Limerick suicide prevention charity benfits from soccer match

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A LIMERICK suicide prevention charity has received a cheque for €2,000 following a charity soccer match.

A LIMERICK suicide prevention charity has received a cheque for €2,000 following a charity soccer match.

In May, the Franciscan Friars of Moyross did battle with a Munster legends select 11, as well as Limerick celebrities in a round robin tournament.

And Pieta House, which has a support centre in Mungret, benefited to the tune of more than €2,000 from donations and sponsorship.

Organiser of the event Jamie Daly said the real message to come out of the day - which was ultimately won by the Munster All-Stars - was the awareness of the problem of suicide.

“€2,000 is a great amount for such a great day, which represented a lot about suicide. If this money can change just one life, it will make a difference: it will be one life we have saved,” he said, “The money was never the big part, the big part was spreading awareness for the charities involved.”

Other suicide awareness charities to benefit from the event were charities from Kerry, and Cork’s Suicide Aware, which is patronned by Munster legend Mick O’Driscoll, who played in the game.