Vincent Hogan: Episode 187

15Apr

Vincent Hogan is one of Ireland’s most respected sports journalists. This week he joined Jarlath in his home for a candid conversation about the world of sports writing and a career built on great writing and building close relationships with some of Ireland’s most prominent sportsmen. Vincent speaks about the battle with rapidly approaching deadlines and the conflicts with supporter loyalty that it brings (4:00). As the man behind the critically acclaimed Paul McGrath autobiography, Vincent explains how he won the trust of McGrath (17:00) and why Henry Shefflin’s level of reflection was different (29:00).

In what appears to be one of the darkest hours in his career, Vincent explains the position that the Michelle de Bruin doping saga put him in and how it caused hostility between himself and other journalists including Paul Kimmage (39:00). From why he still attends Olympic Games with a knot in his stomach (39:00) to questioning whether the battle against doping is really achieving anything (50:00), and the challenges facing journalism in the digital age (1:05:00), this conversation is a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of the career of one of Ireland’s elite sports writers.

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