Hennessy added to line-up for sport mental health talk

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Hennessy added to line-up for sport mental health talk

Well known former Tipperary hurler Seamus Hennessy has been added to the distinguished list of speakers at tonights talk on mental health and sport at LIT Thurles as part of Thurles Sports Fest.

Hear the experiences of well-known sports people who have suffered mental health and physical health challenges in their lives and how they responded to these challenges.

This event will be chaired by Stevie O’Donnell of Tipp Mid-West Radio and will include contributions from John Leahy (former Tipperary senior hurler who is now an addiction counsellor with the HSE); Brian Glasheen (former Tipp footballer who never progressed past minor level because of his gambling addiction); and Dessie Fitzgerald of Cork is also confirmed and will speak about how he suffered a spinal injury during a GAA match, as well as Hennessy, a renowned motivational speaker. The event kicks off at 8:00pm in LIT .