Pieta House - Darkness Into Light - will you join the Plunkett's group in the Phoenix Park?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017
Plunketts are supporting the Pieta House Darkness Into Light event on the 6th of May.

Following on from our successful events over the last two years, Plunkett's are again supporting the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light Event in the Phoenix Park on Saturday morning - 6th of May.  We need your support for this great event.  

Will you join us in the Phoenix Park to complete the event and then return to the Clubhouse for some breakfast afterwards.  

As part of the Mind Ur Buddy programme, Plunkett's have been building close ties with Pieta House to promote a positive mental health message within the Club and the wider community. This is a great opportunity to have that conversation with your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent, relative, teammate or friend that you are there for them in times of need.  Why not, make the effort to walk with us.

Click here for link to the Darkness into Light website

What do I need to do to register?
It couldn't be easier.  We will hold a registration evening, on Tuesday 2nd of May between 7:00 and 9:00 and you can register then.  To give us an indication of numbers, can you follow the link below and register your interest.  It would be great if people who attended the event last year, could re-use their yellow t-shirts.  We will have a supply of t-shirts on the Tuesday evening.

Click here to register on Eventbrite (cost can be left behind the bar in the Clubhouse)

Cost of the Event
The cost to register is as follows: 
- €20 for an adult, 
- €15 for OAP / Student / Jobseeker
- €65 for a Family (2 adults and children over 14). 
Note: Children under 14 are free if accompanied with an adult. 
 
Event Logistics
The plan is to meet as a group beforehand in front of the roundabout at the Phoenix Park Monument (near the Arás) at 3:45am and to return to the Clubhouse afterwards for a light breakfast.

We need publicity !!
We want you to tell your friends on social media "I'm doing the Darkness into Light walk with @Plunketts_ie, will you join me"? and share it with @plunketts_ie, #DIL2017

We also need some help !!
If you can help us organise the event or get / bake some breakfast foods, drinks, or fruit sponsored, please contact Ronan Doohan (087 8593540). 

Plunketts Care Video & thanks - please share
Fri, 11 Nov 2016
Wow what a turnout and what a fantastic finale to the evening. Special thanks to Amy Darcy and Sarah Campion who wrote, directed, produced and edited this wonderful video. Please share this with all your friends on Social Media using #MindMatters.

Click here to access the video on YouTube

Thanks to our contributors on the night - Alan O'Mara, Oisin McConville & Brent Pope for their honest accounts on dealing with mental health challenges and addiction.  Special thanks to Tom Maher who skillfully facilitated the event and to our panel speakers - Cormac Walsh and Trish Maher who both work locally in the area of mental health and to Stacey Cannon, the GAA National Health & Wellbeing Coordinator. Our Twitter account had never been busier due to having Colman Hanley from Croke Park on hand all day.  Thanks to Kevin Sexton for arranging this and obtaining mental health materials to distribute on the night.

An evening like this evening is not possible without all the people behind the scenes - Tony Perrey who looked after the sound while Niall Dalton and Cathal built the stage and arranged the lighting in the hall.

Thanks too to Trish McDonnell, Conor McCague, Joan Voakes, John O'Donovan, Pat Bugler, Shay Boland, Ambrose Curry, Conal Clerkin, Eanna Boland, Nuala Buttner, Jimmy Collins, Keith Merton, David McGeogh, Derek Hughes, & Brendan.

Finally thanks to the Kinvara Pharmacy (part of the Meagher Pharmacy Group) who provided goody bags for all at the event this evening and who have agreed to sponsor the Plunketts Nursery. Thank you Oonagh and all the team!!

Noirin & Ronan

#MindMatters - last chance to register online, submit a question in advance and info on parking
Wed, 02 Nov 2016
Last chance to register for the Mind Matters Talk on Thursday evening (10th of Nov) at 7:30 pm in the Clubhouse in association with Kinvara Pharmacy (part of the Meagher Pharmacy Group).  

The speakers on the night are: Brent Pope, Oisin McConville and Alan O'Mara and the event will be facilitated by Tom Maher. The aim of the evening is to raise awareness of topics such as Anxiety, Gambling, Depression and to highlight the importance of Positive Mental Health.

