About Us

mission

Our Mission

Be a world leading team that changes the way people view nutrition and mindset for good health and high performance. Build confidence and clarity in people’s understanding of how to live by translating science into practical, enjoyable food experiences and high performing habits.

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Our vision

To change as many mindsets as possible about the power of good food and high performing habits. Inspire and help people to make sustained changes in their diet, mindset and habits that makes them feel great and has lasting benefit to their health or everyday performance.

Be a world leading team that changes the way people view nutrition and mindset for good health and high performance. Build confidence and clarity in people’s understanding of how to live by translating science into practical, enjoyable food experiences and high performing habits.

To change as many mindsets as possible about the power of good food and high performing habits. Inspire and help people to make sustained changes in their diet, mindset and habits that makes them feel great and has lasting benefit to their health or everyday performance.

How it began

It started with me sitting on an old stool at the back of my house in sligo peeling potatoes before I could have ever dreamed of working with elite teams like Dublin Football and Leinster Rugby!

What time teaches you is that everyone starts somewhere and if you dream big enough and work hard enough you can achieve great things.

We have a shared sense of satisfaction from seeing people building confidence in their skills, understanding what makes them perform and of course what does not work.

Firstly, anyone can be a high performer. High performance is a 'mindset', health and wellbeing are closely interlinked. It means understanding and executing all the elements that allow you to be at your best on a daily basis. Nutrition, movement, sleep, stress and recovery management to deal with the daily demands of life, work or sport.

Food is powerful when used well, we want to help you harness that power to unlock your potential in life or sport.

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Now it's about a collective voice, a team, with shared ambition and values who want to deliver a message about the profound value of good food for health and performance.

The conversation starts with food and has evolved into something we really couldn't have anticipated.

A holistic view of how things in your lifestyle fit together for better everyday performance.

How it began

It started with me sitting on an old stool at the back of my house in sligo peeling potatoes before I could have ever dreamed of working with elite teams like Dublin Football and Leinster Rugby!

What time teaches you is that everyone starts somewhere and if you dream big enough and work hard enough you can achieve great things.

We have a shared sense of satisfaction from seeing people building confidence in their skills, understanding what makes them perform and of course what does not work.

Firstly, anyone can be a high performer. High performance is a ‘mindset’, health and wellbeing are closely interlinked.

It means understanding and executing all the elements that allow you to be at your best on a daily basis. Nutrition, movement, sleep, stress and recovery management to deal with the daily demands of life, work or sport.

Food is powerful when used well, we want to help you harness that power to unlock your potential in life or sport.

Now it’s about a collective voice, a team, with shared ambition and values who want to deliver a message about the profound value of good food for health and performance.

The conversation starts with food and has evolved into something we really couldn’t have anticipated.

A holistic view of how things in your lifestyle fit together for better everyday performance.

Meet our team

Meet our team

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Daniel Davey

Founder of daveynutrition

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Gemma McGuinness

Performance Nutritionist

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Heather Masterson

Performance Nutritionist

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Eva Hoey

Performance Dietitian

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Luke Adams

Digital Strategist

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Kaspars Štāls

Web & Project Lead

Daniel Davey

Founder of daveynutrition

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Gemma McGuinness

Performance Nutritionist

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Heather Masterson

Performance Nutritionist

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Eva Hoey

Performance Dietitian

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Luke Adams

Digital Strategist

Kaspars Štāls

Web & Project Lead

We have built our identity on the core values of Evidence, Practical and Fun.

Evidence - Nutrition guidance and strategies are only build on a solid foundation of scientific evidence

Practical - it must be achievable and be something you can do everyday

Fun - It must be enjoyable or it won’t be sustainable

Our process

I have worked as a performance nutritionist for over 12 years now. The key thing that I have learnt from my experience in elite sport and private clinics, is that no matter what you want to achieve the principles for success are the same.

You need the appropriate knowledge, skills, and mindset to live in a way that gives you the best chance to thrive in your life or performance arena.

The daveynutrition team are people that aim to understand the challenges that people have when it comes to their lifestyle and nutrition and help people find the solutions for those challenges.

We do NOT just tell you what to eat.

We help you understand the principles of nutrition, the science behind those principles and help you find the most effective ways to implement those principles for better health and performance.

Through this approach people can learn to deal with barriers, enjoy food and manage the challenges and adversity in life because no plan a person gives you can navigate all of life's challenges.

Our process

I have worked as a performance nutritionist for over 12 years now. The key thing that I have learnt from my experience in elite sport and private clinics, is that no matter what you want to achieve the principles for success are the same.

You need the appropriate knowledge, skills, and mindset to live in a way that gives you the best chance to thrive in your life or performance arena.

We have built our identity on the core values of Evidence, Practical and Fun.

Evidence – Nutrition guidance and strategies are only build on a solid foundation of scientific evidence

Practical – it must be achievable and be something you can do everyday

Fun – It must be enjoyable or it won’t be sustainable

The daveynutrition team are people that aim to understand the challenges that people have when it comes to their lifestyle and nutrition and help people find the solutions for those challenges.

