Dr Peter O'Donoghue

 

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Telephone number: 029 2041 7255
Email address: podonoghue@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Peter O'Donoghue is a Reader in Sports Performance Analysis in Cardiff School of Sport. He is also the Programme Director of the B.Sc Hons Sports Performance Analysis degree. He joined the School in September 2003 having previously been a lecturer of sports science at University of Ulster. ​

He has worked as a performance analyst in Gaelic football (inter-county level) and netball (junior and senior international levels as well as in the National Superleague). Peter is a member of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport and General Editor of the International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. ​

Research / Publications

My primary research interests are work-rate and tactical aspects in individual and team games. These interests include temporal aspects of sports behaviour, factors influencing tactical decision making and the effectiveness of performance analysis support within coaching. More recently, I have been investigating ethical, health and safety aspects that are relevant to the sports performance analysis profession. I have also investigated relative age in sport and computer science in sport as secondary research interests.

List of Publications

Authored Books

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Holmes, L.A. (2015), Statistics for sport and exercise studies: an introduction, London: Routledge.
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415739849/
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2015), Statistics for sport and exercise studies: an introduction, London: Routledge.
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415739863/                   
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2012), Statistics for sport and exercise studies: an introduction, London: Routledge.
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415595575/          
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2010), Research methods in performance analysis of sport, London: Routledge.
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415496230/

Edited books
Peters, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Performance Analysis of Sport IX, London: Routledge.
http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415643399/
McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (2013), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis, London: Routledge.
http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415673617/
Hokelmann, A., Witte, K. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Current trends in performance analysis - World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VIII Aachen: Shaker.

Book Chapters
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2015), Game Analysis, In Baca, A. (ed.), Computer Science in Sport: research and practice (pp. 154-186). London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Match analysis for coaches, In Jones, R.L. and Kingston, K. (eds.), An introduction to sports coaching: connecting theory to practice, 2nd edition (pp.161-75), London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P., Girard, O. and Reid, M. (2013), Racket sports, In McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (pp. 404-414). London: Routledge.
Hibbs, A. and O'Donoghue, P. (2013), Strategy and tactics in sports performance, In McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (pp. 248-258). London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P. and Mayes, A. (2013), Performance analysis, feedback and communication in coaching, In McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (pp. 165-175). London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P. and Mayes, A. (2013), Coach behaviour, In McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (pp. 155-164). London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P. (2013), Sports performance profiling, In McGarry, T., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Sampaio, J. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (pp. 127-139). London: Routledge.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), Time-motion analysis, In: The Essentials of Performance Analysis: An Introduction (Edited by Hughes, M.D. and Franks, I.M.), London: Routledge, pp. 180-205.
Bloomfield, J., Jonsson, G.K., Polman, R.C.P., Houlahan, K., and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005). Temporal Pattern Analysis and its Applicability in Soccer. In: The Hidden Structure of Social Interaction. From Genomics to Cultural Patterns (Edited by L. Anolli, S. Duncan, M. Magnusson, and G. Riva), Amsterdam: IOS Press B.V. pp. 237-251.
           
