This is the second part of a two part interview with Offaly legend Niall McNamee on The Players Voice. Here he opens up about life in recovery from gambling addiction and how he has maintained his well-being since his last bet almost 11 years ago. Niall also discusses how he uses his own struggles to help other people in difficulty and the rise of problem gambling in sport and wider society.
In part one of this conversation, Niall reflected on his sporting career to date and his journey as a successful entrepreneur. You can find that episode by searching ‘The Players Voice’ on whatever podcast platform you prefer. Earlier in this series, Tyrone’s All Ireland winning midfielder Conn Kilpatrick shared his experience of gambling addiction and recovery, so please feel free to check that out also.
If you are a GPA member and worried about problem gambling, call 1800 98 92 85 or text ‘GPA’ to 50808 from the Republic of Ireland OR from Northern Ireland please call 0800 044 5059 or text ‘GPA’ to 85258.
If you aren’t a GPA member and need support, please check out gamblersanonymous.ie OR problemgambling.ie
Finally - this podcast is brought to you as part of BEO 360, a GPA programme that empowers inter-county players across 4 key areas - life skills, wellbeing, dual career and transitions. Please go to beo360.gaelicplayers.com to learn more.