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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. www.thetimeoutpodcast.ie
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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 Bernard yesterday to talk about his memorable times in GAA as part of great teams, we chat about the legendary Sean Boylan and we look ahead to this years keenly anticipated race for Sam. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 served in as CC. A sector close to John Joe's heart is the fishing sector and we talk about how it has suffered along with others sectors in recent times.  Fr John Joe also offers up a prayer whilst also mentioning his favourite christmas carol.  I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 Life' and many many more. He is also one third of the very popular group, the three amigo's which includes Jimmy Buckley and Patrick Feeney. I caught up with Robert for a chat last week and we had  an in depth chat. Amongst them, things he learned during the pandemic, life at home with his wife Adele and 2 kids and we talk about his forthcoming album release. We also talk about the great influence Mama Courtney (RIP) had on his life. I hope you enjoy the interview!To hear 5 songs of Robert's that were included in this podcast you can hear them along with this interview by hitting the below link. The interview is here on its own to abide by platform rules. https://www.mixcloud.com/DJTone84/the-time-out-podcast-ep-58-with-guest-robert-mizzell-november-17th-2021/Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 to a take in live events was out of the question. Malachy enjoys singing too, be it karaoke or singing a few with a live band, either way DJ MC enjoys entertaining folk. I sat down for a chat with him last week and we talked about his DJing, his loves of visiting Glasgow, supporting Celtic ,and listening to the legendary group Oasis. Much more is talked about too. This is my first in person interview since EP 7, 609 days ago.  To listen to Malachy's top 5 favourite Oasis songs, you can hear them along with this interview by visiting the below link. The interview is here on its own, in order to abide by platform rules. https://www.mixcloud.com/DJTone84/the-time-out-podcast-ep-57-with-guest-malachy-mclaughlin-oct-20th-21/Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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. O'Mahony's magic wand captured the attention of Leitrim and in 1994 he led them to sheer ecstasy when they landed their first Connacht title in 67 years. Galway were next in line and it was there John reached the holy grail. He guided the tribesmen to their first All Ireland title in 32 years in 1998 and three years later a second Sam was lifted. I talk to John about his amazing time in GAA, some of the key ingredients for the success he oversaw plus we dwell on Mayo's 11th All ireland final loss since 1989, 89 being the year that John as manager just came up short in landing his native Mayo GAA's biggest prize. I also chat to John about his time in politics. He represented his Mayo constituency as a TD from 2007 and from 2016 to 2020 he worked as a senator. His overall story is a great one! I hope you enjoy the inteview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 5 points in the decider. Myself and John review the final itself in detail and John talks about his own playing days. He talks glowingly about the great Art McRory, who as manger enjoyed numerous successes with Tyrone provincially. John outlines the great relationships Art had with players from school level to senior level at various sports. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 of the year in 2009, a fitting award for a lady who has shone such a great light on Donegal music as well as Irish trad/folk. I talk to Mairéad about the great influence of her parents,  and we talk about some of the other groups she's a member of, plus much more! I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 youth.Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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. Stephen had joined the club a year after it was formed. Their 1st trophy was a proud moment for both himself and everyone connected to the club. In 2018/19 Strand Rovers under Jim O'Donnell repeated the success of winning the Saturday league, this time by a 5 point margin, having previously won it a single point. During this interview I chat with Stephen about the great progression made by Strand Rovers since their story began plus much more including his hopes for the club in the future.  Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 cousins being involved, his Dad Liam was manager. Eoin was also part of the Derry squad which won the 2008 Div 1 National Football League, beating Kerry in the final. As well as talking about all these memories, I preview with Eoin this Sunday's Ulster Championship Quarter Final in Ballbofey, Donegal v Derry.  Throw in 4pm. We also talk about the progress Derry have made in recent times under Rory Gallagher. I hope you enjoy the interview. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 pandemic his facebook live performances continue to be watched by tens of thousands of people. Away from music Mick's story is also inspiring. He has experienced many personal challenges in his life such as homelessness and he talks passionately about the situation many homeless people find themselves in and outlines how our government must do more to address this.  To listen to 2 songs of Mick's that I chose for this podcast, you can listen to them along with this interview by visiting the below link. The interview on its own is here to abide by platform rules. I hope you enjoy the show!https://www.mixcloud.com/DJTone84/the-time-out-podcast-ep-50-with-guest-mick-mcloughlin-june-19th-2021/Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 live in.Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 second stint in charge he landed Donegal Ulster title no 3 in 1983 and his third time in the job saw him win his beloved county's fourth and fifth ulster titles in 1990 and 1992. On the 20th September 1992 Brian guided Donegal to our first ever senior All Ireland title, beating Dublin 0-18 to 0-14 in the decider. During my interview with Brian we preview the opening league fixtures of 2021 this weekend and we reflect on many of his great memories including the unforgettable year Sam Maguire came to the Hills for the first time. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 Eurosport on the 2021 Betfred World Snooker Championship and during my interview with him we discuss the last 4 remaining in the competition and review some of the stories from this much loved event which kicked off 2 weeks ago. I also chat to Dominic about his own career and I put his snooker knowledge to the test with 7 crucible related questions. Hope you enjoy it!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 club titles in 4 years. Joe enjoyed success as an inter county player too, he won 2 all stars and 3 ulster titles.  In his debut season as Armagh manager he led them to their first ever Sam Maguire title. His story is remarkable, He tells me during our chat of how pivotal moments were managed and mentions how several other legendary managers helped him and his various squads along the way. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 him a county call up. He also played for Finn Harps at youth level. Once his playing days were over Pat turned into a very capable coach, and particularly excelled in progressing local schoolboy footballers to greater heights. I talk with Pat about all this plus much more including how at an early age it was obvious he was a gifted carpenter. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 warming, such as storms becoming more frequent. Ben adds a great personal side to his book as well, he has a great love of poetry and he quotes the late great poet Seamus Heaney multiples times. Ben also has links to Termon Maghery and he speaks fondly of how visiting the Rosses helped educate him on climate change. I hope you enjoy the interview! Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 gangsters. He talks about this book and tells us some details of a future book he has planned for release later this year. John is also a huge promoter of autism awareness and he mentions the ways in which he trys to help others in a similar situation to both he and his family. I hope you enjoy the interview!Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 time though, the man in black; the late Johnny Cash. Neily got to meet Johnny multiple times and he shared with me in this interview memories of the some of the times he got to meet him. Fittingly this chat with Neily was recorded on the 89th anniversary of Johnny's birth. To hear 4 songs that were included for this podcast, you can listen to them alongside this interview by visiting the below link. The interview on its own is here to abide by platform rules.I hope you enjoy the show!https://www.mixcloud.com/DJTone84/the-time-out-podcast-ep-42-with-guest-neily-keeney-february-27th-21/Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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 developed during lockdown and much more!To listen to 3 songs of Isla's that I chose for this podcast, you can hear them alongside this interview by visiting the below link. The interview on its own is here to abide by platform rules.I hope you enjoy the show!https://www.mixcloud.com/DJTone84/the-time-out-podcast-ep-41-with-guest-isla-grant-february-20th-21/Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheTimeOutPodcast)
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