Rounders 2 2014

Rounders

Thanks to all those who took part in a Rounders’ blitz recently. Four coaches from the Rounders Association coached 240 pupils from St Felim’s NS, St Clare’s NS, Gaelscoil Bhréifne and FarnhamNS. More »

Congratulations to Martin Dunne on making the Ulster GAA All-Stars team.

9th September 2013

Senior Championship Well done to our seniors who defeated Kingscourt in the championship on Sunday evening last in BréifnePark. They now meet Mullahoran in the quarter-final on Friday evening 20 September. Best More »

Strictly Ladies

Strictly Come Dancing

Cavan Gaels GAA club presented Strictly Come Dancing in the Hotel Kilmore recently. Eighteen couples entertained the huge crowd.  The dancing talent on view reflected the many hours of practice. Well done More »

Well done to our U-13 girls on winning the county championship.

U – 13 Girls Championship

Well done to our U – 13  girls on winning the county championship, 6th August 2013. More »

Massive well done to our u15 team who won the County 7 a side competition  today.

U – 15 Winners

Massive well done to our U-15 team who won the County 7 a side competition today, August 5, 2013. More »

Club Notes – March 2nd 2015

Club Lotto 

The Cavan Gaels lotto draw was held on Sunday last 1 March in the Farnham Arms Hotel. The jackpot was €1700. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 14, 23. There was no jackpot winner. Winners of €20 were Eamon O Reilly c/o Dunnes Bar, Mary Mooney c/o Bingo, Anne Smith c/o Niall O Riordan, Francis Quinn c/o Gerry Bravender, Philip McMahon c/o McMahon’s Bar. Next week’s jackpot will be €1800 and the draw will take place next Sunday night 8 March in the Slieve Rossa. All club members are asked to support the lotto and to arrange that they are in for every lotto draw. Our lotto  can be bought from Crowe’s Butchers, Dunne’s Bar, Veale’s Pharmacy, Cavan Gifts, Maudis, McGinnity’s Bar, Slieve Rossa, Abbey Bar, Smith’s Footwear, Blessing’s Bar, McMahon’s Bar or from any lotto committee member. A word of thanks to all those teams who organise our lotto, to all the sellers and especially to all those who have supported our lotto in such great numbers.

Awards Presentation 

Cavan Gaels held a very successful presentation night in the Farnham Arms Hotel on Sunday evening last. There was a presentation of medals to the successful girls’ under-13 championship, under-14 league and under-16 league teams and to the successful boys’ under-13 championship team. A large crowd was on hand to see Cavan county player Killian Clarke present the medals to all the winners. The Cavan Gaels members of the winning St Pats Corn na nÓg panel were also honoured. Tributes were paid to the great progress in girls’ football made by Cavan Gaels in just a few years. Reference was made to the great work being done by the coaches of the boys and girls in our club. Best of luck to all our under-age teams in 2015.

Under-8 

Well done to our under-8s who took part in an exhibition  game at half-time in the National League encounter between Cavan and Down in Bréifne Park on Saturday evening last.

Bingo

Our bingo supporters are asked to note that our bingo will take place on Friday next 6 March in the Carvery of the FARNHAM HOTEL at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support. Our club lotto is on sale at bingo every Friday night.

Camogie 

The camogie Registration Day for u-8, u-11, u-13 and u-14 took place on Sunday last in Cavan Sports Complex from 4.30-5.30pm. On the day there was face painting and music. Refreshments were also provided. Great fun was had by all. Well done to Mary Keniry-Ferncombe, Michelle Tarpey and Karen Boyle for all their hard work and to all those who helped in any way on the day. A word of thanks to Billy O Rourke for providing the music. Camogie coaching continues each Sunday in Cavan Sports Complex at 11am. The cost is €2. For more information contact Mary at 087-7532979.

Registration 

In 2015 the GAA are issuing personalised membership cards for club members who pay their membership before 31 March. If you have not paid your club membership for 2015 yet please do so before the aforementioned deadline. For any further information please contact our club registrar Mary McCarthy on 087-2336925.

Blood Donors 

Our members are asked to note that the Blood Transfusion Service will be in the Hotel Kilmore from Monday 2 March to Thursday 5 March from 4.30- 8pm. The GAA at national level are encouraging as many of its members as possible to avail of this opportunity to give blood. More information on this can be obtained on 185073137.

