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'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'
# Head Contact
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# Head Contact

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'

Mar 13th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,433 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby publicly launched its new ‘Head Contact Process’ this week.

Midweek games ahead as Premiership rugby unveil hectic restart schedule
# England
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# England

Midweek games ahead as Premiership rugby unveil hectic restart schedule

Jul 10th 2020, 5:47 PM 3,649 Views 4 Comments

Teams will face as low as four-day turnarounds to play out all remaining rounds.

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda
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Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

Jan 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,900 Views 2 Comments

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

Inter-county GAA players drink less than other men - but engage in 'potentially hazardous' drinking in the off season
# ESRI
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# ESRI

Inter-county GAA players drink less than other men - but engage in 'potentially hazardous' drinking in the off season

Dec 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 32,031 Views 22 Comments

The ESRI says that the commitment levels required for inter-county players could have a knock on effect on their education and careers.

Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP
# Player Welfare
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Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:05 PM 9,088 Views 4 Comments

International Rugby Players want to ‘change the culture of over-burdening players at all levels of the game’.

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums
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# Player Welfare

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

Jul 15th 2019, 2:54 PM 16,798 Views 4 Comments

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

45% of international rugby players felt pressure to train or play when not fully fit
# The Survey Says
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# The Survey Says

45% of international rugby players felt pressure to train or play when not fully fit

Dec 4th 2018, 7:14 PM 11,618 Views 14 Comments

The International Rugby Players survey covers injury rates, concussion and club versus country demands.

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout

Sep 19th 2018, 4:42 PM 4,742 Views 8 Comments

GPA chairman Seamus Hickey has backed a suggestion from GAA President John Horan.

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam
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# Player Welfare

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:25 PM 27,517 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,417 Views 4 Comments

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

Lions tour not alone in punishing tired players in flawed rugby season
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Lions tour not alone in punishing tired players in flawed rugby season

Jun 5th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,509 Views 5 Comments

Tournament organisers have struggled to deliver a coherent-looking season that comes close to suiting all parties.

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion
# Using The Head
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# Using The Head

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

Sep 30th 2016, 3:46 PM 3,375 Views 1 Comment

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'
# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME
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# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Mar 17th 2016, 10:20 PM 5,703 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

'You’re always focused on the result and that's dangerous when there are players at stake'
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

'You’re always focused on the result and that's dangerous when there are players at stake'

Jan 27th 2016, 11:34 AM 5,824 Views 2 Comments

Concussion was one of the big issues discussed at the recent GAA Coaching Conference.

US Soccer bans children aged 10 or under from heading the ball
# Radical Change
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# Radical Change

US Soccer bans children aged 10 or under from heading the ball

Nov 10th 2015, 9:39 PM 24,249 Views 74 Comments

The guidelines were drawn up to resolve a legal case launched in federal court in California

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

Mar 25th 2015, 8:05 AM 12,295 Views 8 Comments

The Banner have been rocked recently by the departure of Davy O’Halloran and Nicky O’Connell.

George North is 'not a happy man' to be left out of Wales team, according to Warren Gatland
# Head Over Heart
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# Head Over Heart

George North is 'not a happy man' to be left out of Wales team, according to Warren Gatland

Feb 11th 2015, 4:00 PM 6,912 Views 9 Comments

Winger given ‘extended recovery period’ because of concussion suffered last November.

Dessie Farrell thinks capping training could drive players away from the GAA
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Dessie Farrell thinks capping training could drive players away from the GAA

Jan 15th 2015, 7:00 AM 3,466 Views 0 Comments

Farrell responded to the recent discussion about player welfare.

GPA set to build 'The Institute' to help with personal development of players
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# Player Welfare

GPA set to build 'The Institute' to help with personal development of players

Jan 14th 2015, 6:30 PM 4,383 Views 0 Comments

The representative group today outlined plans to develop a a new facility for its members.

'That's out of our hands' - Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park
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# Player Welfare

'That's out of our hands' - Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park

Dec 27th 2014, 1:30 PM 6,970 Views 5 Comments

The IRFU’s management of their leading internationals meant some high-profile absentees last night.

Footballers' union Fifpro: 'Fans threatened to beat or stab the players'
# Damning
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# Damning

Footballers' union Fifpro: 'Fans threatened to beat or stab the players'

Dec 17th 2014, 1:39 PM 2,283 Views 1 Comment

Incredible details released regarding the toxic environment of the Serbian league.

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks
# About Time
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# About Time

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:27 PM 2,477 Views 7 Comments

After a string of incidents at the World Cup, football’s governing body prepare to take decisive action.

Rob Kearney: The days of 'It's just a knock, I'll be fine' are gone
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Rob Kearney: The days of 'It's just a knock, I'll be fine' are gone

Jul 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,335 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland fullback talks player welfare and life beyond rugby after his first year as IRUPA chairman.

International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge
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International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge

Apr 14th 2014, 12:06 PM 3,045 Views 1 Comment

FIFPro members begin two-day talks before a visit to Aras an Uachtarain tomorrow.

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion
# Player Welfare
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Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

Dec 28th 2013, 2:21 PM 9,852 Views 11 Comments

A survey carried out by IRUPA also revealed that one in five players have been concussed between four and five times.

Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st
# Get Set
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# Get Set

Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st

Dec 10th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,863 Views 16 Comments

The new rule is part of the GAA’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of players.

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad
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No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

Nov 29th 2013, 4:50 PM 5,129 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland out-half will be putting his feet up this weekend in Paris.

'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion
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'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion

Nov 19th 2013, 12:21 PM 1,655 Views 1 Comment

The former Wallabies scrum-half says he believes the game has moved forward in protecting players.

IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols
# Head Injuries
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# Head Injuries

IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols

Nov 18th 2013, 12:25 PM 2,320 Views 4 Comments

The world rugby body points out that their pitch-side assessments have reduced dangerous incidents in this area.

Jonny Sexton: Time to develop a global rugby season to protect players
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Jonny Sexton: Time to develop a global rugby season to protect players

Jul 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,078 Views 19 Comments

The professional players’ union has urged chiefs to draw up a new plan.

Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight
# A Footballer's Story
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# A Footballer's Story

Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight

May 27th 2013, 11:13 AM 765 Views 47 Comments

Cavan GAA player Alan O’Mara shares his personal experience of living with depression.

Two more years: €900k provided to GAA for Player Grants Scheme
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Two more years: €900k provided to GAA for Player Grants Scheme

Feb 14th 2013, 7:56 PM 1,354 Views 1 Comment

The sum will be provided by the Irish Sports Council in 2013 and 2014, it was announced today.

'I've cleared things up with Niall Quinn' - PFA boss Gordon Taylor
# Mind Matters
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# Mind Matters

'I've cleared things up with Niall Quinn' - PFA boss Gordon Taylor

Dec 12th 2011, 3:49 PM 507 Views 0 Comments

The Sunderland director hit out at the perceived lack assistance players get from the Professional Footballers’ Association but has since had a visit from its chief executive.