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Healthy Club

Mungret St Pauls is the only club in Limerick, is one of only 5 in Munster and 18 throughout the country to be given the honour of being included in the Healthy Club Pilot Project. The project is a collaboration between the GAA, the HSE and local Sports Partnerships which strive to improve the health and well being of not only club members but the community as a whole. GAA clubs already provide many health benefits yet it is acknowledged that there is always demand for guidance in areas of health promotion particularly for:

• Healthy Eating and diet

• Drug and Alcohol Awareness

• Mental Health Well being

• Suicide Prevention and response

• Activities for non-playing and older members

Actions undertaken to date by the healthy club project team include

• The distribution of a questionnaire which aimed to give insight into people’s understanding of health and to identify the areas they perceive the need for development.

• Inclusion of healthy recipes and healthy tips in the club notes.

• Provision of a healthy option of fruit at home underage league and blitz matches.

• Family fun day

• Immunisation programme with the HSE

Future initiatives include

• Health screening for all age groups

• Development and implementation of drug and alcohol policies

• Promotion of greater understanding of drug and alcohol issues

• Training in Mental health awareness

• The promotion of the benefits of healthy eating

• The promotion of the benefits of exercise to all age groups

We aim to empower people to make healthier choices and to ensure that all the community benefits each of us is responsible for our own health, it is about you !!

The project team comprises:

Kevin O’Hagan – Project Leader, Jean Costello – Project Administrator,  Sharon McMahon,  Wanda Dwane, Donie Browne,  Paula Mason, Miriam Gleeson, Deirdre Deevers, Mary Shanahan,

 

Cheque Presentation

Mungret St. Pauls 10K committee were delighted to be able to present a cheque to the Limerick Search and Rescue recently.

Healthy Club

Mungret St. Pauls GAA club was one of only 18 Clubs selected to participate in the initial pilot Phase of the Healthy Club Project, now there are 150 clubs across the 32 counties participating in the GAA’s Healthy Club project which is into Phase 3. Almost 220 clubs applied to participate in Phase 3 highlighting the progressive nature of Mungret St. Pauls GAA Club who have been a front runner in developing this initiative. Mungret St. Pauls have many successful initiatives around the Healthy Club model, we run a 10K as well as a Kids run annually which is in its 8th year and has proved to be a fantastic success, Men on the Move and Women on the Move projects which have run over the past two years have had huge attendances as has our Operation Transformation walk and weight loss project which will be rolled out again in the New Year. WE have created many great partnerships with local business’s including Limerick Sports Partnership, the HSE and Dooradoyle Men’s Shed to name but a few, all of whom are working together to make our community a Healthy Community.

The Mungret St. Pauls Healthy Club are always looking for new members to join in with ideas and help in moving the club on to the next level to deliver programmes that support members physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

We are delighted to be able to acknowledge Irish Life in their fantastic contribution in Grants to the GAA Healthy Clubs with all funds being used to promote health and well being in the Club and community.

The Healthy Club Project is supported by Healthy Ireland, the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and Irish Life, the award-winning project aims to transform clubs into hubs for health in their communities. The GAA already makes a significant contribution to the health of the population through the promotion and provision of Gaelic Games. Participating Healthy Clubs seek to expand their positive influence beyond the playing field by implement policies, partnerships, and programmes designed to support the physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of their communities.

 

Mungret St. Pauls 10K

Well done to everyone who took to their feet on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday saw our younger competitors take to the grass as they ran in a variety of races from wobblier to mini teen followed by an obstacle race.

On Sunday 13 was the main event the 6K walk and 10K run which was a great success, congratulations to the winners- women were Jessica Coyne, Hilkk Kontro and Donna Hayes. The men were Niall Shanahan, Colm Tucker and Declan Ginane. A very well done to the first club member back Breandán O’hAnnaidh, who after helping in the childrens run the day before played in the intermediate football match Saturday night and still had the energy to run and win the Pat Barron trophy which he accepted from Mike Barron.

A big Thank you to all our committee members and to everyone who helped out over the weekend as stewards, administration or caterers.

