Annalise Murphy: Episode 199

8Jul

Last year, Annalise Murphy won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics and her journey to get there was far from plain sailing. In this conversation, Annalise speaks about how she very nearly packed it all in just months before she won silver (11:00), dealing with sexism in sport (44:00) and her difficulties with being on a diet for the last eight years (12:00).

Annalise explains the importance in letting kids come to a sport, rather than forcing it on them (9:00) and the incredible sacrifices that she has made for her love of sailing (36:00). From the surprising career path she wishes to take upon her retirement from the sport (42:00), to being conscious of her role as an ambassador for Irish female athletes (34:00) and the pressure of protecting her public image (52:00), this episode offers a rare glimpse into the mindset of one of Ireland's hardest working athletes.

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John Lynn: Episode 198

4Jul

Comedian/Actor/Writer John Lynn joins Jarlath to explain his narrow escape from death when he was at the cusp of a huge break in his career. John tells the fascinating story of the day in which he had a near-fatal collapse in public and how it caught him completely off-guard (4:00). As a consequence of his prolonged recovery time, John lost out on massive professional opportunities (22:00). He explains how the deterioration in his mental health resulted in him losing trust in his own mind and a darkly hilarious incident where he was escorted off of the premises of a primary school (24:00).

Having fallen out more than ten years ago, this conversation proves to be a platform for resolution between Jarlath and John. They pull apart what happened between them and admit to their own stupidity in allowing a resentment to grow (45:00). From the importance of not letting your mind become your bully (1:00:00) to John’s moment of madness in a London park (15:00) and much more, this is a powerful and hilarious conversation about honesty, friendship and mental health.

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Wallis Bird: Episode 197

24Jun

This week, Wexford born Wallis Bird joined Jarlath from her home in Berlin to discuss her experiences working within the music industry both as a performing artist and songwriter. Wallis speaks with such a refreshing level of positivity about her life, in which she has experienced the non-musical side of the music business (30:00), losing five fingers in a lawnmower accident (7:00) and having her friends spot an unattractive change in her character when she started to become a successful artist (28:00).

Wallis speaks frankly about her time being signed to a major record label while discussing what it’s like to be given a €5,000 clothing budget and personal stylist when she has no interest in clothes or shopping (34:00) and what her fundamental problem was with her experiences as an artist under contract (37:00). Wallis also explains why she believes the celtic tiger turned people into assholes (50:00) and why Ireland needs to reflect in order to progress (53:00). From recounting the incredibly powerful moment when she fell in love at first sight with her girlfriend (1:03:00) to why she no longer wants to experience the narcissism of being on stage (1:10:00), this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most exciting creative talents.

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James McClean: Episode 196

17Jun

This week Ireland and West Brom winger James McClean joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about the highs and lows of football and his thoughts on the modern game. James discusses how football has become a softer sport (10:00), why the life of a footballer is far from a life of luxury (12:00) and how the Irish team need to be ruthless to make it to the World Cup (45:00).

From giving grief to Séamus Coleman to lighten the mood after breaking his leg (29:00), to his aspiration of finishing his career at Derry City FC (37:00), how he very nearly signed for New York Red Bulls (34:00), and why he says that being booed is ‘kind of great’ (15:00), this episode is a fascinating insight into one of Ireland's greatest footballers.

This episode is brought to you by FAISeasonTickets.ie. With an FAI Season Ticket for the 17-18 season, you get tickets to five home games at the Aviva, including all the remaining World Cup qualifiers. Be a real fan, be there through it all, log on to FAISeasonTickets.ie to get your seat. FAISeasonTickets.ie – There Through It All. 

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Seamus Coleman: Episode 195

8Jun

In what is the most highly anticipated episode of the series to date, this conversation with Séamus Coleman certainly does not disappoint. Recorded just days before his devastating injury against Wales in March, we get to hear how Séamus puts his body on the line in every challenge (38:00) and what he sees as the key for Ireland to make it to the World Cup (53:00). 

Séamus also explains how an infected blister almost saw his career come to an end before it even begun (10:00), his desire to return to Ireland to play GAA one day (52:00) and the camaraderie on the Irish team who are 'the fans that got to play' (39:00). From why he doesn't Tweet (27:00) to the party routine-style initiations for rookie Irish squad members (40:00), his thoughts on David Moyes (47:00) and Roy Keane's position in the Irish setup (42:00), and much much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's greatest sportsmen at the peak of his career.

