New Sports Institute Partnership with Ulster GAA
After a lapse of 2-3 years the Sports Institute and Ulster GAA have launched a joint initiative to examine new perspectives within the GAA. On Wednesday 13th April medical personnel involved with senior football and hurling county teams from across Ulster met in St Patrick’s College, Armagh.
The theme for the evening was the “Gaelic Groin” condition. This was an intensive session examining current practice and novel management strategies for groin pan in Gaelic football. The session including presentations from SINI staff members Phil Glasgow and Chris McNicholl provided the opportunity for senior county medical teams to share thoughts and insights into the management of this difficult condition. As a direct follow up to this session it is intended to produce a concordat on the overall management of Gaelic Groin including predisposing factors, assessment and treatment options.
It is also hoped that the increasing incidence of cruciate ligament injuries will be addressed through a similar process.