Coach Flavio


Tallaght Rockets have four coaches working with our players : 

Premier Men's teams are currently being coached by a very experienced coach from Italy - Flavio Palmeri. Flavio lives and breathes volleyball since his childhood years and has played his part in professional teams in Italy's Serie C and B Divisions. His experience in the game both on and off the court is putting strong foundation for our Advanced Men's team in achieving great results individually and collectively since 2017 when Flavio agreed to work with TRVC.


In 2019 newly recreated Division 1 Women's team is currently being coached by Marie-Claire Sabogal.


Marie-Claire Sabogal is excited to move back into the indoor coaching arena to work with the Division 1 Women's Tallaght Rockets Team this Season.

Having originally coached multiple indoor school teams to victory in South Australia in their respective leagues and worked with club juniors to raise their game to State Level this will be her first official indoor coaching role in Ireland; a change of scene from her involvement in coaching juniors and seniors on the Beach Volleyball Ireland Festival Tour.

As a current member of both the Irish National Indoor and Irish Beach Volleyball Squads as well as having played in the Australian League she has a wealth of International Experience to draw on and share with this year's Tallaght Rockets Women.

Coach Rafa

In 2019 Division 1 Men's team is  being coached by Tom Kanopka.

Tom has volleyball in his blood - his father and paternal grandmother were both amateur volleyball players. Albeit he started playing volleyball at a later stage of his life, he had immersed himself in it.

After playing for 2 years in UCD and then 3 in Tallaght Rockets, he decided to begin his coaching career. He completed Level 1 Training course with Volleyball Ireland and he is a Grade 1 referee as well.

Tom champions commitment, fair play ,and respect for the game above all and his teams follow suit. 

Division 2 Women's team is currently being coached by Rafal Kesik. Rafal has extensive experience in Irish Volleyball and has coached multiple women's teams in the past. Working with Division 2 Women's team coach is putting extensive focus on the basics of the game and getting our new women's team for competitive volleyball. 

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