On Saturday, the veteran footballers of Beara GAA take to the pitch again as they bring a subject close to our hearts close to the light.
PEARSE O’Neill, Michael Shields, Noel O’Leary, Graham Canty, Donncha O’Connor, Paul Kerrigan, Colm O’Neill, Alan Quirke and Patrick Kelly are just some of the Cork players who have helped to promote the charity Breaking The Silence.
Unfortunately, the lads will not be in Eyeries Park this Saturday afternoon at 4.30 for the over-40s’ football tournament, however some local stars from Urhan, Garnish, Adrigole, Bere Island, Glengarriff and Castletownbere will again don their club jerseys to raise funds for Breaking the Silence.
Everyone is welcome and bring along the cameras for what promises to be a memorable evening.
Started in the Cobh area in 2007, Breaking The Silence is an entirely voluntary group that works to help create a Suicide Safer Community by connecting the person at risk of Suicide with life preserving resources. Breaking The Silence provides two world standard training programmes in suicide intervention and prevention; the SAFE Talk three-hour workshop and the two-day ASIST course, which stands for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
They are constantly running fundraisers to support the numerous free training programmes they provide for communities.
Urhan GAA Club, with the help of our neighbours, hopes to assist with fundraising on Saturday and has urged generous support so that this group can continue to provide communities with free training. A workshop is planned for Beara in the autumn fo all clubs willing to participate.
Meanwhile, 1 Life is a dedicated 24-hour freephone national suicide prevention helpline: Call 1800 247 100 to speak confidentially with professional counselors, or text ‘HELP’ to 51444.
Veteran's 7-A-Side Football Tournament
Páirc na hAoraí, Sat 21st July 2012
4.30pm - 6.30pm.
Six Teams, 10-Minutes A Half