The podcast where a TY student interviews a person of interest

The TY Mic

https://thetymic.com/

Latest episode

Season 2 episode 28

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle talks with two of our teachers from the College, Lynda McMeel and Simone Dowling. They share their experience of travelling to Kenya with the 5th year students who were selected by the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) for volunteer work last June.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle, Simone Dowling and Lynda McMeel
Luke Boyle, Simone Dowling and Lynda McMeel
, Austin Noble, Luke Boyle, Simone Dowling, Lynda McMeel and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 27

In this episode of the TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with Meath GAA star Mickey Burke and chats to him about his career, the highs and lows of sport and much more.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle and Mickey Burke
Luke Boyle and Mickey Burke in studio
Austin Noble, Luke Boyle, Mickey Burke, Killian McGee and Luke O’Sullivan

Season 2 episode 26

In this episode of The TY Mic, Niall Heffernan sits down with retired Tanaiste and Labour Party Leader Joan Burton. In this episode Joan talks about how she got into politics and her passion for reading and travel.

Production Team: Interviewer Niall Heffernan, Recording and sound editing Killian McGee, Austin Noble and Luke O’Sullivan. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Joan Burton and Niall Heffernan
Austin Noble, Joan Burton, Niall Heffernan and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 25

In this episode of the TY Mic Brian Caffrey interviews Wilco Van Roojien who is a professional mountaineer from the Netherlands. Wilco has summited Everest, K2 along with the 7 highest peaks in the world. He has also travelled to both North and South Pole’s and at the moment is preparing to row across the pacific . Wilco summited K2 in 2008 along with Irishman Ger McDonnell. Ger was the first Irish person to summit K2. In this episode Wilco talks about his character and the compassionate helpful way Ger lived his life by.

Production Team: Interviewer Brian Caffrey, Recording and Sound editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble

Brian Caffrey and Wilco van Rooijen
Ger McDonnell and Wilco van Rooijen on K2 in 2008
Wilco van Rooijen

Season 2 episode 24

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with retired teacher from the College Dick Wafer. Dick talks to Luke about growing up in Wexford, his time teaching in the College and also his time as a coach with the Ireland debating team.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle and Dick Wafer in studio
Luke Boyle and Dick Wafer

Season 2 episode 23

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle talks with former Olypmic 10,000m and 3,000m runner Catherina McKiernan, they talk about marathon running and growing up in Cavan. Catherina has also represented Ireland in the World and European Cross Country Championships.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle. Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle and Catherina McKiernan in studio
Luke Boyle and Catherina McKiernan
Evan Sload, Luke Boyle, Catherina McKiernan and Austin Noble

Season 2 episode 22

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with former boxer and now boxing coach from the Celtic Warrior Gym Packie Collins.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle. Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle and Paschal Collins in studio
Luke Boyle and Paschal Collins
Joe Dwyer, Luke Boyle, Paschal Collins, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 21

In this episode of The TY Mic, Samuel Thomson interviews Patrick Dight Fencing coach here in the College and also from Munster blades.

Production Team: Interviewer Samuel Thomson, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Samuel Thomson and Patrick Dight

Season 2 episode 20

In this episode of The TY Mic, Niall Heffernan talks with Paul Donnelly TD, Sinn Fein TD in the Dublin West constituency.

Production Team: Interviewer Niall Heffernan, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore

Niall Heffernan and Paul Donnelly TD
Niall Heffernan and Paul Donnelly TD in studio

Season 2 episode 19

In today’s episode of the TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with Paul Olima, a past student of the college and talks to him about his life growing up, his professional sports career, how he got into social media and much more. This is a great episode and thanks to Paul for giving up his time.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Paul Olima

Season 2 episode 18

In this episode, Killian McGee talks to Conor O’Farrell, past student and member of the boy band Next in Line. The band are hoping to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. They also spoke Conor’s time in the College and being part of the College Musicals.

Production Team: Interviewer Killian McGee, Recording and Sound Editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore. 

Austin Noble, Killian McGee, Conor O’Farrell and Luke O’Sullivan
Killian McGee and Conor O’Farrell in studio

Season 2 episode 17

In this bonus episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with Conal Bird, the student ambassador of Oddballs foundation which is a charity for testicular cancer and talks to him about all things related to this topic such as checking yourself and how they raise awareness for the charity.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Killian McGee, Luke Boyle, Joe Dwyer, Conal Bird, Austin Noble, Luke O’Sullivan and Brian Caffrey
Luke Boyle and Conal Bird in studio

Season 2 episode 16

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with BT young scientist competitors, Joe Dwyer and Brian Caffrey and chats to them about there project, what it was, how did they come up with the idea, who was interested in their project and much more. This is a great episode to listen to if you are interested in entering the BT young scientist next year.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound Editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle, Joe Dwyer and Brian Caffrey
Luke O’Sullivan, Luke Boyle, Joe Dwyer, Brian Caffrey and Austin Noble

Season 2 episode 15

In this episode of the TY Mic Brian Caffrey interviews Frank Greaney one of Irelands top journalists and broadcaster. Frank talks to us about growing up in Galway and the path he took to become a crime journalist. Frank also talks about his podcast “Inside the Crime” and much more.

