Therese Leahy

Therese Leahy
University of Limerick | UL · Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy MSc Sports Physiotherapy

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Background Concern has been raised over the injury risk to school Rugby union (Rugby) players and the potential long-term health consequences. Despite the increase in studies for this cohort, the influence of playing position on injury incidence and presentation is unclear. Purpose To describe the incidence, nature and severity of match injuries f...
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Background The shoulder has been reported as a frequent location of injury in adult professional and amateur rugby, with match injury incidence rates ranging from 1.8 to 3 per 1000 player-hours (h). An increased understanding of the incidence and mechanism of shoulder injuries in school rugby players is vital to establish effective injury preventiv...
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ForewordComprehensive injury surveillance systems in amateur Rugby Union are needed to enhance player welfare and this innovative project to date has involved the research, design and implementation of an online injury recording platform. Collection has now been completed of a third season’s data and this 2019/20 season report documents our collabo...
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ForewordComprehensive injury surveillance systems in underage Rugby Union are needed to enhance player welfare and this innovative project to date has involved the research, design and implementation of an online injury recording platform. Collection has now been completed of the season’s data and this second schools’ 2019/20 season report document...
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Objectives To ascertain the extent of injury surveillance and prevention practices currently in operation and the availability of medical personnel across Rugby playing schools in the Republic of Ireland. Design Cross-sectional survey design. Setting Rugby playing schools across Ireland. Participants The Rugby games master, head Rugby coach or t...
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The Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) project involves research stemming from ongoing sports performance, injury prevention and psychological preparation work by University of Limerick academics across a range of sports, as well as our specific expertise in Rugby Union. It has effectively brought together academics with expert practitioner exp...
Technical Report
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The Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) project involves research stemming from ongoing sports performance, injury prevention and psychological preparation work by University of Limerick academics across a range of sports, as well as our specific expertise in Rugby Union. It has effectively brought together academics with expert practitioner exp...
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Background: Rugby Union is one of the world’s most popular team sports and school Rugby in particular, has increased in popularity and professionalism in recent times. Due to the physical nature of the sport, evaluating injury risk in school players is paramount to player welfare and safety. Although comprehensive injury surveillance practices have...

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To establish the incidence and severity of injury in amateur rugby union in Ireland. To guide policy and injury prevention practices in order to enhance player welfare.