McRory Cup 

Congratulations to the Saint Patrick’s College McRory Cup team on reaching the McRory Cup final for the first time in forty years. They defeated Omagh CBS in the semi-final on Sunday last in Castleblayney. Well done to Luke Fortune who played in the defence and to James Veale, Shane Fortune, Keenan Donohoe and Fintan Carolan who were substitutes on Sunday last. The Cavan school now meet St Pat’s Dungannon in the final on St Patrick’s Day at a venue to be confirmed. As in previous years this final will be broadcast live on BBC. Best of luck to the players and management.

Tornadoes 

The gaelic football training for 4-6 year olds continues in Saint Patrick’s College on Saturday mornings from 10-11am. New players are very welcome. For further information on the Tornadoes please contact John Fortune 087-6196002, Sean Fitzsimons 087-2051034 or Cian Donohoe 086-1295963. 

Under-Age Coaching 

Coaching for our other young age groups also takes place on Saturdays in Saint Patrick’s College at the following times: u-8: 10-11am; u-10 : 11-12; u-12 : 11-12.

Coaching for girls aged from 10-16 is in Saint Patrick’s College on Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For more information on coaching please contact Mark Leddy on 087-8596498.

Easter and Summer Camps 

Cavan Gaels are organising Easter and Summer GAA Camps this year. At these camps young people can play football, camogie and rounders in a safe and fun-filled environment. Parents are asked to take note that these camps are taking place. Further details will be given later.

New Child Protection Officer 

The new Child Protection Officer for Cavan County Board is Anne Fortune. Cavan Gaels club is delighted and honoured that Anne has accepted the position. It’s a very important and specialised role to which Anne will bring knowledge and experience having held a similar position in our club. Anne is a very active and valued member of Cavan Gaels and we wish her well in her new post.

Cathal Young RIP

The death occurred recently of Cavan Gaels stalwart Cathal Young. Cathal was closely associated with Cavan Gaels from its foundation in 1957. In his playing days he won senior league medals with Cavan Gaels in 1958, 1960 and 1962. He captained the 1960 team. His proudest moment was lining out in the 1965 senior championship final against Bailieboro and being a part of the panel of players who brought the first senior championship title to Cavan Gaels eight years after the club was founded.

When his playing days were over and although domiciled in Dublin, Cathal maintained his intense interest in Cavan Gaels. He took pride in all the club’s achievements over the years. He relished in particular the club’s three senior championship wins in the seventies. And of course he was ecstatic over the recent golden era of championship successes at minor and senior levels. He attended almost all those games.

Cathal over the years supported many of the fundraising ventures of the club, in particular our previous lotto. He looked forward to travelling from Dublin every year to participate in the club’s annual golf classic at which he could renew old club acquaintances.

Cathal Young never forgot Cavan Gaels. We, in Cavan Gaels, will always cherish his memory. He was truly an inspiration to the next generation of Cavan Gaels. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal. 

Mission Trimpossible 

The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. We will be shortly in contact with all those people who have already contributed to the Friends of Cavan Gaels to thank them for their generosity. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Mental Health 

Thanks to the club members who attended the talk last week in the Hotel Kilmore on Mental Health and Wellness by Dr Claire Hayes. This was a very informative talk which, among other topics, discussed how players react to victory and defeat,  how alcohol so often features after victory and defeat and how important it is to have an equilibrium and see the bigger picture as we react to everything that life throws at us.   

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

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Club Notes – Feb 16th 2015

Club Lotto 

The Cavan Gaels lotto draw was held on Sunday last 15 February in Blessings Bar. The jackpot was €1500. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 15, 16. There was no jackpot winner. Winners of €20 were Sean McHugh c/o John McHugh, Damien Walsh c/o Michael Sexton, Rosaleen Sheridan c/o Bingo, Bernie Sexton c/o Michael Sexton, Brendan Connolly c/o Sleve Rossa. Next week’s jackpot will be €1600 and the draw will take place next Sunday night 22 February in the Abbey Bar. Thanks to all those who support our lotto. All members are asked to support the lotto and to arrange that they are in for every lotto draw.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will take place on Friday next 20 February in the Carvery of the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

Senior League 

We have an away game to Ballinagh on Sunday next in the first league game of the season. Best of luck to our lads.

