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Portarlingtons Dr Eddie Murphy to speak at GAA National Health and Wellbeing Conference


A host of the country’s leading GAA personalities and health experts will contribute to the Association’s second national Health and Wellbeing Conference in Croke Park on Saturday, March 21.

The free event, themed ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Clubs’, is designed to support, educate, and invigorate the GAA volunteers who are driving this important work within the Association. Especially welcome are members of the new County Health & Wellbeing Committees, any new Club Health and Wellbeing Officers or those considering taking up this role in clubs across the country.

However, the conference’s mix of practical tutorials, presentations, interactive elements and discussion will prove worthwhile to any member interested in learning more about the field of health and wellbeing.

RTE’s Marty Morrissey will MC an afternoon panel discussion featuring individuals who have championed positive health and wellbeing through their personal and sporting lives. It will include Conor Cusack, Cork and Cloyne hurler and mental health advocate, Tony Griffin, Clare All-Ireland winner and founder of the Soar Foundation, Valerie Mulcahy, nine time All Ireland winner with Cork, Eamon O’Shea, Tipperary Manager and Professor in the School of Economics, NUIG, Críonna Tobin, a leading performance nutritionist, and Jason Hughes, former Monaghan footballer and one of the leader of Castleblayney’s Faughs award winning ‘Operation TransFAUGHmation’.

Clinical psychologist on RTE’s Operation Transformation, Dr Eddie Murphy, will conduct a live Q&A with delegates designed to reassure them on matters of concern that may arise in their clubs. Other contributors include Dr Brendan Doody, Fiona Teague, and Susan Kenny, all members of the GAA’s National Health & Wellbeing Committee, who will explore topics such as redefining health and wellbeing through the GAA, responding to critical incidents, and the importance of working through appropriate partnerships.

The day will also showcase some of the incredible work being carried out by the clubs involved in Phase 1 of the innovative GAA Healthy Club Project which was recently boosted by a three-year Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investment by Irish Life. Places are free but limited. To see the full agenda and to reserve your free ticket click on the National Health & Wellbeing Conference banner on top ofwww.gaa.ie

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For more information contact Colin Regan, GAA Community & Health Manager on 087-2945705 or email colin.regan@gaa.ie

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