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January 15, 2019  

Michael Day , Sport Scientist & Performance Nutritionist , Galway GAA


Episode #44


Michael Day ,

Sport Scientist & Performance Nutritionist , Galway GAA,


Welcome back everyone to Episode 44.

In this episode i had a chance to sit down with a brilliant up ad coming young coach Michael Day . 

Michael has had a very interesting path to his current position and knows only too well the ups and downs that come with being a high level sportsman.  

Originally hailing from the island of Inishbofin , Michael progressed through the Playing ranks with Galway all the way to gaining a senior call up until he was hampered by a very challenging injury. 

During his time away from playing he continued to follow his passion for Nutrition and completed a Masters in Human Nutrition in Ulster University Coleraine.

Having gained valuable experience both in a sport performance and clinical setting he is now working alongside Dr. Maeve Gacquin in providing Performance Nutrition services to a number of the Galway inter-county teams including the senior hurling team as well as a number of clubs round the county. 



 In this episode we got to chat about some of the following topics :

-His background

- Major influences in his Coaching philosophy

- Essential areas that players can focus on to improve their performance via their nutrition 

- The value of a disciplined health oriented approach to injury rehabilitation

- Areas that we as coaches can improve on when dealing with non-elite players.

- Important areas that should be considered when implementing a nutrition program with either an individual or a team and the differences. 

- And lots more!! 


To find out more about Michael check out the link below.  

Michael's Linkedin



It was a pleasure to chat to Michael and i have a feeling we are going to hear a lot more about him and the work he is doing in the future. 

Thanks a million for joining me Michael and best of luck with all for the teams for the year ahead. 


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Until next time folks,

Much Love as always, 

Your Humble Coach

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