We do NOT just tell you what to eat.

We help you understand the principles of nutrition, the science behind those principles and help you find the most effective ways to implement those principles for better health and performance.

Through this approach people can learn to deal with barriers, enjoy food and manage the challenges and adversity in life because no plan a person gives you can navigate all of life’s challenges.

We want you to win and our process puts you at the centre.
With our approach

Our aim is your success and that is only possible if you feel the plan is achievable and personal to you. Depending on how much support you feel you need we have memberships, programs and clinics that you can sign up to.

We want you to win and our process puts you at the centre.

Our aim is your success and that is only possible if you feel the plan is achievable and personal to you. Depending on how much support you feel you need we have memberships, programs and clinics that you can sign up to.

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Community

We connect people through the daveynutrition community, with a private Facebook page, small group workshops and in-person events that bring like-minded people together. The daveynutrition team always ensure a practical, fun and engaging experience for people to learn and feel a part of our community.

Progress Tracking

Measuring progress is an important part of any journey to success. It is important that we have measurable results to reflect on, so that we can appreciate our improvements and adjust where needed. We used evidence based measurements of progress that go beyond surface level improvements to reveal true meaningful change.

Accountability

It is hard to achieve your vision, goals and targets without a system to achieve them and hold yourself accountable to. We have seen that when people buy into our system it EXCITES them, they not only achieve life changing results but have the skills and knowledge to hold themselves accountable, maintain them and push new boundaries of success.

Expert Support

We love answering your questions, helping you find the skills to manage your stressors, pushing you forward and seeing you build your confidence. We help you to refine your plan, identifying what is working really effectively and what needs to be improved.

Personalisation

We help you to prioritise the most important aspects of your lifestyle and nutrition by identifying where exactly you are right now and what your current needs are so you have full clarity on what you should begin working on. This allows you to have full confidence in the plan being right for you.

Knowledge

We provide you with excellent resources to enhance your knowledge and get you to think about your nutrition in a new way. Resources like meal ideas, recipes, templates, articles and graphics to build your knowledge and skills allowing you to create sustainable habits to perform to your true potential.

Community

We connect people through the daveynutrition community, with a private Facebook page, small group workshops and in-person events that bring like-minded people together. The daveynutrition team always ensure a practical, fun and engaging experience for people to learn and feel a part of our community.

Progress Tracking

Measuring progress is an important part of any journey to success. It is important that we have measurable results to reflect on, so that we can appreciate our improvements and adjust where needed. We used evidence based measurements of progress that go beyond surface level improvements to reveal true meaningful change.

Accountability

It is hard to achieve your vision, goals and targets without a system to achieve them and hold yourself accountable to. We have seen that when people buy into our system it EXCITES them, they not only achieve life changing results but have the skills and knowledge to hold themselves accountable, maintain them and push new boundaries of success.

Expert Support

We love answering your questions, helping you find the skills to manage your stressors, pushing you forward and seeing you build your confidence. We help you to refine your plan, identifying what is working really effectively and what needs to be improved.

Personalisation

We help you to prioritise the most important aspects of your lifestyle and nutrition by identifying where exactly you are right now and what your current needs are so you have full clarity on what you should begin working on. This allows you to have full confidence in the plan being right for you.

Knowledge

We provide you with excellent resources to enhance your knowledge and get you to think about your nutrition in a new way. Resources like meal ideas, recipes, templates, articles and graphics to build your knowledge and skills allowing you to create sustainable habits to perform to your true potential.

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If you have any further queries, don't hesitate to contact us!

    We also worked with

    If you have any further queries, don't hesitate to contact us!

       

      Live Like An Athlete, ‘The Athletes Way’

      Who should attend this event?

      Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
      Aspiring competitive athletes
      People preparing for the season ahead or events like triathlon, marathon, team sports or other sporting endeavors.
      Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
      You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

      4 days of events which include:

      Planning the best possible week
      Workshops on mindset and time management
      Practical nutrition sessions

      What's included

      3 days of training and mobility
      6 education workshops
      An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
      Breakfast and lunch served onsite
      Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

      Presenters & their talking points

      Daniel Davey: Building a performance mindset / Sleep strategies for performance
      Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
      Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
      Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

      Places available for the event: 20

      Ticket Prices:
      Single room: €2000
      Double room sharing: €1750

      1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

      Live Like An Athlete, ‘The Athletes Way’

      Who should attend this event?

      Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
      Aspiring competitive athletes
      People preparing for the season ahead or events like triathlon, marathon, team sports or other sporting endeavors.
      Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
      You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

      4 days of events which include:

      Planning the best possible week
      Workshops on mindset and time management
      Practical nutrition sessions

      What's included

      3 days of training and mobility
      6 education workshops
      An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
      Breakfast and lunch served onsite
      Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

      Presenters & their talking points

      Daniel Davey: Building a performance mindset / Sleep strategies for performance
      Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
      Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
      Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

      Places available for the event: 20

      Ticket Prices:
      Single room: €2000
      Double room - sharing: €1750

      1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

       

      Daniel gets immense fulfilment from people having clarity on where they need to invest their energy to unlock their potential for consistent high performance.

