Eoin O'Callaghan

Sports Broadcaster


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Ireland v Austria, 1995: The Beginning of the End

The summer of 1995 arrived with much promise for Jack Charlton's Republic of Ireland side. They were well-placed to qualify for the following year's European Championship. But a humiliating scoreless draw with minnows Liechtenstein sounded the alarm bell. However, it was merely the calm before the storm as Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton remember. Broadcast originally on RTE 2FM's Game On. 26/3/2013.

Wolves 1-0 Hull: Stephen Hunt interview

Following Wolves' critical 1-0 victory over Hull at Molineux, I spoke with the recently-returned Stephen Hunt about the game, his battle with injuries, his international future and the return-to-form of his team-mate, Kevin Doyle. Originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1's Saturday Sport - 20/4/2013.

RTE Radio 1 - Drivetime: The Irish Influence

A q+a for RTE Radio 1's Drivetime show focusing on how many Irish players featured in the Wolves v Hull game at Molineux and whether some may have provided Giovanni Trapattoni with some food for thought. Originally broadcast on 17/4/2013.

From the ring to the stage: John Duddy

John Duddy, former world middleweight title contender, stepped away from boxing in 2011 at the age of 31. Since then, he's pursued an acting career. During the Irish tour of his latest play, For Love, I spoke with him about loneliness, regrets and 'walking that tightrope again'. Originally broadcast on RTE 2FM's Game On. 1/5/2013.

Sweeden V Ireland. Stockholm, 1949

The last time Ireland were in Stockholm for a World Cup qualifier was over sixty years ago. The team that took to the field that day featured iconic names like Jackie Carey and Con Martin. But, there's just one survivor.

Ahead of the Republic of Ireland's return to the Swedish capital in March 2013, I delved deeper into a period of Irish football that nearly resulted in the country's very first World Cup appearance.

Originally broadcast on RTE 2FM's Game On, 21/3/2013. A firm handshake to Stephen Finn, Mark O'Sullivan, Philip O'Connor and Gary Spain. Special thanks to Stefan Lyssarides at Sveriges Radio.