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Sports heroes with National Dairy Council to share top tips

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"Derval O'Rourke (pictured), who has qualified to represent Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games, will be one of the athletes sharing their top tips on training and diet at the National Dairy Council stand at the 2011 National Ploughing Championships. Picture by Sportsfile".

Leading Irish sports heroes are at the National Dairy Council stand each day of this years National Ploughing Championships. They will share their top tips for training and talk about the role diet can play to help people of all ages, and all levels, interested in sport or keeping fit.

The NDC interest is fuelled by the growing body of scientific research showing that milk can play a very positive role in sports nutrition. Specific areas of focus include hydration and muscle recovery, and the beneficial role of milk in these areas has been attributed to the natural nutritional composition of milk.

Tuesday 20th September

Champion athlete Derval O’Rourke will meet members of the public at the NDC stand from 11.00am – 3.00pm.

Twice during the day, at 11.30am and 1.45pm, there is the chance to hear Derval in a live discussion on the NDC stand with Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager at the NDC, about Derval’s preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and top tips. The discussions will finish with a few fun basketball hoops in aid of Focus Ireland.

Wednesday 21st September

Hurling greats Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny’s All-Ireland winning team) & Pádraic Maher (Tipperary & All-Ireland Finalist) will meet members of the public at the NDC stand from 11.00am-3.00pm.

Twice during the day, at 11.30am and 1.45pm, there is the chance to hear Michael Fennelly & Pádraic Maher in a live discussion on the NDC stand with Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager at the NDC, about their top training and diet tips. The discussions will finish with a few fun basketball hoops in aid of Focus Ireland.

Thursday 22nd September

Other sports star are expected at the NDC stand on Thursday, updates to be posted at www.ndc.ie or follow Twitter @NDC_ie.

All Three Days

Throughout the Ploughing festival, a selection of basketball giants will be at the NDC stand every day to help visitors try their shot at Hoops and talk about their experiences, with daily spot prizes.

The NDC interactive ‘Photo Booth’ returns by popular demand, where you can enter a free competition for the best “Cheesy Smile” which a chance to win a Digital camera each day of the Ploughing. The NDC Butter Queen will give you a taste of the delicious flavour of cooking with Irish butter, with her short-bread biscuits.

Of course if you have general questions about the role of milk and dairy as part your family’s diet or the health benefits associated with milk, then don’t miss the NDC stand, where you can talk with the experts - www.ndc.ie – The Experts in Dairy. Naturally.

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Media enquiries to:

Antonina Ni Dhuinn, Progress Communications

Tel: 01-2766117 Email: nina@progresspr.ie| www.progresspr.ie

Mobile at Ploughing: 087-2653683 (please text if background noise loud)

 

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