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 20 – Nicole Owens, Noelle Healy and Sinéad Finnegan

Aired: January 21st, 2019

Duration: 00:43:00

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As part of the First Fortnight festival, I recently sat down with Dublin’s double All-Ireland winning players Nicole Owens, Noelle Healy and Sinéad Finnegan for a live panel discussion in The Sugar Club, Dublin.

We spoke about how sport can impact your mental health in both positive and negative ways, discussing vulnerabilities with teammates and in the media, living a balanced lifestyle and the rise in popularity of ladies football in recent years. It was an incredibly insightful and inspiring conversation that men, women, boys and girls will relate to. Noelle Healy is the first voice that replies to my first question, Nicole Owens is the second and Sinéad Finnegan is the third.


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Season 1

Episode 20 – Nicole Owens, Noelle Healy and Sinéad Finnegan

Aired: January 21st, 2019

Duration: 00:43:00

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Episode 19 – Philly McMahon

Aired: January 21st, 2018

Duration: 01:03:26

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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