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#Player Welfare

# player-welfare - Friday 10 July, 2020

From The42 Midweek games ahead as Premiership rugby unveil hectic restart schedule England

Midweek games ahead as Premiership rugby unveil hectic restart schedule

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

# player-welfare - Thursday 9 January, 2020

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

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.

# player-welfare - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

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

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

# player-welfare - Friday 2 August, 2019

Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP

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

# player-welfare - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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

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

# player-welfare - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

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

# player-welfare - Monday 5 June, 2017

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

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

# player-welfare - Friday 30 September, 2016

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

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

# player-welfare - Thursday 17 March, 2016

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

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

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

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

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

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

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

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

# player-welfare - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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

Farrell responded to the recent discussion about player welfare.

# player-welfare - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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

# player-welfare - Saturday 27 December, 2014

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

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

# player-welfare - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From The42 Footballers' union Fifpro: 'Fans threatened to beat or stab the players' Damning

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

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The42 FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks About Time

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

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

# player-welfare - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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

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

# player-welfare - Monday 14 April, 2014

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

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

# player-welfare - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The42 Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st Get Set

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

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

# player-welfare - Friday 29 November, 2013

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

# player-welfare - Monday 18 November, 2013

IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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

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

# player-welfare - Monday 27 May, 2013

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

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

# player-welfare - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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

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

# player-welfare - Monday 12 December, 2011

From The42 'I've cleared things up with Niall Quinn' - PFA boss Gordon Taylor Mind Matters

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

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.