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This is The Sports Chronicle podcast. First-hand conversations from athletes, all about the world of sport - its by the players, for the fans.

This is The Sports Chronicle podcast. First-hand conversations from athletes, all about the world of sport - its by the players, for the fans.


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This is The Sports Chronicle podcast. First-hand conversations from athletes, all about the world of sport - its by the players, for the fans.




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Gareth Thomas - Pride Every Day

In this episode, Wales and Lions rugby legend Gareth Thomas talks to Gavin Cummiskey, reflecting on ten years since he told the world he was gay, the events that led to his decision to make it public and the impact on his life since then.


Johnny Sexton - Perception vs Reality

Ireland outhalf and Leinster captain Johnny Sexton joins journalist Gavin Cummiskey on The Sports Chronicle to talk about perception versus reality when representing Ireland. Johnny is an ambassador for Laya Healthcare, the Official Health and Wellbeing Partner to Leinster Rugby. Laya healthcare recently released ‘The Sexton Series’ - a three-part digital series that you can watch now on Laya Healthcare Facebook, Twitter and You Tube channels - @LayaHealthcare.


Ian McKinley - Irish born Italy rugby player.

We speak to Ian McKinley. Forced to retire from professional rugby with Leinster aged just 21 after losing the sight in his left eye, McKinley made his return to top flight rugby in Italy in 2014 using custom manufactured goggles. Now an Italy International, the Dubliner will line out against his native Ireland in their showdown in Chicago.


Felipe Contepomi - Back In Blue

With the return of the Heineken Champions Cup, Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi reflects on helping Leinster to its first title in 2009 and what it’s like to be back in the fold.


Emma O'Reilly - Living In The Slipstream Of Lance Armstrong

Emma O'Reilly talks about her career as a soigneur in the world of cycling, life as part of Lance Armstrong's infamous US Postal team, and the effect of blowing the whistle on the “most sophisticated, professional and successful doping programme sport has ever seen.”


Patrick 'Rala' O'Reilly - The Captains & The Kings

Patrick 'Rala' O'Reilly was the bagman for the Irish rugby team for over twenty years. Rala kindly brings The Irish Times journalist Gavin Cummiskey on a leisurely stroll through history, recalling his memories of Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell, Jamie Heaslip and many more.


Ken Doherty - Early beginnings, family, wins, losses, and much more!

Snooker legend Ken Doherty joins us to talk about the biscuit tin that aided his early development, missing multiple days of school, beating Stephen Hendry and much, much more.


Louise Quinn speaks to Jenny Murphy

Ireland and Arsenal soccer player Louise Quinn joins Jenny Murphy of Irish rugby fame to discuss their sporting beginnings as adversaries, their developing friendship as team-mates, and their separate paths. Louise discusses the widely-publicised stand which she and her fellow Irish players took against the FAI, Arsene Wenger and much more!


Damian Browne - Not 'Just' A Rugby Player

Damian Browne saw his rugby career cut short by injury and has gone on to achieve incredible feats. Climbing Kilimanjaro, completing the Marathon Des Sables, and rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean to name but a few. But he's not stopping there.


Conor Mortimer - The Sports Chronicle

In episode 3 of The Sports Chronicle podcast, Mayo GAA star Conor Mortimer reflects on his time with the county team. Regrets, rivalries, Diarmuid Connolly and much more.


Cora Staunton talks with Jenny Murphy

In the second episode of The Sports Chronicle podcast, Grand Slam winning Jenny Murphy speaks to Mayo GAA legend Cora Staunton following her switch to playing AFLW for GSW Giants in Australia.


Jamie Heaslip talks with Jenny Murphy

In the first podcast from The Sports Chronicle, Grand Slam winners, Jamie Heaslip and Jenny Murphy talk about the ever changing world of rugby, protecting player's medical information and the afterlife.