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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:
Miriam Gleeson – Project Leader, Jean Costello – Project Administrator, Deirdre Deevers, Sharon McMahon, Mary Shanahan, Wanda Dwane, Paula Mason, Kevin O’Hagan.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.
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