Dr Eanna Falvey Sports medicine Consultant SSC

Eanna Falvey

Director of Sports & Exercise Medicine
Dr Falvey, MB BCh, PhD, MRCPI, MmedSci (SEM), FFSEM, has been involved in team coverage for Hurling, Football, Boxing, Rugby and Australian Rules football at elite levels. Dr Falvey graduated from University College Cork before working clinically and researching at Cork University Hospital. He undertook a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne and completed a PhD at University College Cork.
Dr Falvey is currently the Team Doctor to the Irish Senior Rugby Team and the Irish Boxing High Performance Unit since 2009. He was doctor to the successful British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013, and was doctor with Munster Rugby for 4 years from 2003-07 including the inaugural Heineken cup win in 2006. He has been the Irish Amateur Boxing Association high performance unit physician since 2009 during a period of unrivalled success for Irish boxing.
He is an active member of the Irish sports medicine community. He is a member of the IRFU medical advisory committee, a board member of the Faculty of Sports Medicine and  is a member of the IRB Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) working group.
  • Current research interests include: the biomechanics of groin pain, the use of PRP in acute tendon injury and the role of gut microbiota in athlete health and performance and exercise induced asthma.
  • Professional interests include chronic groin pain, tendon injury, lower limb overuse injury, performance and injury prevention in elite team sport.
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BCH), University College Cork, 2000
  • PhD, University College Cork 2013
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 2003
  • Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine (UCC), 2003 MmedSc (Sports & Exercise)
  • Sports Medicine Fellow, Cork University Hospital, 2004-2007
  • Clinical/Research Fellowship (Sports Medicine), Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne, Australia and Centre for Health Exercise & Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia 2007-2008
  • Director of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Sports Surgery Clinic 2008 to present.
  • Team Doctor Irish Senior Rugby Team 2009 to present.
  • Team Doctor Irish Amateur Boxing Association High Performance Unit 2009- to present.
  • Research Fellow – Centre for Health Exercise & Sports medicine, University of Melbourne.

• Lions tour to Australia 2013
• Munster Rugby Senior Squad 2003-2007
• Ireland ‘A’ Senior Rugby Team; Barclay’s Churchill Cup 2008
• Australian team medical officer: World Summer University Games 2007
• Geelong Cats, VFL team doctor 2007
• Ireland U-21 Rugby Team; World Championships 2005, 2006
• Cloyne Senior Hurling Team 2000- present

  • International Superheavyweight Boxer
  • National Senior Superheavyweight Champion 2002
  • National Intermediate Heavyweight Champion 1997
  • Sports Scholarship Recipient, University College Cork, 1997-1999

Books and Book chapter

• Author: Clinical Sports Anatomy, McGraw-Hill 2011

Contributing author

  • The IOC Manual of Emergency Sports Care: Management of potential neck and spinal injuries- E Falvey, C Roberts. Wiley-Blackwell- publication in 2014
  • The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries: An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries in Physical Activity. Chapter 10 Pelvis, Groin, and Hips (pages 293–338) Marc J. Philippon, Éanna Falvey, Geoffrey M. Verrall and Karen K. Briggs. Wiley-Blackwell 2012
  • Sports Emergencies- Management Scenarios- Chapter 21, 22 Player assessment, event assessment- E Falvey, C McCarthy. Churchill Livingstone 200.
  • FIMS Sports Medicine Manual: Event Planning and Emergency Care 2010- Section 14.14, Rugby Union.. M G Molloy, E Falvey. Springhouse Publications 2011

Peer reviewed Publications

  • Risk factors for hand injury in hurling: a cross-sectional study. Falvey E, McCrory P, Crowley B, Kelleher A, Eustace J, Shanahan F, Molloy MG. BMJ Open. 2013 May 28;3(5)
  • Returning to the golden age of boxing. McCrory P, Falvey É, Turner M. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Jun;46(7):459-60.
  • A comparison of Gaelic football injuries in males and females in primary care. Crowley J, Jordan J, Falvey E. Ir Med J. 2011 Oct;104(9):268-70.
  • Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) and asthma after field-testing in an International Rugby Union Team. Falvey E C, McCarthy, C, O’Connor, T M, Shanahan, F, Molloy, M G, Plant, B J. Thorax. 2010 Sep;65(9):843-4.
  • The effect of gait velocity on calcaneal balance at heel strike; Implications for orthotic prescription in injury prevention. Shanthikumar S, Low Z, Falvey E, McCrory P, Franklyn-Miller A. Gait Posture. 2010 Jan;31(1):9-12.
  • Type 1 hypersensitivity reaction to carboxymethylcellulose following intra-articular triamcinolone injection. Field S, Falvey E, Barry J, Bourke J. Contact Dermatitis. 2009 Nov;61(5):302-3.
  • Patient-based not problem-based learning: an Oslerian approach to clinical skills, looking back to move forward. Franklyn-Miller AD, Falvey EC, McCrory PR. J Postgrad Med. 2009 Jul-Sep;55(3):198-203.
  • Assessment of mechanical strain in the intact plantar fascia. RA Clark, A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, A L Bryant, S Barthold, P McCrory. The Foot, 2009 Sep;19(3):161-4.
  • Iliotibial band syndrome: an examination of the evidence behind a number of treatment options E Falvey, A Franklyn-Miller, R Clarke, A Bryant, P McCrory. Scand J Med Sci Sport. 2010 Aug;20(4):580-7.
  • Time to Wind Back the Clock? A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, P McCrory. The Surgeon, 2009 April Vol 7 (2) 130-32
  • Orthopaedic Admissions due to Sports and Recreation Injuries. R Delaney, E Falvey, S Kalimuthu, MG Molloy, P Fleming. Ir Med J, February 2009 Vol 102 (2)
  • Sport- and Recreation-related injuries and fracture occurrence amongst Emergency Department Attendees: implications for exercise prescription and injury prevention. E Falvey, J Eustace, B Whelan, MS Molloy, S Cusack, F Shanahan, MG Molloy. Emerg Med J. 2009 Aug;26(8):590-5.
  • Landmarks for the 3G approach: groin, gluteal and greater trochanter triangles – A patho-anatomical method in Sports Medicine. A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, P McCrory European Journal of Anatomy 2008 Vol 12 (2)
  • The greater trochanter triangle: a patho-anatomic approach to the diagnosis of chronic, proximal, lateral, lower limb pain in athletes. E Falvey, A Franklyn-Miller, P McCrory. Br J Sports Med. 2009 Feb;43(2): 146-52.
  • A 3G approach to a 3 dimensional problem. Falvey EC, Franklyn-Miller A, McCrory P. Br J Sports Med. 2009 Feb;43(2): 143.
  • Fasciitis before tendinopathy: Does the anatomy hold the key? A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, P McCrory. Br J Sports Med. 2009 Dec;43(12):887-9.
  • The groin triangle; a patho-anatomic approach to the diagnosis of chronic groin pain in athletes. EC Falvey, A Frankly-Miller, P McCrory. Br J Sports Med. 2009 Mar;43(3):213-20.
  • The diagnosis of long-standing groin pain – a prospective clinical cohort study. C Bradshaw, M Bundy, E Falvey. Br J Sports Med, 2008 Oct;42(10):851-4.
  • The Gluteal Triangle: A clinical patho-anatomical approach to understanding gluteal pain in athletes. A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, P McCrory Br J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;43(6):460-
  • Problem-based learning in sports medicine: the way forward or a backward step A Franklyn-Miller, E Falvey, P McCrory. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007 Oct;41(10):623-4.
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