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 to a number of inter-county teams.
This partnership agreement means that UPMC, which offers trusted, high-quality health services at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic, UPMC Whitfield Hospital, UPMC Aut Even Hospital and UPMC Kildare Hospital, supported by sports medicine clinics in Dublin, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick and Mayo, can offer inter-county players exceptional services and expertise in the area of sports injury and preventative care.
UPMC is recognised globally as a leader in sports medicine, rehabilitation, diagnostics, 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. We currently partner with the following counties:
Providing Concussion Testing to GAA and GPA
UPMC has joined with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Gaelic Players Association (GPA), LGFA, and the Camogie Association to provide concussion baseline testing to all inter-county players across Ireland.
The goal of the programme is to rapidly diagnose and treat concussion in players.
The initiative began in June 2022 and will continue throughout the 2023/2024 championships.
Irish international sprinter, Phil Healy, is a UPMC Ambassador. UPMC had previously sponsored Phil as the UPMC Elite Sport Scholar for SETU. Waterford.
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.
UPMC Sports Medicine is the official Sports Medicine Supplier to Munster Rugby. The partnership agreement means that UPMC will work with Munster Rugby to offer players high-quality access to care and attention in sports injury and rehabilitative treatments.
UPMC Sports Medicine is Official Healthcare Partner to Treaty United’s male and female teams. The agreement will deliver health screening and access to care for all players as well as advanced care options within the sports medicine field.
Funded Academic Research
Following on from research conducted by SHE Research Group, UPMC Institute for Health is currently supporting researchers in TUS, SETU and Waterford Local Sports Partnership to address the inadequate support that women feel they receive throughout menopause. The project is focused on the development and evaluation of a novel menopause lifestyle programme. UPMC and the SHE Research Group aim to improve resources and education to empower the female athlete.