Ruth Wood-Martin is the IRFU Performance Nutritionist. A graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Coleraine, she has over 20 years work experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Sports and Exercise Nutritionist (SEN).
Her main focus of work is with the National Senior squad and also includes education of younger players in the U18s, U19 and U20s squads. Prior to taking up this post with the IRFU in 2006, Ruth's work included consultant nutrition services to the Sports Institute Northern Ireland, the Irish Women's Hockey squad and Irish Ladies Golf Union.