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Cellnutrition Sport Ltd founded in Galway by John Kelleher is the fastest growing hydration supplement supplier in GAA and is the preferred choice of Galway GAA teams. The hydration, performance and recovery solution has played an integral role in the preparation of Galway teams over the last three years.

Since Totum Sport has come on board, Galway has enjoyed huge success from capturing the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling title to the footballers winning the 2018 Connacht Senior Football title. At underage the minor hurlers have won an incredible three in a row while the minor footballers have been finalists in 2018 and 2019.

Totum Sport is also used by Corofin who completed an historic three-in-a-row last January in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship and by St. Thomas’ who captured their third County Senior Hurling Club title in a row in October.

The partnership between Galway GAA and parent company – Cellnutrition Sport Ltd – will see Galway GAA using product until the end of the 2020 season, with an option to extend beyond that period.

“Totum Sport are one of the top players in the supplement supplier industry and we have a great partnership with them. The hydration, performance and recovery solution is available all the time to both our senior teams as they strive to achieve the highest levels of performance in this year’s delayed GAA Championships”, said Mark Gottsche, Operations & Finance Manager, Galway GAA.

“Totum Sport is a great product and I use it all the time” said Padraic Mannion who captained Galway to a hugely impressive victory over Wexford last Saturday.
“I find it hugely beneficial in the lead up to games and for recovery afterwards” said Shane Walsh, Galway Senior Football Captain.

The product is also hugely popular with some of the biggest names in World Sport including 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal. It’s also used by Olympians and some of the biggest stars in the NBA and Premier League.

Speaking on behalf of Totum Sport, Cellnutrition Sport CEO John Kelleher said: “I am hugely excited about the next few weeks, and about Totum Sport continuing to play a key part in the conditioning of both Galway teams. The sporting foundations put down in this great county is a real testament to the extraordinary talent here, and to play some part in preparing these excellent players is a great honour for my company.”

Cellnutrition Sport Ltd would like to offer all Clubs in Galway the opportunity to join the Totum Sport revolution. Check out www.totumsport.com about the range of products to help with your hydration, performance and recovery.

Totum Sport is the only performance and recovery solution that prepares and repairs the body on a cellular level, restoring all 78 electrolytes, to ensure complete hydration improving physical and cognitive function, eliminating Cramps and DOMS. Totum Sport is the ‘Overall Winner’ of Men’s Health ‘Lab Approved’ Best Cardio Supplement, and is ‘Informed Sport’ and ‘Informed Choice’ Approved, ensuring it is safe for all athletes, under the LGC’s ultimate safety standard.

 
STATEMENT FROM GALWAY GAA 4.11.2020
 
“It’s hugely disappointing for everybody involved but we’re living in unprecedented times. We’ve been in contact with Sligo GAA over the last two days and would like to wish them all the very best. The Galway Senior Football team will continue with their training this week with all their focus now on the Connacht SF Final on Sunday week. Galway GAA will be making no further comment on this matter,” 
 
Pat Kearney, Chairperson, Galway GAA.

Galway Senior Hurling Team to face Wexford in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final:

1. Éanna Murphy (Tommy Larkins)

2. Seán Loftus (Turloughmore)

3. Fintan Burke (St. Thomas')

4. Aidan Harte (Gort)

5. Padraic Mannion, Capt. (Ahascragh Fohenagh)

6. Gearóid McInerney (Oranmore Maree)

7. Shane Cooney (St. Thomas')

8. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh)

9. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)

10. Conor Cooney (St. Thomas')

11. Joe Canning (Portumna)

12. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)

13. Brian Concannon (Killimordaly)

14. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)

15. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)

Padraic Mannion enjoying return to action

By Cian O'Connell

Padraic Mannion just tried to stay cool and calm.

In the strange and worrying days when competitive sport wasn't permitted for four months, Mannion wondered what would happen.

Now that a Championship is motoring the Galway captain is simply delighted that the agenda features inter-county action.

"The uncertainty was probably the toughest bit, not knowing was there going to be Championship or not, that’s probably at the start of the lockdown," Mannion says.

