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'I never like to use that word sacrifice. It's a choice'

Former Olympian Gavin Noble is part of the duo behind HupHup, a coaching team hoping to help Irish athletes reach an elite level.

“SHE EMBARRASSINGLY TOLD me that she dreamed of going to the Olympics. But unless you say it out loud, you’re never going to get there.”

One man who does know what it takes to get there is Gavin Noble, Ireland’s first ever male Olympic triathlon entry in London 2012.

After 13 years as a professional triathlete, followed by a stint in marketing, Noble has entered the world of coaching with Éanna McGrath, another ex-international and a physiologist.

The pair have founded, a high-performance coaching service they’re hoping eliminates the need for elite Irish athletes to move abroad in search of coaching.

“A lot of athletes come to us and I’m able to go over their training. And I hate to see them make the same mistakes that I made 12 years ago.

“I want to make sure that the things that I learned are passed on.”


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