Cathal Sheridan is the latest ambassador to open up following Jack McGrath’s heartbreaking video during the week.
The Munster scrumhalf went through a torrid period with injury that left him in a dark place. As part of IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign, Sheridan opens up about the dark times he went through. He says:
“I had been injured plenty of times before this instance, many much more serious and more long term, but I had always managed to deal very effectively with the challenges that go hand in hand with injuries.
“At the time I didn’t even understand the effect it was having on me. Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn’t really enjoying anything I was doing.
“It was only after a close friend questioned my behaviours that I realised I had been isolating myself, falling into bad habits and even blaming rugby for my frustration. Now I am a lot quicker to notice when something is wrong and I take action straight away.”
Watch the video in full below.