Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Mariéad Moriarty’s final bulletin as club PRO. 
Brosna GAA Club’s outgoing PRO, Mairéad Moriarty pictured here keeping the club’s social platforms ticking over for natives throughout the world at a County Senior Football League game between her team and St. Pat’s Blennerville at Páirc Na Féile in 2022.  ©Photograph: John Reidy 1-5-2022.

Date For The Diary

The Joe O’Connor Memorial Cup challenge match will be played in Eire Óg, Ovens, Co. Cork on Saturday 10 February at 2pm.

The hosting club is providing refreshments and a Man of the Match presentation after the game. Head on over to scenic Ovens for a fun day on which we can remember one of our finest.

So Long, Farewell

On Friday last I stepped down from my role as PRO with Brosna GAA.

It was a wonderful experience getting to meet so many citizens, not just of this great parish, but other clubs we encountered along the way.

The link between club and community is always at the heart of GAA everywhere. It was a joy being on the sidelines on days when our mighty teams took honours.

And even on the days when lady luck was marked absent, the sense of comradeship, personal pride and optimism in the parents, trainers, mentors and players kept spirits high.

Now, as I take my place among the cheering fans, I will stand tall, proud of our great club and all the wonderful people who work so hard to make it amazing. I salute you.

Compassionate Self Care

You are three weeks into a New Year.

So many of you may have embraced new regimes and set goals to create a better outcome for your health, happiness, and lifestyle. This is the week when the wheels begin to wobble in your master-plan.

Your enthusiasm post-Christmas starts to wane, the nights are dark and gloomy, you might be feeling that the sparkle has gone out of life and look to comfort yourself.

These reactions are normal. Often the goals set in the self-criticism mindset of early January don’t really suit.

There’s an incorrect belief that your self-care is enhanced by punishing your body through gruelling workouts or depriving it through restrictive diets. Somewhere in your psyche you may think that struggle and pain are the fires your body and mind must go through to become what you want them to be.

But any regime that’s built around negative beliefs is bound to fail. We are hot wired to avoid suffering.

Take a minute or two today to decide what healthy habits and body movement you enjoy and can easily incorporate into your life. Build your health from a place of compassion and kindness. Good health is about celebration not punishment.

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