Get 2020 off to an Olympic Start by winning the chance to train with some of Ireland’s Top Athletes!

Are you 2020 Ready?! Would you like to train with some of Ireland’s top athletes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?  As part of the Everything Starts with Milk Campaign, the National Dairy Council are offering three lucky schools or sports clubs the chance to train with professional rugby player and Love Island Winner Greg O’Shea, Kellie Harrington, one of Ireland’s top female boxers and also some of the amazingly talented players from Ireland’s women’s Hockey team. One Hockey team, One Rugby team and One Boxing club will win the chance to train with the athletes in their respective disciplines. All you have to do is tell us in 100 words why you deserve to win this once in a lifetime chance.

We will be picking the best entries and the training day will take in February date TBC and will take place at UCD Campus in Dublin. In addition to providing the opportunity to improve gameplay and learn new skills, the winning team will have the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Greg O’Shea and the other athletes and a sports nutritionist to discuss the importance of drinking milk in everyday life and for sports nutrition and recovery along with getting advice on how to pursue success in sport.

Jeanne Spillane, Marketing Manager at the National Dairy Council said, “As the excitement and anticipation is building for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it is a great time to celebrate our young Irish athletes. We are delighted to offer this opportunity for an ambitious team or club to train with these inspirational athletes. Dairy milk is a great choice post-exercise. As well as being an affordable, natural, versatile and widely available choice after exercise, milk also provides a range of vitamins and mineralssupporting you both on and off the pitch.”

The competition is open to both male and female athletes aged 12 to 18 years from schools and clubs across Ireland. To enter the competition simply tell us in 100 words why you deserve to win this once in a lifetime chance. If you are feeling creative, you can also send a short, creative video explaining why you and your team would love the opportunity to train with these elite Irish athletes.

All entries should be sent to the National Dairy Council at by 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020.  For terms and conditions and details on how to enter please visit