GAA/GPA and Other Sports Partnerships
Supporting athletes, sports teams, and organisations across Ireland
UPMC is proud to be the official healthcare partner of the GAA and the GPA.
Local GAA Partnerships
UPMC Sports Medicine is the Official Healthcare Partner locally to inter-county teams across Leinster. This partnership agreement means that UPMC, which offers trusted, high-quality health services at UPMC Whitfield Hospital and the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic in Waterford, UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny, UPMC Kildare Hospital, and other facilities across Ireland, will work with these counties to offer inter-county players top-class care and attention in sports injury and preventative care.
UPMC is recognised globally as a leader in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and orthopaedics and is delighted to be working to find innovative ways to support the well-being of GAA players on and off the field. Partnership include but are not limited to:
- Waterford GAA
- Wexford GAA
- Laois GAA
- Kildare GAA
- Meath GAA
Irish international sprinter, Phil Healy, is a UPMC Ambassador. UPMC had previously sponsored Phil as the UPMC Elite Sport Scholar for the Waterford Institute of Technology.
We are proud to partner with her and look forward to working with her as she continues to compete and represent Ireland on the international stage.
Providing Concussion Testing to GAA and GPA
UPMC has joined with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to introduce a pilot programme on concussion baseline testing.
The goal of the programme is to rapidly diagnose and treat concussion in players.
The initiative began in June 2021 and will continue throughout the 2022 championships. It will cover football, hurling and camogie.
Players will participate equally across all codes, including inter-county teams from across the country.