Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Edelle Henry


Concussion Awareness Workshop

Concussion can be the unseen injury that can happen if not attended to correctly. See article below:

Death of a schoolboy
On 29 January 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby union for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back to the field on each occasion, he collapsed and later died in hospital.

A concussion Awareness Workshop will be held in Owenbeg and also Castledawson on Wednesday 21st May at 7.15pm.

This workshop is designed for parents, players and coaches to:

– Introduce you to the topic of concussion in a non medical way or in lay mans terms.
– To take a look at how fragile our brain is within the the scull.
– Examine what concussion is and how we perhaps don’t regard it as an injury.
– Help us recognise some of the Signs & Symptoms of Concussion.
– Help us appreciate the Potential Dangers of not dealing with it seriously as we would with any other injury
– Establish principles of management and or an Action Plan for Coaches if it should happen.
– Identify specific considerations for Children (5-12 years) and how the injury needs managed.
– To ensure we help Players Cope when they have had a concussion.
– Establish a “Return to Play” and management of players back into full contact.
– Provide access to resources that can be used to educate in your club or school

The GAA have also brought out an online resourse:
Concussion Awareness on line information and quiz… how much do you (think you) know?

Please do your best to attend either workshop.

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    Postal Address
    Erins Own Lavey GAA, 56 Quarry Road, Maghera

    T: +44 (0) 28 7964 3202

    Centre Manager: Anne Graffin

    Chairman: Paddy Chivers

    Secretary: Helen O’Neill

    PRO: Dermot McPeake