Monaghan GAA introduce 'It's Good To Talk Initiative'

April 29, 2020

Mayo's Oisin Mullin under pressure from Shane Carey of Monaghan during the Allianz FL Division 1 round 4 clash between the sides at St Tiernach's Park, Clones. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Monaghan have followed the lead of Galway GAA and Mayo's David Brady by contacting those who are cocooning at home.

Many vulnerable people feel isolated having been asked to stay at home so a number of Monaghan footballers and their management team are taking the time to talk to them over the phone.

Last Friday Monaghan GAA in conjunction with the Monaghan Age Friendly programme launched the “It’s Good To Talk” initiative.

“Monaghan players and management have answered the call to become involved with this initiative and have volunteered to give a lift to those cocooning and are cut off from their typical social networks by pledging a few minutes of their time to call someone in isolation and have a chat with him/her about GAA or reminisce about former glory days,” explained Monaghan GAA.

“A short chat in a long day for someone who is spending all their time at home could make all the  difference and we are very appreciative of Monaghan players and  Management for making themselves available to be part of this initiative.

“e invite our supporters to nominate an elderly family member be it a father / mother /brother / sister/ grandfather / grandmother to receive a call  from a player or management. Contact  Mary McEneaney Assistant PRO Monaghan GAA to set up the call to celebrate a birthday , an anniversary or just to have a good GAA chat." 

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