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TEDx Talk at Droichead Arts Centre

In the past year or so I’ve been speaking out about my battle with Crohns Disease and have wanted to raise awareness of this hidden disease. Around 20,000 people in Ireland suffer with either Crohns Disease or Colitis, collectively known as IBD. IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is not the same as IBS … Continue reading TEDx Talk at Droichead Arts Centre

Bronze at the Karate Irish Open International 2017

On Saturday I won a Bronze Medal at the Irish Open International Karate Tournament. Taking part in my first major International Karate Competition I was delighted to be part of this event and coming out with a medal as well. The Irish Open International took place at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown and had … Continue reading Bronze at the Karate Irish Open International 2017

Tips for Dealing with Crohns Disease

It’s a shocking moment when you’re faced with the news that you have Crohns Disease. Yep that’s right you now have a disease that will be here for the rest of your days and most people know absolutely nothing about it so prepare for a world of confusion and lack of understanding! When I was … Continue reading Tips for Dealing with Crohns Disease

Karate Ireland Launch & Squad Training

On Saturday last I was lucky to be at the launch of Karate Ireland and Karate Ireland Squad Training. The squad session took place first; delivered by Paul Brennan (National Female Team Coach) and also Eamon Pegley and Mark Sheridan. Following this was the amazing launch of the newly branded Karate Ireland. The aim of … Continue reading Karate Ireland Launch & Squad Training

Kickboxing World Cup Champion 2017

Today I’m just home from the WAKO World Cup in Rimini, Italy. Also known as the Bestfighter World Cup, there were over 40 nations taking part in the event this year. As normal I entered both -55kg and -60kg categories as well as the Women’s Grand Champion to try get as many fights as possible … Continue reading Kickboxing World Cup Champion 2017

Silver at the Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup

On Friday I flew to Budapest to compete in my second kickboxing international event of the year - the Hungarian World Cup. This was my second year in a row competing here and the standard of competition was so high. In my division alone there were many WAKO World and European Champions and so I … Continue reading Silver at the Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup