MB BCh BAO MFSEM (IRL & UK) MSc (SEM)
Dr Matthew Cosgrave is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine. A graduate of Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 2011, Dr Cosgrave undertook an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at The University of Bath before completing specialty training in General Practice in Belfast in 2018. Dr Cosgrave worked as a general practitioner with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and sports team care and as a specialty doctor in pre-hospital medicine before moving to Dublin to complete Higher Specialty Training in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland.
Dr Cosgrave has an extensive background in elite and international sport both as an athlete and as team physician. He has been Team Doctor to The Irish Women’s Rugby Team since 2019 and serves as a Medical Officer to Connacht Rugby Senior Men’s Team. Previous team physician roles include Team Doctor to Team NI at The 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, Team Doctor to The Irish Football Association and Medical Officer to The Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team, Louth GAA, Linfield Football Club and Ulster Rugby Schools.
Dr Cosgrave represented Northern Ireland and Ireland internationally over a 20-year career history in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, competing at multiple Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships
Dr Cosgrave has been an active member of The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine since 2018 and is currently the co-chair of the educational committee. He has an interest in elite athlete health and performance, injury surveillance and team dynamics in high performance.