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with Clem Ryan

Monday Lunch Sport Update

UPMC/GAA/LGFA/Camogie/GPA launch Concussion Testing; U23 football semi final tonight; Japan v Croatia; Brazil v Korea World Cup 16; Gatland Appointed Wales Head Coach

 

UPMC has joined with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), The Camogie Association and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to roll out a concussion Baseline testing programme to inter-county players across 32 counties – with the goal of rapidly diagnosing and treating concussions in players.

Baseline concussion testing will be provided to all inter-county players across Ireland, and these players will also be covered for concussion physician specialist treatment.

This will be delivered using the ImPACT concussion testing model, evidence-based, neurocognitive assessment software co-developed by UPMC concussion specialists.

ImPACT, which stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment & Cognitive Testing, is an objective tool to support trained clinicians in making return-to-activity decisions following concussions.

 

The Whitewater Shopping Centre U23 football semi final takes place tonight.

Naas play Clane in Hawkfield at 7.30pm

Kfm will have half time and full-time live updates from 8pm, while we’ll update all the scores, from 7.30pm on our twitter @kfmsport

Maynooth await the winners in the final, to be played in St. Conleth’s Park next Saturday at 1.30.

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2022 SSE Airtricity League winners Cork City is under new ownership as FORAS members, known as Friends of the Rebel Army Society, have approved a takeover by Kildare-based businessman Dermot Usher.

Usher led the Irish bathroom brand SONAS Bathrooms, and has previously attempted to be part of takeovers at Dundalk and Bray Wanderers.

He sold the business last year, which had projected sales of €45 million  in 2021.

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At the World Cup today, at 3pm, Japan play Croatia in the last 16.

Neymar has been declared fit for Brazil, who play Korea Republic at 7pm.

The winners of the two matches play each other in the quarter final.
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Wales have reappointed Warren Gatland as head coach after parting ways with Wayne Pivac (pee-vac).

The Welsh Rugby Union confirmed Pivac's departure following their review of Wales’ Autumn Nations Series campaign that included a home defeat against Georgia.

Wales won 13 of 34 Tests under Pivac after he succeeded his fellow New Zealander Gatland following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Gatland now makes an extraordinary return to the post he held between 2008 and 2019, during which time Wales won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, reached two Rugby World Cup semi-finals and briefly headed the world rankings.

He will take charge of Wales for next year’s Six Nations and World Cup

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Mayo native Sinead Diver ran the fastest ever marathon by an Irish woman in Spain yesterday

She moved to Australia in 2002 and represents that country.

The 45 years old finished 12th in a time of two hours 21minutes 34 seconds.

Her time is the fastest marathon time ever for a woman aged 45

 

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