Martin McConaghy

With over 20 years experience in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Dr Martin McConaghy specialises in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

+44 (0) 7900 901 539
12 Fox's Glen, Lurgan Co Armagh BT67 9ER

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12 Fox's Glen, Lurgan

Co Armagh BT67 9ER

+44 (0) 7900 901 539

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Dr Martin McConaghy

I've been working in Sport & Exercise Medicine since 2002. I currently work as the Chief Medical Officer with the Irish Paralympic Team, as a Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician in my own private clinic, as a Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultant to the County Armagh Senior Gaelic Football Team and as Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic ICATS SHSCT.

My background

I developed an interest in Sport & Exercise Medicine when I qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1997. I spent 4yrs working in various hospital specialities, was awarded a diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine in 2001 and completed my General Practice training in 2002. For several years I worked part-time as a private sports medicine physician, part-time as a GP Partner and part-time in Orthopaedic ICATS SHSCT. I currently work as a private Sports Medicine Physician, Chief Medical Officer for Paralympics Ireland and as Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic ICATS SHSCT.

I became a Fellow of the Sport & Exercise Medicine Faculty, Ireland in 2003 going on to become a Board Member of the Faculty in 2007, Secretary from 2008 – 2010 and Treasurer from 2010 – 2011. I gained entry onto the Specialist Register for Sport & Exercise Medicine (Ire) in 2010.

  • MB BCh BAO Queen’s University Belfast 1997
  • Diploma Sport & Exercise Medicine (IABSEM) 2001
  • Joint Committee of Postgraduate General Practice Training Certificate 2002
  • Membership of Royal College General Practitioners 2002
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, Ireland, since 2003
  • Entered onto Specialist Register in Sport & Exercise Medicine (Ire), 2010


  • Chief Medical Officer Paralympics Ireland
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultant to the Armagh Senior Gaelic Football Team


  • Doctor covering games for Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team (2002 – 2003)
  • Team Doctor Belfast Harlequins Rugby Football Club (2002 – 2006)
  • Team Doctor Ulster Railway Cup Footballers
  • Team Doctor Irish International Rules Team 2015
  • Head of Sports Medicine Munster Rugby 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons
  • Clinical Assistant to Prof Michael Cullen, Sports Medicine Consultant, Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast (from 2003 – 2004)
  • Previously has worked as Locum Sports Physician in the Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI)
  • Clinical Assistant to Mr Ian Corry, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Belfast Knee Clinic (from 2005 – 2011)
  • Dr Eanna Falvey’s Sports Medicine Clinic, Elysian Building, Cork 2017
  • Sports Medicine dept, Sports Surgery Clinic Santry 2017 – 2018
General Medicine & Surgery 0
Neurosurgery 0
A+E 0
Paediatrics 0
Cardiology 0
Obstetrics 0
Gynaecology 0
Sports Exercise 0

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Dr Martin McConaghy was the Armagh team doctor during the period that I played for the County football team. Throughout this time and because of Martin’s expertise and knowledge in sports medicine, I was able to play every single match after his exact diagnosis of my injuries. Martin is precise and extremely professional in all he does and I would be delighted to recommend him to anyone requiring advice or treatment on any sports injury or indeed any medical related issue

- Steven McDonnell, Former County Armagh Gaelic Footballer

As Munster Rugby’s Head of Medical we had the pleasure of working with Dr Martin McConaghy across two seasons. His level of professionalism and commitment to Munster Rugby was evident for all to see, and Martin was an integral part of our squad and organisation. Overseeing all aspects of our medical requirements Martin managed the needs of a high performance team in an approachable and friendly manner, while always providing the highest level of care. We were very appreciative of Dr Martin’s time with us and wish him continued success for the future.

- Niall O’Donovan, Team Manager Munster Rugby

I first met Dr Martin when I played with Armagh back in 2003 or 2004 I had a series of ongoing injuries and niggles. I remember being frustrated and desperate to get back playing and training quickly. And I remember Martin being great as he would ask lots of questions and listen first of all to everything that was going on in regard to my injury profile. Martin would also investigate how much rest I was getting In between sessions; how much traveling I was doing and of course how much sleep I was getting. As a result of a comprehensive investigation and diagnostic, Martin created a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for me in conjunction with the physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach. After 3 months on this program I was in the best shape of my life. I know Martin has worked with thousands of athletes since I first met him and that he has worked with Ireland and Munster stars, however he is as humble and as athlete / player centered as ever.

- Enda Mc Nulty, Former County Armagh Gaelic Footballer

Doctor Martin McConaghy is the best doctor I have worked with in a team sports environment. His commitment to the team was unquestionable. In sport, player welfare takes priority yet there is also the pressure of professional environments to win... I always found Dr McConaghy to maintain his professional integrity balancing the best interest of the player and team skillfully

- Felix Jones , Current Backs and Attack Coach, Munster Rugby. Former Munster and Irish International Rugby Player

I worked with Martin initially when I played with Armagh and then again when I became Manager of the Senior Team. As a player, I always found Martin approachable and professional. His sports medicine expertise always allowed early diagnosis and management of any injury I picked up. He worked closely with the physios and backroom team to help me get back playing as quickly but as safely as possible. As Armagh Manager, I found Martin to be an important part of our backroom team. He provided us with expert sports medicine advice on injury prevention and injury management which put our players in the best possible position to train and play. In any place where recovery and healing is present, it is essential that along with expert clinical diagnosis and appropriate rehab that the doctor involved cares about the athlete and puts him/her ahead of the sport that he/she plays. At all times Martin lived by this principle and the athletes involved, including myself, always knew we were not only in good hands but the right hands.

- Kieran McGeeney, Manager County Armagh Senior Football Team
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