Marathon Sports Travel – About Us

Marathon Sports Travel 

About Us

Our philosophy here at Marathon Sports Travel is based on a commitment to provide you, the client, the very best in sports packages both home and overseas. With over 20 years experience in the sports travel industry we pride ourselves on the information and organisation of both our team and our packages.

We pride ourselves on the skill, commitment and approachability of all members of staff and rest assured from the moment you make your first enquiry to when you return home you will always be our number one priority. It’s these high standards that set us apart from our competition, and why our clients continue to trust us with their travel arrangements.

On top of this Marathon Sports Travel, part of the Marathon Travel Group is fully licensed and bonded by the commission for Aviation Regulation T.O. 225 and we adhere to their strict quality control on all of our tours.

We hope to welcome you on one of our sports packages very soon!




Managing Director

Francis is a veteran of the Sports Travel Industry. Having founded Marathon Sports Travel 20 years ago after leaving college he has become a well-known face within the Sports Travel Trade. Francis has a wealth of experience in bringing the perfect sporting package to you. Francis leads his team in this exciting and progressive time, maintaining a highly professional approach to excellence in Sports Travel, concentrating on customer satisfaction and positive feedback for the company.

When he is not busy in the office, Francis is an avid Liverpool Supporter and likes to spend his off time at a couple of matches through the season.


Paul has been working in Marathon Sports Travel for 8 years and has been involved  in the Sports Travel Industry since moving to Ireland over 10 years ago. His passion for sport and travel has made him a cornerstone of the department. His enthusiasm for the job results in our customers receiving a top class service from their initial enquiry until they return home after their trip.

Paul is a huge rugby fan having travelled to the Lions Tour in Australia in 2013 and now  when he is not working he tries to get himself to at least one international game a season.


Sarah-Jane Gilligan

Sarah-Jane is the newest member of the team even though she has worked with us at various events over the past 3 years. She has a passion for hard work, a keen eye for detail combined with a love of writing and Social Media. Sarah-Jane also really enjoys being out on the ground and the face to face interaction with customers and staff members.

Having just completed her Professional Masters in Primary Education, she is currently pursuing a qualification in Event Management.