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#Interview

# interview - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Nephew of a Wallaby wing, Monty Ioane now making his own name in Pro14

The 23-year-old Aussie wing is a crucial player for the ever-improving Benetton.

# interview - Thursday 20 September, 2018

‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’ Hard Times This post contains videos

‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’

The story of a die-hard Shamrock Rovers fan Mick McCarthy who got back ‘up the ladder’ again after a difficult period.

# interview - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'

Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.

'Two days after Wembley, I was seeing people on their death bed and I was lucky to make it'

Twenty-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Gartside was on the verge of a first-team breakthrough at Watford when a life-threatening illness altered his career path dramatically. He is now back to full health and chasing his dream again.

# interview - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'You've a handful here, boy'- Donaghy's warning to a Longford defender before the Star was born

Longford defender Barry Gilleran recalls marking Kieran Donaghy in 2006 when he made his breakthrough for Kerry.

# interview - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'When I first moved to England… Coming back to Ireland would have been a last resort' New Perspective This post contains videos

'When I first moved to England… Coming back to Ireland would have been a last resort'

UCD attacker Conor Davis on his rejuvenation in the First Division after a difficult end to his spell at Reading.

# interview - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Facing Zidane in Dublin, an ill-fated stint in England and becoming one of Irish football's all-time top scorers LOI Legends This post contains videos

Facing Zidane in Dublin, an ill-fated stint in England and becoming one of Irish football's all-time top scorers

Former Bohemians and UCD star Derek Swan reflects on a memorable career.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am Irish': New Garda Commissioner says he'll lead by example to restore public's trust in the force Drew Harris

'I am Irish': New Garda Commissioner says he'll lead by example to restore public's trust in the force

Drew Harris was speaking with Miriam O’Callaghan on RtÉ Radio One.

'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'

In an extensive interview, Shane O’Connor of Cobh Ramblers, who was on the books at Liverpool and Ipswich Town, opens up about the challenges he encountered after returning from England.

From TheJournal.ie Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be' EU Membership

Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'

Danuta Hübner says that citizens must “not take all those lies and all those millions, like those that were promised before the UK referendum”.

# interview - Friday 7 September, 2018

'Most people wouldn't know that I've broken both my legs and both my ankles' Misfortune This post contains videos

'Most people wouldn't know that I've broken both my legs and both my ankles'

“Two years ago, I was thinking about quitting football… It’s my family that kept me going,” says Longford’s Dylan McGlade.

# interview - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'You could be the best player in the world but if you're injured, no one will see it'

Dan Leavy believes staying healthy has been the key to him becoming a dominant figure for Leinster and Ireland.

# interview - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'This time last year, I can guarantee you that nobody knew who these three girls were'

Colin Bell says the recent transfers of Leanne Kiernan, Claire O’Riordan and Heather Payne are a positive sign for Irish football.

# interview - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'I'm entitled to an opinion... If you don't like what I say, don't f***ing watch me.

At 65, Graeme Souness remains one of the game’s most abrasive and respected pundits.

# interview - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'You want to put your hand up for a World Cup place' - Byrne's ambition

The out-half has become a key man in Leinster’s squad in recent seasons.

# interview - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans Rhys McClenaghan This post contains videos

'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans

Teenage gymnast Rhys McClenaghan reflects on his incredible achievement at the European Championships.

# interview - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'My mother told me to stick with the butcher's trade as she said I'd need it more than the football'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic, Bohemians and Derry City striker Joe Lawless looks back on his playing days.

From TheJournal.ie 'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews United Nations

'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews

“Today, leaders are going in the wrong direction.”

# interview - Saturday 18 August, 2018

‘I didn't get spotted when I was young… I'd say it's better to go over to England when you're a man’ Maturity This post contains videos

‘I didn't get spotted when I was young… I'd say it's better to go over to England when you're a man’

Ireland U21 international Ronan Curtis on leaving Derry and his fantastic start in League One with Portsmouth.

# interview - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing' Underappreciated This post contains videos

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'

Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

# interview - Sunday 12 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims Sunday Interview

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.

# interview - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Brendan O'Connor to host new audience-free RTÉ series with 'no gimmicks, bells or whistles' Time Out

Brendan O'Connor to host new audience-free RTÉ series with 'no gimmicks, bells or whistles'

The three-part series will start airing on Friday 17 August.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest' Interview

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

# interview - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup Local Lad This post contains videos

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup

Pat Nolan reflects on winning the Premier Division and FAI Cup with Limerick, playing against Real Madrid in Europe and being tasked with marking Diego Maradona.

# interview - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'I really hope we're not just going to get to the final to march behind the band' - Dowling's rallying call Focused This post contains videos

'I really hope we're not just going to get to the final to march behind the band' - Dowling's rallying call

Shane Dowling gave an inspirational interview after helping Limerick to book a place in the All-Ireland SHC final.

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight' Looking Back This post contains videos

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight'

One of the League of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorers, Mick Byrne, reflects on a brilliant career.

'There are a lot of people saying I went for money. It's got nothing to do with it'

Adam Rooney on his controversial move from Aberdeen to Salford and how his childhood hero Roy Keane helped make it happen.

# interview - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

# interview - Friday 27 July, 2018

'I don't think I was physically and mentally ready to go over to England' Hot Prospect This post contains videos

'I don't think I was physically and mentally ready to go over to England'

UCD’s Neil Farrugia on injury setbacks, representing Ireland, his team’s fantastic form and hopes for the future.

# interview - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A plane flying into a mountain' - the man who advised Bush and McCain is very worried about the Republican party Weekend Interview

'A plane flying into a mountain' - the man who advised Bush and McCain is very worried about the Republican party

John Weaver has advised George Bush Sr and John McCain. He’s a Republican to the core. He’s never seen anything like Donald Trump.

'I knew it was going to be very hard for me to be the same player when I came back'

Twice-capped Irish defender Stephen O’Halloran reflects on a career that was blighted by injuries.

# interview - Friday 20 July, 2018

'Players shouldn't accept it, fans shouldn't accept it, clubs shouldn't accept it'

Midfielder Eoin Wearen discusses Limerick’s recent financial problems and the players’ threat of strike action.

# interview - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland' Aslan

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

'I didn’t know anything about the game really' - Harry Redknapp on his GAA adventure Crossover This post contains videos

'I didn’t know anything about the game really' - Harry Redknapp on his GAA adventure

The former Premier League manager has spent part of the summer coaching West Cork side Castlehaven.

# interview - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

# interview - Sunday 8 July, 2018

'The fans were thinking: F**k sake, we paid that amount of money for this lad and he's useless'

The hero of the 1992 FAI Cup final reflects on his career in football.

'If they’ve knowledge of the game, why does it matter who is talking about this sport?' Equality This post contains videos

'If they’ve knowledge of the game, why does it matter who is talking about this sport?'

Arsenal and Ireland defender Louise Quinn on female pundits and making her RTÉ Soccer debut.

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps

19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

# interview - Friday 6 July, 2018

'I was 13 when they named the squad for the Kennedy Cup. I wasn't picked - I remember bawling my eyes out' Late Developer This post contains videos

'I was 13 when they named the squad for the Kennedy Cup. I wasn't picked - I remember bawling my eyes out'

Galway United goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan on his hopes for the rest of the season, working with David Wagner at Huddersfield and dealing with setbacks in football.

# interview - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone' Stuey This post contains videos

'You’d get phone calls at 4am, lads would have had a few drinks and this fella is roaring down the phone'

Former Shelbourne, Drogheda and Longford midfielder Stuart Byrne reflects on his career in football,