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Keep active and help your GAA club win big with Irish Life

1 November 2018; Walkers in attendance at the launch of Ireland Lights Up with the GAA in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking at Ballyboughal GAA Healthy Club in Dublin. In a bid to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights, ‘Ireland Lights Up’ will see participating clubs turn on their floodlights/lighting systems between 7-pm-9pm each Thursday for a five-week period (January 17th – February 21st 2019) as Operation Transformation returns to our screens in the New Year. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
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The GAA's Community & Health Department has teamed up with Irish Life to launch a special ‘Healthy Clubs Steps Challenge' aimed at GAA clubs across Ireland

And by the end of June, four lucky clubs will have walked their way to a Euro 2,500 voucher with O'Neill's.

Throughout the Covid-19 emergency, GAA clubs across the 32 counties have been helping their members and communities stay healthy and connected within the restrictions of public health advice.

To help reward this massive contribution by clubs and to celebrate the importance of staying active, the 'Steps Challenge' initiative will result in a Euro 2,500 O'Neills voucher to the club in each province that records the highest average number of steps during the challenge.

To take part clubs should register their participation by June 1 on Irish Life's MyLife App.

Then clubs must get a minimum of 15 participants to register on the club page on the MyLife App and then just ... get walking.

GAA president John Horan said: “Irish Life, along with Healthy Ireland, the HSE, and the National Office for Suicide Prevention, has worked with the GAA as our valued CSR partner for the Healthy Club Project since 2014, helping us to engage 300 clubs to

date in this health-focused project.

“This Steps Challenge celebrates and rewards the fact that GAA clubs are supporting the wellbeing of their members and their communities even when our official training and games have been forced to stop.”

Declan Bolger, Chief Executive, Irish Life Group said: “MyLife is an innovative Health & Wellbeing App that can be downloaded and used by

everyone. It is a great tool to help us all stay healthy and fit.''

The Challenge starts on June 3 and ends June 30 so clubs must register their participation by June 1, by going to the following link:

How do club members join the challenge?

1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store

• Apple App Store -

• Google Playstore -

2. Register your details

3. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app

4. Select challenges

5. Select the challenge for your province

Tap on join & select your club!

(For MyLife support and help: Email or call 01 704 1943)

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