Former Donegal star Eamon McGee outlines his rehab difficulties

first_imgFORMER DONEGAL star Eamon McGee has told the story of a time he spent in rehab.The Gweedore man, who announced his retirement from inter-county football at the end of the 2016 season, is a well-known atheist.During Jim McGuinness’s reign as Donegal manager, McGee found himself at such a low point – ‘a very bad place’, as he describes it – that he checked himself into rehab. In his Irish Daily Star column yesterday, McGee outlines the difficulties he faced.“One winter, I was in a very bad place,” he wrote.“I was getting down, and when I was down, I’d drink. That would push me even further down. It was a bad cycle to be in, and I needed help.“I was struggling big time and, after thinking long and hard, decided to check into a residential treatment centre for a four-week stint. “Only problem was I should have done a bit of Googling first. The place I went to had religious affiliations, and there was a lot of emphasis on religion.“Daily Mass was compulsory. You were expected to pray regularly.“Now, myself and God wouldn’t be on first name terms. I’ve made no secret of my scepticism when it comes to religion.“So this jarred with me. It would have been a tough stint anyway, but the dollop of religion made it even harder.” Former Donegal star Eamon McGee outlines his rehab difficulties was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Eamon McGeeGweedorelast_img

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