GAA Healthy Club Phase 3
Our club has been selected to participate in Phase 3 of the GAA Healthy Club project. This phase will run for approximately 18 months. The aim of the Healthy Club project is to make clubs a hub for healthy living in the community. More than 200 clubs applied for this phase and 92 were selected. The application required a 500-word submission outlining our motivation to become a healthy club.
Having formed in March 2017, to date the Healthy Club committee have organised several events for a variety of groups within the community. There are already a number of other activities in the pipeline. In addition, two members of the committee will be attending the National Healthy Club Orientation Day in Croke Park next month. We will receive information packs, training and other resources to enable participation in the project.
The committee wish to acknowledge the support received to date from the club Executive, mentors, parents and players. We are delighted that some of our parents and mentors have come forward with ideas for future initiatives. We look forward to working within the club in order to bring health and wellbeing to the forefront in our community.
Under 13 Camogie Couch to 5K
The Under 13 Camogie mentors organised a C25K as a Healthy Club initiative for their team over the winter months. Running over 10 weeks, with a short break for Christmas, the group undertook 2 nights per week, following the C25K programme, and team members were encouraged to do one other night per week with their parents.
The conclusion of their programme was to participate in the parkrun in Griffeen park on Saturday 17th February. The girls and their supporting crew of parents, siblings, mentors and other club members were easily spotted in the crowd wearing their club colours. All of them clocked up impressive times – and several of them are planning to make parkrun a regular activity in their week.
Well done girls!
Healthy Clubs Cookery session
On Friday last 48 U10 and U11 boys and girls took part in one of two hands-on cookery sessions. Assigned to “stations” in groups of 2-4, they were responsible for weighing, measuring and mixing their recipes, getting them into the oven and cleaning their workspace before moving onto the next recipe. The completed products were proudly taken home (or in some cases eaten before they left the building!)
Well done to all who took part –hopefully they will practise the recipes using the recipe cards they were given on the day!