Fielding Impact

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RDJ recently held its GAA panel discussion event “Fielding Impact” at the firm’s office at 85 South Mall in Cork on Thursday, 4 July.

It was an engaging panel discussion with sporting legends Dónal Óg Cusack, Tomás Ó Sé, Valerie Mulcahy and Jamie Wall who shared what the GAA means to them and the wider community, as well as some of their greatest sporting memories.

The panel moderated by RDJ Dispute Resolution Partner, Brendan O’Connell included:

  • Dónal Óg Cusack | Ex-Cork Hurler and Pundit

Dónal Óg is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever. He played for the Cork Senior Hurling team for 16 seasons and in that time won three All-Ireland titles and two All Star awards. Dónal Óg also enjoyed great success with his native Cloyne. He is noted for his innovative approach as a player and has championed the cause of player welfare in Gaelic Games. He is currently an analyst on The Sunday Game.

  • Tomás Ó Sé | Ex-Kerry Footballer and Pundit

Tomás Ó Sé has had one of the most decorated careers in Gaelic Games. He won 5 All-Ireland titles, 9 Munster titles and was Footballer of the year in 2004. Tomás is currently Kerry U-20 manager and an analyst on The Sunday Game. Tomás also has his own successful podcast Comhrá le Tomás.

  • Valerie Mulcahy | Ex-Cork Ladies Footballer

Regarded as one of the greatest ladies footballers of all time, Cork footballer Valerie Mulcahy has won ten All-Ireland Senior Football titles, and an array of other accolades throughout a glittering career including 6 All Star awards. Valerie is still involved with her club Rockbán and was instrumental in their junior county championship win in 2023. Valerie has also been capped for Ireland in Soccer at Senior level.

  • Jamie Wall | RDJ Trainee Solicitor and Hurling Coach

Jamie is a current trainee solicitor with RDJ and a former underage hurler and footballer with Cork picking up 1 minor and 3 U-21 Munster football medals. In 2014 he sustained a serious spinal injury but has maintained his involvement in the GAA nonetheless. He has taken to coaching various teams and has led the Mary Immaculate College hurling team to two Fitzgibbon Cup wins in three final appearances, as well as being a selector for the College’s first victory in 2016. Jamie is a pundit for TG4 and involved with the Second Captains podcast.

View photos from the event here.

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