10 November 2017
By Mary Bermingham
The year ahead promises to be a busy one for Newtownshandrum GAA Club as they prepare to take advantage of winning one of the top prizes in a national competition for sports clubs.
Organised by fruit importers Fyffes in partnership with Irish sports technology specialist Metrifit, the club fended off competition from over 200 other entrants and their success saw them win a year-long use of Metrifit’s performance monitoring software.
Said to be the latest innovation in sports technology, the Metrifit system helps athletes and team players reach peak performance using information gleaned by monitoring elements such as health, nutrition, sleep, stress, illness, injury and activity levels.
Founded in 1896, Newtownshandrum GAA Club is situated in half a parish of about 800 people and compete annually in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship.