SportsAbility Podcast Series 2020
|Episode 1: ‘The Beginning’
Karen Power (Author of the Butterfly Barn Series) chats with Pauline Casey (WSP Sports Inclusion Disability Officer) about how the Waterford SportsAbility Forum started and the work they do. Pauline will tell us about the development of the Podcast Series and who will feature over the coming weeks.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 1 HERE
|Episode 2: ‘A Parent’s Perspective’ Karen Power speaks with Mary Fitzsimons, parent of Hayley Fitzsimons. Mary shares her journey with us from the beginning, from discovering she was pregnant, discovering her child would be born with a disability that no one seemed to know much about, to how her daughter has achieved so much as an athlete and has her eyes set on even bigger goals.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 2 HERE
|Episode 3: ‘Hell & Back’This episode features Kate Veale Irish Race Walking Champion and former World Champion who is an extremely gifted athlete from Dungarvan. Kate had a genuine chance of winning an Olympic medal when all of a sudden she disappeared, going completely off the radar. So what happened? Tune in to hear Kate’s story and where her sporting career is now.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 3 HERE
|Friday 23rd October
Episode 4: ‘It’s just what I do’ This week Karen catches up with Chris Watts, a visually impaired tri athlete from Dublin, and his Dad Andy. Chris talks about how he discovered his love of triathlons and how the support of his parents have been crucial in his success.LISTEN TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 4 HERE
|Episode 5: ‘Going for Gold’ In this episode Pauline is joined by Damien Vereker tandem cyclist with the Irish Paralympics Team. Damien talks to Pauline about how important the community of Waterford was in supporting him on his cycling journey. Damien tells us how his plans to get onto the Irish Paralympics Team have been disrupted due to COVID– 19 and about his goal to make it to the 2021 Paralympics Games.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 5 HERE
|Episode 6: ‘The Fight of my Life’In the series finale Pauline is joined by Ian St. John to hear about his life thus far. In an incredibly open and honest chat, Ian brings us through his journey from securing his dream job as a golf pro, to a devastating cancer diagnosis which has left him currently living with paralysis.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 6 HERE
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