The Irish Rugby Union Players Association (Irupa) have cautioned about drawing specific conclusions from an independent survey carried out that showed(...)

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip: stars such as the Leinster forward and Seán O’Brien sell success and seats. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I left 2013 with a column on mental messages of the mind and I enter 2014 with the mental mind games regarding the current posturing over player co(...)

Cian Healy: tweeted a picture of himself with his heavily bandaged angle encased in a plastic cast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy will miss Leinster’s return match against Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium due to an ankle injury. The Irish loosehead prop (...)

Rob Kearney. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Rob Kearney was yesterday unveiled as the chairman of Irupa, (the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association) in succession to Jonny Sexton and immediatel(...)

Benjamin Robinson: died from second impact syndrome. Photograph: PA
Warning over head impacts in young
  • Health
  • September 4, 2013, 01:02

Sports concussions need to be treated more seriously, particularly among vulnerable underage competitors whose brains are still developing, medical pr(...)

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