RESEARCH

Published Research Papers

O’Connor, S. Hitchens, P. and Fortington, L. (2018). Hospital treated injuries from horse riding in Victoria, Australia: time to re-focus on injury prevention? Bristish Medical Journal Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. 4:e000321

Whyte, E., Richter, C., O’Connor S. and Moran, K. (2018a). Effects of a dynamic core stability programme on the biomechanics of cutting manoeuvres: a randomised controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport. 28(2):452-462.

Lelental, B., Jordan, S., O’Rourke, B. and Kinsella, S. (2017a). The effects of mobilizations with movement (MWMs) on the shoulder range of motion and strength [abstract]. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(9):863.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E., Moran, K. (2017a). Epidemiology of injury in male collegiate Gaelic football. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport. 27(10):1136-1142

O’Connor S. Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A., Cullen, S. (2017b). Epidemiology of injury in flat and jump race-day jockey falls in Ireland, 2011-2015. Journal of Athletic Training, 52 (12):1140-1146.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2017a). The intra-rater reliability of locating and measuring the severity of latent trigger points in the quadriceps. Journal Bodywork and Movement Therapy. 21 (4), pp. 926-932.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2017b). Difference between genders in relation to the pressure pain threshold of trigger points within the quadriceps [abstract]. Journal of Athletic Training.52 (9), p. 875.

Whyte, E., Feely, F., Heneghan, B. and O’Connor S. (2017). The effect of a four week hip extension exercise strengthening programme on isokinetic hamstring strength in footballers with and without a history of hamstring strain [abstract]. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(9):871.

Whyte, E., Kennelly, P., Milton, O., Richter, C., O’Connor S., Moran, K. (2017) The effects of limb dominance and a short term, high intensity exercise protocol on both landings of the vertical drop jump: implications for the vertical drop jump as a screening tool. Sports Biomechanics. 18: 1-13.

Whyte, E., Richter, C., O’Connor S., and Moran, K. (2017b) Effects of high intensity exercise and anticipation on trunk and lower limb biomechanics during a crossover cutting manoeuvre. Journal of Sports Sciences. 36(8):889-900

O’Connor, S., Downey, M. and Moran, K. (2016). Epidemiology of injury in Gaelic handball. Irish Medical Journal. 109(3):370.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2016a). The development and reliability of a simple field based screening tool to assess core stability in athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport. 20:40-44.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2016b). Epidemiology of injury in male Irish secondary school adolescents in one academic year. Physiotherapy Practice and Research. 37(1):11-18.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2016c). Epidemiology of injury in male adolescent Gaelic games. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19(5):384-388.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2016d). The development and reliability of a simple field based screening tool to assess for scapular dyskinesis. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Technical Report 22.

Walsh, R. and Kinsella, S. (2016a). The effects of caudal mobilisation with movement (MWM) and caudal self-mobilisation with movement (SMWM) in relation to restricted internal rotation in the hip: A randomised control pilot study. Manual Therapy. 22(1):9-15.

McVeigh, F. and Pack, S.M. (2015). An exploration of sports rehabilitators’ and athletic rehabilitation therapists’ views on fear of reinjury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 24(2):140-150.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N. and Moran, K. (2015). The novel use of a SenseCam and accelerometer to validate training load and training information in a self-recall training diary. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(4):303-310.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2015). Reliability of a modified active knee extension test for assessment of hamstring flexibility. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 20(4):32-36.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2014). Epidemiology of injury in the hip/groin/thigh region in adolescent and collegiate Gaelic footballers and hurlers. Journal of Athletic Training. 49(5):e2-e3.

O’ Loughlin, G., Cullen, S., McGoldrick, A., O’Connor, S., O’Malley, S. and Warrington, G. (2013). Using a wearable camera to increase the accuracy of dietary analysis. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 44(3):297-301.

In press

O’Connor, S. Daly, C. (2018). Is helmet and faceguard modification common in hurling and camogie and why is it done? Irish Medical Journal. In press.

O’Connor, S., Whyte, E., Gibbons, B., Feeney, O., Luc, S., Ní Chéilleachair, N. (2018). fundamental movement skill proficiency in juvenile gaelic games. Sport Sciences for Health Journal. In press.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2018). The effects of dry needling and radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy on latent trigger point sensitivity in the quadriceps: a pilot study. Journal Bodywork and Movement Therapy. In press.

