Inventor and leader; played Quidditch professionally for at least 13 years
Darren is a Gaelic Irish boy's name meaning "a great man/a gift of God" (Quick Baby Names), although its origin is unclear as it may also be an adaptation of the name Darrell (Behind the Name).
O'Hare is an Irish clan surname, derived from the Gaelic O'hEir meaning "the male descendant of the angry one" (Internet Surname Database).
He is likely to have invented the Hawkshead Attacking Formation from his experience playing as a Keeper - knowing what he would least like to see heading towards him and the goal hoops on the Quidditch pitch.
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From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore): The Daily Prophet
WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore) features:
- The British and Irish Quidditch League
- British and Irish Quidditch teams to support
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- A Blaggers guide to Quidditch
Harry Potter Wiki: Darren O'Hare