Cara LIVE:CAST 2020
Title: ‘Adapting > How Change Creates Opportunities’
Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Live Online on www.caracentre.ie
Time: 10am – 1pm
About the Event
To celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities, we produced an informative and interactive online live broadcast titled ‘Adapting – How Change Creates Opportunities’. Cara, in association with Sport Ireland, were delighted to host this live online event which comprised a morning of interviews, panel discussions, personal stories from a host of special guests. It focused on how small changes to facilities, mind-sets and practices can create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through sport and physical activity.
The event was jointly hosted by
Niall O’Flynn is a writer, producer and director.
As award-winning journalist, he has covered major international news and sports events for newspapers, radio & TV – working in the Middle East, USA, Australia, Europe, UK & Ireland.
He directs a variety of RTE’s flagship programmes, including Prime Time, Claire Byrne Live, Winning Streak, The Sunday Game & International Soccer. He is the author of “Ireland’s Olympians” and a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy.
As a sportsman, he has represented Dublin, Leinster and Ireland, at various levels.
Joanne Cantwell is an Irish sports presenter. She is the presenter of weekly rugby magazine programme Against the Head on RTÉ Two, and was also a match reporter on Premier Soccer Saturday. During the summer months, Joanne works as a reporter on The Sunday Game, Raidió Teilifís Éireann’s main Gaelic games television programme. It is shown on RTÉ Two every Sunday during the Football Championship and Hurling Championship seasons.
Dr. James Rimmer PhDChair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ellen KeaneThree-time Paralympian
Dr. James Rimmer PhD
The event included contributions from the following:
Nikki BradleyThe Motivation Factory
Jack KavanaghMotivational Speaker and Pharmacist
Joanne O’RiordanNo Limbs No Limits
Sarah HewittSt. Michaels House
Miriam MaloneParalympics Ireland / Disability Organisations Network
Paul CarrBasketball Ireland
Ciara MunnellySport Ireland
Benny CullenSport Ireland
Niamh DaffyCEO, Cara, Sport Inclusion Ireland
Una MaySport Ireland
John HynesKinsale Outdoor Education Centre
Sarah O’BrienNational Lead – Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Priority Programme
Pauline CaseyWaterford Sports Partnership
Minister of State for Sport & The Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD. joined us live as part of the panel discussion.
Jack Chambers T.D.