Life After Sport“Sport has made you this person and then suddenly overnight it’s taken away from you.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Is there life after sport? What happens when sportspeople step away from the arena for the last time? When it comes to most careers, people in their mid-thirties tend to be approaching their professional peak, but whether you’re a professional rugby player or an (all-but) professional hurler, when you hit 35, your playing days are numbered. Damian Lawlor has spoken to fourteen Irish sportspeople about their experiences of transitioning from …

Breast Cancer Diagnosis“I remember just asking him, ‘Is what we’re looking at cancer?’ and he said, ‘Yes, it is.’”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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As the cliché has it, life comes at you fast. That’s certainly been the case with Claire, since she discovered a lump on her breast in early September. She told Ryan Tubridy that, in her case, there wasn’t much waiting around, but even so, “every hour felt like a week”. Claire had a triple assessment done in Cork University Hospital a matter …