Gordon D’Arcy, Niall Breslin and Derval O’Rourke (Live from UCD): Episode 144
This week Jarlath is joined by Gordon D'Arcy, Niall Breslin and Derval O'Rourke live at UCD Festival's 'Life After Sport' event. The panel discuss the circumstances surrounding their retirements from sport (4:00), the ruthlessness of the sacrifices they made as professional athletes (16:00) while also reflecting on their own personal battles throughout their careers.
How does someone prepare for the second chapter in their career after having one which they fought so hard to obtain? Through discussions which include Bressie's admission to never fully understanding the rules of rugby as a professional (36:00), Gordon's belief in selfishness (24:00) and Derval's regrets (20:00), this panel offers a fascinating insight into the incomparable life of a sports professional.
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