Refereed Academic Journal Papers
O’Donoghue, P.G. (2014), Factors influencing the accuracy of predictions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 13(2), 32-49.
O’Donoghue, P.G. (2014), Relative age effect on elite tennis strategy for players born before and after 1st January 1985, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14, 453-462.
Edwards, L. and O’Donoghue, P.G. (2014), Relative age effect in netball: a qualitative investigation, International Journal of Coaching Science, 8(1), 47-68.
Evans, L. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), The effectiveness of the chop tackle in elite and semi-professional rugby union, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13, 602-611.
Butterworth, A., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Cropley, B. (2013), Performance profiling in sports coaching: a review, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13, 572-593.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Rare events in tennis, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13, 535-552.
Wylde, M.J., Tan, F.H.Y. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), A time-motion analysis of elite women's foil fencing, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13, 365-376.
Redwood-Brown, A. O'Donoghue, P.G., Robinson, G. and Neilson, P. (2012), The effect of score-line on work-rate in English FA Premier League soccer, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 258-271.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2012), The Assumptions Strike Back! A comparison of prediction models for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, International Journal of computer Science in Sport, 11(2), 29-40.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2012), The effect of rule changes in World Series Netball: a simulation study, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 90-100.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2012), Break points in Grand Slam men's singles tennis, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 156-165.
O'Donoghue, P.G., Papadimitriou, K., Gourgoulis, V. and Haralambis, K. (2012), Statistical methods in performance analysis: an example from international soccer, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 90-100.
Knight, G. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2012), The probability of winning break points in Grand Slam men's singles tennis, European Journal of Sports Science, 12(6), 462-468.
Robinson, G., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Wooster, B. (2011), Path changes in the movement of English Premier League soccer players, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 51(2): 220-6.
Robinson,G., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Nielson, P. (2011) 'Path changes and injury risk in English FA Premier League soccer', International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport, 11: 40-56.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Cullinane, A. (2011), A regression-based approach to interpreting sports performance, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 11, 295-307.
Bradley, J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2011), Counterattacks in elite Gaelic football competition, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 11, 159-170.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2010), The effectiveness of satisfying the assumptions of predictive modeling techniques: an exercise in predicting the FIFA World Cup 2010, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 9(3), 15-27.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Relative age in tennis, Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 16(4), 379-388.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Robinson, G. (2009), Validation of the ProZone3® player tracking system: a preliminary report, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 8(1), 38-53.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Interacting Performances Theory, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9(1), 26-46.
Csataljay, G., O'Donoghue, P.G., Hughes, M. and Dancs,H. (2009), Performance indicators that distinguish winning and losing teams in basketball, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9(1), 60-66.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Brown, E.J. (2009), Sequences of service points and the misperception of momentum in elite tennis, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9(1), 113-127.
O'Donoghue, P.G., Mayes, A., Edwards, K.M. and Garland, J. (2008), Performance norms for British National Super League Netball, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3, 501-511.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Brown, E.J. (2008), The importance of service in Grand Slam singles tennis, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 8(3), 70-78.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), Principal components analysis in the selection of key performance indicators in sport, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 8(3), 145-155.
Brown, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), Gender and Surface effect on elite tennis strategy, Coaching and Sports Science Review, Valencia: ITF, Issue 46, December 2008, pp. 9-11.
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_38643_original.PDF
Over, S and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008) What's the point: tennis analysis and why, Issue 45, Coaching and Sports Science Review, Valencia: ITF., Issue 45, August 2008, pp. 19-20.
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_36639_original.PDF
Rudkin, S. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), Time motion analysis of first class cricket fielding, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11, 604-607.
Brown, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), A split screen system to analyse coach behaviour: a case report of coaching practice, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 7(1), 4-17.
Robinson, G. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), A movement classification for the investigation of agility demands and injury risk in sport, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 8(1), 127-144.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R., O'Donoghue, P. and McNaughton, L. (2007), Effective speed and agility conditioning methodology for random intermittent dynamic type sports, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(4), 1093-1100.
Hale, S.L. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Addressing turning and direction changes when using the Bloomfield Movement Classification, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(3), 84-88.
Bradley, P., O'Donoghue, P.G., Wooster, B. and Tordoff, P. (2007), The reliability of Prozone MatchViewer: a video-based technical performance analysis system, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(3), 117-129.
