About Su

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Who is Su Carty?  

Passionate, enthusiastic and energised to empower people reach their potential in life.  

Inspired by my love of sport and experience in mental health,  I can help you reach your full potential. I’ve spent years using my passion, energy and enthusiasm to shape the lives of people. I draw on my love of people and sport, finding inspiration in those I surround myself with. I had the privilege of being the first World Rugby Women's Development Manager and prior to that ten wonderful years specialising in mental health. I use this wealth of experience to tap into your best self. Whoever that might be.

The question is not so much WHO ARE YOU, but WHO CAN YOU BECOME? 

A little more about me.....


I’ve spent the last seven years helping to elevate the position of women and girls in rugby around the world. This is traditionally a sport dominated by men, but working together we made significant breakthroughs, helping women unleash their potential.  Now, I want to change more lives. Rugby has given me a grounding in the impact I can make, but I want to help as many people as possible. We’re only given one life, it is precious and my unique combination of experience, education and hands on experience can bring about change in your business, sporting and personal life.

Background with World Rugby:

I was appointed the first World Rugby Women's Development Manager in January 2009 and pleased to say that in that 7 year period female participation in the game increased globally from just over 4% of the playing population to 25% of the global playing population. All 120 member unions are now running programmes for women and girls. And the profile of women and girls in the game has transformed globally as history was made with Rugby 7s debut in Rio 2016.

Background in mental health:

I have over 10 years experience working in mental health.  I qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse, worked in adult services in Dublin before specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  While working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Dublin and Limerick I completed a Graduate Diploma in Child Psychiatry in DCU and a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in UCD. 

On the pitch:

I played rugby for 12 years and loved every minute of it!  I have been refereeing for over 4 years now and am currently on Leinster panel.

Other Qualifications include:

World Rugby Educator

World Rugby Match Commissioner

Off the pitch Achievements:

I set up the Leinster Women's Committee in 2005 and attained the position of Vice President of the Irish Women's Rugby Football Union (IWRFU) in 2006. I was then appointed President of the IWRFU for 2007 and 2008.  During this period I worked with the IRFU to integrate women's rugby into the IRFU and successfully completed that process in June 2008.  I was appointed Vice Chairperson of the IRFU Women's Sub Committee to continue supporting the transition period in 2008.