THE EFFORT IS THE REWARD

David O’Connor

Voted ‘Best Sportsperson’ at 98FM’s Best of Dublin Awards 2018.

A child of the 90’s & a son of Dublin, David has become a recognisable & inspirational figure in mental health advocacy in this country.

His unique approach to keeping awareness fresh & open dialogue alive through sport as a means of physical & mental betterment has brought him along with friends, family & strangers alike to building incredible fundraising campaigns on the back of audacious tests of endurance.​

ENDURANCE. CHALLENGE. ADVENTURE. MY MISSION

My focus is on driving & maintaining awareness of mental illness & mental health in Ireland by inspiring others through endurance, challenge & adventure. My efforts will to take me to the apex of my physical & mental capacity.

My goal is to raise €100,000 for different mental health organisations by 2022.

To this date €20,000 has been raised

AWARE 10 IN 10 -
RAN 10 MARATHONS IN 10 DAYS ON A 400-METRE ATHLETICS TRACK

TEENAGE KICKS
CYCLED 200KM FROM CORK-TO-WICKLOW ON A CHILD’S BMX

50K FOR 1K
RAN 50K AROUND DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

AWARE 24/7
RAN 247KM IN 76 HOURS ON A 21KM LOOP.

COACHING

MAKE YOURSELF HARD TO BREAK

My Strength & Conditioning practice focuses on progression & development for both male & female football players. My coaching approach educates & encourages the building of strong physical & mental habits towards not just your training routine but lifestyle too.

Individual programmes are designed to assist you in taking on with confidence the basics of injury prevention & conditioning that will serve you throughout your playing career & beyond.

For further information, get in contact coach@performance-doc.com

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

In your school, club or workplace, David is available to speak. The focus is always centred around inspiring those who are present with words of experience on performance, life & mental health.

WANT TO LEARN HOW RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES HELPED GIVE ME CLARITY IN LIFE?

The theme, style & topic of the talk is entirely up to you, the decision maker. Depending on how you would like to engage your class, team or work colleagues, David will work with you in putting together a presentation that is relatable & educational.

For further information, get in contact coach@performance-doc.com

"Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought & won behind your forehead"
James Joyce