Tornadoes 

The gaelic football training for 4-6 year olds recommences in Saint Patrick’s College on Saturday morning next 21 February 2015 from 10-11am. New players are very welcome. Registration will take place on Saturdays 21 and 28 February. For further information on the Tornadoes please contact John Fortune 087-6196002, Sean Fitzsimons 087-2051034, Cian Donohoe 086-1295963.

New Child Protection Officer 

The new Child Protection Officer for Cavan County Board is Anne Fortune. Cavan Gaels club is delighted and honoured that Anne has accepted the position. It’s a very important and specialised role to which Anne will bring knowledge and experience having held a similar position in our club. Anne is a very active and valued member of Cavan Gaels and we wish her well in her new post.

Cathal Young RIP

The death occurred recently of Cavan Gaels stalwart Cathal Young. Cathal was closely associated with Cavan Gaels from its foundation in 1957. In his playing days he won senior league medals with Cavan Gaels in 1958, 1960 and 1962. He captained the 1960 team. His proudest moment was lining out in the 1965 senior championship final against Bailieboro and being a part of the panel of players who brought the first senior championship title to Cavan Gaels eight years after the club was founded.

When his playing days were over and although domiciled in Dublin, Cathal maintained his intense interest in Cavan Gaels. He took pride in all the club’s achievements over the years. He relished in particular the club’s three senior championship wins in the seventies. And of course he was ecstatic over the recent golden era of championship successes at minor and senior levels. He attended almost all those games.

Cathal over the years supported many of the fundraising ventures of the club, in particular our previous lotto. He looked forward to travelling from Dublin every year to participate in the club’s annual golf classic at which he could renew old club acquaintances.

Cathal Young never forgot Cavan Gaels. We, in Cavan Gaels, will always cherish his memory. He was truly an inspiration to the next generation of Cavan Gaels. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal. 

Mission Trimpossible 

The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. We will be shortly in contact with all those people who have already contributed to the Friends of Cavan Gaels to thank them for their generosity. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Mental Health 

Thanks to the club members who attended the talk last week in the Hotel Kilmore on Mental Health and Wellness by Dr Claire Hayes. This was a very informative talk which, among other topics, discussed how players react to victory and defeat,  how alcohol so often features after victory and defeat and how important it is to have an equilibrium and see the bigger picture as we react to everything that life throws at us.   

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

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Club Notes – Feb 9th 2015

Club Lotto

 The club Lotto draw took place in The Imperial Bar last Sunday night and the numbers drawn were 9 – 11 – 16 – 31.There was no jackpot winner of €1400.The 5 winners of €20 were Nicola Fortune,Enda Gallen,Tommie Maguire,Sean[Donegal] and Max Galligan.This week’s draw will take place in Blessing’s Bar on Sunday 15th Feb. with a jackpot of €1500

Mission Trimpossible

 The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. Thank you to all those who are contributing at present. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

CALENDAR

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir.

Mental Health 

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

BINGO

Our Bingo continues every Friday night in the Farnham Hotel.The club would like to sincerely apologise for the conditions endured by loyal patrons last Friday night.Please be assured that we will make every effort to rectify the situation as soon as we can.In the meantime we continue to appreciate you support and look forward to seeing you all next Friday.

ANNE FORTUNE

The new Child Protection Officer for Cavan County Board is Anne Fortune.The club is delighted and hououred that Anne has accepted the position.It’s a very important and specialised role to which Anne will bring knowledge and experience having held a similar role within the club.Anne is a very active and valued member of our club and we wish her well for the future.

CLUB OFFICER DEVELOPEMENT

The Cavan club officer development course takes place next Saturday 14th February 10.00am – 12.30pm in Breffni Park. The training aims to provide club officers and members with essential information for the year ahead.A series of workshops to be delivered will include Health and Wellbeing, Child Protection, Project Management and Facilites,Social Media and websites, Valuing Volunteers.

Members wishing to attend should contact the club secretary on 086-7227923.

The club must register those wishing to attend.

