Conor Gissane

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AIM This study undertook to use the K-D sideline test with the SCAT2 to see if concussions could be identified in amateur rugby league players over a representative competition period. METHOD A prospective cohort study was conducted on two teams participating in an amateur rugby league. All players were tested for signs of concussion utilising the K-D(More)
AIM To use the King-Devick (KD) test and Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2) in amateur rugby union players to identify witnessed and unrecognised episodes of concussion that occurred from match participation. METHODS A prospective observational cohort study was conducted on a premier club level amateur rugby union team during the 2012 competition(More)
Studies on rugby league injuries use a variety of definitions and methodologies. Consequently, comparisons of published studies are difficult. Researchers with an interest in understanding the epidemiology of rugby league injury participated in a majority agreement process. This paper provides suggestions for the definitions, data collection and reporting(More)
CONTEXT The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is a widely accepted method of assessing dynamic postural stability. The Y Balance Test (YBT) is a commercially available device for measuring balance that uses 3 (anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral) of the 8 SEBT directions and has been advocated as a method for assessing dynamic balance. To date, no(More)
O'Malley, E, Murphy, JC, McCarthy Persson, U, Gissane, C, and Blake, C. The effects of the Gaelic Athletic Association 15 training program on neuromuscular outcomes in Gaelic football and hurling players: A randomized cluster trial. J Strength Cond Res 31(8): 2119-2130, 2017-Team-based neuromuscular training programs for injury prevention have been tested(More)
This study investigated gross efficiency changes in a group of 60 adult males (mean age 39.2 +/- 1.2 years) resulting from endurance training and age-related responses to such training in sub-groups (each n = 20) of younger (30.7 +/- 0.7 years), intermediate (38.3 +/- 0.5 years) and older (48.6 +/- 1.1 years) subjects. Gross efficiency (%) was calculated(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, the injury incidence and association with type and volume of training in international rowers were described. DESIGN A prospective cohort design was used over a 12-month period. PATIENTS 20 international rowers who were competing as part of the Irish Amateur Rowing Union squad system. METHODS The rowers were interviewed(More)
OBJECTIVES Hurling is a stick handling game which, although native to Ireland, has international reach and presence. The aim of this study was to report incidence and type of injuries incurred by elite male hurling players over five consecutive playing seasons. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Male intercounty elite sports teams participating in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to highlight the most effective method of collecting injury data by using a definition that encompasses all injuries into the data collection system. The definition provides an accurate picture of injury incidence and also allows filtering of records so that data can be reported in a variety of comparable ways. DATA(More)