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Coach David Hare Bio

Coach Dave Hare has been in the fitness, S&C, and physio business for over 10 years. He pursued a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick graduating with an honors degree in 2006 and he has recently completed a Master's Degree in Strength and Conditioning in 2021 and has various other certs and diplomas relating to health and fitness including a Sports Massage Diploma. 

Since 2006 he has worked with a wide range of teams, athletes, and individuals from across all disciplines. In 2008 he set up a multi-disciplinary S&C facility and physiotherapy centre in Dublin city centre called Functional Training Ireland which catered for elite athletes right down to weekend warriors, throughout this time he managed, mentored and educated several other trainers. He sold that company late in 2015 to work as a full-time S&C coach and to educate other coaches and to follow his passion of working with and for athletes.

During his fifteen years working in the trenches of the Irish S&C world he has coached; Ballymun Kickhams (Dublin League Champions), the Longford Senior Footballers (winning division 4 and 3 titles back to back), Longford under 21’s and the Longford Minors as well as several clubs all around the country. 

He has also coached the Dublin-based Paralympic cycling team heading toward the London Paralympics (Silver and Bronze Medals for Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan).

David was also the head S&C coach for the Offaly Senior footballers (Division 4 Champs 2015) and has worked with the Monaghan senior footballers Dublin-based players. 

David was the head of performance for Offaly GAA (Performance GDA) which meant he was in charge of all underage teams in the county, on his departure at the start of 2021 several teams had improved their fortunes greatly. 

He is currently working as a Sports Services Coordinator at the King's Hospital School and is currently the Kildare Senior Footballers S&C Coach. 

His book Strength and Conditioning for Gaelic Games is available on Kindle and in Hard copy now. 

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