An Irishman Abroad

Jamie Heaslip (Returns): Episode 318

October 19, 2019
This week, Jamie Heaslip makes a welcome return to Irishman Abroad after 4 years to discuss the abrupt end of his career and lots more.
Jamie speaks openly about his handling of online trolls (5:00), the mistake made by Eddie O'Sullivan that got under his skin (25:00), cliques within the Leinster Rugby team (52:00) and how he held out hope that his thoughts about the IRFU would be proved wrong (33:00).
From his thoughts on the treatment of Devon Toner (49:00), the importance of challenging yourself (58:00), why he left the Leinster players' WhatsApp group (50:00) and much, much more, this is a one of those rare intimate and truly funny conversations with a legend of Irish rugby.
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