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Meet The Team


Daniel Fagan

Operations Manager

Daniel is a dedicated exercise specialist with a broad range of experience in various health, leisure and fitness disciplines. A graduate of Sport Science and Health from DCU, Daniel developed his career by owning his own gym and later taking on general management posts in the leisure industry. Daniel previously managed large leisure clubs including Stewarts Sports Centre and Sportslink. His expertise has allowed him to progress his career through high-level project/change management and operational management opportunities. Daniel's communication skills and stakeholder engagement throughout his career have driven his career progression. Since taking up the post of Head of Operations, Daniel has driven the growth and development of the ExWell service across a national footprint and has led the ExWell team to achieve great things supported by ExWell’s CEO and Advisory Board.

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Lorraine  Corcoran

Administrator And Referral Coordinator

Lorraine Corcoran started in ExWell Medical back in 2011 when ExWell Medical was formally known as MedEx in DCU as our Referral Co-Ordinator and Administrator. Lorraine has been the life and soul of ExWell Medical for the last 12 years. Her favourite pastimes include singing (especially Barry White songs) and dancing. If you don’t see Lorraine working hard in our ExWell Headquarters, you can catch her traveling with world with her husband.


Brendan Gillen

Chief Financial Officer

Brendan Gillen is a qualified Finance professional who is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Graduate of the Masters in Operations Management in Dublin City University. Brendan has over 25 years’ Finance and Management experience in a number of large organisations such as Dublin City University, ESAT BT, and EBS Building Society. Brendan has worked as a Financial Control consultant under the umbrella of BGPMO since 2019 and has exposure at all levels in not-for-profit organisations and start-up enterprises with a proven record in Financial Control and Planning, delivering projects, and implementing change.


Cathy Dowdall

Administrator And Referral Coordinator

Cathy joined ExWell Medical in 2021 as part of our administration team. Her role is Referral Co-Ordinator and Administrator, mainly based in IWA Clontarf. She has a background in banking where she worked for 30 years. Cathy is an Exwell participant and enjoys the early morning classes in Clontarf. She also has a keen interest in sports and participates in the park run on a Saturday morning.


Cein McMonagle

Programme Lead (Naas)

Cein graduated from Athlone IT with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Sports Science in 2019 followed my a masters degree from NUI Galway in exercise physiology.  He has worked in ExWell since 2020 and is currently the programme lead in Naas.

Cein is a former member of the Kildare senior football team and  plays currently for his local team Clogherinkoe 


Dr Fiona Skelly 

Clinical Exercise Specialist 

​Dr Fiona Skelly has been working with ExWell since 2015. She has a BSc in Sport Science and Health and a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology, which were both completed in Dublin City University. Her PhD investigated the impact of the ExWell program on individuals living with chronic disease. She is an ITEC qualified gym instructor, studio instructor and personal trainer and  has BACPR qualification in cardiac rehabilitation. Fiona is currently a lecturer in the department of Sport and Health Sciences in the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone. In addition, Fiona works as a strength and conditioning coach for the adult and underage GAA teams in Clontarf.  Fiona is very passionate about the role of exercise to optimize health and well-being for individuals of all levels and abilities. 


Aodhaghan O'Deasmhunaigh

Dublin West Manager

Aodhaghán graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2019. He has worked in ExWell since then, in a number of different capacities, including providing 1-1 rehabilitation for participants and physiotherapy management of conditions. Aodhaghán's current role is Programme Manager of our Dublin West and Naas sites - Tallaght Leisure Centre, Thomas Davis GAA, Clondalkin Leisure Centre and Naas.  Aodhaghán is passionate about the benefits of sport and exercise, playing hurling with Clontarf GAA and basketball with St Vincent's. He believes these benefits should be open to all, and that ExWell provides a great opportunity to participate in, and overcome some of the barriers to exercise, in a fun and safe environment. As well as playing a lot of sport, Aodhaghán plays a lot of chess, competing with his local club Elm Mount


Ciara Dunlea

Programme Lead (Clontarf) 

Ciara recently graduated from DCU completing a four-year degree in Sports science and health. She started working in Exwell in August 2022 and has really enjoyed her time here so far. Ciara is the programme lead for the IWA Clontarf and mainly teaches classes in the IWA, Ballymun and Ballybough. She has been playing GAA with Clontarf for the past 18 years with ample experience coaching underage teams within Clontarf GAA Club.