Production Team: Interviewer Brian Caffrey, Recording and Sound Editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble, Joe Dwyer. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Brian Caffrey and Frank Greaney in studio
Brian Caffrey and Frank Greaney
Luke Boyle, Joe Dwyer, Brian Caffrey, Frank Greaney and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 14

In this episode of The TY Mic Niall Heffernan interviews Senator Emer Currie as she talks about her life growing up in Northern Ireland, what it was like growing up with family in politics whilst constantly being in the eye of the media and advice she would give to TY students.

Production team: Interviewer Niall Heffernan, Recording and sound editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Niall Heffernan and Senator Emer Currie
Niall Heffernan and Senator Emer Currie in studio.
Austin Noble, Niall Heffernan, Senator Emer Currie and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 13

In this installment of The TY Mic, Killian McGee speaks with the cast of the recent College Musical “The Wedding Singer” from St. Vincent’s Casteknock College and Mount Sackville about their experience. Production Team: Interviewer Killian McGee, Recording and Sound Austin Noble and Luke O’Sullivan, editing by Killian McGee. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

The wonderful cast from the College Musical “The Wedding Singer”

Season 2 episode 12

In this episode of The TY Mic, Aodán Jordan talks with recent pastman Fionn Gibbons from the class of 2021 about his time in the College and his U20’s Grand Slam experience and what it is like being in the Munster Academy.

Production Team: Interviewer Aodán Jordan, Recording and Sound Harry Murphy and editing by Killian McGee. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Fionn Gibbons and Aodán Jordan in studio
Aodán Jordan, Fionn Gibbons and Harry Murphy

Season 2 episode 11

In this episode of the TY Mic Brian Caffrey interviews Pat Marry one of Irelands top detectives over the last 30 years. Pat talks to us about growing up and his early aspirations on becoming a garda. Pat also talks to us about many of the cases he has covered many of which were put on the spotlight by the media.

Production Team: Interviewer Brian Caffrey, Recording and Sound editing Killian McGee, Luke O’Sullivan, Austin Noble

Brian Caffrey and Pat Marry in studio
Luke O’Sullivan, Brian Caffrey, Pat Marry, Killian McGee and Austin Noble
Brian Caffrey and Pat Marry

Season 2 episode 10

In this episode of the TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with Jack Chambers and chats to him about a wide variety of topics such as politics, sport, education, advice for students looking to go into politics and much more.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound editing Killian McGee and Austin Noble. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Luke Boyle and Jack Chambers TD
Niall Heffernan, Luke Boyle, Jack Chambers TD and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 9

In this episode of The TY Mic, Brian Caffrey interviews Rose McGowan the national president for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Rose talks to us  about growing up and her early charitable work with SVP. Rose also talks to us about social justice and her time spent with SVP in Africa and more recently here day to day life being president of SVP.

Production Team: Interviewer Brian Caffrey, Recording and Sound editing Killian McGee and Austin Nobel. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Brian Caffrey and Rose McGowan
Brian Caffrey and Rose McGowan in studio
Austin Noble, Brian Caffrey, Rose McGowan and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 8

In this episode of The TY Mic, Luke Boyle sits down with Rory O’Connor or as many people may know him as Rorie’s Stories and chats to him about topics such as sport, mental health and how the comedic sketches started and much more.

Production Team: Interviewer Luke Boyle, Recording and Sound editing Killian McGee and Austin Noble, Research Ultan Kelly. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Rory O’Connor and Luke O’Boyle in studio
Luke O’Boyle and Rory O’Connor
Austin Noble, Luke O’Boyle, Rory O’Connor and Killian McGee

Season 2 episode 7

In this episode of The TY Mic, Adam Keogh interviews former past student from St. Vincent’s Castleknock College and music teacher Fearghus Fallon. In the episode we hear Fearghus talk about school life in the College, where he got his love of music from and also what inspired him to become a teacher.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Fearghus Fallon and Adam Keogh

Season 2 episode 6

In this episode of The TY Mic Harry Murphy interviews current Dublin Firefighter Willie Bermingham about his role in the service and also how his late father Willie Bermingham set up the charity Alone in 1977.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Willie Bermingham and Harry Murphy in studio
Willie Bermingham and Harry Murphy
Aodán Jordan, Willie Bermingham, Harry Murphy and Adam Keogh