Photos of the childrens run can be found here

10K photos available on our facebook page by clicking HERE

Women on the Move

There was a fantastic turn out again at the Women on the Move in Mungret St. Pauls on Thursday night. We are very thankful to Limerick Sports Partnership and the Healthy club for bringing this to our club where all women over the age of 30 can take part wither they are members of the club or not, it is open to everyone. If you were unable to participate last week you can still join in on Thursday at 7.30pm.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

Our Operation Transformation is now complete, well done to all the participants especially those who took part in the weight loss section. It is a fantastic achievement from everyone, our overall winner was John Hassett who lost a fantastic 2.5 stone (35 lbs), Second place was Kevin O’Hagan with brother Eoin O’Hagan in at third place. Everyone who took part and lost weight no matter how big or small were winners. John got to choose where the €1,100 raised donations were to be handed over to and the Charity chosen is the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, another operation transformation winner.

It is very easy to keep up the good work especially as we are coming into the good weather and we hope you have found other people with the same intentions to encourage you to walk with.

A very special Thank you to Kevin O’Hagan, Jean Costello, Olivia Whyte, Darragh Droog and Limerick Sports Partnership whom without their input the Operation Transformation would not of ran so smoothly.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

In our second last walk for Operation Transformation at the weigh in there was yet again more fantastic weight loss by the members. The biggest loss was 5lbs while 2 other members lost a stone each. So far by members who have recorded their weight loss the total stands at 347lbs. With next week being the last weigh in the plan for those taking part is to meet at around 6.30pm to go for a 9.2k walk and get weighed at the end where the results will be taken. With a hopeful €1,100 to be handed onto a members charity of their choice next week, we would like to say well done in taking part and would love if everyone could come out and walk in support of our weight loss members.

Women on the Move

Due to the weather this has been postponed. We are delighted to be launching our Women on the Move and can confirm it is due to start on Thursday March 1st from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for an initial 6 week programme with a possibility of extending, this is the first one of its kind for over 30’s and we are delighted to have the Healthy Club bring this exciting programme to the club after the success of the Men on the move which is still ongoing on a Monday and Wednesday night.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

Yet again another great result on Monday night with one member lost an amazing 2 stone so far. The biggest loss for the week was 5lbs with a few members shy of lossing a stone so far. There are only 2 weeks left so we are looking to encourage our members on for their last two weeks but hope they keep it up with either the men on the move or the women on the move which starts up shortly.

The weigh in will take place next Monday from 6.30pm. Thank you to everyone for their support.

Don’t forget the Monday night warm up before the walk, this will take place at 6.45pm again next Monday.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

There was 26 members available for weigh in on Monday with a total loss of 39 lbs, Well done to all our O.T.
Members. There was a top weight loss of 6lbs also yet another person having lost a stone since taking up the transformation. The weigh in will take place next Monday from 6.30pm. Thank you to everyone for their support.

Don’t forget the Monday night warm up before the walk, this will take place at 6.45pm again next Monday.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

Well done yet again to all our participants, we are delighted with the turnout of people taking part in the Operation Transformation each week. Monday night saw another great warm up before the walk, this will take place at 6.45pm again next Monday, it is always important to get in a warm up and cool down after exercises and the warm up on Monday night shows it can be great fun.
There was a lower attandance on Monday for the weigh in but there were still great results with one member losing half a stone, one loosing a stone and on Monday night there were 3 members all loosing 4lbs over the week.
Weigh in will take place next Monday from 6.30pm. We are delighted to say that the charity contribution is over €750, there is only 4 weeks left and so far an over all a recorded weight loss of 243lbs. Thank you to everyone for their support.

Men on the Move

This well attended programe for men made a great return on Monday night at 7.30pm and will be on again on a Wednesday night at 6.30pm. Well done to all the men who have benefited from this great Healthy Club and Limerick Sports Partnership exercise. A women on the move will be rolled out shortly with a date to be confirmed

 

Operation Transformation 2018

We are delighted with the crowds of people taking part in the Operation Transformation. Monday night saw a great warm up before the walk, it is always important to get in a warm up and cool down after excercises and the warm up on Monday night showed it can be great fun.

Well done to everyone who is taking part in the ‘1000lb Challenge’. With the 33 members present the total weight lost was 4stone, 4lbs with 2 members lossing a fantastic 6lbs each. The aim of the ‘1000lb Challenge’ is to loos weight and get fit, you don’t have to be the top looser once you are lossing the pounds is the way to go and keeping it off it the next challenge.

Weigh in will take place next Monday from 6.30pm. We are delighted to say that the charity contribution is over €700, at the end of the 8 weeks we will be announcing the chosen charity for all the donations. Thank you to everyone for their support.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

Weigh in on this Monday is from 6pm with the walk to begin at 7pm. Last Monday we were doing free blood pressure testing which is a great way to look after yourself and make sure you are not putting your body through too much. Thank you to Mairead & Tracey from Limerick Sports Partnership who arrived to talk to our ladies about our upcoming Women on the Move programme which will be starting in mid February we look forward to rolling out in Mungret St. Pauls for the whole community.
 
