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Wexford GAA Announce Online and Interactive Wellness Programme supported by McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy

Wexford GAA is proud to continue the McCauley Wellness Programme, with a fortnight of online events and interactive activities starting this coming Monday, 18th May and culminating in a countywide #Walk4Wexford on Sunday 31st of May. The programme, which is supported by McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy, will have online events, interactive activities, educational webinars, skills challenges and further content for all ages aiming to promote mental health and personal wellbeing during this challenging time.

As part of the programme, Wexford inter-county players past and present have volunteered to call cocooning members of the community. There are also three live online Reeling in the Years Panel discussions featuring members of the ’96 Hurling Panel, ’08 Football Panel and the three-in-a-row Camogie champions (2010-12). Interviews featuring some of the more prominent GAA characters within the county will also be available.

Further events include a weekly online family table quiz, club activity challenges, coaching webinars, activities for primary school children, webinars for Post Primary students and skills challenges set by Davy Fitzgerald and Lee Chin, while there will also be a couch to 5km and traffic light physical activity challenges for all ages.

On the final day of the programme, Sunday 31st May, all Wexford supporters all over the world are encouraged to wear their county colours while walking in their local area with members of their household to promote Health and Wellbeing in their local communities.

Announcing the Programme, Derek Kent, Chairman of Wexford GAA said: “Wexford GAA is proud to continue our Wellness Programme this year in an online format. It is important in these challenging times to promote mental health and wellbeing in our communities and to also provide alternative entertainment in the absence of our games. We feel the programme has something for all Wexford gaels of all ages in the many initiatives taking place over the next fortnight.”

Also commenting, McCauley Pharmacy CEO Tony McEntee said: “As a leading primary healthcare provider McCauley Pharmacy is proud to continue it’s support for the Wexford GAA Wellness Programme, which it would be fair to say is the most innovative and inclusive Wellness Programme being run anywhere in the country. Micheál and the Wellness team at Wexford GAA must be congratulated on their ongoing commitment to community Wellbeing in these difficult times.

Wexford Wellness week will run from May 18th – May 31st. (Full programme below)

For further information:

Gearóid Devitt – secretary.wexford@gaa.ie 087-1218365

Copy of WELLness Schedule (4)

Wexford GAA Wellness Programme May 18th – May 31st 2020

Proudly supported by McCauley

Week 1

Monday 18th May

Meet your Heroes

Phone calls and online Q&A with Players from Past and Present

 Tuesday 19th May

Gaels with Tales

Conversations with GAA Stalwarts

 Wednesday 20th May

7.30pm Athletic Development Coaching Webinar

 Thursday 21st May

Go WeLL – Post Primary Schools Webinar

8pm – Reeling in the Year: Senior Football ‘08

Relive some great days with members of the panel

 Friday 22nd May

12 Noon Fitness with the Ball

7pm Monster County GAA Table Quiz

 Saturday 23rd May

Club 300km Challenge

Child up to u11 attempt to hit 50km cumulatively

Youth up to U17 attempt to hit 100km cumulatively

Adult 18+ to attempt to hit 150km cumulatively

 Sunday 24th May

8pm – Reeling in the Years: Senior Camogie 2010- 12

Relive some great days with members of the panel


Week 2

Monday 25th May

8pm Meet your Heroes

Phone calls and online Q&A with Players from Past and Present

 Tuesday 26th May

Gaels with Tales

Conversations with GAA Stalwarts

8pm – Reeling in the Year ‘96

Relive some great days with members of the panel

 Wednesday 27th May

7.30pm Games Based Coaching Webinar

Thursday 28st May

Go WeLL – Post Primary Schools Webinar

8pm – Exclusive Online Interview – BIlly Dodd interviews Billy Walsh

Friday 29TH May

8pm – Monster County GAA Table Quiz

Saturday 30th May

Live Online Nursery

Sunday 31st May

#WalkWithWexford – Wear your county colours and walk with members of your household


Follow @OfficialWexGAA for more details and links to events

For further information e-mail secretary.wexford@gaa.ie


Reeling in the Years:  Tom Dempsey interviews Tony and Colm Doran


Gaels with Tales:
Jimmy Egan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUJJx3nfBas

Breda Flood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw3auzO_lws

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Hosted in conjunction with Professor Pat Dolan who is joint founder and Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and holds the prestigious UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement.
Link: https://youtu.be/IrzZ0dYR-7g

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Link: https://youtu.be/k6Nr5ueKLMw

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Link: https://youtu.be/gli7NpYlWx4

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Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDa4ndA75zU&t=186s