This episode is brought to you by FAISeasonTickets.ie. With an FAI Season Ticket for the 17-18 season, you get tickets to five home games at the Aviva, including all the remaining World Cup qualifiers. Be a real fan, be there through it all, log on to FAISeasonTickets.ie to get your seat. FAISeasonTickets.ie – There Through It All. 

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Jack Gleeson, Aisling Bea and T.J. Miller live from the Kilkenny Cats Laughs Comedy Festival: Episode 194

5Jun

This week Jack Gleeson, T.J. Miller and Aisling Bea joined Jarlath on stage in a packed Set Theatre in Kilkenny during the Cats Laughs Festival for one of the funniest episodes of the series to date.

Jack tells us why, despite his starring role, he has never watched Game of Thrones (22:00) and clears up a rumour that has been circulating about him (51:00). In what are challenging times for topical comedy panel shows in Britain, Aisling explains how producers are delicately handling the recent London and Manchester terrorist attacks (37:00). T.J. is not short of hilarious stories surrounding his roles in Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Transformers and the upcoming Emoji Movie. Jarlath asks him about the rumoured shouting matches on set with Michael Bay (27:00) and how he rented a 600lb live bear to audition opposite him for his role in Yogi Bear 3D (15:00). 

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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Tadhg Kennelly: Episode 193

27May

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.

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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Jonathan Drennan: Episode 192

20May

As an aspiring journalist growing up in Northern Ireland, Jonathan Drennan could only dream to one day write for a local newspaper. Now living in Sydney, Jonathan writes for the Irish Times and The Guardian, having also been a correspondent for Australia’s Channel 7. To say Jonathan struggled with his mental health is an understatement, this week he outlines his battle with depressive tendencies despite growing up in a positive family environment (4:00) and how it eventually led to him being numb to everything while captaining a rugby team in London aged 26 (9:00).

Jonathan explains his incredible meeting with Freddie Roach, which was helped by the boxing legend’s mother taking a shine to him (26:00) and why his take on the furore surrounding Tyson Fury is not in line with the popular opinion (32:00). With a refreshing honesty, Jonathan also speaks frankly about the process of understanding one’s emotional triggers (50:00) and the true impact of Irish people over-doing it when it comes to self-deprecating humour (51:00).

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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Sam Barry: Episode 191

13May

Sam Barry is one of Ireland’s finest tennis players and his journey to the top of his sport has been driven by raw hard work, self-discipline and family support. In fascinating detail, Sam explains how he has struggled with his own identity as a result of the level of anonymity in Irish tennis (5:00) and how anxiety and stress in his career once turned him to bitterness towards the game (19:00). 

As a professional in a sport where even those who are not superstars are subject to online abuse from gamblers (52:00), sharing a locker room with the likes of Nadal and Djokovic one minute before playing on run-down courts the next (42:00), at just 25 Sam is in the perfect position to discuss the financial burden of being within touching distance of the top of the world rankings and the determination that it takes to get there (45:00). From his rock bottom moment in Belarus (1:03:00) to the one thing about his playing that he would love to change (1:01:00), this episode is a true tale of perseverance and self-belief.

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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Gavan Hennigan: Episode 190

6May

Not only is Gavan Hennigan the first extreme environment athlete to appear in the series, by trade, he is also a deep-sea saturation diver and holds the record for the fastest solo competitor to ever complete the 5,000km Atlantic rowing race. This week, Gavan speaks openly about his incredible journey from being a drug addict on the run (7:00) to working 200 metres below sea level (25:00) and being able to survive the jaw-dropping realities of surviving 50 days alone at sea (52:00).

Including the explanation behind his compulsion to pursue a life working in one of the world's most dangerous and isolated jobs (45:00), the moment he was forced by the drug squad to catch a 'bigger fish' (9:00) and an account of the sleep deprivation training (56:00) needed to survive his epic journey, this conversation is a sobering insight into the life of a man who came back from the brink of suicide to live a life he never dreamed possible as a true adventurer.

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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