Research Impact: While the number of Rugby-related injuries is widely reported, the majority of successful injury monitoring systems are seen in the professional setting. In order to effectively monitor injuries in the amateur game, a comprehensive injury surveillance system must be introduced. In order to develop this system, the current practices and level of staff and resources in the Irish amateur clubs were investigated. While the majority of clubs were monitoring injuries, the methods used and person responsible for this varied, making it difficult to effectively track the injuries across the amateur game. Using this information, the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) project aims to introduce one centralized comprehensive injury monitoring system in Irish amateur Rugby.
Yeomans, C., Comyns, T.M., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J. and Kenny, I.C., 2018. Current injury monitoring and player education practices in Irish amateur rugby union. Physical Therapy in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.06.008