Pat Lam

Rugby Coach
Age : 48
home : New Zealand
As a Professional Rugby Coach and a Qualified Teacher, Pat’s coaching philosophy centres on the holistic development of the individual.

Pat hopes that the Tackle Your Feelings campaign will help people to open up about their feelings and to understand the benefits that improved self-awareness can bring both to performance and to people’s overall enjoyment of life.

Husband. Father. Mate.

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Jake Heenan

Connacht Rugby Player
Age : 25
home : New Zealand
Jake volunteers with Dóchas Don Óige, a training centre for young people at risk. Jake hopes that the Tackle Your Feelings campaign will help people to feel comfortable reaching out to others who need support.

Scuba Diver. Business Owner. Youth Volunteer. Outdoor Adventurer.

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Shane Jennings

Former Professional Rugby Player
Age : 35
home : Dublin
Shane is a Board Member of IRUPA. He recognises the unique capacity that rugby has as a vehicle for social change in the area of mental well-being. With his story he would like to help people to become better equipped to deal with transition at any stage of their lives.

Father. Businessman. Husband. Pundit.

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Hannah Tyrrell

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY PLAYER
Age : 26
home : DUBLIN
Hannah is an advocate for mental wellbeing and the prevention of self-harm. Hannah hopes that the Tackle Your Feelings campaign will encourage people to seek support and connect with others when they are feeling under pressure.

FOODIE. ANIMAL LOVER. SELF CONFESSED NERD. MUSIC LOVER.

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JACK MCGRATH

Leinster and Ireland Rugby Player
Age : 27
home : DUBLIN
Jack is an advocate for suicide prevention and an Ambassador for Pieta House.

He hopes the Tackle Your Feelings campaign will have a positive impact on suicide prevention and will encourage more people to open up and seek help when they are feeling under pressure.

Brother. Team-mate. UFC Fan. Cook.

#tackle your feelings

Cathal Sheridan

Munster Rugby Player
Age : 28
home : Limerick
Cathal is an advocate for mental wellbeing and hopes that the Tackle Your Feelings campaign will break down stigma in this area. With his story, Cathal wants to highlight that you have to allow yourself to experience emotions in order to be able to deal with them effectively and the importance of being proactive in tackling your feelings.

Student. Dog-Owner. Coffee Drinker. Friend.

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