Well done to all our participators who attended our Operation Transformation weigh in. It was another great night. The ‘1000lb Challenge’ the biggest individual loss was a fantastic 6lb in the week. There are 43 members taking part in the ‘1000lb Challenge’ while only 33 were available to be weighted on Monday night they managed slightly lower than last week with 63 lb or 4 stone 7lbs loss in the group. Keeping the group going is Olivia Whyte with advise on food and nutrition while Darragh Droog and Jean Costello are available to answer questions on fitness and exercise.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

Well done to all our participatance who attended our Operation Transformation on Monday last in the bad weather. It was another great night. The ‘1000lb Challange’ got off to a great start with one member registering a fantastic 8lb loss in the week. There are 41 members taking part in the ‘1000lb Challange’ while only 29 were available to be weighted on Monday night they managed a great 86 lb or 6 stone 2 lbsloss in the group. You can still take part in the challange and we would remind those who are taking part that there is support available to help keep up the brilliant effort they have put in. Olivia Whyte is available for advise on food and nutrition while Darragh Droog and Jean Costello are available to answer questions on fitness and excercise. Thank you to those who have taken sponsorship cards, these are also available again on Monday night if you missed than last week.

Don’t forget we have our charity donation bucket available each Monday night for a sugested contribution of €2 each Monday night.

The doors are open at 6.15pm for early weigh in while the walk begins at 7pm.

Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to be able to bring this event to the community to benefit walkers and charities through the Healthy Club. We also run a men only fitness camp called Men on the Move, during the year and hope to bring in another new fitness event during the year if you are interested or know someone who would be interested in these events to email their name and contact details to mungretgaa@gmail.com and we will notify you when these events are due to begin.

 

Operation Transformation 2018

 
Our first night out was on Monday 8 January and we were delighted to see an estimated 150 people arrive and walk together on the 6K route with a few people taking the 10K route. It was a fantastic sight to see the diverse range of people walking together, driving each other along to better themselves. We are delighted to have on board with us this year Jean Costello (fitness), Olivia Whyte (nutritionist) and Darragh Droog ( Strength & Conditioning Coach) who have a wealth of information to pass on.
There is a ‘1000lb Challenge’ this year where you register for €10 and get your weight loss measured each week. There was such a demand on this that we are pushing forward the time you can start to stand on the scales so everyone has a chance to get checked in to 6.15pm with the walk starting at 7pm. Sponsorship cards will be available on Monday night where you can choose a charity to raise money for by getting sponsored for each pound you loose. You can still register for this next Monday night.
Each night there will be a donation bucket where we would ask people who attend to contribute €2 each week. The winner of the ‘1000lb Challenge’ will then get to pick a charity for the monies raised through the weekly donation and the registration fee to go to.
Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to be able to bring this event to the community to benefit walkers and charities through the Healthy Club. We also run a men only fitness camp called Men on the Move, during the year and hope to bring in another new fitness event during the year if you are interested or know someone who would be interested in these events to email their name and contact details to mungretgaa@gmail.com and we will notify you when these events are due to begin.
 
 

Operation Transformation 2018

Looking for a kick start to the new year but don’t want to do it alone? Why not join in the Mungret St Pauls Healthy Club Projects Operation Transformation 2018 which starts next Monday 8th January at 7pm from the club house and will continue for 8 weeks.

As with last year we will be leaving the club at 7pm for a 6K walk (via St Nessans School – University Hospital and returning via Fr Russell Road), 10K option also available. We ask all walkers to contribute €2 which will be donated to charity after the 8 weeks, though this is optional. In a change this year we also include The ‘1000lb Challenge’ weight loss option – those who wish to avail of this are asked to be at the Club at 6.30pm on Monday the 8th for a weigh in, there will be a registration of €10 and if persons want they can get sponsored for the weight loss, i.e. 50cent per lb lost – all monies raised through registration and pledges will be donated to charity. The weight loss will be a % of weight lost and a winner will be declared after 8 week, that person will decide on the charity to receive the registration and weekly €2 donation (pledged sponsorship will go to each individuals preferred charity). The ‘1000lb Challenge’ will be a Club goal of losing a total 1000lb’s over the 8 week period – to help in this we have enlisted the assistance of Nutritionist Olivia Whyte (former Motivation Clinic),  Darragh Droog (Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach at Altitude Gym and Head of Youth Athletic Performance for Limerick Hurling Academy)and Jean Costello (BodyRoc Boot Camp) who will be available to offer advice for the 8 weeks – should you not be able to make week 1 you can join in later. Should anyone need further information contact Kevin on 087-0601686.

