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Sports discussion event for Thurles next Monday

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 4:48pm
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Sports discussion event for Thurles next Monday
Sports discussion event for Thurles next Monday


A sports discussion event highlighting key issues in society today will take place in Thurles next Monday.

The Premier Hall will host an event entitled “Inspiring Sports Stars” which will focus on young people on issues such as Gambling in sport, promoting positive mental health and substance misuse.

The panel will consist of sporting stars who have experienced such issues.

Brian Glasheen (Tipperary Town)- Brian will discuss his gambling addiction and how at one stage he had over €96,000 debts that he could not repay. He will discuss the impacts this had on him and his family. Brian is a former Tipperary Minor and speaks very openly about his addiction in order to help others. He has not gambled in over three years and is back training teams and living life to the full.

Davy Glennon (Galway All Ireland Hurling winner 2017) - Davy Glennon will also speak about his own gambling addiction. He speaks about starting off betting his lunch money on teams he never even heard of and his mother had to remortgage the family home to repay his debts. He is now repaying his mother every week. Davy will speak about the long road to recovery and the constant battle to stay free from gambling.

Dessie Fitzgerald (Cork) - Dessie will speak about the life changing spinal injury he suffered as a result of playing sport in 2011 and the long road to recovery. He went through a very hard time, physically, mentally and emotionally after this injury that changed his life, however he will speak about how their is always hope and he has since trained as a counsellor offering his experience and skills to others.

Sarah Fryday (Tipperary Camogie) - Sarah Fryday will also speak about injuries in sport and how they effect players. She will also discuss the importance of volunteering and using your talents to help others.

Timmy Hammersley (Clonoulty/Rossmore County Hurling Final winner 2018) - Timmy who works for Spun and will discuss positive mental health and the importance of looking after yourself to ensure you live life to the full and are their to help others.

Joe Slattery - Joe is an addiction counsellor and will discuss the growing trend of substance misuse in today's society.

This will be a very special morning in the presence of some inspiring people. The reason it is on during the day is to allow local students to attend. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.


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