Specsavers Eyre Square hosts GAA day out for older and vulnerable people

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Local community members

Specsavers on Eyre Square teamed up with Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA club in an initiative that aims to reconnect older and more vulnerable people within the GAA community.

As part of the initiative, Specsavers Eyre Square provided a €500 bursary fund to Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA club to bring the elderly and more vulnerable in the local community to the Galway versus Roscommon Allianz League game last Sunday.

The aim of the initiative was to give people who may have fallen out of the habit of going to GAA games in recent years and who otherwise might not attend a GAA game, the opportunity to attend and enjoy a day out watching their favourite sport.

Speaking about the GAA day out, Specsavers Galway Eyre Square store director, Brian McNamara, said: “Looking out for our community is so important to us, so this was another way for us to help those who may have been shielding during the pandemic.”

He said it was a way to encourage older people to re-connect with the wider society and get back to enjoying the activities they love the most.

“We were delighted to work with Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA club on this initiative and we hope that everyone enjoyed the day.”

Paul Hickey, Healthy Club Officer at Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA club, thanked all the staff at Specsavers for organising a great day trip to Pearse stadium.

“It was a great day out and one which our community members will remember,” he said.