Jenkins, R.E., Morgan, L. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), A case study into the effectiveness of computerized match analysis and motivational videos within the coaching of a league netball team, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(2), 59-80.
Robinson, G. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), A weighted kappa statistic for reliability testing in performance analysis of sport, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 12-19.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Reliability of the Bloomfield Movement Classification, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 20-27.
Brown, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Relating reliability to analytical goals in performance analysis, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 28-34.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Reliability Issues in Performance Analysis, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 35-48.
Choi, H., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Hughes, M.D. (2007), An investigation of inter-operator reliability tests for real-time analysis system, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 49-61.
Williams, J.J., Hughes, M.D., O'Donoguhe, P.G. and Davies, G. (2007), A reliability study of a Real-Time and Lapsed-Time application for rugby union, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 80-86.
Cooper, S-M., Hughes, M.D., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Nevill, A.M. (2007), A simple statistical method for assessing the reliability of data entered into sport performance analysis systems, International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 87-109.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Physical demands of different positions in FA premier league soccer, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, 63-70.
Joll, A. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2007), Relative age distribution of Welsh netball players, International Journal of Coaching Science, 1(2), 3-30.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2006), The effectiveness of satisfying the assumptions of predictive modeling techniques: an exercise in predicting the FIFA World Cup 2006, International Journal of Computing Science in Sport(e), 5(2), 5-16.
Williams, R. and O'Donoghue, P. (2005), Lower limb injury risk in netball: a time-motion analysis investigation. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 49, 315-331.
Reed, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005), Development and application of computer-based prediction methods. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 5(3), 12-28, ISSN 1474-8185.
Williams, J., Hughes, M. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005), The effect of rule changes on match and ball in play time in rugby union. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 5(3), 1-11, ISSN 1474-8185.
O'Donoghue, P.G., Rudkin, S., Bloomfield, J., Powell, S., Cairns, G., Dunkerley, A., Davey, P., Probert, G., Bowater, J. (2005), Repeated work activity in English FA Premier League soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 5(2), 46-57.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005), The Role of Simulation in Sports Tournament Design for Game Sport. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport (e), 4(2), 14-27.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Ponting, R. (2005), Equations for the Number of Matches Required for Stable Performance Profiles. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport (e), 4(2), 48-55.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005), Normative profiles of sports performance. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 5(1), 104-119.
O'Donoghue, P.G., Hughes, M.G., Rudkin, S., Bloomfield, J., Cairns, G., Powell, S. (2005), Work rate analysis using the POWER (Periods of Work Efforts and Recoveries) System. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 5(1), 5-21.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. C. J., Butterly, R. and O'Donoghue P.G. (2005). An analysis of quality and body composition of four European soccer leagues. Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness, 45, 58-67.
Edgar, S. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005), Season of birth distribution of elite tennis players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 1013-1020.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Sources of variability in time-motion data; measurement e rror and within player variability in work-rate. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 4(2), 42-49.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R., and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), The 'Bloomfield Movement Classification': Motion Analysis of Individual Players in Dynamic Movement Sports. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 4(2), 20-31.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Williams, J. (2004), An evaluation of human and computer-based predictions of the 2003 rugby union world cup. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport (e), 3(1), 5-22.
King, S. and O'Donoghue, P. (2003), Specific High Intensity Training based on Activity Profile. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 3(2), 130-144.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002), Performance models of ladies' and men's singles tennis at the Australian Open. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 2(1), 73-84.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002), Time-motion analysis of work-rate in English FA Premier League soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport (e), 2(1), 36-43.
McTrustry, T. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002). Lifestyle and fitness of new recruits and experienced fire-fighters in Northern Ireland. Fire Safety, Technology and Management, 7(2), 11-16.
McLaughlin, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002). Activity profile of primary school children in the playground. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 42, 91-108.
O'Donoghue, P.G., Boyd, M., Lawlor, J. and Bleakley, E.W. (2001). Time-motion analysis of elite, semi-professional and amateur soccer competition. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 41, 1-12.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Ingram, B. (2001). A notational analysis of elite tennis strategy. Journal of Sports Sciences, 19, pp 107-115.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2001), The most important points in Grand Slam tennis, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 72, 125-131.
McErlean, C.A., Cassidy, J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2000). Time-motion analysis of gender and positional effect on work-rate in Gaelic football. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 38, 269-286.
Loughran, B.J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1999). Time-motion analysis of work-rate in club netball. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 36, 37-50.

