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Sports Nutrition Talk

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dr Catherine Norton is a registered dietitian (BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics) accredited high performance sports and exercise nutritionist (INDI SENG, BDA, SENr), Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAK) with almost 20 years’ experience in nutrition service provision across health care, the pharmaceutical industry, professional sport, teaching and research (PhD Nut, UL; MA Teaching, Learning UL).

She has extensive research experience in food for health and human performance with particular interest in optimising training adaptations and performance with optimised nutrient support (quantity, quality, distribution and timing relative to a training stimulus). She is also investigating technologies for dietary data collection and assessment, with a particular focus on athletic and active populations.

Catherine returned to the Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department at UL in 2016 and holds the first national appointment in Sport & Exercise Nutrition. She has previously worked with Munster Rugby, intercountry hurling and football teams, Swim Ireland, Irish Amateur Boxing Association and many other disciplines via her consultancy in the Sport Ireland Institute.

Dr Norton gave a talk to the club this week. The slides from the talk can be found at this page.

A downloadable PDF of the presentation can also be found here.


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Details for XC Sunday

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Instructions for XC Sunday

Kilmallock is the venue for the County Cross Country finals on Sunday.

Directions – the Cross Country Course is located in a field in Bulgaden, just outside Kilmallock. The eircode for the venue is V35YW50. When you are approaching Kilmallock from the Bruff side, you will come to the outskirts of the town – there is a garage on the right hand side. Take a left here, another left shortly afterwards and then follow the eircode to the required destination a couple of miles up the road.

Parking – parking in in Bulgaden Castle, a local hotel, restaurant which is situated only 30 metres. The owners are opening up their facilities to allow for changing and toilets. It will also be open for refreshments afterwards

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Juvenile Notices

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Juvenile – upcoming events and notices

Training as normal in Crescent College Comp every Monday at 7pm. This is the main training night for all registered athletes. Can we please remind parents to please observe the ‘left turn only’ rule when leaving the school after drop-off and training to avoid further traffic congestion

Other training times are Thursday night training at 6.30pm in Crescent College and Saturday morning at 10am in UL – these training sessions are for athletes who are competing with the club. Competing is not based on level/ability and all registered athletes are welcome to take part in events.

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Cross Country Juvenile results

Posted on Sep 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cross Country Season starts in Bilboa AC Cappamore

The juvenile even age championships took place in Bilboa on Sunday. Well done to athletes and parents who attended to make up teams and compete in the races. A few families attended for the first time as new members and were delighted to see them enjoy the races and participate

U10 girls and boys

Elllen Goggin of Dooneen AC won the U10 race and  Dooneen were the second placed team – Ellen Goggin, Eilis O’Neill, Beibhinn Collins, Jessica Nolan and Sofia Szultka made up the team, with Jessica and Sofia running for the first time.

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Juvenile updates/fixtures

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

Upcoming Fixtures and notices – 25th September

Please note that there will be no training at the track this Saturday, as it is closed for maintenance purposes. For those who are taking part in distance training in the back fields at 10am, that continues as normal on Saturday and is not affected. 

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Cross County senior and juvenile finals

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

The County juvenile/senior cross country races are taking place this Sunday in Bilboa AC starting at 12.30pm. Can parents please bring €2 entry fee per child to cover the costs of entry for the races.  For those not familiar with Bilboa AC, the address is Cappamore, Co Limerick and the eircode is V94 H773. We have a lot of athletes competing this weekend, all of them are on teams with other children,  so please arrive early at 11.30am – we need to get singlets for a couple of new members, race numbers and we need to walk the course before the races start. The U10, 12 and 14 athletes all have different courses to run and there is a map attached.

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