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A Day in the Life of a Para Athlete

Tuesday 02 March 2021

Cork Sports Partnership Presents - A Day in the Life of a Para Athlete

Cork Sports Partnership in conjunction with Sport Ireland, CARA & Munster Technological University are delighted to host our first ever "A Day in the life of a Para Athlete" webinar.

Speakers on the night will be Patrick Monahan and Mary Fitzgerald.

Patrick has represented Ireland as a para athlete numerous times at the highest level. He is the current Irish Record Holder over multiple distances both on the track & road. His specialized event is the marathon which he hopes to compete in this summer at the Paralympics in Tokyo. Patricks personal best (the current Irish record) for the marathon is 1:22:23. To put this in perspective on the day Patrick achieved this feat he went through the first 10km in just 17 minutes! 

Mary Fitzgerald is a current UCC Quercus Sports Scholarship student studying Occupational Therapy. Mary has been competing Internationally since 2014. She has competed at all levels of the very prestigious IWAS (International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports) World Games and has won numerous medals at each of these events. Mary is well accomplished at all the throwing discplines but in recent times her focus has turned soley to the shot. Mary placed 7th in her first ever Para Senior World Championships in 2019. Just like Patrick, Mary is hoping 2021 will be another milestone year for her.

The topics to be discussed will include;
  • Life as an Irish para athlete 
  • My approach to training
  • The road to the Toyko Paralympics Games 2021
Webinar Details
  • Title: A Day in the Life of a Para Athlete with Mary Fitzgerald & Patrick Monahan
  • Date: Wednesday March 24th
  • Time: 7pm
  • Duration: 1 hour

This is sure to be a great evening and one not to be missed!

For more information on the above webinar, please email Athletics Development Officer, Craig Harrington charrington@corksports.ie

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