Ulster GAA has backed an exciting new health challenge to its members … ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’, which was launched in Croke Park recently. This fun challenge with a healthy twist invites participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January and in doing so seek sponsorship to go towards their local GAA club. Participants are also encouraged to engage in some new exercises that help them reach their recommended weekly activity levels during the month, and hopefully beyond.
Ulster GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail urged Ulster GAA members to get involved in the campaign. He said, “This is an excellent opportunity for our members to start the year in a healthy manner. Many of our teams begin preparing for the season ahead at this time so it’s ideal for our playing base, but we would be hopeful that the wider membership would get involved and truly make this a community effort!”.
Individuals and panel members can sign up at www.gaa.ie/asap where they will receive a sponsorship card and an information pack containing details on health, exercise and diet. Further information is also available from respective County ASAP Officers. All participating clubs will be in with a chance to win a training session with one of Ireland’s leading high performance coaches or one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists in 2012.