Former Dublin GAA Captain For Sports Forum In Tralee

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Bryan Cullen lifting Sam in 2011.

THE Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership has invited some of the top sports performance specialists in the country to an interactive sports forum which will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee on Thursday, November 30 at 7.30pm.

Speakers will include Bryan Cullen, High Performance Manager with Dublin GAA and former Strength and Conditioning Coach with Leinster Rugby Academy and Dr Niall Moyna, Head of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University.

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Bryan Cullen, the Dublin team captain when they beat Kerry in the 2011 All-Ireland final, will speak on the topic of the important role that strength and conditioning plays in the development of a long term player pathway from juvenile to senior level.

Dr Moyna, meanwhile, will discuss how exercise is medicine and that any form of exercise is better than none.

Dr Moyna will speak about the importance of physical activity from infancy to old age and will refer to research which shows that exercise can be more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in treating many mental and physical illnesses.

Also participating will be Córa Carrigg, coordinator with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, while Catherine Carthy, UNESCO Chair Manager, IT, Tralee will chair a panel discussion which will include former Kerry footballers John O’Keeffe and Mickey Ned O’Sullivan and Gillian Fitzgerald, PE Teacher at Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahirsiveen.

The forum will be compered by the chairperson of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, Jimmy Deenihan.

Booking is now open on the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership website and the attendance fee is just €5.

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