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Dublin and Raheny footballer Brian Fenton, centre, with 'Hero Award' winners during the 2018 GAA National Healthy Club Conference at Croke Park Stadium, in Dublin.
Dublin and Raheny footballer Brian Fenton, centre, with 'Hero Award' winners during the 2018 GAA National Healthy Club Conference at Croke Park Stadium, in Dublin.

150 Clubs Commence Phase 4 of The Healthy Club Project 


150 clubs commenced their journey in the GAA Healthy Club Project at the National Orientation Day for Phase 4 entrants in Croke Park on February 1st.

Delegates representing clubs from the 32 counties were present, while, for the first time ever, three international clubs are also taking part in the Healthy Club Project – Den Haag GAA Netherlands, Montreal Shamrocks GAA Canada and Al Ain GAA United Arab Emirates.

A total of 206 clubs applied to participate in Phase 4, with 150 selected following a rigorous process. Members of the Community & Health Department in Croke Park brought the delegates through the ‘Seven Step’ process involved in gaining recognition as an ‘Official Healthy Club’.

Perhaps more important were the inspirational testimonies and case studies offered by some of the 142 clubs that successfully completed Phase 1-3 of Project and can now proudly identify as official ‘Healthy Clubs’.

Phase 4 will run for 18-months with expressions of interest opening to new clubs that want to get involved in October 2021. There is lots interested clubs can do in the meantime, but the first step is to ensure that their Healthy Club Officer receives the training provided by their respective County Health & Wellbeing Committee. This provides all the guidance necessary. The Healthy Club Project is kindly supported by Irish Life, Healthy Ireland, the National Office of Suicide Prevention, the Public Health Agency, and the Tomar Trust.

As partners of the Healthy Club Project, Irish Life is offering the chance for four GAA clubs to win a €2,500 O’Neill’s voucher.

Registration closes this Friday 13th March. To register your club click here.

The club in each province that records the highest total average number of steps during the challenge period will win. Winning clubs must have a minimum of 15 walkers participate in the challenge and challenge participants must be aged 18 and over. The Steps Challenge is open to all GAA clubs. The Challenge starts on March 16th and ends on 12th April 2020.

What do I need to do to take part?

Register your clubs participation below by the 13th March on the following link:

https://mylife.irishlife.ie/Gaa-Healthy-Clubs-2020

How do club members join the challenge*?

The challenge will be available on MyLife app from the 17th February

  1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store

· Apple App Store - https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/mylife-by-irish-life/id1459620652

· Google Playstore - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.irishlife.mylife

1.      Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app

2.      Select challenges

3.      Select the challenge for your province

4.      Tap on join & select your club                                                                                    

What is MyLife?

More information can be found here:

https://mylife.irishlife.ie/about

Information on supported devices and app’s can be found here:

https://mylife.irishlife.ie/supported-devices-and-apps

For Mylife support and help:

Email support@mylife.irishlife.ie or call 01 704 1943

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