Desmond Earls
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Dr Des Earls is a Lecturer in Department of Health and Sport Sciences. His main field of expertise is Strength and Conditioning Science. 

His research interests include the prescription and monitoring of strength and conditioning programmes for performance enhancement, and profiling elite performance.

Des completed his DEd in the area of pedagogy for sport science with a particular focus on practical class teaching to prepare students for future. practice.

Des has worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the past 12 years with a range of national governing bodies and numerous club and intercounty senior GAA teams in Ireland.


Education/Academic qualification

EdD, Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education, Maynooth University

01 Oct 201801 Nov 2023

Award Date: 26 Mar 2024

Masters Degree, Strength and Conditioning, St Mary's University, Twickenham

01 Sep 201131 May 2015

Award Date: 19 Jun 2015

Bachelors Degree, Sport Science and Health, Dublin City University

01 Sep 200531 May 2010

Award Date: 04 Nov 2010

External positions

Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Sport Scientist, Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club

01 Jan 2018 → …


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