Papers in Conference Proceedings Published as Books
Lames, M., Siegle, M. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), An exploratory evaluation of measures of space creation and restriction in soccer, In Peters, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport IX, London: Routledge, pp. 275-281.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Momentum in tennis matches at Grand Slam tournaments, In Peters, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport IX, London: Routledge, pp. 174-179.
Roberts, c. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Momentum in netball shooting, In Peters, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport IX, London: Routledge, pp. 136-141.
Bowley, C., Bodden, w. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Behaviour of academy soccer coaches during training sessions, In Peters, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport IX, London: Routledge, pp. 32-36.
White, S. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Factors influencing penalty kick success in elite soccer, In Nunomw, H., Drust, B. and Dawson, B. (eds.), Science and Football VII: The proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Science and Football, London: Routledge, pp. 237-242.
Cullinane, A. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Addressing opposition quality in rugby league performance, In Nunomw, H., Drust, B. and Dawson, B. (eds.), Science and Football VII: The proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Science and Football, London: Routledge, pp. 181-186.
Clarke, P. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2013), Scoreline effect on work-rate in English FA Premier League soccer, In Nunomw, H., Drust, B. and Dawson, B. (eds.), Science and Football VII: The proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Science and Football, London: Routledge, pp. 175-180.
Rowlinson, M. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Performance profiles of soccer players in the 2006 UEFA Champions League and the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournaments, In Science and Football 6 (Eds. Reilly, T. and Korkusuz, F.), London: Routledge, pp. 229-234.
Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Deceleration and turning movements performed during FA Premier League soccer matches, In Science and Football 6 (Eds. Reilly, T. and Korkusuz, F.), London: Routledge, pp. 174-181.
Choi, H., O'Donoghue, P.G. and Hughes, M. (2009), A comparison of whole match and individual set data in order to identify valid performance indicators for real-time feedback in men's singles tennis matches, In: Science and Racket Sports IV (Edited by Lees, A., Cabello, D. and Torres, G.), London: Routledge, pp. 227-231.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Variability in men's singles tennis strategy at the US Open, In: Science and Racket Sports IV (Edited by Lees, A., Cabello, D. and Torres, G.), London: Routledge, pp. 232-238.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Season-of-birth effects on elite junior tennis players' world rankings, In: Science and Racket Sports IV (Edited by Lees, A., Cabello, D. and Torres, G.), London: Routledge, pp. 275-281.
Edgar, S. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005). The distribution of season of birth among the players of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, In Science and Football V (Edited by Reilly, T., Cabri, J. and Araujo, D.), London: Routledge, 626-631.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and King, S.M., (2005). Activity Profile of Men's Gaelic Football, In Science and Football V (Edited by Reilly, T., Cabri, J. and Araujo, D.), London: Routledge, 205-210.
Brick, N. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005). Fitness profiles of elite players in Hurling and three football codes: Soccer, Rugby Union and Gaelic Football, In Science and Football V (Edited by Reilly, T., Cabri, J. and Araujo, D.), London: Routledge, 166-171.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), The advantage of playing less sets than the opponent in the previous two rounds of Grand Slam tennis tournaments, In Science and Racket Sports III (Editors: Lees, A., Khan, J.F. and Maynard, I.W.), London: Routledge, 175-178.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Ballantyne, A. (2004), The impact of speed of service in Grand Slam singles tennis, In Science and Racket Sports III (Editors: Lees, A., Khan, J.F. and Maynard, I.W.), London: Routledge, 179-184.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Match analysis in racket sports, In Science and Racket Sports III (Editors: Lees, A., Khan, J.F. and Maynard, I.W.), London: Routledge, 155-162.
Liddle, S.D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1998), Notational Analysis of Rallies in European Circuit Badminton, In Science and Racket Sports II (A. Lees, I. Maynard, M. Hughes and T. Reilly (Eds.)), London: E & FN Spon, 275-281.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Liddle, S.D. (1998), A Match Analysis of Elite Tennis Strategy for Ladies Singles on Clay and Grass Surface, In Science and Racket Sports II (A. Lees, I. Maynard, M. Hughes and T. Reilly (Eds.)), London: E & FN Spon, 247-253.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Liddle, S.D. (1998), A Notational Analysis of Time Factors of Elite Men's and Ladies' Singles Tennis on Clay and Grass Surfaces, In Science and Racket Sports II (A. Lees, I. Maynard, M. Hughes and T. Reilly (Eds.)), London: E & FN Spon, 241-246.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Match analysis in Racket Sports, In Science and Racket Sports III (A. Lees, J.F. Khan and I.W. Maynard (Eds.)), London: Routledge, 155-162.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and Ballantyne, A. (2004), The impact of speed of service in Grand Slam singles tennis, In Science and Racket Sports III (A. Lees, J.F. Khan and I.W. Maynard (Eds.)), London: Routledge, 179-184.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), The advantage of playing less sets than the opponent in the previous two rounds of Grand Slam tennis tournaments, In Science and Racket Sports III (A. Lees, J.F. Khan and I.W. Maynard (Eds.)), London: Routledge, 175-178.
Brick, N. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005). Fitness profiles of elite players in Hurling and three football codes: Soccer, Rugby Union and Gaelic Football, In Science and Football V (T. Reilly, J. Cabri and D. Araujo (Eds.)), Routledge: London, 166-171.
O'Donoghue, P.G. and King, S.M., (2005). Activity Profile of Men's Gaelic Football, In Science and Football V (T. Reilly, J. Cabri and D. Araujo (Eds.)), Routledge: London, 205-210.
Edgar, S. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2005). The distribution of season of birth among the players of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, In Science and Football V (T. Reilly, J. Cabri and D. Araujo (Eds.)), Routledge: London, 626-631.

