Collaboration between IRIS (Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance) Prof Ian Kenny, Dr Tom Comyns, and Argentinian researchers Prof Eduardo Tondelli and Santiago Zabaloy explored an analysis of Southern hemishpere rugby injury burden resulting from the Covid-19 […]
UL’s Sport and Human performance research centre – Rhoda Sohun.
In 2021, the Sport and Human Performance Research Centre (SHPRC) was recognised as a priority research centre by the University of Limerick. The research centre has two co-directors Prof. Drew Harrison (email@example.com) and Prof. Giles […]
MSC IN APPLIED SPORTS COACHING: a STEP IN TO THE UNKNOWN! – mATT bROWN.
Based on a completely unrelated meeting regarding one of my coaching environments, and a new introduction to a fellow coach, Ian Sherwin, I was briefly introduced to the MSc in Applied Sports Coaching. Having piqued […]
Previewing the Design & Implementation of a Structured Warm-Up in Rugby Union (with Tips for Coaches) – Patrick Dolan.
Participating in team sports, particularly field-based, contact team sports comes with inherent risk of sustaining injury. Fortunately for players and practitioners however, there are many international projects investigating the injury epidemiology across a variety of […]
The burden of an injury in amateur Rugby union players – dr ian kenny
Under the supervision of Dr Ian Kenny and Dr Rachel Sheehan, 2019/20 PESS Sport & Exercise Sciences student Gemma Murphy undertook her final year project on the topic of the burden of rugby injuries. The […]
Clubs and Schools Rugby Injury- IRIS Season Update 2019/20: Ian KENNY
The Irish Rugby Football Union and the University of Limerick have released the third year of findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project, which looks at injury incidence in the Men’s and […]
Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance Expansion: Post-Doctoral Opportunity
The Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) project commenced in September 2016 and is funded by the IRFU and from internal University of Limerick funding from the Health Research Institute, Department of Physical Education and Sport […]
Shoulder Dislocations: A new cause for concern in School Rugby – Therese Leahy
In September of this year, the first Irish school Rugby season report was published by the IRIS (Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance) project in collaboration with the IRFU. The report published injury data collected from 305 […]
Speed Training for Field Sports – Tom Comyns
Speed and acceleration are important qualities in field sports (Duthie et al., 2006) and play a decisive role in successful outcomes in various team sport competitions. It is a specific quality that needs to be […]
Publication: Injury Surveillance in School Rugby: A systematic review of Injury Epidemiology & Surveillance Practices
Research Impact: School Rugby, has increased in popularity and professionalism in recent times and evaluating injury risk in school players is paramount to player welfare and safety. The true injury risk in school Rugby remains […]