3 things to do!!


1. Register for the Event now !!
Already we have over 300 people registered for the event and spaces are filling up fast.  To assist with our planning, we need you to register for the talk before 22:00 on Wednesday evening.  To register online - click here (it will take less than 1 minute). Doors open from 7:00 pm. Admission fee: Adults - €5.00 (payable at the door) and 18's and under - Free. Note: U/14's to 16's must be accompanied by a parent / guardian

2, Submit a question online in advance for the Q&A session
To facilitate questions from the audience on the night, you may wish submit your question in advance online.  Click here to submit your question anonymously. Questions will also be taken from the floor on the evening.

3. Limited Car Parking Available
Due to the limited car parking spaces available at the Clubhouse, we would encourage people living nearby to walk to the event where possible, and others living further away to car pool or to get dropped off in the vicinity.  Due to the numbers already confirmed on the night, it is likely to get congested on Glenarriff Road so please be respectful of our neighbours when parking.

This is a community welfare event - open to all. We would really appreciate if members would spread the word. Please share this on your social media channels - using #MindMatters

Doors open at 7:00pm.  Hope to see you there!!


Reminder to register online for the Plunkett's - Mind Matters Talk
Sun, 23 Oct 2016

Last week, we announced our first Plunkett's - Mind Matters Talk on Thursday 10th of November (start at 7:30 pm) in association with Kinvara Pharmacy (part of the Meaghers Pharmacy Group).

Our speakers are Brent Pope, Oisin McConville and Alan O'Mara. The event will be facilitated by Tom Maher (Director of Services, St. Patrick's Mental Health Services). A panel discussion and Q&A will follow a brief discussion by each of the speakers. 

The aim of the evening talk is to raise awareness of a number of topics such as Anxiety, Gambling, Depression and to highlight the importance of Positive Mental Health.

The discussion is open for all members from U/14 to adult, male and female (14's to 16's must be accompanied by a parent / guardian).

All people intending to attend must register online to guarantee admission (by Friday 4th of November).  We would encourage all members to attend this event, please spread the word to family and friends in the community using social media - #mindmatters

Click here to Register Online (it will take less than 60 seconds). 

Admission Fee:
- Adults - €5.00 (payable at the door),
- 18's and under - Free

Please register - hope you can make it !!



Reminder to register online for the Plunkett's - Mind Matters Talk
Sun, 23 Oct 2016

Last week, we announced our first Plunkett's - Mind Matters Talk in association with Kinvara Pharmacy (part of the Meaghers Pharmacy Group).

Our speakers are Brent Pope, Oisin McConville and Alan O'Mara. The event will be facilitated by Tom Maher (Director of Services, St. Patrick's Mental Health Services). A panel discussion and Q&A will follow a brief discussion by each of the speakers. 

The aim of the evening talk is to raise awareness of a number of topics such as Anxiety, Gambling, Depression and to highlight the importance of Positive Mental Health.

The discussion is open for all members from U/14 to adult, male and female (14's to 16's must be accompanied by a parent / guardian).

All people intending to attend must register online to guarantee admission (by Friday 4th of November).  We would encourage all members to attend this event, please spread the word to family and friends in the community using social media - #mindmatters

Click here to Register Online.

Admission Fee:
- Adults - €5.00 (payable at the door),
- 18's and under - Free

Please register - hope you can make it !!



Please register for Plunkett's Mind Matters Talk with Brent, Oisin & Alan
Mon, 17 Oct 2016

Welcome to our first Plunkett's - Mind Matters Talk in association with Kinvara Pharmacy (part of the Meaghers Pharmacy Group).

We are delighted to host an information evening with a varied panel of speakers to raise awareness of a number of topics such as Anxiety, Gambling, Depression and the importance of Positive Mental Health. Our panelists are Brent Pope (rugby analyst and positive mental health advocate), Oisin McConville (ex Armagh and Crossmaglen footballer, author of 'The Gambler' and now a trained counsellor) and Alan O'Mara (Plunketts and Cavan footballer and author of 'The Best is Yet to Come'). The event will be facilitated by Tom Maher (Plunketts member and Director of Services, St. Patrick's Mental Health Services).

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow a brief discussion by each of the speakers. 

