About Us

Professor Cathal Moran


Our team is headed up by Professor Cathal Moran. Cathal is a Specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. As a Specialist Knee and Shoulder Practice, Cathal treats athletes and patients of all ages, caring for both sports injury and painful conditions. All of our team members have dedicated our careers to training in this field, with a focus on helping all his patients and athletes return to the best level of function and performance possible.

Positions Held / Education & Training

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee & Shoulder Specialist, UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic;
Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Trinity College Dublin;
Hon. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Blackrock Clinic Dublin, Galway Clinic & Bon Secours Hospital Dublin;
Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Trinity College Dublin;
Lead Research Investigator, Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering; RCSI Tissue Engineering Group & Sports Surgery Clinic.

Training Experience:

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Program,
Hospital for Special Surgery & Weil Cornell Medical College, New York;

Knee & Shoulder Sports Surgery Fellowship,
Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre, Antwerp, Belgium;

Cartilage Repair Visiting Fellowship,
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School;

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;

Medical School,
National University of Ireland, Galway;

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin;

Fellowship Faculty Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI;
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (Tr & Orth),
Doctor of Medicine (MD) National University of Ireland, Galway;

MB, BAO, BCh, (Medical Degree) NUI Galway
NUI, Galway (Medical School Degree)
BSc in Pharmacology,
NUI Galway & University of California San Francisco

Ms Edel O Carroll

Practice Administrator

Dr Therese Leahy PhD, MSc, BSc

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist & Director of Sports Medicine

Ms Cora Waters RGN

Clinical Specialist Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Ms Laura Harold

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Mr Mark Cornish BSc, MSc, MISCP

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist & Sport Lead

Ms Bronagh Donnelly RGN, BSc, PgDip

Clinical & Academic Administrator

Ms Jill Bird


Ms Claire Moran

Executive Practice Manager.
SSC, Blackrock Clinic & Regenerative Medicine.

Practice Sites

We deliver care across multiple sites to enhance our accessibility to patients. Our main office and practice focus is at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic, Ireland’s leading centre in the world of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. We also provide satellite and local facilities at Blackrock Health Dublin & Galway and Trinity Sports Centre.

UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin


UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic is a proven leader in delivering excellence in orthopaedics and sports medicine

It is a recognised international centre, as well as Ireland’s leading private hospital, in this field.

With enhanced patient diagnosis, treatment and recovery times,  UPMC SSC offers in one location, a rapid access facility for screening, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and surgical treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries and joint conditions in patients at all stages of life.

Blackrock Health – Blackrock Clinic, Dublin


Blackrock Health, Blackrock is a progressive and pioneering hospital which centers around patient care. Orthopedic surgery has been one of the linchpins of Blackrock Clinic since its foundation. It offers excellent facilities and has built an unparalleled reputation in new high tech surgical procedures along with groundbreaking diagnostics. Working with Blackrock Health allows us deliver joint replacement and soft tissue care across the entire country, linking Blackrock Health – Blackrock Clinic and Blackrock Health – Galway Clinic.

Blackrock Health – Galway Clinic


Our practice office at Blackrock Health – Galway Clinic allows us to provide our full range of consultation, imaging and follow up services locally in the west of Ireland. Working in partnership with the various Blackrock Health clinical sites facilitates the delivery of joint replacement and soft tissue repair procedures whenever they are required.

Trinity Sports Centre, Trinity College Dublin


Our unit aims to facilitate the delivery of a world-class system of linked education, research and clinical care in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine from the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and affiliated units. The Clinical base for the Professor and Chair of the Unit is UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. The Trinity campus office of the Academic Unit of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is located in the Trinity Sports Centre. At TCD Sports Centre we have a medical suite for the care of athletes and players of TCD.