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#Caradh O'Donovan

# caradh-odonovan - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It turned out there was a tumour in the ankle... I didn't mind the physical pain, it was just mentally so draining'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on how a horror injury led to a rare joint disease diagnosis, and managing Crohn’s disease.

# caradh-odonovan - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

# caradh-odonovan - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# caradh-odonovan - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

World Karate Federation intervenes in Irish political dispute ahead of European Championships

The WKF has released a statement on the political in-fighting which has divided Irish karate.

# caradh-odonovan - Friday 15 February, 2019

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline

Caradh O’Donovan, Shauna Mullaney, Lauren Duffy and Paul Brennan are among those who could suffer.

# caradh-odonovan - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'I can't understand why this is happening, but it's not in my character to sit by and say nothing'

Caradh O’Donovan, Nicole Perry and Paul Brennan tell The42 about their frustration with the row undermining Irish karate stars’ Olympic dreams.

# caradh-odonovan - Saturday 21 April, 2018

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'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

# caradh-odonovan - Sunday 14 January, 2018

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# caradh-odonovan - Friday 23 June, 2017

Irish kickboxer 'delighted' to win prestigious World Cup event after 15 years of trying

Caradh O’Donovan came home with three medals in all from the event in Italy.

# caradh-odonovan - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Irish champion kickboxer knows exactly why success can never be life or death

Caradh O’Donovan has gone through a difficult period but competes in the European Championships in Greece this week.