Drogheda United are pleased to announce that Liam McGrath has taken up the position of Club Chaplain.
Liam is a member of Sports Chaplaincy and has been trained to serve in a sporting environment.
The sports chaplain role is to encourage and support people and be a safe, confidential place for people to come and talk about whatever is going on in their lives – good and bad.
“Sports Chaplaincy is prevalent across many UK Sporting organisations, and we’re delighted to be the first League of Ireland club to embrace it.
“It means that our players, employees and volunteers have an independent local person, Liam McGrath, to whom they can speak to confidentially in times of crisis or when they have concerns about any matter,” chairman Conor Hoey said.
Sports Chaplaincy has been in existence for almost 30 years, predominantly in football, but also in Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Horse Racing, Hockey and now GAA as well as many other sports such as Shinty and Golf.
“Big congratulations to Drogheda United, whose holistic approach to supporting their players, staff and volunteers really is exemplary,” Philip Mitchell, Sports Chaplaincy Ireland Coordinator said.
“And in recognising that having a club sports chaplain as part of the fabric of their club, they are leading the way in taking a valuable step in providing vital pastoral and spiritual care for everyone at their club,” Mitchell said.