 

Men on the Move

Mungret St. Pauls Men on the Move completed their activities for 2017 tonight. Well done to all the men who took part.
Men on the move are back in action again 5th February but you can warm up to it from Monday 8th January with weekly Operation Transformation 6K walk.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Healthy Club

We are delighted to have Kevin O’Hagan accept a plaque on behalf of Mungret St. Pauls Healthy Club for the participation in the Healthy Club Programme for GAA clubs since 2013. Mungret St. Pauls and Na Piarsaigh are the 2 clubs in Limerick taking part with the programme. While partaking in the Healthy Club Mungret St. Pauls have made many changes to improve the lives of member and the surounding community. The Men on the Move has been a great hit with a fantastic following run in partnership with Limerick Sports Partnership. There are oranges supplied at half time of games and blitzes which proves to be enjoyed by all. We very recently held the Reeling in the Year 1973 with thanks to Gerry McNamara. There are many events going on through the year in connection with the Healthy Club Committee. The committee is always looking for new members to join in from the club or the community, if you are available or know someone who would like to join in please contact Miriam Gleeson on 087-9974051

 

4 November 2017; Kevin O’Hagan, representing Mungret St Paul’s, Co Limerick, is presented with the Official Healthy Club Award by Seán Cavanagh, Healthy Clubs Ambassador and former Tyrone Footballer. The special ceremony held in Croke Park saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland. The GAA’s Healthy Clubs Project hopes to transform GAA clubs nationally into hubs for community health and wellbeing. As part of the programme, each club is trained to deliver advice and information programmes on a variety of different topics including, physical activity; emotional wellbeing; healthy eating; community development, to name but a few. For more information, visit: www.gaa.ie/community. Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Reeling back to the hurling year of 1973

A great night had by all with some memorable moments recalled and some past memories better forgotten. Matt O’Callaghan did a fantastic job as always with his research done well in advance he was able to recite scores of Harty Cup games from years ago. There were interesting questions from the floor that added to the night. 
We, Mungret St. Pauls would like to Thank Gerry McNamara for organising this event with the Limerick GAA Health and Wellbeing and Mungret Heritage. Thank you to Kevin O’Hagan who opened and closed the event, to Matt O’Callaghan and our panelists Richie Bennis, Bernie Hartigan, Eamonn Grimes, Eamon Cregan and Tom Ryan. Unfortunately Liam O’Donoghue was unable to attend. We would like to thank all who attended on the night, coming out in the bad weather. As always a special word of Thanks to the committee who set up the hall and served the refreshments.

Men on the Move

Well done to all the men who attended Monday night for the return of the Men on the move. If you were unable to attend on the night it is not too late, the next night will be Wednesday at 6pm.

For all MEN from 30 years to 130 years who have started to feel like they need to get out and start to get more exercise with likeminded men.

Ran in connection with the Healthy Club and Limerick Sports Partnership, Men on the Move, will run for 12 weeks every Monday and Wednesday night from 6pm to 7pm in the Mungret St. Pauls GAA pitch.

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Mungret Men on the Move

We were delighted with the uptake on the Healthy Club Men on the Move GAA/Community initiative in Association with Limerick Sports Partnership were we invited men to come along and improve your health.
The men who attended took part in a 12 week Men on the Move Healthy Club Project session – these sessions are Bi weekly one hour Aerobic / Strength /Flexibility & Mobility sessions as well as Nutrition & Wellbeing Workshops designed by Men for Men. It was especially great to see men taking part that were non club members and enjoying taking part. The end of the 12 week saw the group travel to see Croke Park and received a fantastic welcome and had a very enjoyable day.

If you were unable to take part or would like to take part in a scheme like this one it is hoped another one will be run later in the year and we would love to see new people participate.

Thank you to the Limerick Sports Partnership who supplied the coaches and held the workshop.

A great write up on this journey by our men by clicking HERE

 

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Men on the Move

A fantastic attendance with over 60 men at the Men on the Move meeting on Monday night 20 March, it is great to see this increase from last weeks meeting. It is still not too late to take part you just have to be male with a pair of runners and enthusiasm so come along, only 2 nights left to register this Thursday 23 March at 8.15pm and Monday 27 March at 6.30pm. This will start our 12 week programme finishing up with a trip to Croke Park…all men are welcome to this Community Health Project.

