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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Latest episode

Episode 15 – Briege Corkery

Aired: October 9th, 2017

Duration: 1:05:35

Twitter: Follow Briege Corkery


With 17 Senior All-Irelands, 11 in football and 6 in camogie, Briege Corkery is one of the greatest GAA players of all time.

However, after giving so much to the Cork cause over the years, Briege decided to focus on other areas of life in 2017. She spoke about that decision on the podcast, whether she intends to return to the Cork fold next season, why the fear of losing drives her on more than the joy of winning and the danger of presuming that sports stars are automatically confident and out going people.

We hope you enjoy getting such a detailed insight into the mind of one of Ireland’s most prominent sporting role models.

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, there are 14 previous podcasts with top class GAA heroes like Kevin McManamon, Brendan Maher, Eamon McGee, Cora Staunton and Michael Fennelly discussing so many different life lessons they have learned over the years. Just search for ‘Real Talks’ on iTunes or SoundCloud or click the buttons at the top of this page.


All episodes


Season 1

Episode 15 – Briege Corkery

Aired: October 9th, 2017

Duration: 1:05:35

Twitter: Follow Briege Corkery


Episode 14 – Dermot Earley

Aired: October 1st, 2017

Duration: 1:05:02

Twitter: Follow Dermot Earley


Episode 13 – Alan Kerins

Aired: September 21st, 2017

Duration: 1:06:12

Twitter: Follow Alan Kerins


Episode 12 – Michael Fennelly

Aired: September 14th, 2017

Duration: 1:11:13

Twitter: Follow Michael Fennelly


Episode 11 – Oisin McConville

Aired: September 8th, 2017

Duration: 01:05:39


Episode 10 – Jamie Wall

Aired: July 7th, 2017

Duration: 01:06:03

Twitter: Follow Jamie Wall


Episode 9 – Cora Staunton

Aired: May 21st, 2017

Duration: 1:08:08

Twitter: Follow Cora Staunton


Episode 8 – Michael Quinn

Aired: May 14th, 2017

Duration: 1:11:47

Twitter: Follow Michael Quinn


Episode 7 – Noel Connors

Aired: May 7th, 2017

Duration: 1:04:50

Twitter: Follow Noel Connors


Episode 6 – Eamon McGee

Aired: April 30th, 2017

Duration: 1:07:50

Twitter: Follow Eamon McGee