A.P. McCoy (Returns): Episode 229

3Feb

Sir A.P. McCoy makes a return appearance on An Irishman Abroad after almost 4 years to discuss the drastic changes in his life since he last sat down with Jarlath. The undisputed king of national hunt racing opens up about learning to cope with retirement (4:00), why some of the best times in his life were when he was earning ninety quid a week (13:00) and how he discovered that the battle with himself was what drove him to such extraordinary heights (19:00). Jarlath speaks to Tony about seeing himself in his kids and if they might follow in his footsteps. 

From his view of "the incredible mind" of JP McManus (16:00) to the secret to finding true happiness (31:00), why he doesn't think he'll ever move home to Ireland (37:00) and his honest response to the moment he was told that a knighthood was on the cards (38:00), this is a fascinating conversation with a true sporting icon. 

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