Seminar 2019 – Change a Child’s World

We are delighted to have Mary O’Connor facilitate a breakout session alongside Fiach Andrews at this year’s National Seminar for Inclusion

Breakout 1 – A. Sport

“Sport has the power to change a child’s world”

Presenter: Fiach Andrews (Badminton Ireland)
Facilitator: Mary O’Connor (Federation of Irish Sport)

Fiach has been working with Badminton Ireland since September 2015, having graduated from UCD with an MSc in Coaching & Exercise Science, and from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown with a BA (Hons) in Sports Management & Coaching. He is the current Development & Membership Manager for the organisation, while he also performs High-Performance Operational duties for current performance players and national squads.


Mary has represented her native Cork in both Camogie and Ladies football amassing a total of 12 Senior All Ireland medals over a 16-year dual intercounty career. She has won All Stars in both codes, national leagues and provincial titles and more recently was honoured with an Honorary Doctorate from University College Cork (2012) in recognition of her amazing contribution to sport in Ireland.


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