Oisin McConville: Episode 136

23Apr

This week we hear the incredible story of one man’s journey to hell and back with a serious gambling addiction which saw him in a crippling six-figure financial debt while at the same time being one of the most prolific Gaelic footballers in the country. 

Oisin McConville joined Jarlath this week as a trained addiction councillor to discuss his life growing up in Crossmaglen in the midst of the troubles, what the real cause of his gambling addiction was, becoming a compulsive liar and how his own life decisions caused him to become a risk to both himself and his own family.

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Father Peter McVerry: Episode 135

16Apr

Father Peter McVerry has been a leading figure in the battle against homelessness in Ireland for over 30 years and this week he joined Jarlath to discuss his dedication to the cause, the establishing of the Peter McVerry trust and why there is no bigger critic of the Catholic Church than him. 

Peter explains how the horrific circumstances that some people find themselves in has caused him to question God, why he predicts a massive flood of homelessness in Ireland if drastic action is not taken and why he believes the Irish government would not be happy to take the multibillion Euro payout from Apple.

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Chris Nee: Episode 134

9Apr

Chris Nee is the creative genius behind Doc McStuffins. Since it's creation the show has won rave reviews, earned an audience of millions and pushed the boundaries of modern children's television. With multiple awards and invites to the White House to her name Chris has also played an integral role on shows such as Sesame Street and Deadliest Catch. 

In this episode Chris explains to Jarlath the importance of following your heart and working hard to live your dream, her pride as a gay woman of Irish origins and her emotional struggle during her time in a position in which others would be envious.

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Paul McGinley: Episode 133

2Apr

Irish golfing legend and Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley speaks about his journey from being rejected by many American golfing scholarships before he became one of the world’s most respected motivators in all of sports. Having overcome a serious knee injury in his teens which put an end to his dream of playing Gaelic football, Paul is now part of the Irish sporting hall of fame for masterminding a Ryder Cup win. In this episode he reveals to Jarlath the meticulous nature of his planning for the competition.

Paul also discusses how it feels to earn Rory McIlroy's complete trust, the importance of considerate and detailed leadership, the intrigue of Augusta and the one time in which he felt absolutely unstoppable. 

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Sarah Millican: Episode 132

26Mar

Sarah Millican is one of the biggest names in British comedy and her journey to get to where she is today is a truly fascinating one. Sarah discusses her Irish roots, the fascinating history of resilience in her family, how divorce released her, the disparity between contracts offered to male and female comics and her philosophy of kindness above all else..

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Keith Wood: Episode 131

19Mar

Keith Wood sits down with Jarlath to talk about pride, the lessons he learned from his father before his tragic death, what professionalism really did to the game, performance enhancing drugs, his emigration story and how he overcame his crippling shyness.

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James McGee: Episode 130

12Mar

While professional tennis player James McGee is based in the States he spends 40 weeks of the year travelling worldwide competing for his place alongside the world’s tennis elite and last year he reached 146th in the world rankings. James joined Jarlath this week to discuss how beating professional players as a teenager shaped his decision to leave Belvedere College before the Leaving Cert to pursue his passion by moving to Barcelona to follow in the footsteps of Andy Murray.

James explains the impact of being mugged at knifepoint while alone in Barcelona, the ‘soul destroying’ nature of Futures events, why he persists with them and how he is forced to live an incredibly solitary life. James also discloses the true cost of travelling with a basic support team around you, discusses how important it is to surround oneself with the right people and he also weighs in on the Maria Sharapova doping controversy.

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Lenny Abrahamson: Episode 129

5Mar

Two years ago Lenny Abrahamson joined Jarlath on the show and he spoke about aiming high. This week, having returned to Dublin after the whirlwind surrounding his Best Director Oscar nomination he discussed how it all came about. Lenny opens up to Jarlath about feeling unhinged in the middle of hype, resisting the temptation to let success change his outlook and the strange technology behind Oscar campaigning.


Lenny discusses his plans for his next big project, gives his thoughts on what makes a great producer, explains the meticulous casting process for Room and explains the wonderfully addictive sensation of being grouped with the elite of the film industry.

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Enda McNulty: Episode 128

27Feb

This week leadership coach Enda McNulty joins Jarlath to discuss his life and career which has seen him win the All Ireland before becoming a leading figure in the world of performance excellence. Enda speaks about the repercussions of his attitude which never allows him to quit, the importance of reflection, dealing with extreme nerves while being a star Armagh footballer and the art of aggressive listening. 

Enda also talks about having Brian O’Driscoll open up to him, the doubts which he believes Conor McGregor keeps private, how he was very close to never being called back by Leinster Rugby, what he believes is key for the Irish rugby squad, taking responsibility for one’s own potential and much, much more.

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John Bruton: Episode 127

20Feb

Former Taoiseach and EU Ambassador to the United States John Bruton joined Jarlath this week to talk about his career in politics which spans five decades. John discusses losing confidence in his own caution, how prosperity causes people to think they don’t need stable politics, his preference for decisions made by politicians rather than expert groups and why he believes cynicism is the ultimate mask for mental laziness.

This conversation also sees John explain in detail his controversial opinions on the Easter Rising commemorations and the mistakes he feels those who occupied the GPO in 1916 made at the expense of peace. From his backing of the water charges to explaining the unworthy actions of the UK government this episode gives a fascinating insight into the mind of the man who laid the foundations for the prosperity that became known as the Celtic Tiger.

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