The discussion is open for all members from U/14 to adult, male and female (14's to 16's must be accompanied by a parent / guardian).

All people intending to attend must register online to guarantee admission (by Friday 4th of November).  Training is being re-scheduled on the night to allow teams to attend.  

Click here to Register Online.

Admission Fee:
- Adults - €5.00 (payable at the door),
- 18's and under - Free

Hope you can make it !!



Alan O'Mara helps to launch GAA mental health theme day
Wed, 03 Aug 2016
Today was a busy day for senior football goalkeeper Alan O'Mara.  First he was in Croke Park with Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson and Galway footballer Gary Sice to launch the GAA's first ever mental health theme day which will coincide with the All-Ireland senior football semi-final on 28th of August. The semi-final has been chosen as another way to promote the HSE #littlethings campaign. Later that afternoon, Alan and Ashling were guests on the Last Word on Today FM to publicise the launch.

News Article on the GAA website

HSE & GAA #littlethings Partnership

Plunketts are supportive of all these positive mental health awareness initiativies and we are currently working to bring a panel of speakers to the Club in October for a panel discussion on a range of mental health topics. More details on ths to follow in September.

 






Good luck in the Junior and Leaving Cert exams
Tue, 07 Jun 2016
Good luck to all of our players sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams over the next few weeks.

Here are some last minute tips from Newstalk earlier - click here plus a link to our previous article with hints and tips - click here

Remember to keep calm and stay positive !!


Exam Time – hints and tips to get you through
Tue, 24 May 2016

As part of our series of promoting positive mental health, exam time is just 2 weeks away and is a time when stress levels can be higher than usual. While a bit of stress can help you to stay motivated and focused, too much of it can be pretty unhelpful.

 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you might find it helpful to talk to a teacher or counsellor. It’s also important to ask for, and accept, support from your family if you can. This support might be practical, like picking you up from the library, or emotional, including advice or help. If you need to talk to someone outside of your close circle of family or friends, refer to the many positive mental health resources here on the Club website.  Please feel free to add your hints and tips on the Facebook page.

 

Here are our tips to help you -

Avoid Exam Stress:


Remember that some stress is normal, here are some tips for avoiding stress during exam times.

    - Eat Well:  Food rich in vitamins and proteins, such as green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits, are a must. The nutrients will help your brain stay sharp. Your brain needs healthy sustaining fuel to get through this busy time. Also, try to get some form of exercise. Even a 10 minute walk will leave you calmer and more focused.
    - The power of positive thinking – Spend time with people who have a positive effect, it will rub off on you. Avoid negative thoughts, such as ‘Everyone else seems better organised, while I’m struggling.’
    - Practice relaxation techniques – Practice deep breathing, meditation and yoga as forms of relaxation. They help your body relax and reduce stress. Alternately, take a brisk walk in fresh air after your day’s revision is over.
    - Don’t leave yourself without time to study – If it’s too late for that and you’re cramming, then listen to your body and rest when you need to. Otherwise you’re risking burn out.


    Exam Day:

    - Fuel Up – Make sure you get a breakfast if you have a morning exam, you will be able to concentrate more, don’t forget to bring in a bottle of water with you.
    - Checklist 
    – Follow your checklist ensuring you have everything you need to bring to the exam including ID cards and writing materials.
    - Time – Set out a timetable for the exam. Allow time at the start to read the questions, choose if there are options and plan your answer. Set a strict time limit per question and keep to it even if you do not get all your points covered for a given question. Leave time at the end to review your answers and complete any unfinished answers.
     - Read the Questions – Read every question twice before you plan your answer, underlining the key words such as compare, contrast, describe and explain.
    - Don’t panic
     – You have done as much as you can so deep breaths and concentrate.  If you are struggling with your nerves try some chamomile tea or rescue remedy.
     - Read Answers – Once you hand up your paper you cannot change it so reread your answers and double checks any figures or statistics.
    - Take a break – Sometimes the pressure of the exam hall can be too much. Take a two minute break, ask to use the restroom or go outside, take a deep breath and return to the hall to start again.
    - Make sure you have answered what you were asked – The front of the exam paper should detail how many questions you need to answer. Double check you have answered all the parts you needed to and that you answered what was asked i.e. to compare two topics or contrast two topics.

