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Features Interviews with well known figures across Ireland and beyond. Covering topics from sport, music and more! Check my website for a comprehensive list of all podcasts to date plus much more.

Features Interviews with well known figures across Ireland and beyond. Covering topics from sport, music and more! Check my website for a comprehensive list of all podcasts to date plus much more.




Features Interviews with well known figures across Ireland and beyond. Covering topics from sport, music and more! Check my website for a comprehensive list of all podcasts to date plus much more.






The Time Out Podcast EP 60 With Guest Bernard Flynn January 12th '22

Bernard Flynn was part of a Meath senior football team that won the royal county their 1st All Ireland in 20 years when they beat the rebel county Cork in 1987. A year later Meath were champions again against the same opposition. Bernard was also part of Meath teams to lose 2 All Ireland finals in 90 and 91 to Cork and Down respectively. Flynn is a 2x All Star and formed one of the most formidable full forward lines in GAA history alongside Brian Stafford and Colm O'Rourke. I caught up with...


The Time Out Podcast EP 59 With Guest Fr John Joe Duffy December 23rd '21

Fr John Joe Duffy hails originally from Burtonport and was ordained as a priest in 2002. He is currently the catholic curate in Creeslough, a position he has held since 2017. Other parishes he has served in are Glencolmcille, Kincasslagh/Burtonport, Stranorlar/Twin Towns. Wherever Fr John Joe has worked, he has left with many friends and is widely respected. I chat with him about his ordination, the effects of the pandemic on everyday life plus he talks about the various locations he has...


The Time Out Podcast EP 58 With Guest Robert Mizzell November 17th '21

Robert Mizzell is one of the biggest names there is in Irish Country music. Having moved to Ireland from Louisiana USA 30 years ago, Robert got his first big break in Ireland with the song 'Say You Love Me'. Since then he has continued to endear himself to audiences in Ireland in beyond with his wide ranging voice. He has released 13 albums to date, with many other hit songs amongst them like 'The Farmer', 'Two Rooms And A Kitchen', 'Louisiana Saturday Night' 'John Deer Beer', 'Livin The...


The Time Out Podcast EP 57 With Guest Malachy McLaughlin October 20th '21

Before the pandemic hit the world and slowed everything down, Malachy McLaughlin had done DJing locally around Dungloe. During lockdown, he was like many others in the sense he had no option but to restrict what he did. Then one day soon after he decided to experiment with DJing on FB live and the rest as they say is history. DJ MC's popularity soared week after week, his following near and far increasing rapidly. He entertained many who were glad to be entertained at a time when going out...


The Time Out Podcast EP 56 With Guest John O'Mahony October 9th '21

John O'Mahony's record in GAA speaks for itself, one of the great managers to have graced the line. He stopped playing inter county for Mayo at the young age of 23 but before he did he had won an All Ireland minor title in 1971 followed by reaching the U21 pinnacle three years later. In 1983 as coach/manager he led Mayo to another U21 All Ireland title. The senior job came calling and again John delivered success in 88, 89, winning back to back Connacht titles for the first time in 38 years....


The Time Out Podcast EP 55 With Guest John Lynch September 15th '21

John Lynch was a GAA All Star in 1986. The same year he was part of the first Tyrone senior side to play in an All Ireland Final. They would lose this final to the great Kerry side featuring the likes of Jack Ó Sé, Pat Spillane, Bomber Liston, Páidí Ó Sé and many more. John did win 3 senior Ulster medals with Tyrone. I had a chat with the Castlederg man a few days after the All Ireland football final where the red hand county got their hands on their fourth Sam Maguire, by defeating Mayo by...


The Time Out Podcast EP 54 With Guest Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh August 28th '21

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was destined to have music play a big role in her life as both her mother Kitty and late father Francie were very musical. Destiny is one thing but reality is another and Mairéad has well and truly made her destiny a reality many times over. In the late 80's she co founded Altan with her late husband Frankie Kennedy (RIP). The group have enjoyed great success over the years, in all continents and now perform with 4 members when on stage. Mairéad was named Donegal person...


The Time Out Podcast EP 53 With Guest Fr Adrian Gavigan August 20th '21

Fr Adrian Gavigan was ordained as a priest in the year 2000. Hailing originally from Glenties, later this month he becomes a parish priest for the first time in Drumholm, Ballintra. Prior to this he has worked in various areas as a Catholic Curate and he leaves Lettermacaward, Doochary parish having served there since Dec 2017. I chat to him about his time there, his ordination and love of all things Donegal plus he reflects on the spiritual benefits visiting Lourdes has for our...


The Time Out Podcast EP 52 With Guest Stephen Glackin July 31st '21

Strand Rovers FC, based in Maghery, Co.Donegal were formed in 2012. After Strand Rovers met the criteria to enter the Donegal League for 2013/14 season, they would make great strides in the years to follow, including promotion to division 1. Despite the disappointment of losing the Voodoo Venue Cup final in 2016/17 to Arranmore United, Strand Rovers under Packie McHugh bounced back strongly in 2017/18, and won division 1 of the Glencar Inn Saturday league with Stephen Glackin as captain....


