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Going vegan, homemade protein bars and the 'pee lady' - How better nutrition is transforming the GAA

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Dublin performance nutritionist Daniel Dave. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Dublin performance nutritionist Daniel Dave. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Dublin performance nutritionist Daniel Dave. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

When Paul Mannion let it be known early last year that he was going vegan, the Dublin team nutritionist Daniel Davey had misgivings on a couple of fronts.

The first was purely personal, Davey's own Sligo farming background placing an instinctive rampart between himself and a diet without meat and dairy.

Second, and more important in the context of their working relationship, there was the potential impact on his power and endurance as a Dublin footballer.