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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Young players get a 'heads-up' on concussion

Laura Larkin

Published 11/05/2016 | 02:30

Munster players (pictured left to right) Darren Sweetnam, Cian Bohan and Stephen Archer were on hand to support the screenings (Photo: Diane Cusack)
Munster players (pictured left to right) Darren Sweetnam, Cian Bohan and Stephen Archer were on hand to support the screenings (Photo: Diane Cusack)

Young rugby players will be able to take part in free concussion screening as part of a new initiative.

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Some 450 junior players from around Munster will take part in a 10-a-side blitz today in Irish Independent Park, where they will be offered screening as part of Laya Healthcare's 'Head On' Concussion Management Programme.

Munster players Darren Sweetnam, Cian Bohan and Stephen Archer were on hand to support the screenings, which are each worth €5,000. The programme, previously backed by the Leinster team, aims to heighten awareness of concussion.

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