Thursday 17 October 2019

PJ onto a winner with Men's United

PJ Murphy.
PJ Murphy.

By David Tucker

a Wexford town man who has recovered after suffering mental health issues at this time last year is forming a Men's United football club for the benefit of men who may not be as lucky as he is.

'I suffered with mental health at this time last year and have thankfully come out at the other side. Life is really good now.. I have a new job and life is really good, but there are other men who are not as lucky as me and I want to help them,' said 50-year-old P.J. Murphy.

He said Men's United would be open to anyone from 18 years of age upwards, all united in a common love of sport.

P.J., with his message of positive mental health, has the enthusiastic support of North End United football club, with the first gathering of the embryonic team due to take place at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, October 19).

'Nobody needs to bring any boots or money, just to turn up so I can gauge the level of support,' said P.J. adding that he had received a phenomenal response since he first floated his idea on Facebook a few days ago.

'A lot of lads are just sitting around and doing nothing and this will give them something to look forward to. It won't be competitive, just a kick around,' he said, I don't know yet whether it will be five-a-side or 11-a-side, it doesn't really make a difference. It will just give men the chance to have a game of football and a pint afterwards.' Anyone interested should go along on the night or can contact P.J. on 087 6103083.

Wexford People

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