Irish inspiration

Sky Ireland has recruited 11 Athlete Mentors to join Ambassador Katie Taylor in the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative in Ireland.

Last Updated: 19/09/13 at 17:09 Post Comment

Katie (centre) with Mark, Camilla, Craig, Michael McKillop, Michael Conlan, Alan

Katie (centre) with Mark, Camilla, Craig, Michael McKillop, Michael Conlan, Alan

Launched earlier this year, and delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, the initiative is free to schools and aims to improve the lives of 11-16 year old secondary school students in Ireland through participation in sport.

More than 35 secondary schools have already participated to date in the initiative. For more information on how you can get involved visit www.skysports.com/livingforsport.

The new Athlete Mentors are

Craig Breen: (Motorsport Rallying - WRC Super 2000 World Champion)

Bernard Brogan: (Gaelic Football - Dublin & St Oliver Plunkett's - All Ireland winner & GAA All Star)

Eilish Byrne: (Paralympic Equestrian - London 2012 Bronze medalist)

Michael Conlan: (Boxer - London 2012 Bronze medalist)

Natalya Coyle: (Modern Pentathlon- London 2012 Olympian)

Brian Gregan: (Athlete 400m - Irish Record Holder and London 2012 Olympian)

Michael McKillop: (Paralympic Athlete 800m / 1500m - London 2012 Double Gold medalist)

Alison Miller: (Rugby - Ireland Grand Slam Champion & Portlaoise RC)

Alan Quinlan: (Rugby - Munster & Ireland - Double Heineken Cup winner)

Mark Rohan: (Paralympic Hand Cyclist - London 2012 Gold medalist)

Camilla Spiers: (Equestrian - London 2012 Olympian)

Each Athlete Mentor has been specially selected to share the story of the challenges and achievements on their journey to success. As part of the initiative, they will visit secondary schools throughout Ireland to inspire pupils and encourage them to apply the life lessons they've learned through success in sport.

Opportunity

Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentor Alan Quinlan said: "I'm genuinely thrilled to be on board as an Athlete Mentor. My focus will be very much on communicating to secondary school kids the wider skills that can be learned through participation in sport. I hope I can play my part in helping them develop the skills they need to make the right decisions and succeed in life."

Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador Katie Taylor added: "It's great to have such a fantastic team of Athlete Mentors joining the programme in Ireland. We now have an exciting opportunity to work together to motivate and inspire secondary school students all over the country through Sky Sports Living for Sport projects and our Athlete Mentor visits."

The 11 Irish Athlete Mentors join a team of 74 other world class Athlete Mentors delivering Sky Sports Living for Sports visits across the UK and Ireland, with the support of Sky Ambassadors David Beckham, Katie Taylor Jessica Ennis-Hill and Darren Campbell.

Commenting on the announcement, JD Buckley, MD, Sky Ireland said, "We are delighted to have such a distinguished list of Irish sports personalities from a cross-section of sports joining Sky Sports Living for Sport in Ireland.

"The response from secondary schools since our Ambassador Katie Taylor launched the programme has been really strong. With such an impressive team of leading sports professionals now on board we are looking forward to helping students in secondary schools throughout Ireland improve their lives."

Irish Schools who want to find out more about Sky Sports Living for Sport and to get involved simply need to visit www.skysports.com/livingforsport

www.skysports.com/livingforsport

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham players despite Capital One Cup loss

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud of his players despite losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.

Jose Mourinho hails players for adapting to gameplan in Capital One Cup success

Jose Mourinho hailed his players for adapting to his gameplan after Chelsea’s Capital One Cup final success against Spurs.

John Terry targets more Chelsea trophies after Capital One Cup success

John Terry says Chelsea's "massive" Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company