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The Heads Up! Concussion Research Group, based in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, aims to improve concussion education initiatives. We hope to provide athletes, coaches and parents with the tools to identify concussions and promote safe behaviours of decision makers in sport.

Below is a list of links to concussion tools and guidelines from Irish sporting bodies:

GAA https://learning.gaa.ie/concussion

LGFA https://ladiesgaelic.ie/resources/con…

Camogie https://camogie.ie/player-information…

IRFU https://www.irishrugby.ie/playing-the…

FAI https://www.fai.ie/domestic/clubs-lea…

Members of the research team are also involved in the founding of the SCAT Concussion in Sport Group. More information about the important work carried out by this group can be accessed through the following link: https://concussioninsport.eu/

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Conaghan, C., Daly, E., Pearce, A.J., et al., (2020). A systematic review of the effects of educational interventions on knowledge and attitudes towards concussion for people involved in sport – optimising concussion education based on current literature. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020…

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McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W. H., Dvorak, J., et al., (2017). Consensus statement on concussion in sport. In: The 5th international conference on concussion in sport, Berlin, Germany, October 2016. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(11), 838–847. https://doi.org/10. 1136/bjsports-2017-097699

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