TESTIMONIALS

Our Recent Testimonials

Sligo Football Team - Niall Carew - Team Manager

…… Our preparations are going nicely, our injuries are on the mend and we had a great training camp in Johnstown House over the weekend. Facilities are excellent there and we were very lucky with the weather.

I have been on training camps with different teams abroad and all over the country. If I had to pick the best venue, in my opinion, Johnstown House is an easy winner. The pitch is top class, as was the food and the staff. You get through a lot of work in the camp and you can really focus on your tactics. Peter Greene organised the camp and had everything booked to a tee. So we will hope to see the benefits from this in three weeks’ time when we take on Roscommon in the Hyde.- May 2016  

 

IRFU National Stage 4 Coaching Courses - Colin Moran - IRFU Training Manager

The IRFU has held our National Stage 4 Coaching Courses in Johnstown House since 2009; as well as IRFU Tutor courses, staff training events and national team training sessions; and each and every year we are welcomed back as valued guests. The service, attention to detail and friendliness of the staff in this venue make it an ideal choice for us and both the coaches and staff who attend these events are rightly complimentary of everything Johnstown House has to offer. We look forward to coming back again.

 

Ballymena Academy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland - Stephen Johnston

Every year around November time we travel to Johnstown House for a training camp for our junior rugby squads.

We normally bring a group of between 60-90 players and 8-10 coaches for a 4 day camp.

We found Johnstown House to be the perfect setting for an intense preparation camp.

The player’s accommodation in the Apartments is perfect as it was spacious and gave the players personal space which was comfortable, modern and clean. The players enjoy the independence the apartments give them.

I was concerned that food would be an issue as a group of 14-15 year old boys training three times a day would consume a high volume of food. However, the three meals a day provided were large in volume and had excellent variety. There was always food left over.

The training facilities were excellent. The pitch was in excellent condition. Adding to the professionalism of the camp was the availability of the pool and ice baths immediately after our sessions.

One of the most useful facilities for us was the ‘team room’. This was excellent for our team meetings with data projector and note boards. Having the use of computer games, pool table and table tennis meant the boys had an environment to unwind at the end of the day and develop some team atmosphere.

The staff were always available to assist with any needs we had at anytime of the day and the boys were treated exceptionally well as if they were a full professional team.

Overall our experience of Johnstown House over the years has been exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Johnstown House to any sporting organisation looking for a venue for a training camp to enhance the performance of their team.

 

Bradford City - Phil Parkinson

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The football club would like to give a massive 'thank you' to all of the staff at The Johnstown Estate Hotel for their help throughout City's stay last week for their trip to Ireland. Phil Parkinson's men arrived safely back in England on Saturday evening after spending just under a week at the hotel based near Enfield in County Meath.

City will now return to their Apperley Bridge training base from Monday to prepare for their next friendly at Grimsby Town on Tuesday (23 July 2013) and the rest of their pre-season programme ahead of the kick off of their SkyBet League 1 campaign at Bristol City on Saturday 3 August.

Before doing so, however, the club would like to give special thanks to the delightful staff of Johnstown House, led by the hotel's ever-helpful manager Odhran Lawlor.

Parkinson said: "I'd like to thank Odhran and all of his staff because they have looked after us so well. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. The pitches have been excellent within the hotel grounds and the food has been first-class. It is a big responsibility to give to a hotel to make sure everything is spot on, but I've got to know Odhran over the years and I trust him that he will always produce for us. He has done great for us this week. I feel we are in good shape after our time in Ireland as we look forward with one eye on the start of the season. We are fit, we look strong, and we are all excited about the start coming up. There is certainly a level of anticipation around the squad."

 

Philip Morrow - High Performance Fitness Manager - IRFU

"The Johnstown Estate in Enfield has everything required to run a top class training camp. Great rooms, great food and a great pitch which is just 2 minutes walk from the rooms. Throw in the gym facilities and excellent spa for recovery and you have everything needed for a top class camp".

 

Roy Keane on behalf of Sunderland AFC

"I would like to take this opportunity to convey my personal thanks for the first class service from your staff, accommodation and quality of food that the team and I received during our stay. The attention to detail was excellent. The onsite training pitches were also of great benefit to the team. These facilities enabled us to have an efficient and effective training schedule while staying at the hotel."

 

Morgan O'Callaghan on behalf of Kildare Senior Football Team

"On behalf of the Kildare Senior Football Team, I would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful hospitality we received during our stay. The level of service was outstanding. The week could not have gone any better for us, with the food and facilities being of the highest quality. I hope that we can repeat the exercise in the future and I have no doubt that the 40 people who stayed there will all recommend your hotel and facilities to others."

 

Tony Jones, General Manager Tours Statesman Travel

”As Habs are returning for a 4th year, and St Olave’s booking again, I would like to express our thanks for the wonderful job, The Johnstown Estate done for our Sports groups! Both the indoor, and outdoor, training facilities are remarkable while the quantity, and quality, of your food satisfies even our voracious appetites.
Our touring success in Dublin is in no small measure to The Johnstown Estate experience”.

 

Dom Little, Head Rugby coach Castleknock College

If you are looking for state of the art modern facilities, then Johnstown House is the ideal place to bring any sports team. The atmosphere was great, the staff are polite and helpful, and the catering was of a high standard. I can personally recommend it.

 

Daniel Soper, Director of Rugby, Ballyclare High School, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

In August 2011 we travelled to The Johnstown Estate for a pre-season training camp for our senior squad. We had looked at travelling to Portugal and Spain for this camp but found the expense when compared to The Johnstown Estate to be far too much.We brought a squad of 30 players, 2 coaches and 1 S&C coach for a 4 day camp.We found Johnstown House to be the perfect setting for an intense preparation camp.

The player’s accommodation in the Apartments was perfect as it was spacious and gave the players personal space which was comfortable, modern and clean. The players enjoyed the independence the apartments gave them.

I was concerned that food would be an issue as a group of 16-18 year old young men training three times a day would consume a high volume of food. However, the three meals a day provided were large in volume and had excellent variety. There was always food left over.

The training facilities were excellent. The pitch was in excellent condition. We used the small weights area in small groups rotating and we found the equipment to be first class. Adding to the professionalism of the camp was the availability of the pool and ice baths immediately after our sessions.

One of the most useful facilities for us was the ‘team room’. This was excellent for our team meetings with data projector and note boards. Having the use of computer games, pool table and table tennis meant the boys had an environment to unwind at the end of the day and develop some team atmosphere.

The staff were always available to assist with any needs we had at anytime of the day and the boys were treated exceptionally well as if they were a full professional team.

I found the hotel to be excellent value for money and so impressed were we that when we made the final of the ‘School’s Cup’ in March 2012 we returned for another training camp in preparation for it.

Overall our experience of The Johnstown Estate was exceptional and the boys still refer to it today. I would have no hesitation in recommending Johnstown House to any sporting organisation looking for a venue for a training camp to enhance the performance of their team.

 

St Finians GAA Club

We refer to the above matter and our Intermediate Football teams recent stay at The Johnstown Estate Hotel.
We would like to thank the hotel and all the staff during the course of our visit for their hospitality and service provided.
The training facilities, overnight accommodation and food provided over the course of the two days were excellent and provided our team with a quality training base for the weekend.
On foot of the above it will be our intention to recommend your facilities to other sporting organisations and in addition it would be our intention to use the facilities provided by the Hotel in the future.

 

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