get link Dara Kelleher, Cobh Colm Barry,Castlelyons Kieran Histon,Cobh Ciaran O'Brien,St Itas Niall O Leary, Casltelyons John Cronin,Lisgoold Barra O Tuma,Castlemartyr Brian Lawton, Castlemartyr Ian Cahill,Cloyne Seamus Harnedy Captain ,St Itas Will Leahy, Aghada Paudie O'Sullivan,Cloyne Cian Fleming.
Imokilly looked like the better side for much of the game. At the time of submiting this report for press the replay was fixed for Sat 14th Oct evening in Pairc Ui Rinn.
But please check the Cork GAA website for confirmation of this. A lot has been written and said about this team in the last few weeks so there is no need for me to say too much more on the matter. However we must sit, reflect and thank those involved for a great year for the Imokilly Senior Hurlers, who brought the title back to the Barony. Football parody in Macau.
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Home favourite amongst the early starters tomorrow. Load more. Can Wexford hurlers get a first win over Dublin since ? Disclaimer Privacy Advertisement Contact Us. In total injuries were registered, giving a rate of 1. Injury incidence rate was 2. Direct player-to-player contact was recorded in The majority These data provide stable, multiannual data on injury patterns in hurling, identifying the most common injury problems.
This is the first step in applying a systematic, theory-driven injury prevention model in the sport. This is the first study to report on prospective surveillance of injury incidence over multiple playing seasons in the sport of hurling.
The use of consensus definitions for injury enables comparison with incidence rates in other sports. Minor injuries that did not require time-out from play were not captured in the injury definition. Of these, hurling is perhaps the most unique, predominantly played in Ireland, but hurling clubs exist in Britain, continental Europe, the USA, Canada and Australasia. The biomechanical demands of this game include jumping, landing, sprinting, rapid acceleration, deceleration, torsional movements and directional changes, as well as evasion through planting and cutting manoeuvers.
Such actions pose risks for lower limb injury in particular, while the speed, intensity and force of the stick-to-stick, or stick-to-player contact give rise to direct traumatic injuries to the upper and lower limbs and trunk. Protective helmets and face guards have been mandatory for all grades of players since January Until now, research into the epidemiology of injury in hurling has primarily focused on one body region or on injuries presenting to the hospital emergency department.
This then provides a platform for development, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention interventions, in the context of controlled research and real-world sport environments. This study highlights key injuries and provides direction for future research into risk factors and prevention strategies. The aim was therefore to describe incidence, mechanism, nature and severity of injury in elite male hurling over a 5-year time span. Differences between subgroups of players based on age and playing position were also explored.
The men's senior grade county representative hurling competition starts in January, running through to September. The season includes preliminary cup and shield competitions, followed by the National Senior Hurling League and culminating in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The data collection system opened from 1 January each year, with teams prospectively followed until eliminated from the competition. Data collection ceased for the off-season, following the All Ireland Hurling Final, restarting in January the following year.
The only inclusion criterion for participation was that the team had a qualified professional that is, a medical practitioner or a chartered physiotherapist present at every match and training session who could verify injury diagnosis and classification as well as game and training exposure hours. Injury data were entered weekly by the team personnel through a dedicated secure web portal, recording the information onto the National GAA Injury Database. The participants were male players selected for their representative county team and the total sample recruited was determined by the number of teams who volunteered to participate.
Only de-identified player data were recorded.
Players were given an opportunity to decline inclusion of their data in the team reports. Consensus injury definitions for hurling were agreed with the GAA Medical, Scientific and Player Welfare Committee, following a review of international literature. These have been applied to hurling and Gaelic football, its sister sport, and have already been described in detail. This definition mirrors that employed by Brooks et al , 11 and conforms with consensus time loss injury definitions proposed for soccer and rugby union.
Return to full fitness was deemed to be when the player was able to take part in full training activities and was available for match selection. Other agreed definitions included classification into acute injuries, overuse injuries or chronic injuries similar to the description used by Van Mechelen et al.
The initial enrolment of players required that anthropometric and demographic details, position of play, involvement in other levels of competition, past injury and use of protective equipment were recorded.
Age was defined in years, as on 1 January of that year. Players joining or leaving the squad were added or deactivated as required throughout the season. Thereafter, the database was open for entry of new or updating of existing injury diagnosis at any time, but weekly injury data entry was required at minimum, as were details of training and match play exposure hours.
For new injuries, the team doctor or physiotherapist recorded: player code, position of play, ground conditions, date of injury, mechanism of injury, body region, main tissue injured, side of injury, whether recurrent or new injury and clinical diagnosis. Progression details for current injured players were also required weekly, including update of the status that is, whether still injured or date of return to partial or full fitness.
Twenty-five male hurling teams were recruited; 4 for , 5 for , 7 for , 5 for and 4 for , so between A total of player seasons were followed and no player declined participation. The mean age was In total, injuries were recorded, giving a rate of 1. Proportionately more injuries occurred in match play The RR for match play injury was In some cases of lower limb fracture and severe ligament disruption, the injured player did not return to the squad in that same season and so their time lost from play extended past the surveillance period.
In this case, however, a stepwise increase in injury incidence proportion was seen with ascending age. Injuries classified by location are presented in table 3 , while table 4 illustrates the main type and tissue injured, with subclassification for upper and lower limbs.
Overall, the majority of injuries occurred in the lower limbs The thigh was the most common injury location The knee Upper limb injuries accounted for Collectively, injury to the distal part of the upper limb wrist, hand, fingers and thumb constituted Soft tissue injuries were foremost overall, with muscle There were proportionately more fractures In contrast, muscle strain constituted The trunk and spine region, including ribs, sustained 8.
Contact with another player was responsible for Sprinting accounted for almost one-quarter of injuries with landing While the majority The proportions attributed to early, late and delayed recurrence can be seen in table 3. Similarly the majority were acute injuries The results presented here provide for the first time a comprehensive injury profile of elite hurlers, through prospective surveillance over five consecutive seasons.
The key findings are that the incidence rate of injury for match play is However, it is notable that hurling demonstrates the highest relative risk of injury for matches versus training among these sports. The current data show that aggregated hurling injury rates are lower than those recorded in the single year snapshot taken in ,