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Sporting Spotlight

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The founder of Cycle Against Suicide, Jim Breen, takes his turn in the sporting spotlight this week and chats to Breifne about his own love of sport , particularly rowing, growing up. They also chat about the album, Simple Things, which was re
This week's guest on the show is one of Ireland's top marathon runners. Clonliffe Harrier's Gary O'Hanlon chats to Breifne Earley about disliking athletics until he started to win races at fourteen. The car accident that nearly ended his runn
This week to celebrate the Dublin Marathon, Breifne chats to Rob Costello, a veteran of 20 marathons, about how he got into running in his mid twenties. He talks about playing social football through college and deciding to join a group from w
This week Stephanie Roche is in the Sporting Spotlight talking about her sporting career with Peamount United, Dundalk City, Raheny United, Stella Maris, and learning her craft with Valeview Shankill, Cabinteely and Tony Pouchs Wicklow Academy.
This week Breifne Earley has Ireland's premier female adventure racer Avril Copeland in the spotlight. She talks about her initial sporting career as a senior international hockey player focused on reaching the Olympics, before pursuing a love
This week's guest is Dublin & Naomh Mearnog Ladies Gaelic Football netminder Cliodhna O'Connor. Having won an All Ireland and two all star awards with Dublin over a ten year career between the posts for the Jackies. She chats to Breifne Earley
This evening Breifne chat's to Irish Cricketer Kevin O'Brien who faces his turn in the Sporting Spotlight. He chats about growing up in a cricket crazy family and how he progressed from a kid playing with his brothers for his local club Railwa
This evening's show features the top goal scorer in the entire Airtricity League this season, David O'Sullivan of Longford Town. We talks to Breifne Earley about playing schoolboy football in Wicklow and getting his first bite of the League of
This evening's show will feature London 2012 Olympics Walker Laura Reynolds. The Leitrim athlete who qualified for the Olympics and went on to secure a top twenty finish. She talks to Breifne about growing up in Leitrim, getting into athletics
This evening's show will feature London 2012 Paralympic Swimming Champion Darragh McDonald. The Wexford teenager who burst on the scene at the Beijing Paralympic Games winning a silver medal before trading up for gold in the S6 400m Freestyle f
This evening's show will feature Chloe Magee Ireland's top female badminton player who competed at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. She outlines how her parent's influence got her into the sport at a young age, and moving t
This evening's show features marathon runner Mark Kenneally who competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He talks about his love of athletics, how he'd love to be a sprinter, moving out of cross country onto the roads, dealing with injuries
This week's guest on the show is Stephen Martin MBE, an Olympic gold medallist in Seoul in 1988 with British Hockey, and current CEO of the Olympic Council of Ireland chats to Breifne Earley about his sporting career. From playing many sports
This week Breifne is joined by Irish Olympic Eventer Camilla Speirs who is discussing her Olympic success and disappointment, growing up on horseback, finding an Olympic level horse. How being in the presence of royalty doesn't phase her and i
This week Breifne is joined by Irish Davis Cup star James Cluskey who chats about his tennis career, studying in the states and the major influences on his sporting life. He chats about his life on tour on ATP Challenger and Futures events, an
Ireland's fastest woman, Ailis McSweeney, joins Breifne to chat about growing up in Cork, joining Leevale during her school years and dealing with the disappointment of injury setbacks. She discusses meeting her husband, All Ireland winning Du
Gerry Duffy is put in the Sporting Spotlight to look at his sporting life and times. From a starting point of being five stone over weight, he started to run and eventually started to partake in triathlons and marathons. He progressed to a poi
Gerry Duffy is put in the Sporting Spotlight to look at his sporting life and times. From a starting point of being five stone over weight, he started to run and eventually started to partake in triathlons and marathons. He progressed to a poi
This week’s guest in the Sporting Spotlight is one of Ireland’s top basketball players Susan Moran, a stalwart of Irish teams over the year, she chats to Breifne about her career, starting to play basketball in school in Tullamore, moving to Ph
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