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Injury in teenage Gaelic games
  1. Siobhan O’Connor1,
  2. Kieran Andrew Moran1,
  3. Noel McCaffrey1,
  4. Enda Francis Whyte1,
  5. Sheree Bekker2
  1. 1School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Faculty of Health, Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Siobhan O’Connor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, H270A Ireland; siobhan.oconnor{at}dcu.ie

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Most research examining injury in Gaelic games has focused on elite adult men. Gaelic football and hurling are two of the most popular sports in Ireland, commonly played by teenagers. However, despite their popularity, only one previous study has looked at injuries in teenagers, and this focused on Gaelic footballers only1 and was published back in 1996.

This study followed 292 male teenagers (15.7±0.8 years) who played Gaelic football and hurling over 1 year. Any players …

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