WATERFORD hurler Maurice Shanahan is no stranger to hearing praise, but last week he was credited for his off the field exploits as opposed to his impressive performances for the Deise.
After receiving an All-Star Award following his displays over the course of the summer, the courageous Lismore clubman spoke openly about his battle with depression on RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime programme on Friday afternoon. He told the show of the effects of the illness on him and, more positively, the support network surrounding him that allowed him to regain his contentment and love for hurling.
Community and Health Manager at the GAA Colin Regan told the Waterford News and Star that the 25-year-olds’ words were “perfectly put”.
For a full report, pick up a copy of this week’s Waterford News & Star.