The difference that makes the difference

WHY Paul Clarke & Match-Fit??

I've walked in your shoes & I get it - you're good at what you do but some useful & actionable insights to get more clarity around how to get better would be useful. Right?

Hi, I'm Paul Clarke. I've worked in sports performance as a manager, coach, S&C coach and sports scientist. Along the way I've also opened businesses, been a company director and I can't seem to get away from sales &selling! There's not a mistake I haven't made and I haven't written an Amazon best-seller (yet).

I know that performing well every day is damn hard and can be a lonely place - especially in a sports environment where, increasingly, winning is the only acceptable option.

Every day I work with other sports coaches, managers & leaders from all levels & grades to help them

  • Improve their coaching/management capabilities.
  • Introduce and/or integrate sports science for the benefit of coaches, managers and players?
  • Work better together & become a performance 'team'.
  • Be more efficient & effective by understanding what exactly platforms consistently great daily performance (you'll be surprised at what I first reveal to you about yourself)
  • cater for the ongoing development & education of the coaches in their club

Of course, there are many mainstream ‘personal performance solutions’ - but are these 'solutions' the best fit for you?

So, do you

  • Want to invest your time or spend it?? 
  • Be empowered or taught??
  • Want to feel more efficient and effective??

Your answers reveal if we’ll be a great fit to work together - I'm really only looking to connect with men and women who are invested in making the change(s) to support change.

I commit to working in the specific context of your environment; with and alongside you rather than offering scripted, clichéd off-the-shelf programs.

If this all sounds like a good 'fit' then let's talk - a 20-minute conversation to learn more about where you feel you can improve is a great start.

Contact me today at or +353 86 8595155

11 January 2020; Paul Clarke, Director, Match-Fit, speaking at the GAA Games Development Conference, in partnership with Sky Sports, which took place in Croke Park on Friday and Saturday. A record attendance of over 800 delegates were present to see over 30 speakers from the world of Gaelic games, sport and education. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***


Our clients are people just like you - they want to be better every day.

A fantastic and knowledgeable coach, Paul is one of the most motivated people I've come across. Paul is enormously knowledgeable and well-spoken, hugely generous with his time and always makes himself available to all of us who seek his guidance.

Having worked closely with Paul over a number of years to assist in the implementation of a Long Term Development Program/Pathway for elite youth footballers and hurlers I seen first-hand that he provided expertise, knowledge and vision for the design and implementation of the programme. On a personal level it was a great experience to work alongside Paul given his knowledge and expertise in such a large number of areas.

Martin Doyle - Performance Specialist.

“I first met Paul almost 10 years ago. What struck me about Paul was his passion, motivation and desire to want to share and progress knowledge not just in the practicalities of conditioning athletes but also the underlying drivers of human performance. I have seen a continual development In the excellent services he provides to the sports-teams and businesses he works with. Paul has an outstanding skill-set making him a real asset to anyone looking to perform better.”

Greg Muller; CEO ‘Lead the Pack, Former Head of S&C Galway GAA; Connacht Rugby and Auckland Blues Rugby.