Aired: November 13th, 2017

Duration: 1:06:03

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Clare’s Carol O’Leary has become one of the leading voices that is both demanding and creating meaningful change for female sport in Ireland.  

Like many, Carol’s passion for GAA took hold at a young age but her development into the authentic and inspiring leader she is today wasn’t without complications. On the podcast this week, she speaks about the search for self-confidence, the difficulty of trying to fit in and how drinking too much while failing college eventually forced her to look within for the answers that she craved. 

This podcast was brought to you by the Women’s Gaelic Players Association in conjunction with Pat the Baker. Their partnership, through the Be Healthy Wholemeal Loaf, actively supports Ladies Football & Camogie players in every intercounty squad. The WGPA player development programme provides services such as scholarships, careers advice and counselling to help members be their best in their personal and professional lives.

If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget there are 17 previous podcasts with top class GAA heroes like Kevin McManamon, Oisin McConville, Eamon McGee, Briege Corkery and Noel Connors discussing so many different life lessons they have learned over the years. Find them on iTunes or SoundCloud by searching for ‘Real Talks’.


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