Whyte, E., Richter, C., O’Connor S., Moran, K. (2018b). An investigation of the effects of high intensity, intermittent exercise and unanticipation on trunk and lower limb biomechanics during a side cutting maneuver using statistical parametric mapping. Journal of Sports Science. In press.

O’Connor, S. Moran, K., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E., Bekker, S. (2017). Injury in teenage Gaelic games. British Journal of Sports Medicine. In press.

Conference Presentations

Farrington, S., Whyte, E., Leahy, R., O’Connor, S. (2017). Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions towards Concussion in Male and Female Adult Gaelic Football Players.14th Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

Kavanagh, E., O’Connor, S., Moran, K. and Ní Chéilleachair N. (2017a) Epidemiology of Injury in Female Adolescent Gaelic Footballers in One Season.  Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Spring Study Day, UCD, Dublin, Ireland

O’Connor, S. and Frank, E. (2017b) Global Athletic Training: An Educational Dialogue. Association of Ubiquitous and Collaborative Educators International Academic Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E. and Moran K.  (2017). Hamstring Injuries in Male Adolescent and Collegiate Gaelic Games. 2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E., Moran K. (2017). Is a Poor Score on the Modified Active Knee Extension Test a Risk Factor for Hamstring Injury in Gaelic Games? The 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Ballarat, Australia.  

O’Connor, S., Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A. and Cullen, SJ. (2017). Race-day Fracture Incidence in Irish Professional Flat and Jump Horse Racing from 2011-2016. The 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Ballarat, Australia.  

O’Keefe, S., Ní Chéilleachair N. and O’Connor, S. (2017a) The Psychological Effect of Musculoskeletal Injury on Male Adolescent Gaelic Footballers. Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Spring Study Day, UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Thwaites, H., Ní Chéilleachair N. and O’Connor, S. (2017) Sport and Recreation Injury Incidence in Female Irish Primary School Children. Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Conference, Niagra Falls, Canada.

Whyte, E., Richter, C., O’Connor, S., Moran, K. (2017). A Preliminary Investigation into the Between-Session Reliability of the Biomechanics of Side Cutting Manoeurvres. 2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Whyte, E., Feely, F., Heneghan, B., O’Connor, S. (2017).The Effect of a Four Week Hip Extension Exercise Strengthening Programme on Isokinetic Hamstring Strength in Footballers With or Without a History of Hamstring Strain. 8th Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Trainer and Therapy Madrid, Spain.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2017c). Difference Between Genders in Relation to the Pressure Pain Threshold of Trigger Points Within the Quadriceps. 8th Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Trainer and Therapy Madrid, Spain.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2017d). The Interrater Reliability and Agreement of the Countermovement Jump and Depth Jump. 4th All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education 2017, Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Ireland.

Donohoe, M., Ní Chéilleachair, N., Warrington, G. and O’Connor, S. (2016). The Efficacy of Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling at Treating Altered Muscle Activiation Patterns Compared to Manual Release and Placebo Dry Needling. Presented at Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland 13th Annual Scientific Conference September 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Kelly, L., O’Connor, S., Harrison, A., and Ní Chéilleachair, N. (2016). Fundamental Movement Skills Among Primary School Children: Is There a Gender Divide? Presented at Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland 13th Annual Scientific Conference September 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Kelly, L., O’Connor, S., Harrison, A., and Ní Chéilleachair, N. (2016). Fundamental Movement Skill Proficiency Among Female Primary School Children. Presented at Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland 13th Annual Scientific Conference September 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S. (2015c). Epidemiology of Sports Injury in Young People (Children, Adolescents and Young Adults).  Invited presentation at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine annual conference September 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2014b). Hamstring Flexibility, Squatting Techniques and Core Stability in a Musculoskeletal Pre-Participation Screening Assessment of Adolescent and Collegiate Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers. Presentation at the joint World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training and Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine conference 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E. and Moran, K. (2014c). Epidemiology of Hip/Groin/Thigh Injuries in Adolescent and Collegiate Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers. Presentation at the joint World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training and Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine conference 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S. (2014d). Clinical Case Histories. Presented at the joint World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training and Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine conference 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S., Moran, K. and McCaffrey, N. (2012a). The Validity of a Self-Report Training Diary in Assessing Training Load in Gaelic Football. Presentation at the Third Annual SenseCam Symposium 2012, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

O’Connor, S. and Downey, M. (2010). Epidemiology of Gaelic Handball Injuries. Presented at the European Society of Athletic Therapy and Training conference, Krakow, Poland.

