Listen: Conor McDonald Gives Really Honest And Open Interview

Legendary hurling goalkeeper Damien Fitzhenry was not the only one who appeared on the airwaves this week

Current Wexford hurler, Conor McDonald, appeared on this week’s episode of the GPA’s podcast, The Player’s Voice.

Conor McDonald’s rise to the top level of inter-county hurling was meteoric. In 2013, when most people his age were worried about the Leaving Cert, Conor was already living his dream having played for the Wexford minors, u21s and then the senior team in the space of a few short weeks.

24 June 2015; Conor McDonald, Wexford, in action against Cillian Kelly, Offaly. Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling U21 Championship, Semi-Final, Offaly v Wexford. O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The Naomh Eanna club-man was just 17 when he made his senior debut with Wexford. He won three Leinster u21 titles in a row and helped Wexford win their first Leinster senior title for 15 years back in 2019.

Conor has known who he was as a hurler since a very young age, but his journey for self-discovery as a person is ongoing. In this podcast, he talks about more than just his hurling career. He openly talks about his struggles with college life, leadership, fear of failure, identity, asking for help, personal development, entrepreneurship and much more.

The full podcast can be listened to below:

This podcast is brought to you as part of BEO 360, a GPA programme that empowers inter-county players across 4 key areas – life skills, wellbeing, dual-career and transitions. Please go to to learn more.

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