Precious Aderinwale

Clinical Exercise Coordinator 

Precious graduated from Atlantic Technological University, completing a level 7, three-year degree in Sports science and health. She continued her education and received a Level 8 degree in Physical Activity and Health Science. Precious started with ExWell Medical 1 year ago in January 2022 as a volunteer and eventually moved into a full-time position in August 2022. She primarily works in Swords, the Naul, Ballymun, and Clontarf. Her Favourite pastimes would include Dance, training in the gym, and Pilates.


Jade Geraghty

Clinical Exercise Coordinator 

Jade has recently graduated from DCU with a degree in Sports Science and Health.  She worked with ExWell as part of her work placement throughout the 3rd year of her degree. After completing her degree last year, she came back to work full-time for ExWell as a clinical exercise instructor in August, and she has been based in the Dublin West area since.  Jade always had a strong interest in health and fitness, specifically in the areas of exercise physiology and chronic condition management. Outside of work, Jade is part of the coaching team for a U15 girl's Gaelic football team in her local club in Meath, where she also plays herself. 


Edel Larkin

Clinical Exercise Programme Lead

Edel Larkin has been working with Exwell Medical for 2 years as a clinical exercise instructor. She recently took on the role of Midlands Coordinator and looks after the programme in Athlone, Tullamore and Portlaoise. Edel studied Sport Management in Athlone Institute of Technology and has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. Edel also has BACPR qualification in cardiac rehabilitation and is a specialist instructor in Can Rehab (Cancer Rehabilitation). Edel has always enjoyed empowering people through exercise and helping to makes people’s lives better. Sport is a huge part of Edel’s life. Basketball was Edel’s main focus for years. Rowing is her latest pursuit.


Sophie Gibney

Sophie started working with ExWell in June 2022, immediately after completing her BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training in DCU. Having already spent time with ExWell as a placement site during her final year, she knew she would find the job to be both enjoyable and rewarding. Sophie is currently a programme lead of the Coolock and Kilbarrack centres, and also often instructs classes in Dublin West and Naas. Sophie has always played competitively across multiple sports, while also spending her college years working with injuries in high-level athletes across numerous sports. She still works with this type of population outside of ExWell, Sophie has found it really rewarding working with the cohort of individuals that ExWell interacts with. Specifically, helping to re-introduce the joys and benefits of exercise as a part of daily-living to participants, a lot of which may have lost touch with this prior to joining the programme.

Programme Lead


Niamh Smyth

Niamh is a recent graduate from Dublin City University with a BSc Sports Science and Health. She started working with ExWell Medical in August 2022 as a full-time Clinical Exercise Coordinator where she teaches classes primarily in Dublin West. Once Niamh started studying Exercise as Medicine in college, she learned how sport and exercise can change the lives of people living with chronic illnesses and knew Exwell would be an extremely rewarding career and role to play in someone's life. Outside of ExWell, Niamh is a gymnastics teacher and loves CrossFit.

Clinical Exercise Coordinator


Cliona McGowan

Cliona is a recent graduate from Dublin City University with a BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training and is a Certified Athletic Therapist with Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland. Cliona is now a full-time Clinical Exercise Coordinator where she teaches classes primarily in Loughlinstown, Clondalkin, and Thomas Davis GAA Club. She has a passion for people and helping them enjoy exercise and being active in their everyday lives. Cliona enjoys playing Gaelic football.

Clinical Exercise Coordinator

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