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GAA Referees get free Health Checks

February 19th, 2015


Ulster GAA teamed up with 3fivetwo Group this weekend to offer Ulster referees free health checks at Tyrone GAA Centre at Garvaghey.

Highlighting the benefits of this programme, Ulster GAA President Martin McAviney stated, “The health and wellbeing of all our members is important and we continue to promote healthy living and lifestyles to our membership, especially our players and officials.

“The focus of our games is usually on our players and teams but the man in the middle is a very important adjudicator to allow our games to flow and be the best they can be. Just as our players need a high level of fitness, so too our referees, especially those who oversee Provincial competitions. The ref has to run the length and breadth of the pitch throughout the full 70 minutes and his health and wellbeing needs looked after.

“This initiative provides our Provincial panel of referees, from all nine counties, the opportunity to receive a full health check free of charge. We are delighted to have 3fivetwo Group on board providing these much needed health checks at the start of our season.”

Speaking following the event Mark Regan of 3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland’s Largest Private Healthcare Provider stated, “3fivetwo Group are delighted to work with Ulster GAA to provide these much needed health checks for provincial referees. Not only does this initiative provide important data for Ulster GAA on the general health and fitness of referees but it also provides individual referees an opportunity to detect any unknown health problems, which could result in preventative treatment and advice. ”

”Our doctors and medical teams, some of whom are members of GAA clubs themselves are able to assess and diagnose the widest variety of health issues. As well as offering a range of player and membership benefits through our new medical partnership with the GAA in Ulster, we can also deliver a series of basic lifesaving and defibrillator training courses both at our Training Academy or onsite at a home club or community centre,”

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