National Potato Day!
October 2nd 2020 is National Potato Day - the annual celebration of one of Ireland’s favourite foods, the versatile and delicious potato!
To celebrate, we’ve created five simple recipes using easy methods and tasty ingredients, to showcase how versatile and delicious this carbohydrate can be. Our fool-proof recipes will allow you to cook the perfect potato every time, whether you’re craving mashed, roasted or cubed.
Dietician Orla Walsh has a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Orla has worked with some of the Irish athletes in the lead up to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics as part of her role as Performance Nutritionist with Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland.
Here, she gives us her top reasons as to why potatoes make an excellent fuel for sports performance.
This year we’ve teamed up with two Ladies Gaelic Football players to promote the importance of potatoes – Mayo’s Sarah Rowe and Dublin’s Sinéad Goldrick. Both athletes incorporate potatoes into their weekly diets, which provides the fuel they need for their training.