Season 2 episode 5

In this episode of The TY Mic Adam Keogh interviews Dave Lordan poet and writer. We hear about what inspired him to become a poet. Dave also runs a poetry workshop for TY students. Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Adam Keogh and Dave Lordan
Adam Keogh, Dave Lordan, Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy and Erwan Louie

Season 2 episode 4

In this episode of The TY Mic we interview retired teacher Eddie Melvin. Eddie talks to us about growing up in Ballina, his time teaching in the College, his passion for GAA and Rugby. Eddie also talks to us about being President of Coolmine Rugby Club, The Mayo Man’s Association and Tennis Ireland. We also hear about how he met Mohammad Ali.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Harry Murphy, Eddie Melvin and Erwan Louie
Eddie Melvin and Erwan in conversation
Eddie Melvin an Erwan Louie

Season 2 episode 3

In this pre-recorded episode of The TY Mic we interview Ian Smith, Senior Rugby Coach and Teacher in St. Vincent’s Castleknock College. We talk about his school days in St. Paul’s, his early days playing GAA and rugby. We also talk about school boy rugby.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Ian Smith and Harry Murphy

Season 2 episode 2

In this episode of The TY Mic we interview George Stagg about his late brother Frank who died on hunger strike in 1976 in Wakefield Prison in England and the events surrounding his funeral. George also gives us an insight into growing up in Ireland in the 1940’s and 1950’s.                                           

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

George Stagg and Erwan Louie
George Stagg and Erwan Louie

Season 2 episode 1

In this episode we interview Adrian Flavin, Director of Rugby in St. Vincent’s Castleknock College. We talk about his early life growing up in England, his family involvement with London Irish.His school boy rugby and also his professional playing career.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Adrian Flavin Director of Rugby and Aodán Jordan
Season 1 review

Episode 28

In this episode we interview Devin Toner a former past student who played rugby for both Ireland and Leinster. We talk about his involvement in sports growing up and his time in Castleknock College. We discuss his more memorable moments from his 17 year rugby career and what it felt like getting his first cap for Ireland. We also learned about what path he took after his rugby career and his plans for the future.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Harry Murphy, Aodán Jordan, Devin Toner and Erwan Louis
Devin Toner and Aodán Jordan in studio
Recording in progress

Episode 27

In this episode we interview Kellie Harrington, gold medal winning Olympic boxer. We talk about her early life and how she got into boxing, how boxing saved her and the benefits she got from boxing. We discuss all the success she’s had to date and Kellie gives us advice on what young athletes need to do.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Kellie Harrington and Aodán Jordan
Kellie Harrington and Aodán Jordan
Aodán Jordan, Kellie Harrington, Adam Keogh and Harry Murphy

Episode 26. Liam Clancy House Captain in St. Vincent’s Castleknock College for 2022-2023

In this bonus episode of The TY Mic we interview Liam Clancy Head boy of the College. We talk about his time in the College and the highlights of his six years here.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Liam Clancy and Adam Keogh

Episode 25

In this episode we interview Dermot Murphy, Director of Services from DEPAUL Ireland. We talk about his early life growing up in Ringsend and his school life. We discuss how he got involved with DEPAUL Ireland and his role in the charity. We also talk about his views on social justice and the problems we face in Irish society.                                                                                                     

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Dermot Murphy and Aodán Jordan
Dermot Murphy, Erwan Louis, Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy and Sarah Kearney
Dermot Murphy and Aodán Jordan in studio

Episode 24

In this episode of The TY Mic we interview Darren Hudson. A former professional rugby player and now a teacher here in the College who has played rugby for Leinster and Bristol. In this episode we discuss how he got into rugby, what it was like playing for Leinster and what inspired him to become a teacher and many other things. Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Darren Hudson and Adam Keogh
Darren Hudson and Adam Keogh in studio
Harry Murphy, Darren Hudson and Adam Keogh

Episode 23

In this episode of the TY Mic, we interview Championship footballer, Castleknock pastman, and rising star Luke McNally. We delve into his past, analysing the path a footballer takes from being an amaeteur in Enfield, to playing in one of the most prestigious leagues in the world. He also gives us an insight into his aspirations for his career, plus the human side of being a professional footballer.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Episode 22

In this episode we interview Jack Raftery, past man of the college and now an U23 Irish runner. We talk about his time in the college and how Castleknock helped him get into athletics. He talks to about what sports he played growing up and how athletics eventually took priority. We discuss his major achievements to date and his hopes for his career in the future.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Jack Raftery and Aodán Jordan

Episode 21

In this episode of The TY Mic Erwan interviews Dan O’Neil a past man of the College. Now he is an up-and-coming actor who is in a recent film by Jordan Lennon “The Northside Shtory” and was very successful in the world championships of performing arts.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Dan O’Neill and Erwan Louie
Dan O’Neill
Harry Murphy, Dan O’Neill and Erwan Louie

