Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic

SportsClinicPicCappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is a specialist centre of excellence for the elective management of orthopaedic conditions and for the complete care of sports-related orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, spine and supporting connective soft tissues).

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic was established in 2004, and expanded in 2010. This is a public clinic with the purpose of assessing, examining and investigating sports-related orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Players and athletes participating in sport at all levels (elite, competitive and recreational) can be referred directly to the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic at the Outpatient Department of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital by General Medical Practitioners, Consultants, Chartered Physiotherapists and Athletic Trainers.

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic is part funded by the Cappagh Hospital Foundation.

The services provided by the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic include:

  • Clinical evaluation by Sports Physicians and Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Dedicated musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging (plain radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography and 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging) and image-guided interventional radiology procedures via the Orthopaedic and Sports Imaging Centre (OSIC)
  • Muscle Compartment Pressure Measurement Studies
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Referrals, Consultations and Procedures (multiple sub- specialties).
  • Rheumatology and Bone Health (sports specific and dedicated)
  • Sports Medicine Laboratory Blood Tests
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Collaboration with referring healthcare professionals and coaches as required

The expert team at the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic has extensive knowledge and understanding of all facets of Surgical and Non-Surgical Rehabilitation and Management of Sports-related Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Injuries.

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic is dedicated to facilitating injured players and athletes to return to training and competition as soon as possible.

Contact Details:

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11

Tel: 01 814 0400 Fax: 01 814 0327 Email:


Wednesdays 9am-1pm – Dr. Noel McCaffrey, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Thursdays 9am-1pm – Dr. Pat O’Neill, Consultant in Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.


Referral is by letter from general medical practitioners, medical and surgical consultants, physiotherapists and healthcare professionals or by using the Cappagh Hospital Outpatients form here on the website: Referral Form

How to get here: By Car:

Cappagh is easily accessible from the M50 or Dublin City Centre.

From M50: Exit at the N2 (exit 5) for Finglas/City Centre. Take the Finglas/Cappagh slip road. Turn right at the traffic lights, up Mellowes Road. Veer left to traffic lights at Church with high steeple. Turn right at these traffic lights up Cappagh Road, to traffic lights at T junction, turn right and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is the third entrance on the left. (Just after Pedestrian Lights).

From City Centre: Take the N2, pass Glasnevin Cemetery and turn left just after the footbridge at Finglas. Continue passing church on your left, through set of traffic lights, up to next traffic lights at T-junction, turn right and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is the third entrance on the left. (Just after Pedestrian Lights).

By Bus:

  • The 40D bus runs from Parnell Street every 15 – 30 minutes at peak times, passing the front gate of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and on to Tyrellstown, Dublin 15.
  • The 104 bus arrives and leaves the Hospital grounds each hour until 7pm, commuting to and from Clontarf Dart Station, via Beaumont Hospital.
  • The 220 bus runs to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital from Ballymun and on to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and Our Lady’s Well, Mulhuddart.
  • The 17A bus from Kilbarrack comes to a terminus near Cappagh Road and is a 15-minute walk to the Hospital.

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