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Concussion & Safe Rugby


The Munster Rugby Development Department, in conjunction with the IRFU, host Concussion Awareness Workshops throughout the season.

All Club and School coaches and officials are encouraged to attend the workshops which are free of charge.

Dr. Garrett Coughlan, the IRFU’s Medical Co-ordinator, hosts all of the workshops which include modules relating to Concussion Recognition Management and Return to Play protocols followed by a Question and Answer session.

The content has been designed to educate coaches, parents, players and referees on the dangers of concussion and how to recognise it.

All details of upcoming Concussion Awareness Workshops will be posted on the Munster Rugby website on the home page and here.

Please contact janeburns@munsterrugby.ie to register your place at a workshop.

IRFU Injury Reporting System

STOP INFORM REST RETURN – The IRFU Concussion Guidelines

World Rugby Concussion Guidelines including SCAT2 and Pocket SCAT downloads

Concussion Advice for Referees

Concussion Awareness Videos

The IRFU Medical Department has developed a series of videos highlighting the importance of proper management of concussion in the domestic game. The videos, which feature former Ireland international Alan Quinlan, have been specifically tailored for the key decision makers in the domestic game, namely, players, coaches, officials and family members.

Specific concussion education videos have been produced for the senior player, the junior player, for referees and for family members in order to highlight the seriousness of concussion and the role each of these groups has in the safe management of concussion within the amateur game.

To support this resource, the IRFU have developed a hub webpage where all concussion info will be available.


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