UNDERAGE COACHING

Our Games Development Officer Mark Leddy has put in place a radical new coaching system to bring our underage coaching structures to a new level.Coaching teams consisting of current and former players mixed with experienced and successful coaches have been assigned to each level from u-8 right up to minor level.All these coaches have gained  or are in the process of gaining certificates of excellence in coaching young players.With the full support of the club executive and parents Mark and his team will no doubt continue and improve on our wonderful past achievements at underage level.

FOOTBALL

Our senior footballers have been hard at it in the gym preparing for the start of the new season.Our 1st game is on 22nd Feb. away against Ballinagh.Turnout has been good,the players are happy,the management is happy so a win in the opening game is all that’s required to keep it that way.

NICKNAMES

What is it with the Gaels and nicknames? From Inky to Chesty the club seems to have a thing with them.These are not nicknames derived from real names but rather they are obscure or sometimes mysterious monikers attached to players who you sometimes wonder may not themselves know where they came from.In the early years there might be 2 or 3 players who had them- Lightening or Snowy for instance but they at least were easily understood.But as the years have gone on the trend has become you might say endemic.In the ninties the entire team seemed to have one each.Sometimes you wondered did some of them know each other’s real name.

And some of them were downright strange.Big S anyone?Currently most of them are easily figured out-Jelly,Butsy,Bellew,OC.

Maybe it’s a town thing or maybe its just us.Probably a bit of both but either way if it makes us different then that’s good.If it confuses us then think what it does to the opposition trying to figure it out.Its about the inches…….

 

Club Notes – Feb 1st 2015

To register for the O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference please follow the link below:

http://ulster.gaa.ie/coachingconference2015/

Club Lotto :Jackpot €1300 

Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night last in McGinnity’s.There was no jackpot winner.Our €20 winners were Clodagh O’Reilly,Gerry Murtagh,John and Jacquline Halley,David Fitzmaurice,Damien Walsh.

Next weeks draw will be held in the Imperial Bar and the jackpot will be €1400

 

GARDA VETTING

Anyone who has received their confirmation of Garda vetting please give a copy of it to Mark Leddy or Anne Fortune.Similarily, if any parent or volunteer wishes to receive a letter please contact either person for an application form.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club membership is now due.Players €40 for adults and €25 for students.Our registrar Mary McCarthy will attend the next players meeting to collect same.

ANGLO CELT SPORTS AWARDS

At a star-studded night last Friday in the Cavan Crystal hotel our own Eamonn Reilly received his October award for his achievement in captaining the Gaels to the senior county championship yet again and thus winning his 9th senior medal.Eamonn is a wonderful leader and example to all and the club congratulates him on yet another well deserved honour.

Mission Trimpossible 

The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. Thank you to all those who are contributing at present. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will continue every Friday next in the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir.

Mental Health 

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

Club Notes – Jan 25th 2015

Cathal Young

It was with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death last Friday of Cathal Young.A true stalwart and ambassador for Cavan Gaels Cathal was a leading player for the new club when it was formed in 1957.He played on the 1st Gaels team to win a title,the League final in 1958,and captained the team when they won again in 1960.His most cherished moment came in 1965 when playing in the forwards he won a Senior county medal as the Gaels secured their 1st ever Senior title.

When his playing days were over Cathal remained deeply involved in the GAA and became a leading light in the Civil Service GAA club in Dublin for many years.

Despite living most of his life in Dublin Cathal remained true to his roots and was an avid supporter of both the Cavan county team and the Gaels.

Having been ill for quite some time,when the Gaels reached the county final last year

many of us felt he would’nt make it down from Dublin for the game.However as we all entered the stand in Breffni there was Cathal smiling at us.The Gaels won and 56

Years on from the league final of 1958 he rejoiced and celebrated with the best of us.

Cathal Young was a unique and special man,much loved and respected by everyone in Cavan Gaels.We will not see his like again.

We extend our sympathy to his wife Anne,his daughters and sons and his extended family. 

 Club Lotto 

The club lotto draw  took place in Dunnes Bar on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 12,16,21,30.  Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 were Pauric Dempsey, Damien Johnson, Jnr., Niall Murray, Jacqueline Maloney, Jay Conaty.  Next week’s jackpot will be €1,300 and the draw will take place next Sunday night in McGinnitys Bar Cavan..

