The role played by GAA clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of their communities across Ireland and beyond will be showcased and celebrated at the virtual GAA Healthy Club Conference 2021 on Saturday, January 23rd.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will deliver the final keynote address.

The event will include virtual workshops covering healthy eating, diversity & inclusion, social Gaelic Games and youth leadership in the GAA. The topics will be brought to life through practical club case studies with additional contributions by exciting guest speakers.

The event is backed by Healthy Ireland and Irish Life and is open to all GAA clubs and interested members.

The Healthy Club Project started as a small pilot involving just 18 clubs in 2014. As of 2021, it has engaged 300 clubs including a small number of the GAA’s international units. Its intention is to turn clubs into hubs for health in their communities.

Other guest speakers on the day will include the head of performance nutrition for the Dublin senior ladies and Longford senior men’s football teams, Kate McDaid, activist and journalist Joanne O’Riordan, and former Wexford senior hurling captain Diarmuid Lyng.

 

GAA Members looking to attend on the day can register here.

 

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