Covid 19 has impacted hugely on our communities, but especially on the older members who are being asked to stay at home. This is a lonely and isolating experience for many in particular those who live alone.
Monaghan GAA in conjunction with The Monaghan Age Friendly programme today launched the #It’sGoodToTalk initiative . This was inspired by former Mayo GAA county star David Byrne and Monaghan GAA in conjunction with Monaghan Age Friendly are delighted to announce that Monaghan players and management have answered the call to become involved with this initiative and have volunteered to give a lift to those who are “cocooning” and cut off from their typical social networks by pledging a few minutes of their time to make a call to someone who is isolated and have a chat with him/her about GAA or reminisce about former glory days!! A short chat in a long day for someone who is now spending all their time at home could make all the difference and we are very appreciative of the Monaghan players and management for making themselves available to be part of this initiative.
Monaghan GAA and The Monaghan Age Friendly programme will identity people who would like to have a chat with a player or member of the management team about the GAA and will send their number to a player who will give them a quick call at their convenience. In order to circulate information on this initiative we are calling on all GAA clubs and older peoples groups to use the poster attached to promote it across their social media platforms, club notes etc. A chat about all things GAA will lift the spirits of someone who is finding this time challenging and lonely.
We 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 on 0876887332 to set up the call to celebrate a birthday , an anniversary or just to have a good GAA chat . Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Assistant PRO, Monaghan GAA
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Cúnta
Guthán Póca: (087) 6887332
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