Healthy Clubs Project
Ireland Lights Up
Starting Wednesday 11th January, 2023
Carrigtwohill GAA Healthy Club is hosting 'Ireland Lights Up' in partnership with RTÉ's Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.
Ireland Lights Up is the country's biggest community walking initiative, which encourages GAA clubs to make exercise more accessible on dark winter nights and to offer people an opportunity to get together and socialise in a healthy way.
The eight-week walking programme will take place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, starting this week.
Starting at the GAA grounds, the route will go along Main Street and through Fota Rock and Cúl Árd. We will return to Main Street via Station Road. People then have the option of finishing at the GAA grounds (approx. 2 miles or 3km) or continuing on to do a lap of the lake in Castlelake and returning back to the GAA club, bringing the distance to approx. 3 miles (5km).
Note: Please sign in at the assembly point (near the ball alley in the GAA grounds) before starting each week.
All are welcome so we'd be delighted for you to come down to the club and come walking with us.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Route is below:
Smart Steps for Carrig!
Carrigtwohill GAA Healthy Club has signed up for the Every Step Counts Challenge in partnership with RTÉ's Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking. This challenge runs for just five weeks from the 11th of January until the 15th of February. The aim is to collectively walk a combined total of 4,000km.
You do NOT need to take part in the Wednesday Ireland Lights Up Walks to take part and help with this challenge.
All you need is a smartphone. Simply follow these three simple steps:
- Download the MyLife app at https://mylife.irishlife.ie/home
- Register. (You can register under a pseudonym if you want to remain anonymous.)
- Select: Challenges > Pending > Munster GAA – Every Step Counts 2023 > Leaderboard > Carrigtwohill GAA > Join
The app will track all your steps. You do not necessarily have to go out galivanting all over the place. All of your steps/movements will help us to work our way towards our goal and also to work our way up the leaderboard of Munster clubs.
We are doing very well after giving the other clubs a head-start of 24 hours and have worked our way up to 80th out of almost 200 clubs, with 316km covered in just over a day.
Take out that smartphone and join the challenge! Carraig Abú!
2. Select ticket type (adult, child, etc.) and quantity.
Couch to 5K - 6th January 8.00pm
Carrigtwohill Cougars (Gaelic for Mothers and Others) have begun a Couch to 5K event that will be taking place this evening at 8.00 pm at the lake in Castlelake.
If you're interested in taking on a bit of walking, maybe a bit of light running, and a bit of a chat then this may interest you or someone you know.
It's suitable for absolute beginners and caters to all ages and fitness levels.
All are welcome to join and you don't have to be a member of any club.
Hope you can make it.
Carrigtwohill GAA, Ladies Football, and Camogie clubs are participating in the GAA's Healthy Club project.
The aim of the project is to promote healthy living in the clubs themselves but also in the wider community of Carrigtwohill parish.
We are hoping to do this with the help of people who are interested in working with us in the organising and management of health-related events, learning opportunities, initiatives, etc.
We know that GAA coaching and club administration may not be of interest to you, but maybe you'd be interested in helping us with this?
You don't have to be a past or present member of a club. It would be great to get new volunteers and new ideas for this.
All are welcome.
If interested please contact one of us below:
Conor Ahern 087 919 3376 - Adult GAA Club
Dave Kelly 086 777 5825 - Juvenile GAA Club
Cathal Ó Murchú 087 970 9189 - Ladies Football Club
Maria Foley 085 736 0395 - Camogie Club
More info on this project is available here.. Healthy Clubs Project