Dublin football’s All Ireland winning midfielder Cian O’Sullivan was in the Gibson Hotel today for the launch of the SKINS GAA School in which young GAA players from across the country, between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age, can enter a competition to win a trip to Johnstown House, Co Meath for a day of high quality coaching from SKINS Ambassadors including Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny hurler), Darran O’ Sullivan (Kerry footballer) Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone footballer) Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin footballer) and Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin hurler).
SKINS are now the official compression and therapeutic supplier to a number of top inter county teams including Dublin GAA, Kerry GAA, Tyrone GAA and Kilkenny GAA. The SKINS GAA School has been designed to give competition winners a real insight into the life of an inter county player and will include a coaching clinic, strength and conditioning session, sports nutrition seminar, sports performance lecture and an overnight stay in the illustrious surroundings of Johnstown House which has been home to the Irish rugby team and Sunderland FC in recent years.
Skins General Manager for the UK & Ireland David Ling said, “We are delighted to announce this exciting new competition for all young GAA players nationwide. At SKINS we pride ourselves on the technical and performance enhancing benefits of our products and we are determined that the SKINS GAA School will reflect these characteristics and give the winners a real insight into what is required to succeed at the top levels of GAA. The GAA School is another demonstration of our long term commitment to the GAA and the overall GAA market in Ireland where we already support a number of top inter county teams including recent All Ireland football winners Dublin”.
SKINS gradient compression is scientifically proven to increase strength, power and endurance of athletes. By providing the right compression in the right places, SKINS accelerate blood flow, delivering more oxygen to active muscles and re-circulating blood lactate, improving performance and reducing exercise induced muscle damage.
The Dublin All Ireland winning midfielder Cian O’Sullivan said, “I am really looking forward to the SKINS GAA school which is dealing with not only the basic skills of GAA but also the covering the off field stuff such as strength and conditioning and nutrition which is equally as important in the modern game. I have been wearing the SKINS products all summer and they have been become an essential part of my training regime in terms of performance and recovery”
For detailed information about SKINS GAA School, check out: http://www.skins.net/en-GB/skinsgaaschool.aspx