Alan Quinlan is one of sport’s most engaging, intelligent and motivating personalities. Since retiring from an extended playing career for both Munster and Ireland, he has forged a very successful career as a media analyst, MC and Journalist.
In addition, Alan’s work on the Motivational, Leadership and Wellness circuit has seen him quickly develop into a sought after speaker both in Ireland and the UK.
Alan also writes for the Irish Independent and works with RTE, Sky Sports and Newstalk. He was part of ITV’s Rugby World Coverage in 2011 and 2015.
In total Alan holds six All Ireland league medals with Shannon, as well as two Heineken Cup medals and two Celtic League Medals with Munster. Alan won his 201st cap against Leinster, equaling Anthony Foley’s club record for caps, on 2 October 2010. He became Munster’s most capped player ever on 16 October 2010, against RC Toulon in the Heineken Cup. Alan represented Ireland ‘A’ between 1998 and 2001 and made his senior debut for the Irish national team in October 1999 as a replacement in a Test against Romania. He played his first Six Nations match against Italy in 2001. He was a part of Ireland’s squad at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia and scored two tries in the tournament before dislocating his shoulder scoring a vital try against Argentina in the pool stages, which ended his involvement. He took his caps to a total of 27 by playing in the Autumn Internationals of 2008 against Canada and the All Blacks.
Alan is an excellent communicator and is proving very popular as an event speaker. He is available as a guest speaker, MC, after-dinner speaker or awards host and can speak on such topics as: Leadership & Teamwork, Motivation and Mental Health.
Themes and Topics include
- Alan’s personal experience of being an elite athlete and the pressure that entails
- High performance =High pressure
- Building resilience
- Coping strategies and positive mental health
- Anecdotal stories from his international playing career
- Rugby analysis
- The importance of exercise and healthy lifestyle
“Alan, I just want to say thanks again for a fantastic talk on Thursday. We have had such a phenomenal response. People seem to have really connected with everything you said. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing as it is making a real impact on people’s lives!” BNY Mellon Corporate Trust