Kilkenny and Tullaroan camogie player Grace Walsh has been announced as a milk ambassador for the ‘Everything starts with milk’ initiative.
It’s a European Milk Forum campaign encouraging Irish consumers to drink more milk as it supports optimum performance.
Cian Lynch and Con O’Callaghan are also leading the charge.
Grace is joining the campaign in between rotas as a clinical nurse at St Vincent’s hospital and will be taking part in events and providing professional insight into her training throughout the year.
She shared how she aims to use her ambassadorship to represent positive role models in sport saying:
“This year I hope to bring insight into how I take my health as seriously as my physical training when I’m off the pitch. Strength and ability to play camogie at a top-level takes practice and hard work, so having a diet rich in proteins, calcium and vitamins are important. It helps me to keep my energy levels up during a match and is an aid to recovering afterwards.”
Studies show a glass of milk offers an abundance of electrolytes in a fluid form to assist rehydration and provides several vitamins and minerals with important roles for health including calcium, phosphorous, and potassium to support bone health, iodine to contribute to normal cognitive brain function, vitamin B2 to assist with energy release, and vitamin B12 to support normal functioning of the immune system*.