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Are you 2020 Ready?!

Are you 2020 Ready?! Would you like to train with some of Ireland’s top athletes this year? As part of the National Dairy Council and the European Milk Forum’s “Everything starts with milk” campaign, we are offering a lucky school or sports club the chance to train with professional rugby player and Love Island Winner Greg O’Shea, Kellie Harrington, one of Ireland’s top female boxers and also some of the amazingly talented players from Ireland’s women’s Hockey team.

All you have to do is tell us in 100 words why you deserve to win this once in a lifetime chance. One Hockey club, one rugby club and one boxing club will each get the chance to train with the athletes.

We will be picking the best entries and the training day will take place on Wednesday the 5th of February and will take place at UCD Campus in Dublin.

In addition to providing the opportunity to improve gameplay and learn new skills, the winning team will have the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Greg O’Shea and the other athletes and a sports nutritionist to discuss the importance of drinking milk in everyday life and for sports nutrition and recovery along with getting advice on how to pursue success in sport.

The competition is open to both male and female athletes aged 12 to 18 years from schools and clubs across Ireland. To enter the competition simply tell us in 100 words why you deserve to win this once in a lifetime chance. If you are feeling creative, you can also send a short, creative video explaining why you and your team would love the opportunity to train with the athletes.

All entries should be sent to the National Dairy Council at by 5pm on Tuesday the 28th January 2020.


  • School/Sports Club Name
  • Nominated by
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Why my school/club deserves to win this training day

Entries should be sent to the National Dairy Council at


  • The deadline to enter the competition is 5pm on Tuesday 28th January 2020. Entries submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • The winning team will be informed by Wednesday 29th January 2020.
  • The date of the training session is Wednesday 5th February 2020.
  • The date of the training session cannot be changed, and it is the responsibility of the winning team to ensure their availability for the session. If they cannot attend, another winner will be chosen.
  • It is the responsibility of the winning team to organise their own transport to and from the training session.
  • This prize enables one rugby team or club, one hockey team or club and one boxing team or club.
  • The prize is non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be given.
  • Parental permission must be provided to school or club for those under the age of 18 years old.
  • Photographers and videographers will be on site during the Q&A and the Training Sessions and will be taking pictures and footage for use in PR activities by the National Dairy Council.
  • Neither the National Dairy Council or European Milk Forum will accept any responsibility whatsoever for any injury, loss, damage, expense or liability arising as a result of accepting this prize. Nor will the National Dairy Council have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation.
  • Participation in this competition denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The judges’ decision is final.