“Tabhair Aire” is a community wellbeing initiative backboned by the Claregalway, Carnmore & Turloughmore GAA clubs.
The purpose of the initiative is to acknowledge that life can at times be challenging and to highlight that there are lifestyle choices that can help as well as people and support services available to listen and to support us all.
We wish to thank all of the players pictured who gave their valued input and time to this initiative in discussing what wellbeing means to them including Luke Roche, Fabienne Cooney (Claregalway mens & ladies football), Kevin Killilea, Christina Hanley (Carnmore hurling & camogie), Conor Walsh, Niamh Fahy (Turloughmore hurling & camogie), Joe O Connell and Rhian Heery (Claregalway handball).
They really are wonderful young role models within our community and were so willing and enthusiastic in giving their time to support the initiative.
A special thanks also to the organising committee of JP O’Connell, Tony Goldrick, Lena Cummins, Carol Ann Roche, Michelle Rohan, Edel Noone, JP Kilbane & Barry O Loughlin.
Thank you to Josette Farrell for her photography skills.
Finally a huge thank you to the the Fox family Carnmore of Junction 19 Branding for their generous sponsorship of the signage towards the initiative.


The GAA’s Mental Health charter is a policy document that helps clubs 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 clear.

The Charter

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Useful Phone Numbers and Resources

Service NameLinkContact
The Samaratans https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/116123
Childline https://www.childline.ie/1800666666
1 Life Suicide Helpline https://www.3ts.ie/1800247100
Galway University Hospital091544544
Aware https://www.aware.ie/1800804848
Pieta House https://www.pieta.ie/1800247247
Pieta House https://www.pieta.ie/Text Help to 51444
Jigsaw https://jigsaw.ie/location/galway/091549252
Text 50808https://text50808.ie/Text Hello to 50808
Lena Cummins (Counselling and Psychotherapy)0877016835
Patricia Heneghan (Counselling and Psychotherapy)0876886239
Mental Health Irelandhttps://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/resources/