    GOOD LUCK!!


    Useful Links for articles on Managing Exam Stress & Study Tips:

    Dr Ciara Kelly on exam stress - despite the big build up you'll be grand and you'll get exactly where you want to be – Irish independent

    5 tips to help you combat exam stress - Irish Independent

    10 tips to help you prepare for your exams with two weeks to go – Irish Independent

    Exam stress - BBC.co.uk

    Managing exam stress - Reachout.com

    Hints for effective studying - Reachout.com

    Positive Mental Health Resources for You !!
    Mon, 23 May 2016

    The Executive of St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh GAA Club are committed to promoting a positive mental health message throughout the club.  A number of initiatives have been taken to promote this message.  Here are some of them:

    GAA MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER

    • The GAA Mental Health Charter has been adopted by the club to help develop a culture that supports and promotes positive mental health. The resource is designed to reinforce the GAA’s GIVE RESPECT GET RESPECT initiative’s positive message and transfer it into the world of mental wellbeing. It outlines a club culture that is inclusive and open and one that holds the following values dear:

      • RESPECT - Everyone in the club will respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person, regardless of ability, age, culture or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

      • ENCOURAGING - The club will ensure that everyone is treated equally, fairly, and encouraged to do their best.

      • SUPPORTIVE - The club will ensure that all members are aware of and encouraged to use the support system that the club and its varied members provide.

      • POSITIVE - Everyone’s positive contribution to club life is recognised and we understand that every member has an important role to play.

      • ENABLING - We will create an environment and atmosphere within all club activity that enables all members of the Association to maintain as well as develop their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

      • CONSIDERATE - Everyone within our club will be listened to and be given an opportunity to contribute and to express their opinions without reprisal or judgement.

      • TOLERANT - An element of discipline will underpin our club to ensure that our games are controlled and that values such as honesty, equality, and fair play are promoted at all times.

    PIETA HOUSE

    • Pieta House – ‘Mind Ur Buddy’ Campaign – Since 2014, the Club has established links with Pieta House, supporting the Darkness Into Light event and the National GAA 'Mind Our Men' initiative.

      • Mind Ur Buddy - this campaign is a peer-led scheme and St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh have four representatives (Irene Brennan, Craig Dunleavy, Eanna Boland and Cian Boland) directly linked with Pieta House, so that anyone who needs help can go to someone local in the Club. All contact will be strictly confidential. If you, or someone you know needs help, please do not be afraid to get in touch with Irene, Craig, Eanna or Cian.

      • Click here for a link to Pieta House to access some of their web resource materials -  http://www.pieta.ie/

         

    HSE RESOURCES

    OTHER USEFUL SITES


    FUTURE EVENTS

    We are planning a series of web messages this month and have a series of talks planned for September and October.  If you have any ideas or thoughts on possible subjects or know of people who would be prepared to talk at these events, please get in contact with me.

    Ronan Doohan



    Plunketts & Pieta House - Darkness Into Light event - Thank You !
    Tue, 10 May 2016
    A big thank you to all the Plunketts members who took part in the Darkness Into Light event #DiL2016, 5k walk / run last weekend. As a result of the event, the club raised over €1,100 for Pieta House.

    It was super to see such a cross section of club members and supporters attend this special event, particularly family groups and friends. It was also great to see people in such good spirits for breakfast afterwards in the Clubhouse. 

    Thanks to Tom Carpentar of Premier Meats (Ashtown Grove), to Yvonne and Teresa in the Phoenix Bakery (Baggot Road), to Ethersons in Cabra and to Eimear in SuperValu (Rathborne) for sponsoring items for breakfast.  Thanks also to Martina Carroll for helping to organise the event.  Special thanks to Joan Voakes for having everything ready in the Clubhouse by 3am and to the U9 Boys mentors (Keith Merton, Derek Hughes, David McGeogh, Conor McCague and Jimmy Collins) for cooking the breakfast items and for helping to run the breakfast morning.

