Friday, October 17, 2008

Click to hear Part 4 - the final chapter!

So this is the last show - it'll be broadcast on Today FM on Sunday 19th October.

Thanks everyone for listening and for your comments.

Also thanks to all the wags!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayo coverage of Footballers' Wives

Footballers Wives on Ireland AM

Christina O'Leary from Cork and Ashling Cunningham from Mayo chat to Mark and Sinéad on TV3's Ireland AM...

Tully on TV

TV3's Midday show

Footballers Wives in The Irish Sun

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Footballers' Wives in the Sunday Business Post

Sunday Business Post looks at episode one...

A 'wee' trip ...

So now I've interviewed my last GAA wife and I must say it was fantastic to end on such a positive note. Sinéad Goss married Louth Captain Colin in July. When I pulled up at their amazing house in Ravensdale, just outside Dundalk, the tiler greeted me from the cab of a digger (finishing touches to the house!). Sinéad is just 100% positive about his involvement in football. Yes she misses out on the nights out with her new husband and all the rest, but try as I may, I could not get any GAA bashing out of her whatsoever! The couple's 2 year old daughter is also mad into it - they usually have a job trying to explain to her that she doesn't need to get her Louth strip on when Daddy's heading off for training....

You can hear Sinéad's interview on Today FM @10am on Sunday 19th October or it will be podcasted here also!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Click for Podcast of Footballers' Wives Part 2

In part two I visit beautiful Gweedore in County Donegal where I catch up with newlywed Sarah Gallagher who faced a dilemma when her groom had to choose between their wedding and a championship match!

After that I drive across to Warrenpoint in County Donegal where I meet with Briege Austin who misses the Football life now that husband Liam Austin has turned his attention to the fairways.

Next week its South to the Rebel County where I hook up with Cork Goalie Alan Quirke's fiancee Christina O'Leary and another GAA bride to be, Caitriona O'Brien...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Click for podcast of Footballers' Wives Part 1

In the first episode, I speak to Ashling Cunningham, girlfriend of Mayo's Alan Dillon, Cathy Egan; mother of 7 and all round wonderwoman from Aclare County Sligo and Laura Hegarty, financee of Mayo's Aiden higgins.

This episode was broadcast on Sunday 28th September 2008 @ 10am.

Next week we head North to Gweedore and across to Warrenpoint, Co. Down.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

On air...

The series is now going out after the Championship, beginning at 10am on the 28th of September!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Footballing fiance's...

Back in the drivers seat this morning I went on the stunning journey from Ballina to Aclare, County Sligo, around Lough Talt. I followed a narrow boreen up to the home of Tommy Flemming - and his neighbour Laura Hegarty. Well, while this is Laura's family home, she doesn't seem to get to stay very long in one place. The telecoms/IT engineer is engaged to Mayo's Aiden Higgins. This couple have the most unbelievable weekly schedule - Aiden works in Dublin but trains in Mayo two nights a week, after which he drives back to the capital, getting home in the wee hours. At the weekends he heads back to Mayo for a match or two while Laura, who plays for the local ladies team, also heads to the football field. When in God's name do they manage the wedding plans I hear you cry!!! Laura and Aidan are truly dedicated to football and not surprisingly it dominates conversation in their Dublin home. Laura says Aiden is lucky to have a partner who plays football and can understand the madness! They've never been on a summer holiday in their 6 year history together - the nearest they got was a trip to Chicago wedding shopping....poor Aiden! An incidentally Laura is a Sligo woman and would not be caught dead in a Mayo jersey!