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Connacht GAA Performance Testing
Connacht GAA are continuing to offer our established service of fitness testing for clubs, schools and individuals. This service is available for all levels and age groups and all tests are done within our new state of the art Air Dome. Post testing the management team will receive a booklet with all players testing results, which will highlight the strengths and weaknesses for each player. Some of the tests which are completed on the day are listed below.
On completion of testing we can now design a strength and conditioning programme for your team based on the results of the fitness testing.
Gym Programmes will be delivered straight to each player’s phone through an app.
These programmes are updated and changed every 4-6 weeks by Connacht GAA staff to allow maximum benefits. All programmes are designed so that each player will be hitting peak physical performance for Championship football.
Depending on individual player’s needs, programmes will include some or all of the following: Gym/Running/Flexibility/Mobility work.
This cost effective service has been running for over 10 years now with over 10,000 players being tested in this time. Prices for testing are listed below and if you would like to book your teams fitness assessment or for more information contact Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 094-9630335.
Club Team Price: €400 for testing and 12 month program for additional €250.
School Team Price: €200 for testing and 6 week program free of charge.
Single Player: €100 for testing and 12 month program.
Connacht GAA Injury Screening
Connacht GAA are happy to launch a new injury screening service to our centre. This service is also available for all levels and age groups and all tests are done within our new state of the art Air Dome. Post testing the management team will receive a booklet with all players testing results, which will highlight key weaknesses for a player. Some of the tests which are completed on the day are listed below.
The HRIG – Hamstring Assessment
The HRIG is a world leading hamstring assessment device. Two specific tests have been developed which simulate the mechanism of injury in sport. These tests include a bilateral and unilateral testing protocol have been specifically designed to assess hamstring function.
Introduced in 2023, The HRIG combines over 7 years of research, 400+ individual test cases and a normative data base of over 2,000 players. It has been developed through the Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine Clinic in County Mayo, Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, John Moores University, Liverpool and a team of sports engineers based at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.
The device has been patented worldwide and developed through a number of research papers which have been published internationally and is available here at the COE.
This service overall is aimed at preventing some of the common injuries in our games including hamstring, cruciate and groin injuries. In a 4-year prospective study on injuries in Gaelic football, it was reported that hamstring injuries are the single most common injury in the game, accounting for 24% of all injuries in the game. ACL injuries accounted for 13% of knee injuries. With this in mind, this service is aimed at identifying weaknesses in players and prescribing a corrective program in order to improve these weaknesses.
Club Team Price: €400 for testing (retests are done at a reduced rate).
Single Player: €100 for testing which includes a 10 week corrective program.