Real Talks Podcast


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A weekly podcast hosted by Alan O’Mara. Each Real Talks episode provides a prominent Irish figure with the opportunity to talk about life lessons, leadership, resilience, purpose, sport, passions and much more during a relaxed, meaningful and humorous conversation.


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Episode 18 – Carol O’Leary

Aired: November 13th, 2017

Duration: 1:06:03

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Clare’s Carol O’Leary has become one of the leading voices that is both demanding and creating meaningful change for female sport in Ireland.  

Like many, Carol’s passion for GAA took hold at a young age but her development into the authentic and inspiring leader she is today wasn’t without complications. On the podcast this week, she speaks about the search for self-confidence, the difficulty of trying to fit in and how drinking too much while failing college eventually forced her to look within for the answers that she craved. 

This podcast was brought to you by the Women’s Gaelic Players Association in conjunction with Pat the Baker. Their partnership, through the Be Healthy Wholemeal Loaf, actively supports Ladies Football & Camogie players in every intercounty squad. The WGPA player development programme provides services such as scholarships, careers advice and counselling to help members be their best in their personal and professional lives.

If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget there are 17 previous podcasts with top class GAA heroes like Kevin McManamon, Oisin McConville, Eamon McGee, Briege Corkery and Noel Connors discussing so many different life lessons they have learned over the years. Find them on iTunes or SoundCloud by searching for ‘Real Talks’.


All episodes


Season 1

Episode 18 – Carol O’Leary

Aired: November 13th, 2017

Duration: 1:06:03

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Episode 17 – Diarmuid Lyng

Aired: October 31st, 2017

Duration: 01:04:23

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Episode 16 – Colin Regan

Aired: October 24th, 2017

Duration: 1:03:10

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Episode 15 – Briege Corkery

Aired: October 9th, 2017

Duration: 1:05:35

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Episode 14 – Dermot Earley

Aired: October 1st, 2017

Duration: 1:05:02

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Episode 13 – Alan Kerins

Aired: September 21st, 2017

Duration: 1:06:12

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Episode 12 – Michael Fennelly

Aired: September 14th, 2017

Duration: 1:11:13

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Episode 11 – Oisin McConville

Aired: September 8th, 2017

Duration: 01:05:39


Episode 10 – Jamie Wall

Aired: July 7th, 2017

Duration: 01:06:03

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Episode 9 – Cora Staunton

Aired: May 21st, 2017

Duration: 1:08:08

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