Title

Understanding injuries in the gaelic sport of camogie: The first national survey of self-reported worst injuries

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Publisher

Human Kinetics Publishers

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / Exercise Medicine Research Institute

RAS ID

29257

Comments

O’Connor, S., Leahy, R., Whyte, E., O’Donovan, P., & Fortington, L. (2019). Understanding injuries in the Gaelic sport of camogie: The first national survey of self-reported worst injuries. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 24, 243-248. Available here

Abstract

Camogie is one of Ireland’s most popular sports, and the full contact nature presents a high potential for injury. This study aims to present the first overview of elite and nonelite camogie injuries by examining adult players’ self-reported worst injuries from one season. At least one injury was sustained by 88.2% of camogie players during the previous season and 60.0% sustained 2+ injuries. Knee and ankle ligaments, hamstring strains and hand/fingers/thumb fractures were key injuries identified, which can lead to substantive health and economic impacts. Further research to establish the mechanism of these injuries is required in order to start shaping potential measures for their prevention.

DOI

10.1123/ijatt.2018-0059

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