48. ALAN O’MARA
Gaelic footballer & host of Real Talks podcast
The big thing to remember is you’re not alone.
I’m still learning that now doing the podcast. I think it’s important for sports people to remember that they’re still just a person as well, and they’re going to have ups and downs like everyone else. Our mental health services are not up to scratch. But the one thing I do say about that is it’s very easy to get caught up in the negative and blame the government etc. The most important thing is to keep looking for help, and there are a lot of great charities out there doing brilliant work. The likes of Pieta House, for example, are excellent, so you’ve gotta really dig in and find what’s right for you.