In the month of January, Kilkenny GAA, in association with An Garda Síochána and Kilkenny GAA Clubs, organised five health and wellness evenings. These were hosted by St Martins/Muckalee GFC, Mooncoin, Clara, Dunnamaggin and Blacks and Whites GAA clubs. Conor Harris, from Kildare, was the guest speaker at each event and Kenneth Egan also attended the night in Clara. The Gardaí were also present every night and the two main speakers were Sergeant Peter McConnon, Crime Prevention Officer and Inspector Paul Donohoe, Road Policing. Many more Gardaí from local stations were also in attendance. Over 350 people in total attended the evenings with a total of 24 clubs in Kilkenny being represented as well as people from the local communities. We also had attendees from Waterford, Laois and Tipperary. Special thanks to all who attended and to the clubs who hosted the evenings. Also to our speakers who have given a huge amount of knowledge of their own experiences.
Click HERE to view photos of the recent evenings.
There are five more evenings planned throughout the months of February and March. Again we are very lucky to have Conor Harris and members of an Garda Síochána who will be in attendance. There may be other speakers added later. The details are as follows:
13th February – Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh @ 7.15pm
20th February – Thomastown Community Hall @ 7.30pm
27th February – Freshford Community Hall @ 8pm
13th March – Castlecomer Community School @ 7.30pm
20th March – Tullogher GAA Complex @ 7.30pm