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Chapter 42: John Ross Crangle, What’s the Story?

April 23, 2016

This week Danny & Mero are joined by yet another Borough legend. John Ross Crangle. JR, as we know him, is a world cup winning Pitch and Putt player and has won four Leinster Championships. 

What makes these accomplishments on the course even more impressive is JR was able to achieve this while battling his demons off the course. In an emotional chat with the lads Jr describes what life is like with a gambling addiction and how it brought him to some dark times. 
From having to get loans for special occasions after losing his savings to the isolation and frustration of standing on Killiney beach in the rain and contemplating suicide. 
Just this week Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar announced cuts to the Mental Health Service budget and yet JR is the perfect example of how important that funding is. It's now over a year since he entered Pieta House and now JR is an advocate for keeping a healthy mind and speaks bravely battling an addiction that has ruined so many peoples lives. 
You can check out JR's blog at jrcrangle.wordpress.com