 

Mungret Men on the Move

It was great to have 25+ men attend Mungret Men on the Move information slot on Monday night, we start next Monday at 6.30 -7.30pm at the GAA Club. All that is needed is a pair of runners and enthusiasm so come along, next Monday will include a basic health test and will start our 12 week programme finishing up with a trip to Croke Park…all men are welcome to this Community Health Project.
You do not have to be a member of the GAA Club to partake – this a GAA/Community initiative in Association with Limerick Sports Partnership

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Operation transformation 2017

Our last of 6 nights for the Healthy Club Community Operation Transformation 6K walk took place on Monday 13 February. It has been an unbelievable turn out on each night for the walks and we would like to Thank everyone for taking part and hope that you keep it up. At the end of this last walk every walker was rewarded with a cup of tea while Kevin O’Hagan said a few words and hope to promote more walking to take place. If you were not able to attend on Monday and would like to know more about future walks please email mungretgaa@gmail.com or follow any updates on our facebook page. Thanks to the kind donations of the walkers €365 was raised and five local charitys were chosen to go into a hat, St. Gabriels school, Redhill school, TLC for CF, The Mens Shed and Enable Ireland. We are delighted to inform you that TLC for CF will be presented with the check in the next few weeks. Thank you everyone and keep up the good work.

Previous Week

Next Monday 13th February will be our last night, we are having a cup of tea after the walk with hope to discuss continuing with the walk.

Well done to everyone who came out on Monday night to take part in the Healthy Club Community Operation Transformation 6K walk, it was great to see the damp weather did not deter people. There was about 100 people of all ages attending full of enthusiasm. There are three different lengths of walks available; 4K, 6K and the 10K option with majority of the walkers taking on the 6K route. There are private weigh-ins available on the night.

This is a Free event but there is a donation box available ( €2 per adult is a suggested donation ) with all donations going to charity at the end of the 6 weeks.

If you were unable to attend last Monday you can still turn up for the next five weeks, we start at 7pm each Monday night and look forward to seeing you there for the “talk and walk”.

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Oisin McConville talk in Doon

Oisin McConville will deliver a very informative talk on Gambling in the GAA on Thursday February 23rd at 8 p.m. in Doon  GAA Club.

Oisin will talk about his own experience as well as having information on hand to help people deal with addition issues.

Entry is free and is open to everyone – parents, coaches, mentors, players and we would encourage as many of you as possible to attend or to nominate someone from your club to attend.

Smoke Free Club


As part of the action plan for 2017 with agreement of the club management Mungret St. Pauls will become a smoke free zone. This will take place in stages beginning with the pitches and changing rooms. Signs have started going up we appreciate your co-operation with this important change to the club.

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Community Operation Transformation Walk

Trying to start off with your New Years Resolution?

We are going to try help with the Healthy Club who have organised a 6K walk around the area. Starting THIS Monday 9th January at 7pm in the Mungret St. Pauls Clubhouse. Bring the family and the neighbours along.

If you have a hi-Vis vest please bring it along.

Dogs will need to be on a leash at all times and owners must be responsible.

A walk with friends is a great way to pass time as you shed the pounds.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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Croke Park Visit

Limerick GAA in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing Committee are organising a trip to Croke Park on the 15th of February 2017 at a cost of €20 which includes Transport to Dublin (including a tea stop), Croke Park and Museum tour topped off with Dinner in Croke Park. This is only available to Seniors and early booking is essential as places will go quickly. Interested members please send on your details to Gerry McNamara on 085-1901900

 

Defibrillator Training

Mungret Community Council plan to organise a course on Defibrillator use in January. If you are interested in attending the course please forward your name to Dónal fitzgibbon on 086-6053934

 

La na gClub

On Saturday 7th of May instead of training there were matches held with each of the age groups. The day was very well attended with the Gaelic for Mothers and Others holding their training session at the club pitches also. Unfortunately there was not great weather for the day but it did not dampen the players spirits. Thank you to all who support on the day especially to the coaches who organised the matches. The oranges went down a treat and we would like to thank those on the Healthy Club committee who gave generously of their time.

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Off the Booze on your Bike

This Sunday is the last cycle for the month. there has been a great response and we thank everyone who has taken part and would especially like to thank Kevin O’Hagan and Brendan Ryan for spearheading it in connection with the Healthy Club. They meet this Sunday in the club at 9am

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