GAA clubs are renowned for going far beyond the call of duty of providing hurling or football games for their members.
A good GAA club should be a community as well as a sports club and are there in good times and bad for the people of their area.
Borris-in-Ossory GAA club are doing just that tomorrow evening, Friday March 23, when they host a Health and Well Being evening in the St Joseph’s school hall in the village.
Among the speakers are John Lonergon former governor of Mountjoy Prison, and former Tipperary hurling great John Leahy.
John Lonergan will address the audience on topics such as work-life balance, the importance of community and reducing the risk of suicide and more.
John Leahy is now an addiction counsellor with the HSE and he will speak on his area of expertise.
Laois Today owner and Managing Editor Steven Miller will perform MC for the night.
“We hope to inform and help all in our community and surrounding areas to aid all our well being,” said Trevor Moore, who is secretary of the club and is helping to organise the event.
The event is only open to Over 16s but is free to attend.
It starts at 7.45pm and refreshments will be served afterwards.