Keynote Addresses at Conferences
O’Donoghue, P.G. (2014), Interpreting performance indicators with optimal values, Spanish Association of Sports Sciences Annual Conference, Caceres, Spain, 14th-15th November 2014.
O’Donoghue, P.G. (2014), Health and safety issues in match analysis, World Congress of Performance Analysis in Sport X, Opatija, Croatia, 3rd-6th September 2014.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2011), Automatic recognition of balance and in soccer defences using player displacement data, 8th International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport, Shanghai, 21st-24th September 2011.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2009), Relative age in elite junior tennis, Keynote address at the Physical education and sport in research: aging and physical activity conference, Rydzyna, Poland, 11th-12th September 2009.
Redwood-Brown, A., O'Donoghue, PG. and Robinson, G. (2009), The interaction effect of positional role and scoreline on work-rate in FA Premier League soccer, Keynote presentation at the 3rd International Workshop of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport, Lincoln, UK, 6th-7th April 2009.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2008), Interacting Performances Theory of Sports Performance, Keynote Presentation, Keynote presentation, World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport 8, Magdeburg, Germany, 3rd-6th September 2008.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2006), The use of feedback videos in sport, Performance Analysis of Sport 7 (Edited by Dancs, H., Hughes, M. and O'Donoghue, P.G.), 23rd-26th August 2006, Szombathely, Hungary, Cardiff: CPA UWIC Press, pp. 126-137.
O'Donoghue, P.G. (2003), Match analysis in racket sports, Keynote presentation at the World Congress of Science and Racket Sports III, Paris, France, 17th-19th May 2003.

