Friday, February 28, 2020

Andy Moran is tackled by Marc O Se during the 2011 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. The ex Mayo and Kerry footballers will share the stage in An Sportlán, Castlebar as part of a panel discussion in advance of Saturday night’s Allianz Football League Division 1 meeting between the counties.

The Mayo senior team will wear a specially-commissioned jersey emblazoned with the logo of Croí for their National Football League Division 1 clash with Kerry in MacHale Park this Saturday night. The one-off jersey has been designed to mark the new partnership between Mayo GAA and Croí, the heart and stroke charity.

The announcement is intended to turn the spotlight on heart health for over-55’s across the county. The jersey will call on people to own their heart health and to ‘check it, sort it.’ Croí representatives will be on-site at An Sportlán and MacHale Park on the evening of the game to share information about a new initiative, Croí Third Age Mayo, which is designed to promote and support the cardiovascular health and well-being of the county’s over-55 population. Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are more common as we get older but if detected early, many heart conditions such as high blood pressure, heart valve disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation can be treated so that people can have a longer and better quality of life.

Croí will also host a panel discussion with former Mayo and Kerry players ahead of the game. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, which will run in An Sportlán from 5pm to 6pm.

Former Kerry defender Marc Ó Sé will join legendary Mayo figures TJ Kilgallon, Andy Moran and Liam McHale in the panel discussion and will be joined by Dr Jim Crowley, consultant cardiologist and Medical Director of Croí, while Liam Horan will be event MC. Space is limited for the event and seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is needed.

To find out more about the work of Croí, contact Communications Manager Edel Burke on 091-542404 or at [email protected]

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