Episode #77 with Shane O'Donnell - Irish hurler for Clare and PhD student with UCC & Harvard


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Today we spoke to Shane O'Donnell - Clare hurling legend and PhD student with UCC & Harvard.

Shane won the All-Ireland senior hurling championship for his county Clare in his debut season in 2013, and played a huge role in the final victory - he was named man of the match!

He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Harvard University in the US in 2019 - and it's fascinating hearing the story behind this. We discuss the differences between studying and playing in Ireland, and the USA, and his advice on the student - athlete balance.

We discuss the aftermath of that individual performance for the ages in 2013, what makes hurling special, hamstring injuries, the importance of playing with confidence, and Shanes' studies for his PhD, such as gut bacteria and IBS.

Thanks for joining us Shane!