December 6, 2019
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Kilkenny GAA partner to play key role promoting health of our players

One of Kilkenny’s newest GAA partners has deepened its involvement with our national games.

Last month UPMC came on board with Kilkenny as the new stadium sponsor for Nowlan Park as part of a 10-year deal.

Now the company has announced it will become the Official Healthcare Partner to the GAA/GPA.

The Pittsburgh based company offers high-quality private health services at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford and other facilities in Ireland. It will now work with the GAA/GPA to promote the health of Gaelic Players and the communities in which they play.

The announcement builds on UPMC’s existing collaboration with the GAA on raising concussion awareness in Ireland through the National Concussion Symposium and the UPMC Concussion Network, the first nationwide network established for concussion diagnosis and care.

David Beirne, senior vice president of UPMC International and managing director of UPMC in Ireland said: “UPMC has a long tradition of caring for athletes at all levels, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

“This partnership with the GAA and GPA will allow us to raise awareness of UPMC’s world-class care in Ireland while working with the leaders of these sporting organisations to find innovative ways to support the well-being of their players on and off the field.”

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