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Caradh O’Donovan

Caradh is a former Kickboxer and is also a member of the Irish Karate Team. After a successful career in kickboxing winning multiple World, European and National Titles she recently made the switch to karate where she has since won numerous National Championships. Caradh’s lifelong passion for sport motivated her to attain a Sports Management Degree from UCD and a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology from WIT. An accomplished TEDx speaker she combines her focus on training with work as an athlete mentor, broadcaster and speaker.

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Advocacy

Caradh has campaigned for increased athlete rights in sport and was a vocal member of the Irish Karate Team who campaigned for better athlete conditions during a 2018 governance impasse. She is a member of the Global Athlete Start Up Group; a movement that aims to drive positive change across the world of sport. In 2020 Caradh became an ambassador for Equity Sport.  She has previously been an ambassador for the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohns Disease (ISCC) and Children in Hospital Ireland.

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Speaking

Over the past six years Caradh has spoken about her journey in sport. She shares stories of her success at the highest level of sport despite living with both Crohns Disease and Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) – an extremely rare joint disease. She also speaks about her experience of poor athlete conditions and her passion to see improvements in the culture of sport for younger athletes.

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Speaking

Over the past six years Caradh has spoken about her journey in sport. She shares stories of her success at the highest level of sport despite living with both Crohns Disease and Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) – an extremely rare joint disease. She also speaks about her experience of poor athlete conditions and her passion to see improvements in the culture of sport for younger athletes.

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