    The purpose of the event was to support a positive mental health message within the Club and in the wider Community.  We would like to draw your attention to the Pieta House - Know the Signs Campaign: http://www.pieta.ie/blog/spot-the-signs-save-a-life


    Keep an eye out for our positive mental health articles.  Remember Pieta House are there if you ever need to talk to them - http://www.pieta.ie/contact-us

    See you all next year !!

    The Mind Ur Buddy Committee - Irene Brennan, Cian Boland, Craig Dunleavy, Eanna Boland and Ronan Doohan

    Darkness Into Light event in Phoenix Park - register tonight (Thursday)
    Thu, 05 May 2016
    Reminder to all those planning to complete the Darkness into Light event in the Phoenix Park on Saturday morning to register in the Clubhouse tonight between 7:00 and 9:00.

    Last year over 100 club members took part in this event.  Remember that the Club will host a breakfast afterwards for all those taking part afterwards in the Clubhouse.

    Cost of the Event
    The cost to register is as follows:
    - €20 for an adult,
    - €15 for OAP / Student / Jobseeker
    - €65 for a Family (2 adults and children over 14). 

    Note: Children under 14 are free if accompanied with an adult. 


    Pieta House - Darkness Into Light event - will you join the Plunkett's group?
    Sat, 30 Apr 2016
    Plunketts are supporting the Pieta House Darkness Into Light event on the 7th of May.

    Following on from our successful event last year, Plunkett's are again supporting the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light Event in the Phoenix Park next Saturday morning - 7th of May.  We need your support for this great event. 

    Will you join us in the Phoenix Park to complete the event and then return to the Clubhouse for some breakfast afterwards. 

    As part of the Mind Ur Buddy programme, Plunkett's have been building close ties with Pieta House to promote a positive mental health message within the Club and the wider community. This is a great opportunity to have that conversation with your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent, relative, teammate or friend that you are there for them in times of need.  Why not, make the effort to walk with us.

    Click here for link to the Darkness into Light website

    What do I need to do to register?
    It couldn't be easier.  We will hold a registration evening, next Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 (5th of May) and you can register then.  To give us an indication of numbers, can you follow the link below and register your interest.  It would be great if people who attended the event last year, could re-use their yellow t-shirts.  We will have a supply of t-shirts on Thursday evening.

    Click here to register your interest

    Cost of the Event
    The cost to register is as follows:
    - €20 for an adult,
    - €15 for OAP / Student / Jobseeker
    - €65 for a Family (2 adults and children over 14). 
    Note: Children under 14 are free if accompanied with an adult. 
     
    Event Logistics
    The plan is to meet as a group beforehand in front of the roundabout at the Phoenix Park Monument (near the Arás) at 3:45am and to return to the Clubhouse afterwards for a light breakfast.

    We need publicity !!
    We want you to tell your friends on social media "I'm doing the Darkness into Light walk with @Plunketts_ie, will you join me"? and share it with @plunketts_ie, #DIL2016

    We also need some help !!
    If you can help us organise the event or get / bake some breakfast foods, drinks, or fruit sponsored, please contact Ronan Doohan (087 8593540). 

    All Ireland Tickets
    Fri, 18 Sep 2015
    The Club regrets to report that our allocation of tickets is well short on requests received and on previous years allocations which unfortunately will leave many members disappointed. We are endeavouring to secure more tickets and every effort will be made to do so up until the last minute.
    The raffle for two tickets will go ahead this evening at 11pm. Place €10 in an envelope, with your name and contact number and leave behind the bar which opens at 8pm.

    Thank you - Darkness Into Light
    Tue, 05 May 2015
    A big thank you to all the Plunketts members who took part in the Darkness Into Light event #DiL2015, 5k walk / run last weekend. As a result of the event, the club raised over €2,200 for Pieta House.

    It was great to see all generations of club members attend this special event, particularly so many teammates and family groups and friends. It was also great to see people in such good spirits for breakfast afterwards in the Clubhouse.  Thanks to Tom Carpentar of Premier Meats (Ashtown Grove), the Phoenix Bakery (Baggot Road)  and SuperValu (Rathborne) for sponsoring items for breakfast.  Thanks to Sue Cassidy & Noirin Boland for helping to organise the event.  Special thanks to Joan Voakes for having everything ready in the Clubhouse for a 5am start.

