Declan Murphy: Episode 188

22Apr

Declan Murphy says that standing at the bottom of your mountain will not make it any smaller, you have to change something in yourself in order to climb it. This week’s episode brings one of the most harrowing and life-affirming stories of the podcast to date with a top jockey who lived to race again after a catastrophic injury which saw the Racing Post publishing his obituary before his miraculous recovery. Declan tells the tale of the shattering moment of mistrust on the part of his horse which very nearly killed him (23:00), how he once won the Cheltenham Gold Cup solely on adrenaline which delayed the onset of a serious concussion (19:00) and the period of utter confusion for the 28 year old jockey having awoken from a coma believing he was a 12 year old boy (34:00).

From explaining why he believes that it is imperative for us to be prepared to lose everything just to gain that one something (41:00) to how a moment of acknowledging someone’s pity for you can render you useless (48:00), and describing the poetic nature of the trust between the horse and jockey (11:00), this is by far one of the most outstanding conversations of the series.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

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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.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Camille O’Sullivan: Episode 186

8Apr

Camille O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s finest performing artists. This week she joined Jarlath to give a fascinating insight into her thoughts on the mentality of performance and living out one’s dreams. Camille explains how being unhinged opens the door to intimacy with her audiences (10:00), why she sometimes feels completely embarrassed when coming off stage (15:00) and how she continues to suffer from a “quite debilitating” stage fright (17:00).

Camille speaks openly about the car accident that pushed her to face her fears head-on while also detailing how it made her realise her own unimportance (32:00). From revealing the truth behind why she is her own manager (45:00) to the art of engineering fear and jeopardy into her performances (1:01:00), this conversation offers a refreshing insight into the mind of one of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed performers.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Pat Burke: Episode 185

1Apr

Pat Burke is the only Irish-born player to have played in the NBA. This week he joined Jarlath to talk about his journey from Tullamore to Ohio, before playing professionally in Europe and then arriving back Stateside once more to play for Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns. As he now runs the Hoops Life youth training program, Pat is in the ideal position to discuss the importance of letting children fail (16:00) and how communication in sport has changed over the years (20:00). Pat reveals the effect the hierarchical nature on the team dynamic in an NBA dressing room (28:00) and why he believes Doc Rivers is one of the greatest coaches at babysitting and massaging ego (37:00).

In an episode which is surprisingly not basketball-centered, Pat goes into fascinating detail about the impact of the individual within a team environment (20:00) and his earliest memories of being an Irish emigrant in America (42:00). From offering his thoughts on the impact of money in the NBA (53:00), to playing opposite Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neill (59:00), this episode is the opportunity to hear a rare extended conversation with arguably the greatest Irish ball player of all time.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Mick Fitzgerald: Episode 184

25Mar

With more than 1,300 winners, including the 1996 Grand National, Mick Fitzgerald is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish national hunt jockeys ever to have lived. This week, Mick joined Jarlath to talk about how it all began with a life-changing thirty second experience at just 13 years of age (3:00). Mick explains the truly addictive nature of winning (17:00), why jockeys must exhibit some form of madness (22:00), while also offering his thoughts on those in the game who are “ahead” of the drug testers (49:00). 

We hear in riveting detail how he was forced into retirement for his own safety only to then contract MRSA and was barely able to eat for 4 months (27:00). His account of the career-ending fall that left him unable to move his legs (31:00) has Jarlath’s jaw on the floor. There's so much in this episode, whether you're a horse racing fan or not. From why he compares A.P. McCoy to Lionel Messi (26:00), to his unsettling meeting with an IRA member while investigating the disappearance of Shergar (44:00) and outlining the ongoing battle to keep the public image of horse racing spotless (53:00), this episode is a fascinating listen with a true Irish sporting legend.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Karl Geary: Episode 183

18Mar

Karl Geary is best known to music fans as one of the founders of the infamous Sin-é café in New York City, which saw acts such as Jeff Buckley, Shane McGowan and Marianne Faithful frequent it’s small stage to a devoted audience in it’s short lifetime. This week Karl joined Jarlath to tell the story behind his stunning debut novel Montpellier Parade. Highlights include how he opened Sin-é with owner Shane Doyle (17:00) and how they blagged their way to getting the Pogues perform there (20:00). Karl also discusses his career as an actor including appearing alongside Bill Murray, Helen Mirren, Ethan Hawke and Sam Shepard (30:00). 

