An Irishman Abroad

Donncha O’Callaghan: Episode 242

May 4, 2018

This week, Ireland and Munster legend, Donncha O’Callaghan, sat down with Jarlath for a conversation which is a highlight in the series to date.

Donncha explains why he is glad to hide behind his persona of ‘the joker’ in front of journalists (19:00), the issue he had with Obama’s visit to Ireland (26:00) and being jealous of teammates who can escape from their heads in their personal life (29:00).

From how he struggled to motivate himself following on from his move to the Worcester Warriors (35:00) to ROG pulling him up on his time-keeping (45:00), thinking his presenting job on TV3’s Clubhouse was a massive wind-up (Patreon extended cut only), the incredible phrase that the Munster Rugby team live by (Patreon extended cut only) and much more, this is a fantastic conversation with a true gentleman of Irish sport.

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