The post-primary school were the winners of the “money-can’t-buy” training session competition Londis ran as part of their sponsorship of the RTE hit show, Ireland’s Fittest Family. The school was selected from the hundreds of entries received from all around Ireland as the winners of the exciting prize.
Davy, who is entering his 10th season as a coach on the hit television show, is synonymous with sporting achievement and excellence and on Friday last, May the 13th, he put 30 lucky students from Roscommon Community College through their paces in a training session that incorporated, hurling, camogie and general fitness and endurance training.
It was a hugely successful and enjoyable occasion for the students and Davy, who commented: “It was great fun to team up with Londis and deliver the coaching session to the students. I hope it was as enjoyable for them as it was for me and that they benefitted from the training.”
Londis has been sponsor to Ireland’s Fittest Family for the last three seasons and Sales Director, Conor Hayes, was delighted with the day: “It was great to have Davy involved on the day and that our local Roscommon Londis retailers, Vincent Timothy, Mike Crean and Jim Casey, were able to enjoy watching the session.”
As part of that sponsorship, Londis asked schools and clubs from all over Ireland to enter the competition to win a training session by explaining just why their entry should win. The Roscommon Community College’s entry was selected from hundreds of entries received.
The winning entry was:
“Despite Roscommon not being a ‘massive’ hurling county, we love hurling in our school, we love Davy and IFF. IFF is the main conversation in school on Mondays. We would love a training session with Davy because we admire his passion and to boost hurling in our school, we would love Davy’s passion to rub off on our students.”
Roscommon Community College Principal, Georgina Keena, was also thrilled the students got to experience being coached by Davy: “I want to thank Londis for organising what has been a magnificent occasion for the school and in particular the students who were fortunate enough to take part in the session. I cannot thank Davy enough for sharing his passion and his expertise with us. It was a great success.”