Sport and Exercise Science Presentations (Journal Abstracts)
Choi, H., Hughes, M.D. (2007), Performance indicators distinguishing matches between regions in World Cup, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, Suppl. 10.

Choi, H., Hughes, M.D. (2007), Regional comparisons of team performances in World Cup 2002 and 2006, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, Suppl. 10.

Wilson, J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), The physiological profile of Northern Irish soccer players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 126.

Bloomfield, J.R., Polman, R.C.J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), A statistical comparison of the 2002-03 league tables for Europe's four major soccer leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 193-194.

Bloomfield, J.R., Polman, R.C.J. and O'Donoghue, P.G.(2004), Effects of score-line on match performance in FA Premier League Soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 192-193.

Bloomfield, J.R., Polman, R.C.J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Effects of score-line on work-rate in Midfield and Forward players in FA Premier League Soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 191-192.

Wilson, J. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), The physiological profile of Northern Irish soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 126.

Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Analysis of elite player height & weight from 4 major European leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 525-526.

O'Donoghue, P.G., Dubitzky, W., Lopes, P., Berrar, D., Lagan, K., Hassan, D., Bairner, A. and Darby, P., (2004), An Evaluation of quantitative and qualitative methods of predicting the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 513-514.

Bloomfield, J., Polman, R. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Analysis of nationality and international experience of elite players from 4 major European leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 501-502.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Boylan, K. (2004), The effect of physical activity on well-being self-perception. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 310.

O'Donoghue, P.G., Miniss, J. and Harty, K. (2004), Time-motion analysis of ladies' soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 257.

O'Donoghue, P.G.,.Edgar, S. and McLaughlin, E. (2004), Season of birth bias in elite cricket and netball, Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 256-257.

O'Donoghue, P.G., Donnelly, O., Hughes, L. and McManus, S. (2004), Time-motion analysis of Gaelic games. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 255-256.

McLaughlin, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2004), Work-rate of primary school children's playground activity over a period of 2 years. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 252-253.

O'Donoghue, P.G. (2003), Analysis of the duration of periods of high intensity activity and low intensity recovery performed during English FA Premier League soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21, 285-286.

O'Donoghue, P.G. (2003). Analysis of the duration of periods of high intensity activity and low intensity recovery performed during English FA Premier League soccer, Journal of Sports Sciences, 21, 285-286.

O'Donoghue, P.G. (2003). The effect of scoreline on elite tennis strategy: a cluster analysis, Journal of sports Sciences, 21, 284-285.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Johnston, R. (2002). The effect of scoreline on work rate in county level men's Gaelic football, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 39-40.

Boyle, P.M., Mulligan, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002). Fitness profile of junior level county female Gaelic football players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 32-33.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Ormsby, D. (2002). The effectiveness of mental imagery training in enhancing free kick taking in Gaelic football, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 70.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Parker, D. (2002). Time-motion analysis of FA Premier League soccer competition, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 26.

McLaughlin, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002). The development of cardio-vascular fitness in primary school children, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 38-39.

McLaughlin, E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2002). Time-motion analysis of playground activity of primary school children in Northern Ireland, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 24.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Cassidy, D. (2002). The effect of specific intermittent training on the fitness of international netball players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 56-57.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and McTrustry, N.A. (2002). Fitness of new recruits and experienced fire-fighters in Northern Ireland, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 41-42.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Tenga. A. (2001). The Effect of Score-line on Work Rate in Elite Soccer, Journal of Sports Sciences, 19, 25-26.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Murtagh, E. (2001). Notational Analysis of International Female Gymnastics Training Sessions, Journal of Sports Sciences, 19, 25.

Scully, D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1999). The effect of score line on tennis strategy in Grand Slam men's singles, Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 64-65.

McErlean, C., Murphy, M.H. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1998). Time-Motion Analysis of Work Rate within the various positional roles for Elite Ladies' Gaelic Football, Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 21-22.

Coalter, A., Ingram, B., McCrorry, P. MBE, O'Donoghue, P.G. and Scott, M. (1998). A Comparison of Alternative Operation schemes for the Computerised Scoring System for Amateur Boxing, Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 16-17.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Liddle, S.D. (1998). A Notational Analysis of Time Factors of Elite Men's and Ladies' Singles Tennis on Clay and Grass Surfaces, Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 592-593.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Liddle, S.D. (1998). A Match Analysis of Elite Tennis Strategy for Ladies Singles on Clay and Grass Surfaces, Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 593.

