Health, Fitness & Welfare Integral to Vhitality Initiative

Health, Fitness & Welfare Integral to Vhitality Initiative


The first in a series of health seminars hosted by Ladies
Gaelic Football and Vhi Healthcare will take place on Thursday
15th March in Croke Park. The joint venture, entitled Vhitality,
will provide special seminars hosted across the country
focusing on the improvement of overall health, fitness and
nutrition for women. The conferences will also provide information
on minimising stress and the work/life balance as well as
focusing on issues relating to sport and general fitness.
Guest speakers will include experts on nutrition, stress,
fitness and a representative from the Irish Cancer Society.
The evenings are aimed at all women who are interested in
their overall well-being as well as women involved in sport,
coaching or managing teams.

Geraldine Giles, President of Cuman Peil Gael na mBán, said,
“Our recent Congress highlighted the importance of safeguarding
player welfare and ensuring that players and managers are
educated on player burnout and are given the best information
available on health and nutrition for sport. This joint
initiative will address these issues while also addressing
the wider health concerns that women have in relation to
healthy living.” The first of the Vhitality evenings will
be held on Thursday, 15th March, in Croke Park at 6.30pm.
Admission on the evening is free, however it is advised
to book early as places are limited. Further information
can be found on

Cork grasped the initiative in Division 1B of the Suzuki
Ladies National Football League with a hard fought one point
victory over Galway at the weekend. The Tribeswomen raced
out to an early lead but were hauled back by the champions
in the second half. Cork should now secure top seeding in
Division 1B but they are sure to meet Galway again in the
latter stages of the competition.

Donegal look like they are doomed to relegation after losing
the bottom of the table clash to Kildare. In Division 1A,
Kerry have slipped four places following their first defeat
of the league campaign. Sunday’s loss to Mayo has seen the
Kingdom slip from first to fourth but with a game in hand
they will be confident of a top two finish. Waterford suffered
the fourth consecutive loss and now looked destined to relegation
to Division 2.

Elsewhere, Dublin recorded an impressive seven point victory
over Clare in Division 2A while high-flying Tipperary were
held to a draw by Longford in Division 2B. Looking ahead
to the weekend’s action, the pick of the ties sees Kerry
take on last years beaten All Ireland finalists Armagh.
Despite a sluggish start to the league campaign Armagh top
the Division 1A table and Kerry will be desperate to make
amends for last weekend’s loss to Mayo. The meeting of Dublin
and Leitrim in Division 2 could well determine how far these
two counties will progress in this competition. A new look
Dublin, under the stewardship of Gerry McGill, have lost
only once while Leitrim have failed to recapture the form
which brought them to the All Ireland Junior final last

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