About Us

The Mayo GAA Health and Well-being Initiative mirrors the World Health Organisations view that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In Mayo the GAA plays a vital role within the community. The GAA is the heart and soul of each community within Mayo and by working together we can each play a part in the promotion of living a positive and healthy lifestyle. As individuals and communities it is important that we look after all aspects of our health, both physical and mental.

We aim to put mental and physical health on an equal playing field in the hope that we can remove any existing stigmas around seeking professional help or support for any health issues or concerns that may arise in our daily lives.

Health and Well-Being Committee 2023

Fran Downey

Bealach Nua Peer Support Worker Chairperson

Ballina Stephenites GAA

Noreen Johnston

Mayo GAA H&W Secretary

Kilmeena GAA

Peadar Gardiner

Mindspace Mayo

Crossmolina Deelrovers GAA

Lianne McManamon

Mayo Mental Health Association

Castlebar Mitchells LGFA

Pat Conway

Health Promotion & Improvement HSE

Westport GAA

Deirdre Donnelly

Mayo Sports Partnership

Ballintubber GAA

Pat O’Donnell


Kilmeena GAA

Micheal Durcan

Western Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Ballinrobe GAA

Laurence Gaughan

Healthy Ireland HSE

Castlebar GAA

Neil Sheridan

Mayo County Council

Balla GAA

Celia Rattigan

Childrens Officer Mayo GAA

Breaffy GAA

Noreen Johnston

Peer Support

Kilmeena GAA

Toni Bourke

Peer Support

Breaffy GAA

Caroline Mahon

Peer Support

Hollymount/Carramore GAA

Lisa MaCann

Peer Support

Ballyhaunis GAA