Conference Poster Presentations

Kavanagh, E., Ní Chéilleachair N., Moran, K. and O’Connor, S. (2017b). Can the Three-Hop Distance (THD) Test Predict Lower Extremity Injury in Female Adolescent Gaelic Footballers? All Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sports Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education, Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Ireland.  

O’Connor, S. and Hunt, C. (2017) A Pilot Study Examining Sport Participation and Safety Practices in Adolescent Male and Female Irish Secondary School Students. Primary Care Partnership Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S., McCaffrey, N., Whyte, E., Moran K. (2017). Can the Y Balance Test Predict Lower-Extremity Injury in Collegiate Gaelic games? 2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.

O’Connor, S., Warrington, G., McGoldrick, A., Cullen, SJ. (2017). Race-day Concussion Incidence in Irish Professional Flat and Jump Horse Racing from 2011 to 2016. 2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.

O’Connor, S. and Wall, E. (2017). A Pilot Study Examining Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adolescent Male and Female Irish Secondary School Students. Primary Care Partnership Conference, Dublin, Ireland

O’Keefe, S., O’Connor, S. and Ní Chéilleachair, N. (2017b). The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury in Male Adolescent Gaelic Footballers” All Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sports Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education, IT Carlow, Ireland.  

O’Keefe, S., O’Connor, S., Ní Chéilleachair N. and Susta, D. (2017c) The Relationship Between Dynamometry Testing of the Hip Abductors and Adductors and Functional Hip Joint Tests in Elite Male Gaelic Footballers. Primary Care Partnership Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2017e). The effects of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy and dry needling of latent trigger points in the quadriceps on the jump performance. 8th Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Trainer and Therapy, Madrid, Spain.

 

Whyte, E., Richter, C., Cooney, H., Russell, A., O’Connor, S., Moran, K. (2017). Should both landings of the vertical drop jump be analysed when screening for ACL injury risk factors in females? A prelinary investigation. Opload, Belfast, Ireland. The Second World Congress of Sport Physical Therapy, Belfast, Ireland.

 

Daly. C. and O’Connor, S. (2016) Prevalence and player rationale for helmet modification in hurling and camogie. Presented at the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland 13th Annual Scientific Conference. RCSI, Dublin, Ireland.

Glynn, L., Fallon, N. and O’Connor, S. (2016) A comparison of the effects of the intracell stick and foam roller on muscle flexibility and strength. Presented at the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland 13th Annual Scientific Conference. RCSI, Dublin, Ireland.

Kelly, L., O’Connor, S., Harrison, A. and Ní Chéilleachair, N. (2016c). An Investigation into Fundamental Movement Skill Proficiency among Irish Primary School Children. Presented at the All Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sports Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education 2016, Waterford, Ireland.

Lelental, B. and Jordan (2017). The effect of indirect myofascial release, positional release technique and passive stretch on rectus femoris flexibility. Presented at the 4th All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education. Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Ireland.

McGoldrick, A. O’Connor, S., Cullen, S. and Warrington, G.D. (2016) Epidemiology of injury in race-day jockey falls in flat horse racing in Ireland, 2011-2014. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting. Boston, USA.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2016b). The intra-class reliability of locating latent trigger points in the vastus lateralis muscle. Presented at the 2016 Faculty of Sports Medicine Annual Scientific Conference (15-17th September 2016). Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

Walsh, R., Kinsella, S. and McEvoy, J. (2016c). The intra-class reliability of locating latent trigger points in the vastus medialis muscle. Presented at the 2016 All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education (29th April 2016). Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.

Theses

O’Connor, S. (2014b). The design of a reliable musculoskeletal pre-participation screening and the establishment of normative data, epidemiology of injury and risk factors for injury in adolescent and collegiate Gaelic footballers and hurlers [PhD thesis]. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S. (2012b). Developing, validating and analyzing efficacy of tracking training load using self-recall training diaries [MSc thesis]. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Connor, S. (2009). Epidemiology of injury in Handball [BSc thesis]. Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland.