Born in 1994, Shane Carthy lives in the seaside town of Portmarnock in north Dublin. He has played Gaelic football at the very highest level, representing Dublin at Minor, U21 and Senior levels, and collecting five All Ireland medals to date. When he’s not playing football, Shane spends most of his time with family and friends and travels the length and breadth of the country sharing his experiences with mental health.
Shane Carthy writes frankly and eloquently about the downward spiral which saw him wake up in St Patrick’s Mental Hospital only days after producing a man-of-the-match display in Dublin’s 2014 Leinster under-21 final win over Meath. An inspiring story of resiliance and rebuilding.