The Meath Ladies footballers, fresh from winning the Ladies Senior All Ireland Championship, are joining in with Meade Farm to highlight the potato's importance in fuelling an active lifestyle in advance of National Potato Day this Friday, 1st October.
The Strength & Conditioning programme of the Meath Ladies was widely attributed as a major strength of the team as they made their way through the Championship.
Their S&C coach Eugene Eivers says, "Potatoes help fuel an active lifestyle and offer nutritional carbohydrates and potassium that power athletic performance in athletes and our players."
The humble spud is being celebrated across Ireland by the potato industry on 1st October. Amidst steadily rising consumption year on year and increased appreciation of the health benefits of the potato, Bord Bia and its partners are promoting the spud's versatility in cooking. "It all starts with the potato" campaign shows how potatoes can fit into any type of cuisine and offer convenience when cooking.
It is hoped everyone will cook their favourite potato dish or try a new potato dish from the Bord Bia www.potato.ie website or the Meade Farm website www.meadefarm.ie.
Meade Farm is doing a series of giveaways both nationally and locally to promote appreciation of the potato in the lead up to National Potato Day and have enlisted the Meath Ladies football team to help them.
The reigning All-Ireland title-holders have even revealed their favourite way to add the spud to their own diet.
Shepherd's Pie is the favourite dish for both Stacey Grimes and Niamh O'Sullivan while Sarah Powderly munches through her air fry chips with chicken and vegetables.
Sunday roast with mash and roasties is the order of the day for Niamh Gallogly and it's chicken, veg and mash for Orlaith Duff while homemade chips make up Aine Sheridan's plate.
The Meade Farm White Potatoes pictured are stocked at Lidl Ireland who are main sponsors of the LGFA.
Eleanor Meade of Meade Farm says, "Potatoes play such an important role in powering an active lifestyle; it's brilliant to see the Meath team, as role models to young footballers and athletes, highlighting the potato's essential, unprocessed goodness."
Pictured Above: Meath Ladies All-Ireland SFC winning team members promoting National Potato Day on Oct. 1st. 2021 at Meade Farm, Lobinstown, Navan. Co. Meath.
From Left, Sarah Powderly, Stacey Grimes, Orlaith Duff, Niamh O’Sullivan, Niamh Gallogly, and Aine Sheridan.
Photo: John Quirke