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GAA Players Binge Drink More Than Non-Playing Peers

A new study among Ireland's top GAA players has found high rates of binge drinking. The survey of ov...


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GAA Players Binge Drink More Than Non-Playing Peers


A new study among Ireland's top GAA players has found high rates of binge drinking.

The survey of over 700 active inter-county camogie, football and hurling players found two-thirds had experienced alcohol-related harm within the last 12 months.

It found more players consume alcohol than the general public.

It also pointed to a a seasonal drinking pattern, with more being consumed in the off-season.

90% percent of players drink 6 or more drinks in a single session, compared with 55% of 24 to 35 year old's in general.

Dr Kieran Murray, the lead author of the study, says a quarter of respondents missed college while 1 in 10 described harm to home life.

One in every 50 had to visit the emergency department with an alcohol related issue.



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