My name is Cathal O'Shea I am the owner and trainer in SOLAS Health & Fitness Ltd. My love for all things sport and fitness led me to the University of Limerick where I completed my 4 year undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences. Subsequently, on completion of my degree I certified with the NSCA as a Strength & Conditioning coach and landed a role with Cork City F.C. as head S&C coach with the club. I continued in this role under 3 consecutive managers and the team enjoyed a number of sucessful seasons winning multiple trophies.

Having worked with various GAA teams in 2011 I opened the doors of my first fitness studio, COS Health & Fitness in the grounds of Carrigaline United Soccer Club which has gone from strength to strength. It is with great pride that through the evolution of my business the creation of SOLAS Health & Fitness has come about.


Our primary aim at SOLAS Health & Fitness is to offer high quality small group training with no gimmicks. We don't believe in following fads, traditional resistance training has stood the test of time for good reason. We help people to achieve their goals whether it is body composition, fat loss, athletic or pain reduction. At SOLAS you will be more than just a number, we strive to create a welcoming atmosphere where people can work hard and enjoy their training in a small group environment.

We operate 3 primary types of training

1. Small Group Classes (4-10 people) including Weight Training, Circuits, Yoga & Boxercise.

2. Semi-Private (2-4 people) individually tailored programmes for more specific needs (i.e weight loss, sports performance)

3. Private (1-1) mainly physio referred, injury rehab, very specific needs.


The weight training studio consists of 1,500sq feet of ground floor. We have a

5-bay wall mounted rack, with 15m astroturf for sled/prowler and acceleration work. Olympic Barbells, Medicine Balls, Kettle Bells, Dumbbells, Resistance-Bands among many other pieces of equipment.


The Spinning Studio consists of 800sq feet of bright, well ventilated area ideally suited to this type of activity. 10 high quality spinning bikes are available for all your spinning needs.


The Therapy Room is a brightly lit, comfortable space with a separate entrance to attend to any niggling injuries that you may have. Fully equipped with all the essential equipment to get you back fighting fit.


SOLAS Health & Fitness Ltd.

Unit 6, Carrigaline Industrial Park, Kilnagleary, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland


Tel: 087 147 2388