Movember 2015 Launch

29 Oct 2015

Last night at Belfield, UCD's Sports stars were out in force as they came together to support Movember 2015. A fantastic cause and foundation, some of UCD and indeed Irelands biggest stars came together to show their support as Noel McGrath, Tipperary hurler and UCD graduate joined in the fun for a cause so close to his own heart.

Supporting Movember tonight was UCD, Leinster and Irelands Luke McGrath, Garry Ringrose and Josh Van der Flier;  UCD and Leinster and Ireland Womens Rugby Elise O'Byrne White was there with UCD Womens rugby Captain and Vice-Captain Jennie Hunter and Sinead Corbett. UCD's Olympian, Senior European medalist Mark English was there with team mates Irish National champion Ciara Mageean and UCD Athletics Captain Stephen Gaffney; UCD's European stars Sammy Belhout and Niall Corbet and UCD Waves and Senior International star Dora Gorman showed their support. Finally All Ireland winner with Dublin, Senior Player of the year and UCD's Sigerson CaptainJack McCaffrey was with Monaghans Ryan Wylie who has been nominated as Young Player of the Year and Kilkenny Camogie star Grace Walsh. 
 
movember
 
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising €485 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. 
 
This year in UCD, organisers of Movember want to firstly emphasise the importance of activity in peoples lives both in preventing disease and in the recovery of illness and have also expanded Movember to include 'Mo Sistas' as it has been recognised that it is often the women in the men's lives that encourage them to keep their health in check! 
 
How to support Movember:
Step 1: Go to  https://ie.movember.com/mospace/team/
Step 2: You will be asked to Log in or Sign Up! You can sign up with your facebook account and it takes only a few seconds! 
Step 3: You are given 3 options to sign up: On your own, Start a team or join a team
Step 4: Press on 'Join a Team' and search for 'UCD Medisports'  and click JOIN
Step 5: Accept the terms and conditions and 'Sign Up Now'!!