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).

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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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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

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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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

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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Six Nations Special: Episode 178

10Feb

With Six Nations fever taking over right now, we are treating you to the Irishman Abroad Six Nations Special. Formed out of the highlights of some of the listener's favourite rugby episodes from the series to date, this bumper episode is bound to inspire.

With excerpts from conversations with some of Ireland's greatest sporting legends, we hear their fascinating stories of struggle and perseverance, while also hearing their thoughts on doping, their frank opinions of former teammates, and much, much more.

Participants in this episode are: Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer, Jamie Heaslip, Shane Horgan, Keith Wood, Enda McNulty, Gordon D'Arcy, Jerry Flannery, Gavin Hickie, Bernard Jackman, Mick Finnegan and Niall Breslin.

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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The Kidney Donation Episode: Episode 177

4Feb

This week we join Jarlath on his journey towards donating a kidney to his brother Adrian in Minnesota. Through interviews with James Nolan, a former recipient of a kidney donation and star of the Transplant Games, as well as Dr John Ryan, an Irish cardiologist living in Utah, we learn about the challenging and incredibly rewarding realities of organ donation. We are also given a rare glimpse into Jarlath's personal journey from months prior to the surgery to hearing from an emotional Jarlath, post-operation, in the hospital bed.

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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Enda McNulty (returns): Episode 176

28Jan

After the overwhelming response to his debut appearance on An Irishman Abroad last year, leadership and performance coach Enda McNulty makes his return on a vital week for Jarlath as he prepares to make the trip to America to donate a kidney to his brother Adrian. Enda discusses why he has no time for grinding axes with Joe Brolly (6:00), the baggage of defeat (23:00) and the importance of resilience in all of our lives (28:00). 

As an All-Ireland winner with Armagh and now a cornerstone behind the successes of the Leinster and Irish rugby teams, Enda is in a unique position to discuss what he believes is the key change the Mayo football team needs to make. From Michael Cheika’s master plan for Leinster (49:00) to explaining why being conscientious is the key to a longer life (01:00:00) and why Gordon D’Arcy does not get the credit he deserves (01:03:00) and much more, this episode is a fascinating listen. A lot has been made of what Enda actually does with his clients. Here for the first time, as he advises Jarlath on the journey that lies ahead of him, we get a rare glimpse of the method that has brought Enda to the top of his game. 

Enda McNulty's new book "Commit - Make Your Mind And Body Stronger And Unlock Your Full Potential" is published by Penguin Ireland and available in all good book stores and Ebook providers right now. 

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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Chris O’Dowd: Episode 175

21Jan

This week we have delved into the Irishman Abroad archives to treat the listeners to a re-release of Jarlath’s interview with Chris O’Dowd, which, until now, was only  available through the Irishman Abroad app. In one of the biggest hits of the series to date, Chris discusses his journey from the basement setting of the UCD Drama Society to Hollywood. Through a series of fascinating and hilarious stories, Chris explains how his career hinges on the stealing of a single fax (26:00), how he once managed to blag a job running a bar in Paris (14:00) before opening up about being unable to afford his cable bill after Bridesmaids was released (46:00). This conversation is truly one of the highlights of the show to date and is not to be missed.

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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Graham Linehan (returns): Episode 174

14Jan

Graham Linehan is the first guest to make a hat-trick of appearances on the podcast and this encounter does not disappoint. Graham discusses the upcoming Women’s March in London and the importance of taking activism offline (4:00), while also explaining the truly dark side of trolling (11:00) and what he sees as the cause behind the gender pay gap in the entertainment industry (49:00). 

As he is now writing the first series of Motherland, Graham speaks about being the only male member of a four-person writing team and the current challenges of writing funny (31:00). From revealing why he believes Father Ted fans do not want to see a spin-off show (50:00) to explaining the concept of making more money as a failure in the US than as a success in Britain (47:00) this conversation is a must-listen.

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 t-shirt 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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Tony Moran: Episode 173

7Jan

Tony Moran has truly experienced life’s highs and lows. Having grown up in a tough environment in Liverpool, at an early age Tony found that self-defence training not only prevented him from becoming one of life’s victims, but was the secret to a successful sporting career (5:00). This week, Tony tells Jarlath about his unusual journey from becoming a karate and boxing champion before setting his sights on the MMA. 

Having earned his respect at the Wolfslair MMA Academy training alongside Michael Bisping and Quentin “Rampage” Jackson, Tony discusses how he took more heavy blows to the head in 6 rounds of boxing than in 6 years of MMA during ‘gym wars’ with the likes of Tony Bellew (27:00). Following on from the breakdown of his marriage, Tony outlines how he suffered in order to provide for his children (45:00) and tells the fascinating story of how he subsequently become the cruiser weight world champion while homeless (47:00).

From explaining the friction between boxing and MMA (22:00), why the journeyman boxers are the toughest in the fight game (16:00), why he attracted the attention of the police (40:00) and much more, this conversation is a great insight into the enthralling story of one man’s battle against life’s obstacles.

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 t-shirt 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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