Former world championship cross country silver medalist Catherina McKiernan and Mayo GAA All Star Colm Boyle are two of the sports stars to speak on Achieving Success in Sport – What does it take? - a free, public seminar taking place in Breaffy House Hotel on Wednesday, November 13th starting at 7:30 pm.
They will be joined by John Courell Mayo GAA physio and Connacht rugby star Eoghan Masterson. The seminar will be chaired by well-known GAA commentator Liam Horan. Also speaking is Brendan Murphy, Drugs Service Regional Training Officer with the HSE and expert on substance use within sport.
The seminar is organized by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF ), Mayo Sports Partnership (MSP ) and South West Mayo Development Company.
The open forum will explore all aspects of sporting life including issues such as the substance use in sport, the demands and pressures on high performance athletes, the importance of leadership, management and preparation so that teams and individuals can make winning a habit.
“We are really excited about the range and calibre of speakers we have this year. One of the areas we will be looking at is that of substance use in sport and how players, coaches and clubs can respond” said Pat Conway, Mayo Community Liaison worker for the WRDATF.
“I would encourage everyone with an interest in sport – team and individual, competitive and leisure – to attend what promises to be a very informative and enjoyable evening” said Charlie Lambert MSP Coordinator.
To book a place at the seminar, call Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9064360 or email [email protected]