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Ellen Keane has competed in an incredible 4 Paralympic Games, becoming Irelands' youngest Paralympic athlete at the Beijing Summer Games in 2008 at just 13 years old, to then claiming gold in the Women's 100m breaststroke at Tokyo 2020. She's recently switched her togs and goggles for the dance floor though - as a contestant on RTE's 'Dancing with the Stars, but will she be back in the pool for Paris 2024?
In this episode I chat with the incredible Ellen Keane who is a 4 time Paralympian, including a Gold Medal finish in Tokyo 2021. In this episode we delve a little deeper to find out how she sees her life in swimming, how much of her identity is tied up in being a swimmer and how she has managed to stay at the top level for so long without burning out and drifting away from it. What I got from the episode was that Ellen really is only coming into her own as a swimmer and a woman. Enjoy. Peace and love, Con.
Long time no see strangers!We took a little break to restore and revive ourselves and now The Lennon Courtney Podcast is back for series 7.This series the theme is Pearls of Wisdom and over the next few weeks, we'll be chatting to doyennes - prominent women in their fields, to share with us their wisdom and experience around life, finances, work and more.To get proceedings underway, we decided to make a splash with our first guest. Paralympic gold medal winner Ellen Keane . Ellen hails from Clontarf in Dublin and was born without part of her left arm below her elbow. She was Ireland’s youngest ever athlete when she swam in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games at just 13 years old, coming 6th in the 100m breaststroke. In 2018 at the World European Para-Swim Championships, she won a bronze and a season’s best performance which saw her named on the RTÉ Sport Awards 2019 Sportsperson of the Year alongside team mate Nicole Turner. Then, in 2020 she won gold in the 100m breaststroke in the Tokyo Paralympics and a nation cheered.Ellen talks to us in this episode about self-acceptance, how she trained without a pool at the height of the pandemic in 2020 and Brendan shared his dream of becoming a synchronised swimmer - we cover a lot ; )Thank you so much for listening and please leave a positive review here plus five gold stars. You can also do it very easily on your phone in the iTunes podcast app. Scroll down the Lennon Courtney podcast page and add a review there. It helps us get pushed up the charts by the all-seeing algorithm and more people can hear us.Until next Thursday!Sonya and Brendan.WATCH In 2017 Ellen Keane gave a Ted X talk called ‘My Lucky Fin’. In her talk she tells the story of how she changed the way she looked at her disability and how that in turn changed her entire life. Watch here.FOLLOW, FOLLOW:Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter and FacebookFollow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. Shop the latest Lennon Courtney 'Doyenne Collection' at Dunnes Stores.Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Mayo Special: Superfans and Legends, James Skehill, Ellen Keane
Thursday's #OTBAM podcast - This is our Mayo Special as Eoin chats to Ger live from Castlebar, Liam McHale, Willie Joe Padden and John O'Mahony join us, we chat to some Mayo superfans and we hear what the local papers are saying. James Skehill joins us to talk Hurling, Ellen Keane joins us and there's Leona Maguire's homecoming. Timestamps and topics below.(01:00) - OTB AM is LIVE - Ger and Eoin in Castlebar(05:10) - Mayo Superfans, Mick Loftus talks 1951.(30:20) - John O'Mahony and Willie Joe Padden.(43:20) - Legends interview: Liam McHale.(01:10:30) - Mayo Sports Pages(01:21:00) - James Skehill.(01:48:50) - Ellen Keane.(02:08:00) - Leona Maguire's homecoming(02:14:00) - Mike Finnerty talks Mayo.Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast.#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #BestFaceForward
Ellen Keane sits down for an emotional discussion about how years of being conscious about her disability led to her becoming an international role model for young people across the world. Keane, who represents Ireland in Para swimming, was born with a disability that she describes as her "lucky fin", but spent many of her teenage years hiding it from the world and not accepting herself. "I had convinced myself that I was unworthy of love, less of a person. I was so afraid of not being good enough and nobody would accept me." But when she took to the pool, Keane’s life changed and transformed her into an advocate for change and example for thousands of people worldwide. From Allianz telling her story in television adverts and on posters across Dublin, to Ellen using her social media platforms as an opportunity to engage with people whose situation she has been in, she has become not only a sporting idol but also a media personality. "I was a Paralympian at 13. I met a girl in Australia and I was the first person she’d ever met with an arm like hers. I just told her 'we can have fun with it.' I now FaceTime her and tell her how important it is to not hide her arm. It’s her little magic thing that nobody else has got. Being different is in fashion these days... so, roll with it!" Allianz is a long-standing partner of the International Paralympic Committee. Together, we’re proud to bring you this series of podcasts. We aim to help you move forward in all aspects of your personal and professional life. By hearing from Paralympic stars, you’ll be introduced to stories that inspire and change the way you think. Stories of facing life’s challenges with confidence, determination and excellence, and the true power of having the right team behind you.
In this week's episode I talk to Ellen Keane from Abbeyknockmoy. Ellen has been immersed in music from a very young age and has already had numerous successful endeavours including appearing on Junior Eurovision. Sit back and listen as Ellen talks me through her musical journey so far and lets us in on some plans for the future. Remember you can watch the podcast on YouTube and be sure to follow @AnStiuideoMusic for all the latest updates !! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ollie sits down with Paralympic medalist, Ellen Keane. They discuss everything from Ellen's childhood, body image and acceptance in her life and career as a Paralympic swimmer.Find all of their photos from this episode on our social media and follow for all updates. LINKS BELOW!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Life-In-A-Bubble-Podcast-102318651258978/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeinabubbleeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeinabubblepodcastt/?hl=enSnapchat: @LIABPodcast
Two Team Ireland veterans of the Olympics and Paralympics, whilst still only in their 20s - with the clock ticking towards Tokyo 2020, swimmer Ellen Keane and modern pentathlete Natalya Coyle join RTÉ Sport’s Evanne Ní Chuilinn to reflect on their experiences at past games, securing qualification, and their day-to-day preparations.