Lismore sportsman and former Waterford hurler, Maurice Shanahan, has opened up about his battle with depression and is encouraging people to start a conversation.

As part of a new campaign by Janssen Sciences Ireland supporting open and honest conversations, Mr Shanahan is taking part in the Talking Depression series.

In a recent video shared by Janssen Ireland, Maurice speaks with his brother, former inter-county hurler Dan Shanahan, about the depression that almost overwhelmed him in 2014.

Sport has been a huge part of Maurice's life for as long as he can remember.

“When we went to primary school, the first thing we were given was a hurley and a ball, not a book,” Maurice said.

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