An Irishman Abroad

Tadhg Kennelly: Episode 193

May 27, 2017

Tadhg Kennelly is a man who truly knows the highs and lows of a life in sport, not to mention the passion and dedication that it demands. This week Tadhg joined Jarlath to speak about his sports-mad background, which saw him have a stint at Blackburn Rovers at the age of 15 (3:00) before setting his sights on pro-football in Australia (9:00), which he left behind 10 years later to return to Ireland with the sole aim of winning an All-Ireland medal with Kerry (30:00).

Tadhg speaks frankly about how winning the All-Ireland became an obsession (40:00), how he spent 9 months learning how to kick the round ball once more (38:00) and the origins behind his "f*ck the begrudgers" attitude (10:00). From explaining the reasons behind why he felt more pressure in one year in Kerry than he did in 10 years playing professional down-under (48:00) to revealing the truth behind hitting Nicholas Murphy in the jaw (56:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's biggest sporting exports.

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