Walking the Walk: St Croan’s Minor Board raises awareness of ‘health and wellbeing’


A great crowd gathered at Ballintubber Church carpark on Easter Monday for an inaugural walk from Ballintubber to Ballymoe Community Centre. This walk was organised to help raise awareness of health and wellbeing issues.

  Volunteerism was at its peak with the community coming together for this worthy awareness initiative. Local stewards along with the Civil Defence and An Garda Siochana ensured that all walkers enjoyed a safe journey. Water was provided at many stops by local householders.

  In Ballymoe, Brian Mullin, chairperson of St. Croan’s Minor Board Committee, addressed the crowd and thanked everyone who took part in the Walk. The walkers were treated to music by Crazy Corner while enjoying refreshments provided by the Ladies Football Committee.

  Thank you to all our sponsors on the day:

DS Signs; Paschal Fitzmaurice; Tommy Joyce from Wispy’s Discount Store; Galway Plaza & Supermac’s; Tully’s Total Health Pharmacy; Walsh’s Spar, Roscommon.

  The next phase of the Health and Wellbeing initiative will be a series of talks by professional experts who will present information aimed at parents, pre-teens, managers and trainers of teams and SAOR (Support, Ask for Help, Offer Assistance, Refer) Training.

  Health and Wellbeing can be broken down into physical, social, emotional and psychological.  Each component is important as the next and we feel the need to impart education and awareness on our youth in regard to the stability of their mental health, healthy eating, getting and staying active, alcohol and drug awareness and social inclusion in today’s changing world.

  The committee would like to thank all who turned out to support the Health and Wellbeing Walk.

  Thanks to all who donated, sponsored, registered, purchased merchandise, made refreshments, entertainment, transport and all the volunteers. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!