PHOTOS: Cork Science Festival hears how diet improves SPORT performance

14 November 2017
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

News in brief

More than 400 people attended an event in the new Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Entitled “Sporting A Better Diet” the event organised by the APC Microbiome Institute, as part of Cork Science Festival.

A number of Ireland’s leading sports stars including World Champion rower Mark O’Donovan, Ireland’s Basketball Ladies captain Gráinne Dwyer, Waterford & UCC Hurler Tom Devine and Shane O’Donnell, Clare hurler shared their insights on the impact of nutrition on sport.

The talks were chaired by Dr. Sharon Madogan of the Sports Ireland Institute, and alco included contributions from Dr Paul Cotter of APC Microbiome, and Retired histopathologist Dr Garry Lee.

Dr Sharon Madigan Head of Performance Nutrition, Irish Institute of Sport pictured 
Photography by Gerard McCarthy
Grainne Dwyer Irish International & Glanmire Basketball, Dr Sharon Madigan Head of Performance Nutrition, Irish Institute of Sport and Tom Devine Waterford, Modeligo & UCC Hurler
Photography by Gerard McCarthy
Dr Paul Cotter APC Microbiome Institute & Head of Food BioSciences Teagasc
Photography by Gerard McCarthy
Erin Lawlor Millstreet, Mary O’Connell Motherway from APC and Jennifer Collins Lawlor Millstreet
Photography by Gerard McCarthy
Sonja Staub Cork and Sheena O’Neill Waterford
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

 

 

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