More than Medals Athlete Transition Programme

2020-01-29T17:57:29+00:00

More than Medals Athlete Transition Programme  The Dame Kelly Holmes (DKH) Trust have recently announced the launch of the More than Medals Athlete Transition programme for 2020. Caradh O’Donovan is one of a number of world class athletes who have been accepted on to the programme. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the UK, the Trust will be assisting fifty world class athletes over the next two years to transition to a life beyond sport. This will in turn allow the Trust to increase the depth and capacity of their athlete mentor team to work with [...]

More than Medals Athlete Transition Programme 2020-01-29T17:57:29+00:00

Sunday Independent | Gala Retail Inspiration Awards 2019

2019-12-18T16:11:23+00:00

Sunday Independent | Gala Retail Inspiration Awards 2019 Following a nationwide search to uncover Ireland’s most inspirational people,18 finalists were shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Independent / Gala Retail Inspiration Awards. The awards took place in Dublins Marker Hotel on Wednesday 20th November.  With entries hailing from across Ireland, an expert judging panel had the challenging task of shortlisting the top three finalists in each of the six categories from the hundreds of entries received. Judges including the Sunday Independent Life magazine wellness columnist, Alison Canavan; RTE’s Marty Morrissey; Special Olympics Ireland’s CEO, Matt English; Gala Retail’s CEO, Gary [...]

Sunday Independent | Gala Retail Inspiration Awards 2019 2019-12-18T16:11:23+00:00

Beyond Limits 2019

2019-12-18T16:25:36+00:00

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 [...]

Beyond Limits 2019 2019-12-18T16:25:36+00:00

We Play Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

2019-12-18T16:20:25+00:00

We Play Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference On Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 Swim Ireland hosted the #WePlay - Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference in the Sport Ireland Campus. The theme of this year’s conference was “Proud To Be Me” focusing on girls getting the most out of their sport and being confident in their body. The day involved a mix of panel discussions with experts working in sport and elite athletes. These included discussions on “Balancing Life as an Athlete”, “In The Face of Adversity”, “The Un-Comfort Zone” & “Off The Pitch”. A broad range of sports were represented [...]

We Play Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference 2019-12-18T16:20:25+00:00

Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards

2019-12-18T16:27:32+00:00

Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards  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 some still in secondary school. Winners will [...]

Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards 2019-12-18T16:27:32+00:00

Caradh Wins JCI Mayo TOYP Award 2019

2019-12-13T17:41:03+00:00

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 [...]

Caradh Wins JCI Mayo TOYP Award 2019 2019-12-13T17:41:03+00:00

Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit Launch

2019-12-13T17:40:28+00:00

Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit Launch Photographer - Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie 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 [...]

Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit Launch 2019-12-13T17:40:28+00:00

Travel with IBD Ireland

2019-12-13T17:39:48+00:00

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, [...]

Travel with IBD Ireland 2019-12-13T17:39:48+00:00