Every Step Counts / And the winners are . . .

Congratulations to all club members and communities throughout Ireland, you joined together and have reached the finish line!

Over 780 clubs and 29,000 participants joined the challenge with a massive 5.5 million kilometres tracked.  That’s the equivalent of each participant doing over 400 laps of Croke Park – a massive 12 million laps in total!

🥳 We are delighted to announce our winninng clubs for 2023 below:

O'Neills Voucher Prize Ulster Leinster Munster Connacht
1st €2,500 Robert Emmets, Donegal St Fechins GAA, Louth Ballybrown LGFA, Limerick Cloone GAA, Leitrim
2nd €1,500 East Belfast GAA, Down Gracefield GAA, Offaly Ballydesmond GAA, Cork Kilmeena GAA Healthy Club, Mayo
3rd €1,000 Ballymaguigan St. Trea's, Derrry Newtown GAA, Wicklow Rosegreen GAA & LGFA, Tipperary Ballymote Round Towers, Sligo

We'll be in touch with our winners directly to arrange their prize

A massive thank you to everyone for joining together to make this our biggest challenge initiative ever! 

Enjoyed the challenge? We'd love to hear from you!

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Every Step Counts / And the winners are . . .

Cathal's Camino on MyLife

Two and a half days of walking, over 80,000 steps, 1234 beeps, 943 strange looks, 17 Nature Valley bars, 15 ads for local business, 8 pit stops, 2 broken heels, 1 piped band and one very proud team.

Today FM's Cathal BOSSED his latest challenge Cathal's Camino hosted on MyLife and arrived back to Marconi House in the nick of time.

Watch Every Step Counts come to life in Cathal's Camino Video below!

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Cathal's Camino on MyLife

What is the MyLife Health Score?

Your MyLife Health Score is a scientifically calculated number from 1 to 1,000 based on 7 categories of health in our Wheel of Life.

As you engage with MyLife, your score will move up or down in real-time. The more information you enter, the more accurate your Health Score will be.

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What are the Prizes?

In each province there are 3x O'Neills vouchers up for grabs - €2,500, €1,500 & €1,000. Any club that tracks more than 4,000km during Every Step Counts will be entered into our prize draw in their province.

All GAA Clubs can get involved in the challenge - during your registration for Ireland Lights Up we will register your club on the MyLife app and be in touch with further information. There is no minimum number of participants per club to be eligible to win, so get stepping!

Don't forget! While you're engaging with healthy behaviours on MyLife you're also earning points that can be redeemed against great products in our Reward Store. Find out more about our Costa Coffee vouchers, Fitbit range, PointsPlay raffle draws & more below.

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2022 Challenge Results

After 5 weeks, 28,600 participants from 690 GAA clubs joined us in tracking 5.2 million kilometres in support of their club and community. That's the equivalent of walking all the way to the moon and back five times with an average daily distance per participant of 5.2km.

More than 450 clubs hit our 4,000km target and were entered into our O'Neills Prize Draw in their province.

Our survey data showed that there was not only an increased in physical activity levels among participants pre and post challenge, respondents also reported increased connection to others, their community and improved satisfaction with their overall quality of life.

Find out more on the benefits of the challenge to community in our video below.

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2022 Challenge Results

Challenge Tips

1. How to hit the 4,000km target
The goal of this challenge is to hit our 4,000km target by 15th February. So the more participants that are in your team, the faster you'll hit the target and be entered into our O'Neills Prize Draw. Make sure to get as many of your club mates involved as possible, every step counts! 

2. I'm not a member of our local club, can I still get involved?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to get involved in this challenge. Simply search for your local club team in your chosen province in the challenge. You'll feel the benefits of getting active post-Christmas and you'll be helping your club to hit the 4,000km target!

3. How to join a club team on MyLife
Tap Social > Available Challenges > (Province+) Every Step Counts & tap Join. If your local GAA club is registered it will be available to join under Select Team

4. Health & Safety
All participants are advised to abide by public health guidelines for their safety throughout the challenge. Every step counts so you can join your club team on MyLife and then track your activity when & where you feel most comfortable taking part.

5. Recommended Tracking
To ensure you have the best experience on MyLife, our FAQ with advice on how to get set-up and track activity on Android & iOS is available below.

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Click here to download our Every Step Counts 2023 Poster

Click here to download our Every Step Counts 2023 Toolkit

When does Every Step Counts start?

The five week challenge starts on Wednesday 11th January 2023, and ends on Wednesday 15th February 2023.
The challenge will be available to join on the MyLife app from Friday 2nd December 2022. 

Why should my club get involved?


We want to reward you and your club mates for embracing a healthier lifestyle through MyLife. Any club that hits the target of 4,000km over five weeks will be entered into our prize draw for 1 of 3 O'Neills vouchers (to the value of €2,500, €1,500 & €1,000) available in each province. You can run, walk, jog, whatever it takes to accumulate or exceed the target distance as a team. There is no minimum number of participants to be entered into our prize draw so round up your club mates and get stepping to hit the target! And remember, every step counts.



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