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# concussion - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Ryan McHugh: 'I took about eight weeks off, I had a slight bleed in my brain'

The Donegal star has been out with two concussions in 2018.

# concussion - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20

Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.

# concussion - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns

Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.

# concussion - Friday 5 October, 2018

‘You’re going to need to call these line-outs because I can’t remember any of them’

Iain Henderson suffered the first concussion of his career last weekend. Here he describes in detail how it unfolded from his perspective.

# concussion - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Donegal star ruled out of action for rest of 2018 after suffering concussion in club challenge game

Ryan McHugh will miss the rest of Kilcar’s chaampionship campaign.

# concussion - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'

Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.

# concussion - Monday 10 September, 2018

Luke Shaw heading back to Man United after England concussion

Gareth Southgate has called up Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray to his squad.

# concussion - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Ireland international Dominic Ryan forced to retire due to concussion

The 28-year-old played for Leicester Tigers last season.

# concussion - Sunday 5 August, 2018

How has World Rugby come to the point of the 'nipple line' and 'armpit line'?

We spoke to Ross Tucker about the process of rugby attempting to lower the height of tackles.

# concussion - Friday 27 July, 2018

After intense headaches and feeling just plain 'crap', Jared Payne has moved to a new chapter

‘Sometimes you felt like you had a bit of a hangover and other times it feels like something’s wrong in your head and you’re tempted to call A&E.’

# concussion - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'What next? A cold for Firmino?' - Ramos responds to Karius concussion claims

The Spanish defender issued a sarcastic response to claims that Loris Karius sustained a serious injury during the Champions League final.

# concussion - Monday 23 April, 2018

England's Dylan Hartley set for extended break from rugby due to concussion

‘It has been recommended that I take a break and while I find that decision hard to accept, it’s important I listen to that advice.’

# concussion - Saturday 21 April, 2018

From A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56% Concussion

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

# concussion - Thursday 19 April, 2018

NFL player who retired at 24 over concussion concerns says it's easy to cheat test

Chris Borland said players could manipulate the baseline test.

# concussion - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears

The Brentford skipper sustained two concussions in quick succession this season.

# concussion - Monday 5 February, 2018

French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review

The Six Nations has stepped up the investigation into the classification of France’s replacements on Saturday.

# concussion - Friday 2 February, 2018

Gronk 'super excited' after being cleared to play Super Bowl LII

New England Patriots have received a boost ahead of Sunday’s big game.

# concussion - Monday 18 December, 2017

Christmas cool-off welcome after another weekend of big Champions Cup collisions

After emerging victorious from another physical bout with Exeter Chiefs, Leo Cullen answered some tough questions about the state of the game.

# concussion - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue'

Diarmaid McNulty had to call time on playing GAA but wants others to avoid the same outcome.

# concussion - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Post-training headaches still keeping Jared Payne out of rugby

‘What we are doing is trying to make sure the welfare of Jared is foremost.’

# concussion - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

# concussion - Monday 9 October, 2017

Athletes who suffer concussion more likely to report mental health issues after their careers

Ireland was one of the eight countries to take part in the research.

# concussion - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again' Looking Back This post contains videos

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again'

Martin O’Neill says modern football has moved on considerably in terms of medical treatment compared with his heyday as a player.

# concussion - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned Spinal Injuries

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

'Football is not something people typically viewed as being a concussion sport'

Dr Colin Doherty on what Kevin Doyle’s retirement might mean for other footballers.

# concussion - Monday 4 September, 2017

Refs in Australia will give players suspected of having concussion blue cards this season

Refs will be able to send players to the line if they display certain symptoms.

# concussion - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Can saliva diagnose concussion? The English Premiership is taking part in a trial to find out

Payers with confirmed or suspected concussion will provide saliva samples immediately following the injury.

# concussion - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Now rugby players will have to stay off the pitch for 10 minutes to undergo head injury assessment

The new ruling wll be enforced from 26 August.

# concussion - Friday 11 August, 2017

From 'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough' Shane Ross

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'

Shane Ross said he is concerned about dangerous behaviour taking place in sports.

# concussion - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Former England lock Botha forced to retire due to concussion

The South African-born 35-year-old says he is ‘truly blessed’ after a career in the Premiership and at international level.

# concussion - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion

The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.

# concussion - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?

Dr. Bennet Omalu wants to restrict the types of sport played by children.

# concussion - Friday 19 May, 2017

A former NFL player is fighting for the league to change its harsh stance on marijuana

And Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is putting his money where his mouth is.

# concussion - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland

Dr Bennet Omalu will speak at the Royal College of Surgeons in June.

# concussion - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies Head Injury

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# concussion - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# concussion - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

# concussion - Monday 6 February, 2017

Mattie Donnelly's second concussion in seven months puts him in doubt for Dublin clash

Elsewhere, Kerry defender Shane Enright was treated in hospital for concussion after an accidental collision with Michael Murphy.

# concussion - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'

After nearly twelve months on the sidelines with concussion, Ben Marshall had to make the brave decision to cut his professional career short at the age of 26.

# concussion - Friday 3 February, 2017

Against the head: how the issue of concussion developed from amateur to professional rugby

Dr Barry O’Driscoll resigned as medical advisor to the IRB in 2012.

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