Gaels from across Antrim gathered at the Dunsilly Hotel on Saturday 21st February to be a part of the County’s first ever conference on health and wellbeing. The event, organised by the County health committee, led by chairperson Barney Herron, was a huge success and attracted a huge turnout of club officers on the day.
Workshops covered on the day included advice on how to respond to a critical incident and the role of club health and wellbeing officers. Two clubs showcased their efforts in the area of health through the Biggest Loser model as successfully undertaken by Ruairi Og Cushendall and Lámh Dheárg’s fundamentals programme which is as a significant contributor to children’s emotional and physical development.
A number of stalls were also present on the day to provide information on the range of voluntary and community services available to GAA clubs in the County.
The Public Health Agency and the Ulster GAA supported the conference and each club present on the day received their health display board and card unit which will ensure that there is a dedicated space in each club to promote this area of work.