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Self-Care Webinar Series

The Self-Care Series is a new Camogie Association Webinar Series which launched in November 2021. The five-part series aims to explore important topics around Self Care. We want to encourage our members to prioritise their own health and wellbeing and not push it down the list of things to do.


Sexual Health

Presenters: Dr John Crowley and Dr James Nolan. Dr Crowley is a GP and Occupational Physician in YourGP in Ballincollig, Co. Cork . He is also a teacher in the School of Medicine, UCC and a GP trainer for the Irish College of GPs. Dr Nolan is a Registrar of General Practice in YourGP and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Episode Description: A insight on Sexual Health for everybody. Dr. Crowley and Dr. Nolan will give a snapshot into sexual health including STI’s and contraception as well as prostate health.


Preventative Screening

Presenters: Dr Aoife Collins and Dr Noirin Russell. Dr Collins is a Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Public Health Department of the National Screening Service. Prior to this she worked for Irish Cervical Screening pilot programme in the Midwest as a Health Promotion Officer and began her career as a researcher in Public Health Nutrition. Dr Noirin Russell is the Clinical Director of CervicalCheck, the national cervical screening programme. Prior to this she has worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital, Clinical Lead for Colposcopy at University Hospital Kerry and Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCC.

Episode Description: A look at the importance of screening as a key part of Preventative Health Measures. Aoife and Noirin will discuss the various screening services available while also delving deeper into Cervical Screening.


Periods & Sport

Presenters: Catriona O’Halloran and Ciara Flynn. Catriona O’Halloran is a graduate of International Business Studies from the University of Limerick and a current Masters Student of Global Challenges for Sustainability in Montpelier. She is an Anytime of the Months team lead and is the driving force for their sports initiatives. Ciara O’Flynn is a student of European Studies in the University of Limerick and is also a team lead at Any time of the Month with a particular devotion to the projects second level education programme. Anytime of the Month is a student led social enterprise in the University of Limerick which aims to alleviate the effects of period poverty.

Episode Description: A discussion on the obstacles players face in relation to periods. Catriona and Ciara will look at period poverty, normal and abnormal signs and symptoms and what we can do to support players around our clubs


Alcohol and Cancer Risk Reduction

Presenters: Marion Rackard, Áine Lyng and Una Kennedy. Marion is Project Manager within HSE Alcohol Programme. She has worked in alcohol treatment, prevention, advocacy and is an acredited addiction counsellor and psychotherapist. Áine is a Cancer Prevention Officer with the National Cancer Control Programme. She also played camogie with Waterford and Gailtir Camogie club, captaining her club to All Ireland success in 2020. Una, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, is a GP in Dublin and a GP Advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme.

Episode Description: An insight into the landscape of alcohol and associated risk factors from Marion. While Aine will discuss Cancer prevention and risk reducing factors and Una will describe the importance of acting on potential signs of cancer.

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