Glenamaddy Student Looking For Team Of Female Athletes For Ambitious Project

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A Sixth Year Student from Glenamaddy Community School is currently involved in a project that is looking into the negative stigmatism around women speaking out about their periods and the affects the menstrual cycle has on their athletic performance.

The project is called “Own your cycle, Own your game” and as part of it, she is looking to get a team of females who will take part in a few fitness tests on once a week for 6 weeks and answer some questions.

This can be done in person or online depending on locality.

Ideally, the student is looking for at least 30 committed women but would happily accept more.

The inital project won “Best project award” at the SciFest regional competition in TUS Athlone and as a result, has qualified for the SciFest National finals at the Marino Institute in Dublin in November.

The student is Michela Gillooly and she spoke to John Mulligan on Saturday Sport.

Sheila Porter – SciFest, Michaela Gillooly – Glenamaddy Community school – SciFest BEST PROJECT Winner & Professor Vincent Cunnane TUS President- SciFest TUS Athlone Campus – Photo by Nathan Cafolla
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