Liddle, S.D. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1998). Notational Analysis of Rallies in European Circuit Badminton, Journal of Sports Sciences, 16, 590.

Martin, G.D, Murphy, M.H., O'D onoghue, P.G. and Bleakley, E.W. (1997). Validation of distance estimation in computerised time-motion analysis for association football, Journal of Sports Sciences, 15, 18.

Robinson, J., Murphy, M.H. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1996). Notational analysis of work rate within the various positional roles for elite female hockey players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 14, 17.

Abraham, L.V.R., Murphy, M.H. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (1995). The effect of sprint training on the anaerobic performance of female hockey players, Journal of Sports Sciences, 13, 18.

    Teaching and Supervision

    I currently deliver on sports performance analysis modules and research process modules. I am the module leader for Research Issues in Performance Analysis (SSP7035), Modelling, Profiling and Statistics (SSP7036) at masters level and Research Process (SSP5051) and Introduction to Sports Performance Analysis (SSP4016) at undergraduate level. I supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations in tactical aspects of games, martial arts, work-rate analysis and profiling.

    PhD Completions

    Nazim Mohamed (2012). Physiological development and trainability of Youth Silat Performers. Student registered at UWIC and co-supervised by Dr Jon Oliver and Professor Richard Tong.

    Gemma Robinson (2012). Establishing agility requirements and injury risk movements in elite soccer from automatically captured time-motion data. Student registered at UWIC and co-supervised by Dr Jason Williams.

    Hyongjun Choi (2008). Definitions of performance indicators in real-time and lapsed-time analysis in performance analysis of sports. Student registered at UWIC and co-supervised by Professor Mike Hughes.

    Elaine McLaughlin (2002). Playground activity, health and fitness of primary school children. Student registered at Ulster.

    MPhil Completions

    Patrick Curran (1999). DRAMA: Design of Real-time systems: A Merged Approach. Student registered at Ulster and co-supervised by Professor Dave Bustard.

    Current DProf Supervision

    Huw Wiltshire. Performance analysis and management within elite rugby union. Student registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Professor Scott Fleming. Expected completion date 2015.

    Current PhD Supervision

    Andrew Butterworth. Multimedia performance profiles in sport. Student registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr Brendan Cropley. Expected completion date 2015.

    Emily Brown. Temporal aspects of performance and decision making in judo. Student registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr Gemma Robinson. Expected completion date 2016.

    Wesley Sleat. The influence of natural turf surface hardness on football performance and game characteristics. Student registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr Mike Hughes and Dr Ian Bezodis. Expected completion date 2017.

    Athalie Redwood-Brown. The use of automated real-time tracking in enhancing performance analysis for professional development: profiling critical incidents within soccer. Student registered at Nottingham Trent University and co-supervised by Professor Toni Minniti, Professor Mary Nevill and Dr Caroline Sutherland. Expected completion date 2015.

    Qualifications and Awards

    BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Ulster Polytechnic, First Class Honours)
    MSc Information Technology (Ulster)
    MSc Sport, Exercise and Leisure (Ulster, Distinction)
    DPhil Computing Science (Ulster)

    External Links

    I am a member of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport and a member of Prozone’s Research Advisory Group. I have served as a member of the Scientific Committee for World Congresses of Science and Racket Sports and World Congresses of Performance Analysis in Sport.

    I have been the external examiner for:
    BSc Hons Equine and Human Sports Science, Coventry University.
    Foundation degree and B.Sc Hons Equine and Human Sports Science, Writtle College.

    I have examined PhD research for University of Western Australia, Auckland University of Technology, North West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa), Swansea University and University of Cape Town. I have examined MPhil research for Liverpool John Moores University, Swansea University, and Plymouth University.

    Sport / Coaching Profile

    Former international runner for Northern Ireland with personal best times of 14:58 for the 5,000m, 30:45 for the 10,000m, 66:34 for the half marathon and 2:21:54 for the marathon. Former assistant club coach for middle distance events. County Buckinghamshire representative at cross country running.