The Time Out Podcast EP 51 With Guest Eoin Bradley July 10th '21

The Bradley name has served Derry GAA well over the years. From as far back the mid 70's when Eoin Bradley's uncle Gabriel won back to back Ulster titles with the oak leaf county. I chat with Eoin about his own club and inter county career. He has some regrets but a lot more good memories playing alongside his brother Paddy for both club and county. Eoin won the Derry county championship with Glenullin in 2007. His proudest moment. Understandably so, because as well as his brother and...


The Time Out Podcast EP 50 With Guest Mick McLoughlin June 19th '21

For my podcast's milestone 50th episode, I don't think I could have found a more powerful story than that of Mick McLoughlin. A Dublin busker this last 10 years, his stock in the last 12 months has risen and risen. Particularly since November 2020, when a video of Mick was taken of him singing the auld triangle while walking on what was a way quieter than normal Henry street; as a result of lockdown measures. The video grew steadily in popularity as did Mick himself and during the current...


The Time Out Podcast EP 49 With Guest Fr Eddie Gallagher May 29th '21

Fr Eddie Gallagher was ordained as a priest on June 12th 1977. A much admired and loved priest who is still going strong today. He's been parish priest in Kilcar since 2008. Before that he was parish priest in Carrick, Lettermacaward, Glencolmcille, Dungloe and Gweedore. I caught up with him for a chat and we looked back on many memories of his. Including his ordination. He tells me some of his favourite parables and he said a prayer for those who may be struggling in these testing times we...


The Time Out Podcast EP 48 With Guest Brian McEniff May 15th '21

When it comes to Donegal GAA history nobody has contributed more than Brian McEniff. The Bundoran legend enjoyed great club success with the renound St Josephs in the 60's and 70's, winning a whole host of county titles. Amongst that successful period they also won the All Ireland club title in 1968 and the Ulster club championship in 1975. Brian as player manager of Donegal in 1972 led Donegal to their first ever senior Ulster title. He followed that with a second title in 74. During a...


The Time Out Podcast EP 47 With Guest Dominic Dale May 1st '21

Dominic Dale turned snooker pro in 1992 alongside the likes of O'Sullivan, Williams and John Higgins. He has 2 ranking titles to his name, the 1997 Grand Prix and the 2007 Shanghai Masters. In 2014 he was a very popular winner at the 'Snooker Shootout' tournament in Blackpool. Throughout his snooker career he's being known as one of the characters of the sport and hasn't being afraid to stand out from the crowd with his various hair styles and dress sense. He's currently commentating with...


The Time Out Podcast EP 46 With Guest Joe Kernan April 10th '21

Joe Kernan's contribution to Armagh football both as a player and manager could see him described as Midas in the orchard county. In the 70's and 80's he won a total of 5 county titles with Crossmaglen Rangers. In the early 90's he would take on the role of their manager. Cross had being on barren run prior to Joe's arrival, but after a few years in charge he had them winning county titles again. In fact more than that, under Joe, the renound club from Armagh would go on to win 3 all ireland...


The Time Out Podcast EP 45 With Guest Pat Ward April 3rd '21

Pat Ward has a wealth of experience in Donegal soccer over the years as both a player and coach and played for a number of different clubs. This was after he had moved to Donegal having lived in Scotland for the early part of his life, where he developed his love of soccer, having lined out for the Clyde U16's. Across Donegal, Pat enjoyed a fair bit of success with local sides and I reflect with him on these memories. His steady performances in goal for the likes of Arranmore United earned...


The Time Out Podcast EP 44 With Guest Ben Harkin March 20th '21

Ben Harkin hails from Termon, near Letterkenny and last year he released a powerful book entitled 'Time Nor Tide'. A book focusing on the huge issue of climate change. His book focuses on Ireland specifically and along with detailing the changes we will see in years to come, he outlines the solutions to limit the effects of climate change for future generations. Ben felt an urgency to address this matter as even today in Ireland and in recent years we are experiencing the effects of global...


The Time Out Podcast EP 43 With John Joe McGinley March 13th '21

John Joe McGinley from Gweedore has an interest in many different avenues and amongst them, is his beloved Celtic FC. He runs a 'Celtic Gossip' twitter account which has over fifty thousand followers. I chatted to John Joe about Celtic's disappointing season and got his thoughts on where it all went wrong. He also lists his all time Celtic XI. John Joe is also an author and in late 2020 released a book called 'Irish Wise Guys', a book featuring stories of the most notorious Irish American...


The Time Out Podcast EP 42 With Guest Neily Keeney February 27th '21

Neily Keeney's job of being a show business photographer over the last thirty years has given him the opportunity to meet many of the biggest names imaginable, particularly in American and Irish country music. Names like Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Bille Jo Spears, George Hamilton IV, Charley Pride and many more. Here in Ireland he was very good friends with the late Brian Coll, a legend who Neily credits as the man who got him into photography. There's no doubting Neily's biggest idol of all...


The Time Out Podcast EP 41 With Guest Isla Grant February 20th '21

Isla Grant's songwriting down through the years has touched many people across many countries. Add to that the heartfelt way in which she delivers her songs and its easy to see why she's had a lot of success. Some of her albums have gone triple platinum. Isla's songs all tell a story and powerful ones at that, ones in which many can resonate with. I caught up with Isla yesterday via the phone and we talked about the background behind some of her most popular songs, the new interests she's...