The Camogie Association announced the 3rd annual Hurl Smart week in partnership with the Nutrition & Health Foundation.
Running from the 2nd to the 8th June, Hurl Smart Week aims to increase activity levels of all ages, male and female by providing a programme of events in a local camogie club. Over 50 clubs nationwide are signed up to take part in the week.
Clubs will run a number of events with the aim of getting everyone active through camogie/hurling activities such as relay races, obstacle courses, wall ball challenges, target practice challenges, nutritional talks etc.
Speaking about the initiative Dr. Muireann Cullen, Manager of the Nutrition and Health Foundation said: “Hurl Smart Week aims to encourage people all over Ireland to get active, even just a little per day. One in 10 children watch three or more hours of television on an average weekday and 66% watch for between one and three hours . If some of this TV time was substituted for 60 minutes of a moderate level of activity, we could help reverse the obesity epidemic and give our children a healthier, happier future”.
Aileen Lawlor, President of the Camogie Association said: “The year on year expansion of the Hurl Smart Week since 2012 is wonderful. The Camogie Association is keen to support communities and families to be serious about nutrition and exercise in our daily lives. We are delighted with the interest and support for this initiative which promotes active communities through Camogie”
Participating clubs are detailed below.
Picture: St.Annes Camogie club Louth participate in a training session at Port Beach as part of Hurl Smart Week 2013.
For further information contact:
Caroline Murray, Project & Initiatives Co ordinator, The Camogie Association, Phone 087 1251269, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to the editor:
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Galway- Davitts, Pearses, Carnmore, Turloughmore, Ardrahan, Sylane
Roscommon-Athleague, Roscommon Gaels
Carlow-Burren Rangers, Naomh Brid, Mount Leinster Rangers
Dublin-Ballyboden St.Endas, Kilmacud Crokes, St.Oliver Plunketts
Kilkenny-Clara, Conahy, Emeralds, Young Irelands
Meath-Kiltale, Navan Mahonys
Westmeath-Raharney, Castletown Geoghegan
Wexford-Craanford Monaseed, Gusserane O Rahillys, Oulart the Ballagh, St.Mary’s, St.Ibars/Shelmalier, Glynn Barntown
Clare-Scarriff Ogonnelloe, Truagh
Cork-Carrigaline, Erins Own, St.Colums, Killeagh, Ballygarvan, St.Catherines
Limerick-Cappamore, Murroe/Boher, Knockaderry.
Derry- St.Patricks Dungiven, Sean O Learys Newbridge, O Donovan Rossa Magherafelt, Lavey, Na Magha,
Down- An Riocht, Clonduff