Mission Trimpossible 

The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. Thank you to all those who are contributing at present. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will continue every Friday next in the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Mental Health 

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

Club Lotto 

The first draw for the new club lotto took place in the Slieve Rossa on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11, 14.  Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 were Brian O Hagan, Many Clarke, Conor O Reilly, Kevin Meehan and Kevin Synott. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,100 and the draw will take place next Sunday night in McMahon’s Café Bar.

Mission Trimpossible 

The Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced in the Studio recently. These classes on Monday nights will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. We will be shortly in contact with all those people who have already contributed to the Friends of Cavan Gaels to thank them for their generosity. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will continue every Friday next in the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

Season’s Greetings 

Cavan Gaels club wishes to thank all those who made a contribution to our club, in any way, in 2014. We hope you will continue to be active members of Cavan Gaels during 2015. We wish to thank all the players, parents and committee members for their endeavours during 2014. We thank, in particular, our main sponsor Veale’s Pharmacy and all our other sponsors whose contributions to the club are so vital. We encourage new people to become involved in Cavan Gaels at some level during 2015. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. Best wishes to all our members during 2015. Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh. Tá súil againn go luífidh baill Ghael an Chabháin isteach ar an obair le tréan-díograis le linn 2015.

Calendar

 Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Cavan Gaels Officers 2015

Cavan Gaels officers for 2015 following the recent club AGM:

President-Jimmy Sheridan.

Vice-Presidents-Cathal Young, Mick McCarthy, Jim McDonnell, Sean Galligan, Paddy Tavey, Richie Cassidy, Felix Gormley, Frank Farrell, Teddy McCormack, Ray Carolan, Gabriel Kelly, Tommy Monaghan, Michael Leddy, Tommy Brides, Malachy Byrne, Pat Conaty, Terry Smith, John McMahon.

Chairman-Michael Mooney; Vice-chairman- Michael Sexton; Secretary-Louis Blessing; Assistant Secretary-Karen Simpson; Treasurer-Seamus Bennett; Assistant Treasurer-Joe Johnston; Development Officer/Fundraising-Niall O Riordan; Insurance Officer-Caroline Forde; Children’s Officer-Anne Fortune; Registrar-Mary McCarthy; PRO-J.J. Reilly; Culture Officer-Rebecca Neligan; Games Development Officer-Mark Leddy; Players’ Representative-Kevin Meehan; Under-Age Chairperson-JohnMcHugh; Ladies’Football Chairperson-Martin Dunne Snr; Camogie/Rounders-Sharon Ivers; Mental Health and Wellness-J.J. Reilly.

We wish our incoming officers well during 2015 and thank our outgoing officers for their enormous contributions during 2014.

Mental Health 

Thanks to the club members who attended the talk last week in the Hotel Kilmore on Mental Health and Wellness by Dr Claire Hayes. This was a very informative talk which, among other topics, discussed how players react to victory and defeat,  how alcohol so often features after victory and defeat and how important it is to have an equilibrium and see the bigger picture as we react to everything that life throws at us.   

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

Club Notes – Jan 4th 2015

Club Lotto 

Cavan Gaels members, at home and abroad, are asked to note that we have introduced a new club lotto. The first draw will take place in the Slieve Rossa on Sunday next 11 January. Further details about the lotto will be available each week.

Mission Trimpossible 

Please note that the Mission Trimpossible classes recommenced on Monday last in the Studio at 6.45pm. These classes will suit all fitness levels, male and female. There will be an optional weekly weigh-in, weekly diet plans, and nutritional advice and tips. €80 for six weeks or €15 per week, and each week includes two circuits and two dance classes. Now is your opportunity to shake off the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities. Come to exercise in a fun setting and help also to raise money for Cavan Gaels club. Thanks to all the organisers of Mission Trimpossible for their contributions to Cavan Gaels club.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. We will be shortly in contact with all those people who have already contributed to the Friends of Cavan Gaels to thank them for their generosity. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will resume after the Christmas break on Friday next 9 January in the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our bingo players a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

County Under-21 

Well done to the Cavan under-21s on their comprehensive victory over Meath in the Hastings Cup in Kingscourt on Saturday last. Well done in particular to Kevin Brady who played at midfield for the whole hour, and to Barry Fortune and Andy Graham who came on as substitutes. Vinny Coyle was also on the panel. Their next opponents will be Kerry on Saturday next in Portlaoise.

