ST MACARTAN’S COLLEGE IS IRELAND’S FITTEST BOYS SCHOOL

15 February 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan’s St Macartan’s College has been named Ireland’s Fittest Boys School in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge. The awards ceremony was held in Dublin on Monday last, February 11.

Now in its eighth year, over 200,000 students have participated in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge making it the largest national multi-year surveillance study on the fitness of secondary school children in Ireland. “The Fitness Challenge focuses on preventive and proactive healthcare. It shows that small steps through a six-week fitness programme can make real, impactful changes through increasing fitness levels by an average of 10%,” a media release stated.

Professor Niall Moyna, who oversees the programme in the Centre for Preventive Medicine at Dublin City University, said, “The past seven years of data have enabled us to analyse the trends and of biggest concern….

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