David Passmore

Absolutely delighted to welcome Dr. David Passmore as one of our professional Hockey coaches. On behalf of the SportsGaff family, the very best of luck to Dave and his U23 Irish Women’s Hockey team playing in the Six Nations that kicks off today. They face Belgium, Canada, GB, India and the Netherlands from the 14th to 22nd July.

The former High Performance Director for Irish Hockey and Irish Men’s Coach, achieved Rio Olympics qualification in 2016. David has also worked with British Hockey in his 14 years in elite sport before completing his Doctorate. He coached at the Sydney Olympics with the British Women, Team Ireland’s U17’s at the first World Youth Olympics in Singapore and has won numerous National and European medals with club and international hockey teams.

David currently lectures in Coaching Science and PE at Dublin City University, applying the practical knowledge as a teacher, coach, coach developer and high performance director to various sporting contexts and academic areas of study and research. He also works as a coach developer with top European and world level coaches with the EHF and FIH.”.

Specialties: Team and Individual Hockey Coaching, Coach Education and Small Side Games.