Jazza to speak at GAA Health & Wellness Conference

This Saturday March 21st see the Faughs own legend and Operations TransFAUGHSmation Leader Jason Hughes join a host of the country’s leading GAA personalities and health experts to give their views at GAA’s second national Health and Wellbeing Conference in Croke Park .The event, themed ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Clubs’, is designed to support, educate, and invigorate the GAA volunteers who are driving this important work within the Association. Especially welcome are members of the new County Health & Wellbeing Committees, any new Club Health and Wellbeing Officers or those considering taking up this role in clubs across the country .The conference’s mix of practical tutorials, presentations, interactive elements and discussion will prove worthwhile to any member interested in learning more about the field of health and wellbeing.
RTE’s Marty Morrissey will MC an afternoon panel discussion featuring individuals who have championed positive health and wellbeing through their personal and sporting lives. It will include our own Jason “Jazza” Hughes, former Faughs and County Monaghan footballer and one of the leader of Castleblayneys’ Faughs award winning ‘Operation TransFAUGHSmation’, Conor Cusack, Cork and Cloyne hurler and mental health advocate, Tony Griffin, Clare All-Ireland winner and founder of the Soar Foundation, Valerie Mulcahy, nine time All Ireland winner with Cork, Eamon O’Shea, Tipperary Manager and Professor in the School of Economics, NUIG, Críonna Tobin, a leading performance nutritionist.
Clinical psychologist on RTE’s Operation Transformation, Dr Eddie Murphy, will conduct a live Q&A with delegates designed to reassure them on matters of concern that may arise in their clubs. Other contributors include Dr Brendan Doody, Fiona Teague, and Susan Kenny, all members of the GAA’s National Health & Wellbeing Committee, who will explore topics such as redefining health and wellbeing through the GAA, responding to critical incidents, and the importance of working through appropriate partnerships.
Speaking earlier in the week Jason was his usual modest self “I am really only representing the Club and the many people associated with the Club, it is a great honour and great recognition for everyone associated with the Club and with Operation TransFAUGHSmation. Our Fitness programme and the Clubs general approach to Health and Wellness is widely recognised at county, provincial and national level. Croke Park made a video about our programme last year and Melissa Conlon & Louisa O’Brien spoke at the Ulster GAA Conference last November. The Club continues to do great work in the community and this is just another great opportunity to explain to people what GAA Clubs can achieve in their community”. Well done Jason and the Faughs Club on yet another great achievement.