County Senior 

Cavan seniors had an impressive victory over Down in the McKenna Cup in Newry on Sunday last. Niall Murray came on as substitute in the second half. We wish Kevin Downes, a former Cavan Gaels player, every success with the Cavan senior football team in 2015 in his role as part of the management team.

 Congratulations 

Congratulations to Paul and Elaine O Donnell on the recent birth of their baby son, Tom. Paul played with distinction for Cavan Gaels for many years. We wish them well.

 Season’s Greetings 

Cavan Gaels club wishes to thank all those who made a contribution to our club, in any way, in 2014. We hope you will continue to be active members of Cavan Gaels during 2015. We wish to thank all the players, parents and committee members for their endeavours during 2014. We thank, in particular, our main sponsor Veale’s Pharmacy and all our other sponsors whose contributions to the club are so vital. We encourage new people to become involved in Cavan Gaels at some level during 2015. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. Best wishes to all our members during 2015. Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh. Tá súil againn go luífidh baill Ghael an Chabháin isteach ar an obair le tréan-díograis le linn 2015.

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a calendar featuring the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Bag Pack 

Thanks to the many club personnel who helped in any way with our bag pack in Dunnes Stores on Christmas Eve. Members of all club committees, our footballers (adults, boys and girls) and our camogie and rounders players took part in this fund raiser. A word of thanks to the public who contributed so generously to this collection.Thanks to Kevin Reilly, manager of Dunnes Stores, for again facilitating this important club occasion. Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. 

Horse Racing

Cavan Gaels held a very successful and enjoyable Horse Racing night in the Slieve Rossa recently. A word of thanks to all those who bought horses, who sponsored a race, who bought a horse in the sponsored races, who bought race tickets and sold race tickets on the night. Thanks to MC Michael Mooney and to Joe Johnston who auctioned the horses for the auctioned race. Bhain gach duine an-sult as an oíche.

Sympathy 

Our sympathy is extended to the Fay family, College Street, on the recent death of their mother Mary. Her sons Jimmy and Tommy played with distinction for Cavan Gaels for many years and have always been keen supporters of our club. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a hanam.

Cavan Gaels Officers 2015

Cavan Gaels officers for 2015 following the recent club AGM:

President-Jimmy Sheridan.

Vice-Presidents-Cathal Young, Mick McCarthy, Jim McDonnell, Sean Galligan, Paddy Tavey, Richie Cassidy, Felix Gormley, Frank Farrell, Teddy McCormack, Ray Carolan, Gabriel Kelly, Tommy Monaghan, Michael Leddy, Tommy Brides, Malachy Byrne, Pat Conaty, Terry Smith, John McMahon.

Chairman-Michael Mooney; Vice-chairman- Michael Sexton; Secretary-Louis Blessing; Assistant Secretary-Karen Simpson; Treasurer-Seamus Bennett; Assistant Treasurer-Joe Johnston; Development Officer/Fundraising-Niall O Riordan; Insurance Officer-Caroline Forde; Children’s Officer-Anne Fortune; Registrar-Mary McCarthy; PRO-J.J. Reilly; Culture Officer-Rebecca Neligan; Games Development Officer-Mark Leddy; Players’ Representative-Kevin Meehan; Under-Age Chairperson-JohnMcHugh; Ladies’Football Chairperson-Martin Dunne Snr; Camogie/Rounders-Sharon Ivers; Mental Health and Wellness-J.J. Reilly.

We wish our incoming officers well during 2015 and thank our outgoing officers for their enormous contributions during 2014.

Under-Age AGM 

Cavan Gaels held a very productive under-age AGM recently in the Farnham Arms Hotel. There was a constructive discussion on progress made in 2014. The managements and players of the winning boys’ u-13 team and the successful girls’ u-13, u-14 and u-16 winning teams were congratulated for all their quality work. Thanks to all those coaches who have volunteered to get involved with an under-age team during 2015. Thanks to all the parents who were so supportive during the year. Ní neart go cur le chéile. 