    The purpose of the event was to support a positive mental health message within the Club and in the wider Community.  We would like to draw your attention to the Pieta House - Know the Signs Campaign: http://www.pieta.ie/index.php/blog-article/spot-the-signs-save-a-life

    Keep an eye out for our positive mental health articles.  Remember Pieta House are there if you ever need to talk to them - http://www.pieta.ie/index.php

    See you all next year !!
    Irene Brennan, Cian Boland, Craig Dunleavy, Eanna Boland and Ronan Doohan

    Pieta House - Darkness Into Light - How to Register
    Sat, 02 May 2015
    Plunketts are supporting the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light #DiL2015 - 5k walk / run on Saturday morning, May 9th in the Phoenix Park. The group will meet at 3:45 am in the Park in front of the American Ambassadors Residence and return to the Clubhouse afterwards for some breakfast. We are encouraging people to get involved in this great event to support a positive mental health message within the Club and in the wider Community. 

    People intending to attend must register in advance and pay the relevant entrance fee (adults €20, OAP/Students €15, Family - 2 adults and children over 14- €65).  Children under 14 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. All of the proceeds go to Pieta House and include the breakfast afterwards.  If you can supply any breakfast items, we would be grateful - please contact one of the committee members below.

    Registration Details
    There is a registration list behind the bar in the Clubhouse. Alternatively we will have a registration evening on Tuesday 5th of May between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

    Hope to see you there

    Irene Brennan, Cian Boland, Craig Dunleavy, Eanna Boland and Ronan Doohan



    Pieta House - Darkness Into Light - How to Register
    Sat, 02 May 2015
    Plunketts are supporting the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light #DiL2015 - 5k walk / run on Saturday morning, May 9th in the Phoenix Park. The group will meet at 3:45 am in the Park in front of the American Ambassadors Residence and return to the Clubhouse afterwards for some breakfast. We are encouraging people to get involved in this great event to support a positive mental health message within the Club and in the wider Community. 

    People intending to attend must register in advance and pay the relevant entrance fee (adults €20, OAP/Students €15, Family - 2 adults and children over 14- €65).  Children under 14 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. All of the proceeds go to Pieta House and include the breakfast afterwards.  If you can supply any breakfast items, we would be grateful - please contact one of the committee members below.

    Registration Details
    There is a registration list behind the bar in the Clubhouse. Alternatively we will have a registration evening on Tuesday 5th of May between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

    Hope to see you there

    Irene Brennan, Cian Boland, Craig Dunleavy, Eanna Boland and Ronan Doohan



    The Senior Hurlers are walking for Pieta House, will you?
    Sun, 26 Apr 2015
    Thanks to Terry O'Brien for getting the Senior Hurlers on board for the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light event. So it's now over to you to sign up.  This is a great event to walk with your teammates, friends, or family members and show your support for the promotion of a positive mental health message in our Community.  Afterwards, we are planning a light breakfast and chat in the Clubhouse.

    How do I register?
    It's easy !!  Just sign up behind the bar in the Clubhouse and put the appropriate fee in a sealed envelope. 

    We need you to Promote the Event
    When you register, don't forget to take a photo of you in one of the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light yellow t-shirts and tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you are Walking for Pieta House on May 9th. Hopefully they will join you.
    Please add comments to our Facebook page or tag the Twitter page @plunketts_ie 

    We need some help to organise it
    If anyone can help with organising the event logistics or help us with supplies for the breakfast afterwards, please contact one of the committee: Irene Brennan, Cian Boland, Eanna Boland, Craig Dunleavy or Ronan Doohan.



    Darkness Into Light, Phoenix Park - will you walk with us to promote a positive mental health message?
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015
    Plunketts are supporting the Pieta House Darkness Into Light event on the 7th of May.

    Following on from our successful event last year, Plunkett's are again supporting the Pieta House - Darkness Into Light Event in the Phoenix Park next Saturday morning - 7th of May.  We need your support for this great event. 

    Will you join us in the Phoenix Park to complete the event and then return to the Clubhouse for some breakfast afterwards. 

