Cardiac Screening Day

The Club will host a Cardiac Screening Day on Saturday, July 16th at the Clubhouse in Ballymacward. The clinic will be open from 9.30am-5pm and each screening will take 15-20 minutes. Bookings can be made online: (1) Go to, (2) Click on the ‘Online Booking’, (3) Enter the clinic code PPGAA or please click the following:
Credit or Debit cards can be used to book an appointment. Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking too. Everyone else must pay the €65 fee which is tax deductible. Anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back at the end of the year. Alternatively, individuals with difficulty online can call our helpline 1890 300 333 or email We hope people will avail of the next available time slot.

Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?

  • Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
  • 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality
  • The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.
  • In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.
  • The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years
  • The European Society of Cardiology and the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.
  • AMS’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.