Nutrition Workshop for Players - 2019-02-18

Bandon GAA club have organised a Nutrition Workshop for our players on Thurs 28 Feb 2019 in GAA Pavilion from 7pm to 7.45pm. This workshop is open to our Adult, Minor and U16 players and will provide guidance on below items:

- Basic Healthy eating advice for athletes

- Key Principles of sports nutrition, Fueling, Recovery, Hydration

- Putting the Principles into practice on game day - 12 noon, 3pm or 8pm

- Supplements, risks,...etc

- Weight Gain, Weight Loss, immune function

- Q&A

Billy Murphy, Performance Nutritionist in Cork University Hospital, qualified BSc Sport & Exercise Science; MSc in Human Nutrition; PgDip in Dietetics. Trained in ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry, Level 1 Interpersonal Skills Training and Level 2 Motivational Interviewing Skills.

Since qualifying in 2007, Billy has worked as a Dietitian with numerous teams, Sports Centres and athletes across a wide range of sporting disciplines. He presently works as a Consultant Dietitian to the Cork Senior Hurling Team and collaborates closely with the Mardyke Arena on a number of different projects. He has significant clinical experience in a variety of dietetic specialities including type 1 and 2 diabetes (presently working in this area), oncology, weight management, and bariatric surgery. Over the years he has strived to assist people with a variety of medical conditions learn how to use food and exercise to improve health and overall quality of life. In recent times, Billy has also lectured on various dietary related topics in UCC.

Outside of his work, Billy has been heavily involved in exercise all his life playing a wide variety of sports. He has played hurling at county level, winning Munster and Ireland intermediate honours in 2009. He continues to be heavily involved with his local GAA club as a player and coach to teams. The skills and knowledge he has acquired during his time as a dietitian, his academic background, his own sporting career in addition to his keen interest in motivational interviewing gives his clients the best possible opportunity to achieve their personal goals and targets.