"Then as you go further into it you probably realise that I’m getting to spend time with my family that I didn’t get to spend before, maybe have a different outlook on things.

"Personally, I’m just really looking forward to going back playing."

A deep appreciation exists for sport. "I probably have a bit more enjoyment for it now, not feeling the pressure as much," Mannion adds.

"It was tough, the uncertainty, but it was the same for everybody. There’s a lot more serious things going on than us wondering about when we’re going to be playing a match or training so that’s only a minor thing compared to what some people are going through."

Hurling, though, continues to provide joy, and that is one of the lessons Mannion learned.

 

Padraic Mannion in Allianz Hurling League action for Galway against Limerick last February.
Padraic Mannion in Allianz Hurling League action for Galway against Limerick last February.

 

"You can get caught up sometimes with the pressure of it all if you’ve big games coming up," Mannion admits. 

"Obviously there’s something wrong if you don’t have a bit of nerves coming up to big games, but just a fraction less maybe, trying to get more enjoyment out of it. 

"Anyone I’ve been talking to since the announcement, everyone is just delighted. The people at home that can watch the games I think it’s going to be massive for GAA people that the games are going ahead, not just the players, I think everybody in general. 

"It gives you something to talk about like, I didn’t realise how much time you spend talking about sport until it was gone.

"So I think it’s going to be massive for the country, apart from the players at all, just the people that can sit down and watch games and talk about it."

As a post primary school teacher Mannion has adapted to radically changed ways in the workplace also.

"It was different going back at the start with the masks and that, but in fairness all the students have been very good and have made it easy on us teachers," Mannion remarks. 

"It’s different, but once you get used to it, it’s obviously not the same as what it was but different years have their own zones for lunchtime and stuff, but they’ve been very good with it and in fairness our principal and vice-principal have made it easy on all the staff as well. 

"The teachers are just doing the best they can and hopefully we can stay open as long as possible, it’s looking that way that they’re going to keep them open so it’s great to be back."

By Cian O'Connell

It has been a strange introduction to inter-county management, but ultimately Shane O'Neill is glad that Championship hurling will be played in 2020.

Monday evening's news satisfied O'Neill, who is busy getting Galway ready for an October 31 date against Wexford at Croke Park.

"Yeah, really looking forward to it," O'Neill remarked at a press brief at the Galway GAA training centre in Loughgeorge on Tuesday. 

"We had news last night that the Championship is on, so we’ve been working hard in the last couple of weeks, obviously with the view that it was going to be played. 

"The boys have been working really hard, so we are really looking forward to it now."

The former Na Piarsaigh boss acknowledged that in this radically different year club form carries real significance.

"I suppose it’s very different to what we would normally had because the Club Championship was on and it was a very competitive Club Championship," O'Neill remarked.

 

Daithí Burke is an injury concern for Galway ahead of the Leinster SHC encounter against Wexford at Croke Park on October 31.
Daithí Burke is an injury concern for Galway ahead of the Leinster SHC encounter against Wexford at Croke Park on October 31.

 

"Some of the matches were really good, we saw an awful lot of players across all 24 senior teams and some of the Intermediate matches as well, which we distributed amongst some of the management groups.

"So we saw a lot of matches and a lot of players, so I suppose from the panel point of view we have had different guys coming in and out, so it is fluid to a certain extent."

Daithí Burke is still an injury concern for Galway with O'Neill stressing that the maroon and white outfit firmly focused on delivering a dynamic display against Leinster champions Wexford at GAA headquarters.

"Yeah, we are going in cold to a large extent I suppose," O'Neill commented.

"All we can do really is focus on ourselves, we’ve been looking at our own performances in the league etc.

"As I said, we saw an awful lot of club matches so we are seeing who is in club form and guys have brought the club form that they had into training in the last couple of weeks.

"So it’s really just looking after ourselves really just to see how we are going. As I said, the boys are working extremely hard in fairness, and hopefully it will come to fruition in 10 days’ time."

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