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Healthy Club Project: Gambling Awareness

December 201607th

19:30 Abbey Court HotelCommunity, Health and Well Being

Healthy Club Project: Gambling Awareness

Healthy Club Project: Nenagh Eire Og Healthy Club Project invite you to an evening with Justin Campbell and Niall Mc Namee in the Abbey Court Hotel on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm. This event is open to players from all clubs and the wider community.

Gambling Awareness and Your Health and Well Being Nenagh Eire Og Healthy Club Project team are hosting their next community event around the area of gambling awareness. Niall McNamee (Offaly Footballer), gambling awareness advocate with the Gaelic Players Association will be joined by former Galway hurler and addiction counsellor Justin Campbell to explore this topic.The event is being held in the Abbey Court Hotel on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm and members / players from all clubs and the wider community are invited to attend.

Admission is free.

(Info on our two Speakers)

Justin Campbell (former Galway hurler)

As a professionally trained addiction counsellor, there’s no day Justin’s not meeting people in need of help. He combines his working life and coaching hurling teams with very active membership of the GAA’s National Health and Wellbeing Committee. Campbell won an All-Ireland U-21 medal in 1991 and played for the Galway senior team from 1992 to the end of that decade. He also won an All-Ireland Club Championship title with his club Kiltormer.

Justin “By the age of 14, I had the misfortune to lose both of my parents to cancer. This was a very difficult time for me as a teenager as I hadn’t the tools to deal with the harsh realities of life… Alcohol made me feel normal… I eventually put my hand up and asked for help. I found it very difficult to admit there was something wrong. Little did I know that that ís where you become really powerful? It was the best decision of my life..I changed direction in my life and after a few years I qualified from Trinity College as an Addiction Counsellor

Niall McNamee (Offaly Footballer)

Has played inter county football with Offaly for the past fourteen years. He is a player engagement officer for the Gaelic Players Association and also one of their mental health ambassador’s specialising in addiction recovery, specifically gambling.

Niall “I had done a lot of things I wasn’t proud of and this was eroding away my soul and my spirit. I knew I was a good person but somewhere along the way I lost sight of the important things in life like my family and friends. ….. When I eventually told my father what was going on and explained the trouble I was in it was like the biggest weight imaginable was lifted off me.” Niall McNamee

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