the launch of UL Beo, a new initiative by the University of Limerick to create a world leading environment for the practice and research of sport and physical activity. The UL Beo initiative will support community, high performance and research projects in the areas of physical activity, health, lifestyle and sport.

The initiative will be launched with the inaugural Pat Duffy Lecture in Coaching and Leadership. This annual lecture has been initiated to acknowledge and celebrate the life’s work of Professor Pat Duffy, a UL graduate and former head of the National Coaching and Training Centre.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by;

Baroness Sue Campbell CBE- Chair of Youth Sport Trust UK and former Chair of UK Sport up to and through the 2012 Olympics


Dr. Keith Wood- Former Ireland and Lions Rugby Captain and Chair of the Healthy Ireland Council

The launch and lecture will be held on 5th of October 2015 in room CSG01 (CSIS Building), University of Limerick from 6.30-8pm

Finger food, tea and coffee from 5.30pm 

To find out more about UL Beo or the Pat Duffy Lecture visit

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Our Mission

To use high-quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to shape, influence and inform policy and practice relating to advancing the health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

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