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Creating Our Future Presents My Defining Moments- A Conversation with Shane O’Donnell


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This event is free but ticketed. Please pre-book.
Duration: 90 mins

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All new and existing ticketholders are required to show proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate on entry to this event at glór. Children under 18 who are accompanying adults do not need proof of vaccination or recovery. Please note wearing of mask/face covering is compulsory at all times inside the building.

Creating Our Future Presents: My Defining Moments- A Conversation with Shane O’Donnell about Sport, Research and Life.
This event will also be available as a live stream.  

Join our host, Journalist and Presenter Paul Collins, for an in-depth conversation with Clare Hurler and Microbiologist Shane O’Donnell, about his defining moments from his sporting careers, research career and life to date.

We’ll discuss Shane’s 3-03 score in the 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Championship Final, his studies at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar, his balancing of his sporting and research career, as well as his recent concussion and his work at Eagle Genomics amongst other things.

We’ll touch on the opportunities and challenges Shane has faced in his life to date, the continuing role of research in these areas, and his advice on lessons learned for others following his journey.

The event, part of the Creating Our Future campaign, will feature a one-on-one-conversation between Shane and host Paul, with input from relevant researchers, an audience Q&A and an interactive brainstorming session.


Creating Our Future is a is a Government of Ireland campaign to stimulate a national conversation that generates ideas from the public to inform the direction of research in Ireland.

While we might not always think about it, research and innovation affect nearly every part of our lives. Ideas are the starting point for all research and innovation. Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research and innovation. It could be based on an opportunity or challenge that someone has identified in their own life, for their community, for Ireland or for the world. Or it could be based on a topic that someone is curious or passionate about. Creating Our Future wants to hear them all – whatever facet of life they relate to.

Through online and in-person events like this one, Creating Our Future is speaking to broad and diverse communities across Ireland to capture their ideas to create a better future.

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