Recently on the 8th May we guided a men's gaelic football team from Clare called Shannon Gaels, from the parishes of Kilmurry McMahon and Labasheeda up Corran Tuathail. They are an ambitious and positive team and they are the 'in form' team in Clare football. They have won all the way up: U12 to U21A titles and intermediate. Tomás Madigan who is an ex player organised the weekend for the team as part of a program set out by www.sportsai.ie
The weather was great, a little chilly in the morning but fine and bright. We started well and the team looked like they were up for it although some a little tired following a hard training session from ex-Kerry star Seamus Moynihan in St. Brendans College, Killarney the night before. With 20+ heading out the track toward the Hags Glen from Lislebane, the group were fit and a pleasure to lead even at this stage. Following an introduction to the Reeks by Pat, we heading uphill towards Br. O'Sheas Gully.
The pace was steady and quick. Plenty of craic along the way, we crested the top of O'Sheas to stunning views which the lads were taken back by. The last section was as always tough but worth it when you get your first views of the cross on the summit. After a couple of minutes at the summit admiring the scenery and a quick photo, we headed down to the ladder. Footwear is very important and one or two of the lads shoes weren't great hindering them now on the way down. The Devils ladder was interesting as usual to descend, Dave Roche discussed the safety before we went, the views of the track home clear as day below. With a ferry to catch in Tarbert the lads were back in Lislebane at 4.30pm, thrown on the ground beside the bus after two tough days overall. The day was excellent and the group were great craic.
Best of luck to the team going forward: Damian O’Neill, Eugene O’Neill, Michael Coughlan, Tomás Madigan, Michael O’Donoghue, Shane Tubridy, Martin Tubridy, Fergal Kenny, John Bermingham, Declan Power, Brian Bermingham, Brendan Cleary, Peter O’Connell, Michael Crehan and Pádraig Neylon.
Guides: Pat Falvey, Dave Roche, Niall Foley and Lorraine Gordon. Report by Niall Foley
On Saturday 29th of May a group of 41 staff and family members from the AIB Cork region arrived to Kerry to undertake the challenge of climbing Ireland's highest mountain, Corran Tuathail with Pat Falvey.
The weather was good even though the forecast was bad for the day. To the delight of the group all of the team reached the summit by the picturesque route of Coimin Uachtar and Brother O Sheas Gully.
The return climb to the summit took six and a half hours.
Full set of pictures of the day or on AIB Social Club gallery
"Pat Falvey has run Management Development Programmes over the past seven years for University College Cork. These programmes have been for post – graduate students and also for a wide range of managers/directors in the corporate sector. Pat and his team have done magnificent work for us in the areas of Team Building, Team Bonding and Motivation. The feedback from students, managers and their companies has been exceptionally positive and deemed to have a very beneficial payback with techniques that can be actively used in the workplace."
David A. Twomey, Programme Manager.
Pre-Expedition Meet Days are designed as part of the preparation process. All team members are invited to partake - it is a good idea to attend these meetings once you have made up your mind to take on an expedition. The meets include a thorough briefing on all aspects of the trip and provide an ideal opportunity to clear up any final questions you may have, go for walk in the Reeks with your tour leader and meet each your team. These days are included in cost of All In Packages and at a reduced rate for Independent Travellers. Everyone welcome!
For more information on this or any of our training and fitness programmes - contact us today at www.patfalvey.com
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Pat Falvey was a key note speaker at their conference in the Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry. Managers from 29 countries attended. The conference was followed by teambuilding events held at Lord Brandon's Cottage in the Black Valley, Killarney.
Pats presentation focused on "A Team For Life", challenge, change, and the importance of individuals within the team working together to achieve targets.
For more information or to book Pat as a speak at your next corporate event, contact us at www.patfalvey.com
Pat Falvey was a guest speaker at Bank of Ireland, Mespil House. This is a series of motivational presentations given by Pat for the Bank of Ireland management staff from aroung the world on risk, challenge, change, motivation and goal setting.
Pat Falvey has run Management Development Programmes over the past seven years for University College Cork. These programmes have been for post–graduate students and also for a wide range of managers/directors in the corporate sector.
Pat and his team have done magnificent work for us in the areas of Team Building, Team Bonding and Motivation. The feedback from students, managers and their companies has been exceptionally positive and deemed to have a very beneficial payback with techniques that can be actively used in the workplace.
David A. Twomey
"Just a quick note to say thanks to all of the Hanover PR team from the UK who came to Dublin for their away day. They had Pat Falvey in to discuss their direction, motivation and goal setting while also entertaining them with his multimedia talk. After they celebrated with a glass of Champagne and headed in to the city for a bit of craic."
Just a quick hello and thanks to Oliver, Blathnaid and all the Failte Ireland Team who were with us at the Hudson Bay Hotel in Athlone.
The weather was on our side, but that didn't prevent some of the team getting wet!
Hope you all enjoyed the two days training, our team here had a great time. More of the pictures in the gallery.
The motivation lectures can be used to stimulate an individual, a team or clients to achieve their full potential. Pat's motivational lectures focus on having goals and aspirations in life and shows how to achieve them. Pat focuses on the formula for success that has enabled him to achieve his objectives in life and shows the qualities required to succeed. In his motivational talks and lectures he shows the importance of ambition, focus, vision, passion, attitude, change, challenge, commitment, communication, conquering fear, self belief, risk taking, learning, trust and affirmation. He also shows the importance to have the ability to operate as an individual but also the importance of being a team player.