Galway GAA star opens up about facing adversity in candid conversation

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Galway GAA star Shane Walsh has opened up about the challenges of his high-profile transfer to Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin in the latest Driving Progress podcast.

Walsh sat down with host Sonya Lennon for an episode of Driving Progress, a podcast series by Audi, and talked about dealing with adversity and the importance of imagination and visualisation on the GAA field.

In a profound conversation, Walsh spoke candidly about a turbulent past 12 months as he made the decision to move from his home club to a Dublin club, describing it as the “toughest experience” he has had in his life.

Shane said his patience and persistence were key characteristics in helping him drive through adversity and achieve an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship win with Kilmacud Crokes soon after his arrival with the team.

Host Sonya Lennon delved into Shane’s creative style of play, which he described as “performing magic on the field”, and which he attributes to the early influences of his national school teacher and current Galway manager Pádraic Joyce and coach Cian O’Neill.

Listen to the full interview here.

Series two of Driving Progress, a podcast series by Audi is hosted by Irish fashion stylist and TV presenter Sonya Lennon.

It features four episodes with four acclaimed Irish individuals at the very top of their game, with Sonya guiding candid conversations focusing on themes of progress, creativity, ambition and attitude.