NFL franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers will host their first-ever "kicking clinic" on the island of Ireland next month, inviting Irish athletes to receive first-hand coaching and feedback. 

The Steelers, who received international marketing rights for Ireland and Northern Ireland in May 2022, will host the kicking clinic at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin on Tuesday, April 16.  

The event will be hosted by former Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham and former punter Jordan Berry in addition to Ireland's Tadhg Leader, who runs the Leader Kicking program. 

Space at the invitation-only event is limited, the Steelers said.

We’re hosting our first-ever Kicking Clinic in Dublin on April 16. Are you interested in getting coaching tips in kicking and punting from former Steelers Shaun Suisham and Jordan Berry?

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— Steelers Ireland (@SteelersIreland) March 6, 2024

Dan Rooney, Director of Business Development and Strategy with the Pittsburgh Steelers, said the franchise was excited to host the event next month. 

"We are excited to host our first ever 'Pittsburgh Steelers Kicking Clinic' on the island of Ireland," Rooney said in a statement. 

"Creating opportunities for local Irish athletes to get first-hand coaching and feedback in the areas of kicking and punting is something we are happy to be able to provide." 

Leader Kicking will host a series of free regional instructional events across Ireland in March, with participating athletes potentially being invited to April's kicking clinic. 

Anyone interested in participating in the regional events can learn more here via Steelers Kicking Clinic.

The Steelers' kicking clinic takes place after four Irish athletes were included among the 16 participants in this year's NFL International Player Pathway (IPP) program, which aims to train and develop promising international prospects. 

Former Monaghan Gaelic football goalkeeper Rory Beggan is the most high-profile Irish athlete to be selected for the program and is joined by fellow goalkeepers Mark Jackson from Wicklow and Down's Charlie Smyth. Former Connacht rugby player Darragh Leader, from Co Galway, has also been selected for the program. 

The four Irish athletes were taking part in the NFL Combine this week

Meanwhile, Irish-born punter Dan Whelan made history by becoming the Irish player to play in the NFL playoffs in more than 40 years when he represented the Green Bay Packers against the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year.