Santa Claus 

Santa Claus duly arrived by helicopter in Terry Coyle Park on Saturday morning last There was a palpable air of expectation on the faces of the young children as they scanned the skies for a glimpse of Santa’s helicopter.  A large crowd of parents and children turned out to meet Santa who was appearing in Terry Coyle Park for the twelfth year. He patiently posed for a photograph as each child received his gift. Paul McKiernan as usual provided the music and successfully encouraged the boys and girls to sing the well-known Christmas songs. Adding to the occasion was the fact that the pilot of the helicopter was Robert Maloney-Derham, well-known Cavan Gaels and county footballer!! Thanks to all who prepared the clubhouse for the occasion. A particular thanks to our hard-working ladies’ committee for their hard work on the day.

Market Square Capers 

There was great excitement on the Market Square on Saturday last from 11-2 with the appearance of cut out characters from the well-known computer animated musical-fantasy comedy film “Frozen”. Also present was a life size Santa. Many had their photograph taken beside the cut out figures. Edel O Riordan was in charge of the face painting. Well done to John Smith for organising the wooden Frozen poster, to Mark Loughnane who provided the PA and to Cavan Gaels player Declan Meehan who was DJ for the occasion. 

Mental Health 

Thanks to the club members who attended the talk last week in the Hotel Kilmore on Mental Health and Wellness by Dr Claire Hayes. This was a very informative talk which, among other topics, discussed how players react to victory and defeat,  how alcohol so often features after victory and defeat and how important it is to have an equilibrium and see the bigger picture as we react to everything that life throws at us.   

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

Club Notes – Dec 29th 2014

Season’s Greetings 

Cavan Gaels club wishes to thank all those who made a contribution to our club, in any way, in 2014. We hope you will continue to be active members of Cavan Gaels during 2015. We encourage new people to become involved in the club at some level during 2015. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. Best wishes to all our members during 2015. Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh. 

Bag Pack 

Thanks to the many club personnel who helped in any way with our bag pack in Dunnes Stores on Christmas Eve. Members of all club committees, our footballers (adults, boys and girls) and our camogie and rounders players took part in this fund raiser. A word of thanks to the public who contributed so generously to this collection.Thanks to Kevin Reilly, manager of Dunnes Stores, for again facilitating this important club occasion. Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. 

Horse Racing

Cavan Gaels held a very successful and enjoyable Horse Racing night in the Slieve Rossa on Sunday last 28 December. A word of thanks to all those who bought horses, who sponsored a race, who bought a horse in the sponsored races, who bought race tickets and sold race tickets on the night. Thanks to MC Michael Mooney and to Joe Johnston who auctioned the horses for the auctioned race. Bhain gach duine an-sult as an oíche.

Sympathy 

Our sympathy is extended to the Fay family, College Street, on the recent death of their mother Mary. Her sons Jimmy and Tommy played with distinction for Cavan Gaels for many years and have always been keen supporters of our club. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a hanam.

Terry Coyle Park Developments/Friends of Cavan Gaels 

Work has been ongoing on our new developments in Terry Coyle Park. Thanks to all those who have already joined the Friends of Cavan Gaels. The money from this source along with our Sports’Capital Grant has enabled us to proceed with the building. We will be shortly in contact with all those people who have already contributed to the Friends of Cavan Gaels to thank them for their generosity. We urge others who have not joined so far to consider signing up in the knowledge that, by so doing, they will be making a significant contribution, not only to the Terry Coyle Park development, but to the long term development of our young boys and girls.

Bingo

Our bingo patrons are asked to note that our bingo will resume after the Christmas break on Friday 9 January in the Farnham Arms Hotel at 9pm. Please note the venue.  Thanks to our bingo patrons for their consistent support during 2014. We wish all our

bingo players a very happy Christmas and a healthy and lucky new year!! Míle buíochas.

Cavan Gaels Officers 2015

Cavan Gaels officers for 2015 following the recent club AGM:

President-Jimmy Sheridan.

Vice-Presidents-Cathal Young, Mick McCarthy, Jim McDonnell, Sean Galligan, Paddy Tavey, Richie Cassidy, Felix Gormley, Frank Farrell, Teddy McCormack, Ray Carolan, Gabriel Kelly, Tommy Monaghan, Michael Leddy, Tommy Brides, Malachy Byrne, Pat Conaty, Terry Smith, John McMahon.

