UPMC’s investment into Gaelic games in Kilkenny continues with Dicksboro GAA striking up a health partnership with the US-based company.
Already this year, Kilkenny Camogie have announced a similar partnership and UPMC continue to expand their operations in Kilkenny with a new technology centre coming online at MacDonagh Junction.
The partnership sees UPMC support and complement the work being done by the club’s medical team, as well as offering access to express diagnostics and consultant services where required.
Access to specialists working in concussion, sports medicine and other medical disciplines puts the club on a footing to optimise player performance, injury prevention and rehab across a season.
Digging deeper into the potential of the partnership, Dicksboro – like Kilkenny Camogie and others that will form health partnerships – can access “suitable packages” for pres-season medicals, physical screening and fitness testing.
This includes the likes of health screening, cardiovascular and lung function analysis (VO2 max, FEC and FVC), blood profiling analysis, cardiac screening, body composition metrics, strength and endurance testing and more.
“We are delighted to welcome UPMC to Palmerstown and look forward to working with them in the years ahead”, says Eddie Holohan, club chairman.
“Our partnership is an excellent fit for Dicksboro GAA Club. Health and wellness are an integral part of UPMC’s mission, as they are of key importance to Dicksboro GAA Club.”
As part of the arrangement, UPMC’s Sports Medicine brand will be carried on all juvenile club jerseys.