      Daniel has played Gaelic football at intercounty level for Sligo and won an All-Ireland club football medal in 2016 with Ballyboden St’ Enda’s in Dublin. His own playing and training experience allows him to understand the practical implications of applying the science of sports nutrition to achieve peak physical and mental condition for performance in sport or life.

      Daniel is a performance nutritionist who has worked with the Dublin Senior football team and Leinster Rugby as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics, motor sport and cycling. He is also the Author of the books; ‘Eat Up, Raise Your Game and Eat Up, The Next Level.

      Daniels nutrition approach is based on translating nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple ingredients.

      Daniel received his BSc in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, holds an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health from the University of Bristol and is completing a Dip in Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. Daniel is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) with the NSCA, and has completed the national qualification in Exercise and Health Studies.

      Gemma likes to provide a space for honest discussion for people to speak freely and build confidence in their ability to progress with their goals.

      If you’re feeling stuck or exhausted from previous attempts at your goal, Gemma aims to help guide you in realigning the path towards that goal, along with what matters to you.

      As an elite athlete herself, Gemma enjoys working with people who really want to take things to the next level and gain that competitive edge in their performance. Every 1% matters when it comes to competition and digging deep to help others find out how to unlock those % 's is where her passion lies. Whether you are an elite athlete looking to take things to the next level or just want to progress in your health or performance at any level, from any starting point, Gemma has the experience to help you progress, from one-to-one consultations, performance nutrition for team sport athletes to corporate wellness talks.

      As well as competing in several European tournaments as a former Irish International soccer player and representing Ireland in the world University games in Italy, Gemma has played with Derry City FC, Sligo Rovers in their first season in the Women's National League and currently playing football in Bristol, England in the FA National League.

      I believe food is so much more than numbers and nutrition is so much more than food.

      Through my work with individuals, athletes and sports teams, I aspire to facilitate a growing understanding and appreciation for food and all it has to offer us.

      My name is Heather, I am one of the Nutritionists with daveynutrition. I am fascinated by nutrition, performance and psychology! I love spending time in the kitchen, experimenting with new flavours and creating recipes that can not only bring enjoyment to me and those I share them with but can also help us reach our health and performance goals.

      Food will always be a part of our lives and so why not learn to use it to our advantage. There is no denying the link between a person’s nutrition knowledge, cooking skills, physical activity, mental health and their physical health, sporting performance, recovery, body composition, relationship with food and risk of injury. I get so excited seeing people make these connections and evolve in these areas! I am very grateful to be part of a team who put that at the forefront of everything we do.

      Eva aims to untangle your frustration around nutrition by guiding you on the right path to achieve and sustain your goals by unlocking new skills to meet your true potential.

      Eva is a performance Dietitian who has worked in the clinical health care setting providing nutrition support to patients with a range of different diseases. Eva is now currently working full time as a performance dietitian and is working with the Dublin Senior hurlers as well as individual athletes providing them with the education and skill set to maximise their performance and reach their potential.

      Eva's passion for performance-based sports nutrition developed from her own personal experience playing Gaelic football. Eva now trains and competes in Crossfit where her own personal experiences have led her to understand the pivotal role that nutrition plays in performance enhancement, injury prevention and management, recovery from exercise and body composition. Outside of sports Eva also loves to cook and create new recipes to support her health and sports performance.

      Book Launch for Eat Up 28/10/22

      Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at
      St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
      Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
      Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
      Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation that will energise even the most jaded jogger, uplift the most worn-out powerlifter and tempt the most reluctant of home cooks. This promises to be a brilliant evening of discussion and insights on the minds of high performers.
      Ticket price includes a copy of Eat Up: The Next Level (RRP €25) which is packed with easy and nutritious recipes to help you support specific training goals, recover from injury or simply give your immune system a boost.
      Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

      Book Launch for Eat Up 28/10/22

      Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
      Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
      Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
      Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation that will energise even the most jaded jogger, uplift the most worn-out powerlifter and tempt the most reluctant of home cooks. This promises to be a brilliant evening of discussion and insights on the minds of high performers.
      Ticket price includes a copy of Eat Up: The Next Level (RRP €25) which is packed with easy and nutritious recipes to help you support specific training goals, recover from injury or simply give your immune system a boost.
      Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

      This full day seminar is aimed at people who want to grow their understanding of nutrition and take their habits and behaviors to the next level. You will learn about the key strategies that will help you to achieve health and performance goals, while most importantly sustaining those results.

      Apart from a delicious FREE lunch!

      Have you ever STRUGGLED with your nutrition or felt you can’t perform at your best because you just don’t know what is right to eat?
      Have you ever felt OVERWHELMED by nutrition information and strategies or UNSURE of what your nutrition should look like to reach your goal?
      Are you looking for an EDGE - something extra that can help you reach your performance potential?
      If you answered yes to ANY of these then there is no doubt in my mind that you will benefit from this event.