Hockey Ireland is aware that there can be serious sequela for players suffering from concussion. This is not limited to the immediate consequences of acute head injury. The long term effects of head injury and concussion are well recognised and can be minimised with appropriate immediate and longer term care.
Most of the hockey played in Ireland, indeed throughout the world, takes place without formal pitch side medical or first aid cover and it is hoped that these guidelines will help both players and those in charge of players. Please see guidelines below.