Dr Ciaran Cosgrave, Sports Surgery Clinic

Ciaran Cosgrave

Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr Cosgrave joined the Sports Medicine Department of Sports Surgery Clinic in 2013 having trained as a consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine in Liverpool. He is currently the Team Doctor to the Irish Senior Rugby Team.

He has a wealth of experience in elite sport having worked for two seasons at Liverpool Football Club from 2011-2013 and as the Lead Doctor at Leinster Rugby from 2014-2016. He also provided medical cover at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and subsequently accompanied Team GB at their High Altitude Training Camp in Iten, Kenya.

Other experience in elite sport includes basketball, Northern Ireland Football, athletics, karate and judo. In each of these sports he not only provides high quality sports medicine but also works closely with athletes and coaches on performance enhancement.

Dr Cosgrave graduated Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 2004 and after working for a year in Sydney, undertook an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. Additionally he has qualifications in Sports Psychology and Medical Education. He has a particular interest in concussion and is the lead investigator for a study being conducted at SSC into the effects of concussion on adolescent rugby players.

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Obstetrics (MB, BCh, BAO), Queen’s University Belfast, 2004
  • Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, 2007
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 2009
  • Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine (Edinburgh), 2010
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK), 2013
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine ( IRL) 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Edge Hill University, 2012
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Psychology, Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2013

• IRFU, 2016-Current
• Leinster Rugby, 2014-2016
• Liverpool Football Club, 2011-2013
• London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2012
• Team GB Athletics, 2012
• Mersey Tigers Basketball, 2009-2011
• Ulster Karate Association, 2005-2013
• London and Liverpool Marathon, 2011-2013
• Northern Ireland Youth Football teams, 2007-2012
• UK School Games 2011
• Irish Youth Olympic squad, Belgrade 2007
• Irish Inter-Varsities Rugby, 2007
• Irish Judo Team, 2006

  • Irish Inter-Varsities Judo Champion, 2000-2007
  • Competed in Judo at the Youth Olympic Games, 1997
Contact Ciaran Cosgrave
Suite: Sports Medicine
Fax: +353 1 526 2046