At Salthill Devon’s on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019.The event started with a football match at exactly 3 p.m.
It was an amazing game as the Galway traveller movement promoting health well-being within their community played an 11 vs. 11 match against each other. It was a very intense match with effective communication, good application between the both teams and even though some of them were lack of fitness, the football experience was outstanding as a lot of talented footballers.
After some games a speech was given to create awareness about the risks and early intervention to prevent cancer in the travellers community.
The winning team was presented with a trophy. After the trophy was presented, in an act to fight racism, which is on the rise in Europe, the winning team was pictured holding a card with the words “show racism this red card”.
After the trophy presentation, Marie Keating gave a speech about cancer prevention message from foundation of cancer support. In her speech, she highlighted the risks and early intervention measures that can be taken to prevent cancer in the traveller community. She also discussed the need to support families going through hard times, especially those who are dealing with cancer.
All the participants of the event enjoyed a delicious meal and were given an opportunity to discuss issues ranging from cancer prevention to mental health problems affecting the traveller communities.
Special thanks go to Salthill Devon FC for giving the Galway Traveller Movement group a free facility to host the event. Also, we have to thank Conor Byrne, who was the official that took care of the group last night at the facility.
The organizer appreciates everyone involved in the event: Damien Finneran, a community development worker for the Galway Traveller Movement. Christopher Sherlock the coordinator for events from the Galway Traveller movement, and John Paul Collins from Exchange House which is another NGO group that supports the traveler community.