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Life, death and hurling.

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This is tragic and uplifting. Look out for each lads and lassies.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 05/12/2017 05:46:32    2064443

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Seems to bother someone.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 06/12/2017 09:17:10    2064518

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A very moving and brave piece.

baire (Galway) - 06/12/2017 12:48:29    2064534

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "link

This is tragic and uplifting. Look out for each lads and lassies."
Nicely done.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 06/12/2017 13:11:07    2064541

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As someone who has suffered from depression I congratulate all involved in this sensitive depiction of mental illness. It takes real courage to talk publicly about such tragic events, and to think of others at such a time.

#break the stigma

I opened up about my own travails around 18 months ago now, and have genuinely been much the better for it since. There are still hard days, but the reaction of my team mates, family and friends was very positive and uplifting. We tend to think of ourselves as being alone when going through depression, but in fact it is remarkably common, and indeed dozens of people have told me their experiences since.

I genuinely believe that attitudes are changing in Irish society due to the willingness of people to speak up. The GAA is playing its part through various health and wellbeing initiatives. If only the powers that be didn't cut immediately cut funding for mental health services in times of budgetary retrenchment, we might be on to something.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 06/12/2017 15:58:24    2064550

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