Eoin O'Callaghan

Sports Broadcaster / Writer / Storyteller


Audio Samples

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.

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.

RTE interview on Iceland and Euro 2016

Ahead of Iceland’s Euro 2016 quarter-final clash against France, Eoin chatted to RTE Radio 1 about the remarkable and unexpected rise of the team

RTE interview on Ryan Giggs, his career & legacy

Eoin drops into the RTE Radio 1 studios to discuss Ryan Giggs’ decision to leave Manchester United after 29 years

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.