    As part of the Mind Ur Buddy programme, Plunkett's have been building close ties with Pieta House to promote a positive mental health message within the Club and the wider community. This is a great opportunity to have that conversation with your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent, relative, teammate or friend that you are there for them in times of need.  Why not, make the effort to walk with us.

    Click here for link to the Darkness into Light website

    What do I need to do to register?
    It couldn't be easier.  We will hold a registration evening, next Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 (5th of May) and you can register then.  To give us an indication of numbers, can you follow the link below and register your interest.  It would be great if people who attended the event last year, could re-use their yellow t-shirts.  We will have a supply of t-shirts on Thursday evening.

    Click here to register your interest

    Cost of the Event
    The cost to register is as follows:
    - €20 for an adult,
    - €15 for OAP / Student / Jobseeker
    - €65 for a Family (2 adults and children over 14). 
    Note: Children under 14 are free if accompanied with an adult. 
     
    Event Logistics
    The plan is to meet as a group beforehand in front of the roundabout at the Phoenix Park Monument (near the Arás) at 3:45am and to return to the Clubhouse afterwards for a light breakfast.

    We need publicity !!
    We want you to tell your friends on social media "I'm doing the Darkness into Light walk with @Plunketts_ie, will you join me"? and share it with @plunketts_ie, #DIL2016

    We also need some help !!
    If you can help us organise the event or get some breakfast foods, drinks, fruit sponsored, please contact Ronan Doohan (087 8593540). 

    Transformation Warmup 5k
    Tue, 20 Jan 2015
    Thinking of doing the Transformation Warmup 5k in the Phoenix Park on the 14th of February but need some inspiration.

    Well let Bressie (Niall Heslin) inspire you.  Bressie has started a new blog www.my1000hours.com where he shares his tips on mental wellbeing and physical fitness. There is a 5k training plan published over 8 weeks on his site and each week in the Irish independent Fit magazine, Bressie shares some hints and tips to get you ready for your 2015 goals.

    Here is a link to his article published on 19 January which references his runs in the Phoenix Park and encourages us to enjoy the process of getting fit.

    Hope you enjoy it.  So let the Transformation Warmup be the starting point to a more active you in 2015.

    How to register?
    To register, click on the links in the Transformation Warmup website or register in the Club bar.

    When & where?
    The race Starts at 10.00am (14/02/15)
    Start/Finish Line - bottom of Magazine Fort/Kyber Road.

    How much does it cost?

    Adults - €15 & Children - €5
    Group Rates are available - Register and pay for 10 adults @ €12 each or groups of 20 or more @ €10 each


    Alan O’Mara talks to Marian Finucane on RTE Radio 1
    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    Senior Football goalkeeper, Alan O’Mara was on the Marian Finucane show last Sat (13th Dec) with Irish Cricketer John Mooney discussing the topic of Young Men and Depression.  The podcast is well worth listening to and tells us how Alan and John are managing their mental well-being in the run up to Christmas.   Please take 20 minutes to reflect on their stories.
    Click for link - Alan & John interview Podcast


    The previous week, Marian Finucane had Niall Breslin (Bressie) in studio.
      He has started a blog (My1000hourBlog) about taking care of your mental health. He says he wants to change the conversation and attitudes to mental health in Ireland. 
    http://www.my1000hours.com/
    Click for link - Bressie interview Podcast

     

    If you or someone close to you is suffering from depression or any other mental illness the following contact details might be of use:

    www.aware.ie
    Call 1890 303 302 (Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm)

    www.samaritans.org
    Call 116 123

    www.pieta.ie

    http://www.turn2me.org



    Player Welfare > Mental Health
    Tue, 25 Nov 2014

    The Club Executive have recently adopted the GAA Mental Health Charter, aimed at promoting positive mental health for all our members and the wider community in which we are situated.  As part of this, we are committed to creating awareness of the mental health resources that are available. 

    The HSE have a comprehensive mental health resources website. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with it. 

    http://yourmentalhealth.ie/

    #Littlethings is the new mental health and wellbeing campaign, launched by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention and a coalition of over 25 partner organisations.  The #littlethings campaign highlights that we all experience difficult times in our lives, and that when we do, there are some simple, evidence-based little things that can make a big difference to how we feel. These #littlethings can help us to cope but there are also supports and services we can use if we need to.


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