ROSE CUP CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED
THE ROSE CUP CHALLENGE
Laois Camogie have organised a friendly match between Laois Camogie Senior Team and the Regional Finalists of the Rose of Tralee on Saturday 30th May in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise (throw-in 11.00am). “This match is in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre Portlaoise which provides a valued service to people living with Cancer and their families. As we know one in three will develop Cancer in their lifetimes, a disease which has touched all of our families at some time. Laois Camogie Board, Players and Management, are delighted to get this opportunity to showcase our game in conjunction with one of the most well known and loved events on the Irish calendar and are urging all Camogie Clubs and our brothers in the GAA to support the event”, Sarah Conroy, Chairperson Laois Camoige.
The match is all about fun, about working together as a team and looking out for one another. We want our younger audience to understand what it is like to help one another out, that it is ok to take-part in something that’s not their forte, to have fun and laugh. As this game is about physical activity and mental well being we are promoting it through the schools for the younger age groups and have organised ‘Go Games’ at half-time in conjunction with Cumunn na mBunscol. Laois Camogie and Ailbhe Culleton 2015 Laois Rose, strongly support the messages that ‘A Healthy Ireland’ and ‘Little Things’ Campaign are promoting, where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility. ‘It is very important that we encourage and guide everyone to incorporate into their lives the ‘little things’ that can make a big difference and have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing’ said Ailbhe Culleton, 2015 Laois Rose.
Josephine Rigney, Suicide Resource Officer HSE Midlands, said: “In these challenging times, it is very important that we are aware of the value of positive mental health both for ourselves and for our families and friends. This campaign marks a new approach to mental health and well being, focusing on education, attitude and behaviour change and we welcome the endorsement of the messages of the campaign by the Roses. It is important also that people are aware that help and support is available and to seek this if required at any time”.