AIG and Dublin GAA have launched a new AIG Dub Club Health initiative that aims to help support the health and wellbeing of Dublin GAA members across the club network.

The initiative will consist of a number of roadshows discussing topics around health risks prevention and reduction, practical first aid training and advice, healthy living, physical activity, mental health and mindfulness.

The AIG Heart Safety Roadshow will be the first programme delivered within the new initiative.

It will provide valuable hands-on training around CPR, choking, defibrillator/AED usage, storage & maintenance. The programme will also include a full onsite defibrillator/AED health check and service.

Further roadshows are planned around Mental Wellbeing, Physical activity and Yoga, with Dublin stars likely to be present and adding a touch of stardust to what will be very important club and community sessions.

Dublin players Cian O’Sullivan, Chris Crummey, Niamh McEvoy and Róisín Baker were at Parnell Park today to launch Dub Club Health, alongside the sponsors and Ger McTavish, Chair of the Dublin GAA Health and Wellness Committee.

In addition to the roadshows, AIG will support AIG Dub Club Health with a series of health and wellbeing videos and blogs.

This initiative is run in partnership with the Ciarán Carr Foundation, a charity that works to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (S.A.D.S.).

Ciarán Carr collapsed & died in early 2012 while training with Round Towers GAA Senior Football team, two months from his 21st birthday. His parents Philip and Gemma Carr now work with local communities to train school and sporting leaders in CPR and defibrillator best practice.

The initiative will kick off with four clubs, with additional clubs to be announced in the coming months. Clubs that are interested in taking part in the AIG Dub Club Health initiative can register their club’s interest at www.aig.ie/health

“AIG is delighted to launch the new AIG Dub Club Health initiative which will promote, support and encourage healthy living across Dublin GAA clubs and communities,” said General Manager Ireland Declan O’Rourke.

“As an insurance company we manage risk and risk prevention is a key part of our business, so this initiative is the right fit for us and the communities we serve.”

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