Chairman-Michael Mooney; Vice-chairman- Michael Sexton; Secretary-Louis Blessing; Assistant Secretary-Karen Simpson; Treasurer-Seamus Bennett; Assistant Treasurer-Joe Johnston; Development Officer/Fundraising-Niall O Riordan; Insurance Officer-Caroline Forde; Children’s Officer-Anne Fortune; Registrar-Mary McCarthy; PRO-J.J. Reilly; Culture Officer-Rebecca Neligan; Games Development Officer-Mark Leddy; Players’ Representative-Kevin Meehan; Under-Age Chairperson-JohnMcHugh; Ladies’Football Chairperson-Martin Dunne Snr; Camogie/Rounders-Sharon Ivers; Mental Health and Wellness-J.J. Reilly.

We wish our incoming officers well during 2015 and thank our outgoing officers for their enormous contributions during 2014.

Under-Age AGM 

Cavan Gaels held a very productive under-age AGM recently in the Farnham Arms Hotel. There was a constructive discussion on progress made in 2014. The managements and players of the winning boys’ u-13 team and the successful girls u-12, u-13 and u-14 winning teams were congratulated for all their quality work with these panels. Thanks to all those coaches who have volunteered to get involved with an under-age team during 2015. Thanks to all the parents who were so supportive during the year. Ní neart go cur le chéile. 

Santa Claus 

Santa Claus duly arrived by helicopter in Terry Coyle Park on Saturday morning last There was a palpable air of expectation on the faces of the young children as they scanned the skies for a glimpse of Santa’s helicopter.  A large crowd of parents and children turned out to meet Santa who was appearing in Terry Coyle Park for the twelfth year. He patiently posed for a photograph as each child received his gift. Paul McKiernan as usual provided the music and successfully encouraged the boys and girls to sing the well-known Christmas songs. Adding to the occasion was the fact that the pilot of the helicopter was Robert Maloney-Derham, well-known Cavan Gaels and county footballer!! Thanks to all who prepared the clubhouse for the occasion. A particular thanks to our hard-working ladies’ committee for their hard work on the day.

Market Square Capers 

There was great excitement on the Market Square on Saturday last from 11-2 with the appearance of cut out characters from the well-known computer animated musical-fantasy comedy film “Frozen”. Also present was a life size Santa. Many had their photograph taken beside the cut out figures. Edel O Riordan was in charge of the face painting. Well done to John Smith for organising the wooden Frozen poster, to Mark Loughnane who provided the PA and to Cavan Gaels player Declan Meehan who was DJ for the occasion. 

Calendar 

Cavan Gaels have brought out a 2015 calendar in good time for the Christmas and New Year’s market. It features the four Cavan Gaels’ winning teams during 2014- senior football championship, under-13 boys, under-13 girls, under-14 girls and under-16 girls. The cost of the calendar is €5. Calendars can be obtained from Niall O Riordan 086-3567011 or J.J. Reilly 086-1005303. They are also available from the Slieve Rossa, Crowe’s Butchers, Cavan Décor Centre, Maudi’s, Bridge Street and Cavan Second Hand Furniture. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí go léir. 

Mental Health 

Thanks to the club members who attended the talk last week in the Hotel Kilmore on Mental Health and Wellness by Dr Claire Hayes. This was a very informative talk which, among other topics, discussed how players react to victory and defeat,  how alcohol so often features after victory and defeat and how important it is to have an equilibrium and see the bigger picture as we react to everything that life throws at us.   

The HSE has launched a new mental health initiative called Little Things. It has a five point plan for good mental health which includes advice on keeping active, talking about your problems, looking out for others and drinking less alcohol. Alan O Mara, Cavan GAA player, has urged people to get involved with this initiative. On the same subject the GAA has developed a pack called Play in my Boots in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation which is aimed at all who play sport. This pack can be downloaded from the website gaa.ie  People are reminded that there are many resources available dealing with mental health. Use them if you feel the need to. Help is always available. Let’s take the stigma out of the subject of mental health. It’s ok to say you‘re not ok.

The Freecall number of the Samaritans is 116 123.

More information is available on aware.ie

Further information can be obtained on yourmentalhealth.ie

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