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#Player Welfare

# player-welfare - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'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 4,423 Views 7 Comments

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

# player-welfare - Friday 10 July, 2020

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 3,648 Views 4 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

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

Jan 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,892 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.

# 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
# ESRI
# 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 32,005 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.

# player-welfare - Friday 2 August, 2019

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

Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:05 PM 9,083 Views 4 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

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

Jul 15th 2019, 2:54 PM 16,778 Views 4 Comments

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 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 11,613 Views 14 Comments

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
# 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 4,741 Views 8 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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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 27,516 Views 37 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,413 Views 4 Comments

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
# 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 9,506 Views 5 Comments

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
# Using The Head
From The42
# Using The Head

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

Sep 30th 2016, 3:46 PM 3,366 Views 1 Comment

‘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'
# 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 5,699 Views 1 Comment

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'
# 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 5,819 Views 2 Comments

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
# 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 24,246 Views 74 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

Mar 25th 2015, 8:05 AM 12,274 Views 8 Comments

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
# Head Over Heart
From The42
# 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 6,908 Views 9 Comments

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
# 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.

# player-welfare - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

GPA set to build 'The Institute' to help with personal development of players
# Player Welfare
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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 4,382 Views 0 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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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.

# player-welfare - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 17th 2014, 1:39 PM 2,282 Views 1 Comment

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

# player-welfare - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:27 PM 2,475 Views 7 Comments

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
# 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 20,331 Views 8 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

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

Apr 14th 2014, 12:06 PM 3,043 Views 1 Comment

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

Dec 28th 2013, 2:21 PM 9,850 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,830 Views 16 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

Nov 29th 2013, 4:50 PM 5,125 Views 9 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

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

Nov 19th 2013, 12:21 PM 1,650 Views 1 Comment

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
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols

Nov 18th 2013, 12:25 PM 2,317 Views 4 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

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

Jul 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,076 Views 19 Comments

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
# A Footballer's Story
# 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 723 Views 47 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

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

Feb 14th 2013, 7:56 PM 1,351 Views 1 Comment

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

# player-welfare - Monday 12 December, 2011

'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 504 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.