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GAA Healthy Club Roadshow

January 30th, 2017

GAA Healthy Club Roadshow



Connacht GAA Centre

Saturday 4th February



16 January 2017; Pictured from left, ambassadors Dublin footballer Philly McMahon, Kilkenny hurler Michael Fennelly, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte, and Dr. Aoife Lane, Chairperson of the Women's Gaelic Players Association and Head of Department of Sport and Health Science in Athlone Institute of Technology, crossing the "finish line" held by students Abbey Mahoney, age 11, from Our Lady of Consolation, and Jamie Smyth, age 11, from Scoil Chiarain CBS, at the GAA Healthy Clubs launch at Craobh Chiarain GAA Club, Parnell Park in Donnycarney, Dublin. The GAA launched the next stage of their pioneering project to transform Ireland's GAA clubs into ground-breaking healthy hubs. The launch intends to encourage more GAA clubs to get involved to support communities in pursuit of better physical, social and mental wellbeing. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

The GAA is delighted to launch the next stage of its Healthy Clubs Project (HCP) – and are encouraging more Connacht GAA clubs to get involved to support their communities in pursuit of better physical, social, and mental wellbeing.

While GAA clubs have always played an important role in supporting the health of its members and communities, the Healthy Clubs Project (HCP) aims to bring this positive influence to a new level. The roadshows will feature fascinating contributions from four renowned ambassadors, each one selected to bring to life experiences that have influenced their GAA careers and lives. These are:

  • Philly McMahon – emotional wellbeing and mental fitness
  • Anna Geary – healthy eating and health promotion
  • Michael Fennelly – physical activity
  • Mickey Harte – community engagement and support

In addition to the ambassador’s contributions, four Connacht Healthy Clubs will share some of the exceptional work they are undertaking under the four areas of work outlined above.

One of the most common questions we are asked by clubs interested in enhancing the health and wellbeing of their members is what can we do and where do we start? The roadshows aim to help answer those questions and fire up the imagination of anyone interested in getting their club involved in Phase 3. The HCP primary interest is about making every club a hub for health, and that everyone’s experience of their local GAA club will be positive and health-enhancing.

To register for the Connacht Healthy Club Roadshow visit

Numbers per club are limited to four. All events are over-12 and free of charge with a healthy lunch provided by Aramark. It will start at 10am and finish at 2pm.

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