FAI support Traveller Men’s Health Day

Phoenix Park

FAI support Traveller Men’s Health Day

Football Association of Ireland Development Officers lend support to Traveller Men’s Health Day 5v5 football tournament in the Phoenix Park.
17th Jun 2016

FAI Development Officers from the Dublin City Council were on hand as over 200 Traveller men made their way to the Phoenix Park on 14th of June for health checks on Traveller Men’s Health Day, supported by the Eastern Regional Traveller Health Network and part of Men’s Health Week.  

Organisations such as the Irish Cancer Society, Pieta House, Headstrong, Jigsaw and the Marie Keating Foundation provided health information and diabetes and cholesterol checks were made available by nurses from North County Dublin before a few rousing games of soccer.  Boots also provided information on sun protection  before the rain came.

Travellers and Roma came from as far away as Donegal to attend and included people from Fingal, Coolock, Condalkin Travellers Development Group, Tallaght Travellers Development Group, TravAct, Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group, Southside Traveller Action Group and for the first time there was a Roma football team involved.  The Pavee Point team carried away the winner’s cup for the third year in a row and so remain the team to beat.