Frankie Sheahan and his wife Norma Murphy have been presented with Cork Persons of the Month awards to celebrate their success in their business venture ‘Pendulum,’ following tough financial times in 2017. Sheahan played for Munster from 1996 to 2009, and for Ireland from 2000 to 2007, before he suffered an injury at the age of thirty-two.
The couple set up the Pendulum brand, an international self-empowerment summit which takes place annually in Dublin, while on the brink of bankruptcy. The Pendulum Summit is Ireland’s first business and self-empowerment summit, and sees some of the world’s top business leaders in attendance. Since the founding of the Pendulum Summit in 2014, attendance has grown from 500 attendees to over 7,000 attendees, and showcases some of the most famous faces of the business and political world, including Richard Branson and Boris Johnson.
Speaking on the Sheahan’s’ recent successes, and their return from tough financial times, awards organiser Manus O’Callaghan said, “The Sheahan’s are a remarkable family. Here in Cork, we are so proud of all they have achieved, with the Pendulum Summit in Ireland and New York and soon to be around the world. They also run Front Row Speakers, sourcing exceptional speakers for all occasions and events for their clients. The family truly shines a light of hope on all those struggling financially today, proving that out of the darkness can come success. It’s a great Cork business bounce-back story.”
Frankie and Norma Sheahan (Murphy) will go forward for possible selection as the Cork Persons of the Year at a Gala Awards Lunch on January 17, 2020 at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.