Beyond limits 2019 Beyond Limits; an event for children and young people with disabilities will take place on 19th October 2019 in Croke Park with 1,000 children, parents and carers expected to attend. I'm delighted to be taking on this project as event organiser for the Ombudsman for Children's Office. Here are the details from the latest press release. Where: Croke Park, Dublin When: Saturday, 19th October 2019 What’s it about? Empowering children and young people with disabilities, showing them the opportunities open to them, talking about the issues they want to talk about, highlighting inclusiveness, talking about the [...]
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We Play Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference On Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 Swim Ireland hosted the We Play - Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference in the Sport Ireland Campus. I was delighted to be speaking alongside some incredible athletes on the panel discussion ‘In the Face of Adversity’. This was my first time speaking since I was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease - Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) and the theme of the panel discussion was never more apt! This disease left me with a tumour in my ankle that had damaged the ligaments and bone and meant having surgery [...]
Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards recognised for commendable contributions in their field An inspiring mix of humanitarians, world medal holders, professional athletes, entrepreneurs and climate activists were among the ten outstanding young people recognised for their achievements at the TOYP Awards last week. The TOYP Awards have been running now for 87 years, and are a global initiative of Junior Chamber International (JCI), which recognises young people who are making giant strides in their chosen fields and creating positive impact on other people, their community and society at large. All winners were under the age of 40, with [...]
Caradh Wins JCI Mayo TOYP Award 2019 Junior Chamber Ireland (JCI) Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in the world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies. Recently I was nominated for the JCI Mayo TOYP Award. I was delighted and honoured to not only be one of the ten [...]
Storytelling Tips For Public Speaking We’ve all sat through them; those painful speeches that never seem to end and it takes all our will to stop ourselves dozing off. The only thing more painful than these experiences is being the speaker in this scenario. As a speaker for the past few years I’ve been lucky to learn a lot of tips along the way. Most of them through trial and error. The biggest part of this learning curve was around storytelling. In order to be a good public speaker you need to know how to tell a story. All [...]
Learn From Leaders Interview The Learn From Leaders movement believes we need more conscious and ethical leadership to address the myriad of economic, social, political and environmental challenges we’re going to face in this rapidly changing world. Read below for Caradhs interview or click here to learn more about this movement. Can leadership be taught? If so, how? Yes, I believe so. Truly inspiring leaders always live by their own words and get results by example. Although there are many types of leaders, I am of the belief that there are a number of key attributes that a great [...]
Eight Tips To Improve Your Mental Health With World Mental Health Day 2018 taking place this Wednesday 10th October it’s a reminder to us all to look after ourselves and to remember that it’s often the little things that can make a big difference to improving our mental health. Throughout my career as an athlete I have struggled dealing with the highs and the lows in sport and the aftermath of dealing with a career threatening incurable illness. Through a lot of trial and error, as well some amazing support services, I have dealt with this challenge however maintaining [...]
Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit Launch Photographer - Paul Sherwood email@example.com 087 230 9096 August 2018 Photocall to launch the Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit, to be held in the Aviva Stadium on 11th October. On Wednesday 29th August I attended the launch of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit in the Aviva Stadium. This year I will be speaking at the event and looking forward to joining some other amazing sports people on a sports psychology panel. The Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit is the only event of its kind in Ireland and has now established itself [...]
Travel with IBD Ireland Travel with IBD Ireland Press Release Cork Airport and Olympic hopeful and former world champion kickboxer, Caradh O’Donovan, today announced their support for Travel with IBDIreland, a collaborative campaign between the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) and Takeda Products Ireland Ltd. The campaign is urging Irish airports, rail stations and service stations to act by listening to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community and adopting accessible toilet signage highlighting that not every disability is visible. Since the beginning of May 2018, Travel with IBD Ireland has received superb support from the IBD community, [...]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Dublin Prince Harry with Meghan Markle at Glencairn Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first overseas engagement this week in Dublin and I was lucky enough to receive an invite to a reception for them in Glencairn House. Below are some of the photos from the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc6pwjmxEVk