In this fascinating conversation, Karl tells us the story of how he left Ireland for America at the tender age of 16 (5:00) and the role the ‘state sponsored fear’ of 1980s Ireland played in his emigration (11:00). From telling the story of the time he was mugged at gunpoint (14:00), to the Irish ability to keep banter going (52:00) and much more, this episode is an enthralling conversation with a man who has experienced enough for three lifetimes in just 44 years.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Eddie O’Sullivan: Episode 182

11Mar

This week, former Irish rugby manager Eddie O’Sullivan joins Jarlath for an in-depth conversation about the trials and tribulations of the life and career of a man who helped create the bedrock of Ireland’s rugby greatness. Eddie explains how Irish roads very nearly ended his career in rugby (6:00), why he never broke through as an international player (11:00) and why he puts Brian O’Driscoll down as the greatest defender that he has ever seen (1:05:00).

Eddie also explains his fascinating implementation of basketball strategy to rugby (17:00), what went wrong in the 2007 World Cup and the part that the Celtic Tiger had to play in it (31:00). We hear how the bullying of his children was a factor in the reasons for his resignation (45:00) and what it felt like to be compared to Hitler and Stalin on live television (47:00). Eddie holds his hands up and admits that he was too hard on his players at times (49:00) and the origin of his ‘never die wondering’ attitude (14:00). This episode is a truly interesting insight into the mind of the former Irish manager who, even today, is "addicted" to the game. 

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Gabriel Byrne: Episode 181

4Mar

It’s a huge week for An Irishman Abroad as, Gabriel Byrne, one of Ireland’s most successful acting and directing exports joins Jarlath for a very rare and honest long-form interview. In this insightful and frank chat, Gabriel explains why he feels the Irish government never gave a crap about it’s emigrants or culture (44:00), how he learned that the Catholic education system failed to teach self-esteem (22:00) while also discussing the factory of Hollywood and how it uses stars as promotional brands rather than artists (27:00).

Gabriel also reveals to Jarlath why bloopers were not cut out of The Usual Suspects (37:00), how he doesn’t think he ever got it right as a father (53:00) and why he envies confident people (21:00). From the story of the time he was beaten up in London for simply being Irish (10:00) to the impact the right wing coup of the Donald Trump presidency is having on undocumented Irish in America (4:00) to his early memories of a risk-taking U2 (57:00), this episode is truly a highlight of the series to date.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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David Wallace: Episode 180

25Feb

This week, Ireland and Munster rugby legend David Wallace joins Jarlath in a fascinating conversation which takes us through his journey from an upbringing which involved watching his father and brothers excel in sport (2:00) to struggling to now find ‘the buzz’ in retired life (1:00:00). David explains how dysfunction on a team stems from management (43:00), the importance of Ireland keeping a handle on their emotion in ‘that’ game against England at Croke Park (47:00) and the cryptic phone call from Ronan O’Gara which resulted in him being transported across the world to sync up with the Lion’s tour (30:00).

In this revealing discussion, David speaks frankly about how he was taken aback by the ‘pathetic’ nature of the players’ complaining on a Lions tour (34:00), the truth behind why Munster were like rabbits in the headlights in the 2000 Heineken Cup final (27:00), and why Declan Kidney’s holistic approach kept a squad together better than any other manager in his career (45:00). From reaching almost 18 stone due to an overactive social life in the early days of his career (12:00) to what he misses most about his playing days (58:00) and much more, this episode is a truly great conversation with one of Ireland’s sporting heroes.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Craig Doyle: Episode 179

18Feb

Craig Doyle is one of Ireland’s most successful broadcasting exports. This week we hear the surprising path behind Craig’s career, which includes field reporting on regional radio, attempting to control the Spice Girls as host of The Disney Club, anchoring Grandstand, travel reporting and of course, hosting his own live talk shows. In this unbelievably candid conversation, Craig reveals the moment on air that almost killed his career before it took off (27:00), how he still needs to find the courage each and every time he has to speak in front of people (37:00), a bizarre run in with the world champion of obnoxious behaviour Jeremy Clarkson (35:00) and why he likens working for RTÉ to having terrible sex with an old friend (1:18:00).

In a career that has seen its fair share of highs and lows, Craig discusses the story behind the newspaper headline that broke his parents hearts (55:00), while also revealing why he did a photoshoot for a gay magazine just to stick it to the then notoriously stuffy BBC (37:00). It's a rare insight into one of the most talked about television personalities in Irish history.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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