Galway schools invited to compete for ‘Ireland’s Fittest’ title

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For the second year in succession Irish Olympians Phil Healy and David Gillick have teamed up with Fyffes in a quest to find the fittest school in the country.

Schools in Galway have been invited to register for the Ireland’s Fittest School competition.

Irish Olympians, sprinter Phil Healy and fellow athlete, David Gillick, have joined forces with Fyffes in a quest to find the country’s fittest school, with registration now open.

Coupled with monthly and spot prize rewards, one successful school will have the distinction of being chosen as ‘Ireland’s Fittest School 2023’, winning a visit from Healy and Gillick and €5,000 worth of sports equipment.

Last year, Donegal primary school, Scoil Na Croise Naofa, in Dunfanaghy, fought off stiff competition from the large volume of competitors to be crowned the overall winner.

The commencement of the competition coincides with the resumption this month of Fyffes children’s fitness programme of live school visits following a two-year break during Covid.

The upcoming schedule will see some 7,500 pupils from schools throughout Ireland, North and South, participate in an interactive Fit Squad session between now and March next.

Registration for the competition runs until March 31 and can now be made online at, with the overall winner to be announced in April.