Episode 20

In this episode we interview Emma Tilly, current Barnhall and old Belvedere player. We talk about her rugby career to date and what it was like getting called up to the Ireland squad. She talks about other sports which she had success in such as GAA. We discuss her hopes for future and she gives us advice for young people looking to pursue a career in sports.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Emma Tilly and Aodán Jordan

Episode 19

In this episode of The TY Mic we interview Cathal O’Grady. He is a former Irish boxer who competed in the men’s heavyweight event at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In this episode we discuss how he got into boxing, what it was like representing Ireland in the Olympics and much more about his career.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Cathal O’Grady and Adam Keogh
Erwan Louie, Aodán Jordan, Cathal O’Grady, Adam Keogh and Harry Murphy

Episode 18

In this episode we interview Roddy Collins, former soccer player and ex-manager. We talk about how he got into football being from a boxing family and how his career as a footballer went. We discuss his management career and his achievements whilst in his roles as manager. He tells us what he looks for in a player and advice that he’d give to a young footballer. We also discuss what it was like being from a very successful sporting family.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Roddy Collins and Aodán Jordan
Aodán Jordan, Roddy Collins and Harry Murphy
Roddy Collins in Studio with Aodán Jordan

Episode 17

In this episode we interview An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. We talk about his life growing up and what got him interested in politics. He discusses his change from law to medicine and how he got into politics. We also talk about his diplomatic trips abroad and does he get nervous meeting the most powerful men and women in the world.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Adam Keogh, Aodán Jordan, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Harry Murphy and Erwan Louie
Aodán Jordan, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Harry Murphy
Interview in progress

Episode 16

In episode 16 we interview Ger Reidy former Irish Army Ranger and DS on the Ultimate Hell week show. We talk about his motivation to become a soldier and the journey that brought him to become an Irish Army Ranger. We also talk about resilience and the motto of the Irish Army Ranger Wing. We also talk about what the future may hold for him.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Ger Reidy and Harry Murphy

Episode 15

In episode 15 we interview Tom Parsons. Former Mayo Gaelic footballer and now the CEO of the Gaelic Players Association. He talks to us about his playing career with Mayo, his many battles with injuries and how he found his way into the GPA. He fills us in on his plans for the future and gives us important advice for young people pursuing a career in the GAA.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Tom Parsons and Aodán Jordan

Episode 14

In episode 14 we interview Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces. We talk about his life growing up and what it was like joining the the Air Corps. He tells us about his time in the Defence Forces and how he worked up to the position he is today. On top of this, he gives us great advice for young people who are looking to join the Defence Forces or even people who are looking to go into any job.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Harry Murphy, Aodán Jordan, Lt. Gen Seán Clancy and Erwan Louie

Episode 13

In episode 13 of The TY Mic we interview Tim Durham. Tim is a photographer who has been running the TY photography course the last couple of years here in the College. In this episode we discuss how he got into photography, his opinion on a good photo and all about his travels and much more…                        

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Episode 12

In Episode 12 of the TY Mic, we interview Anne-Marie Kennedy. She details her experience growing up, and what lead her to take the career path of becoming a sports psychologist. She tells us about her experience with the Dublin Senior Men’s team, under Jim Gavin, as well as detailing what it’s like to work amongst some of the best athletes that Ireland has to offer                                                                                                  

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Episode 11

In Episode 11 of the TY Mic, we interview Sally Greenwood and maths teacher here in Castleknock College. Originally from Canada, she talks about her experience as a ski racer growing up, as well as her emigration from her home country to Ireland. We end this episode with her advice to this year’s TY students on their Ski Trip, as well as a few words of wisdom for any students considering emigration in the future.                                                                                                                                                               

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Episode 10

In episode 10 we interview Tadhg Brosnan. Ex-Meath Gaelic footballer and now a maths and Irish teacher here in Castleknock College. He tells us about his early life and his playing career with Meath GAA. He also fills us in on his plans for the future in order to keep himself involved in the GAA.                                                              

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Tadhg Brosnan and Aodán Jordan

Episode 9

In episode 9 we interviewed students of the college who took part in the BT Young Scientist Competition. The students who took part ranged from 2nd year to 5th year. Basil Amin 2nd Yr, Sachin Mahesh 5th Yr and Samuel Thomson, Stephen Harcourt and Devesh Reddibathuni from 3rd Yr.We talked about their projects, what is was like taking part in the competition, meeting leaders of the country and what it was like for Basil, our second year student been interviewed live on the late late show.  

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Sachin Mahesh
Stephen Harcourt, Samuel Thomson and Devesh Reddibathuni
Basil Amin

Episode 8

In episode 8 we interview Mickey Quinn. The captain of the Longford Senior Football Team. We talk about his early sporting life and his time playing in the AFL. He talks about the challenges he faced but also the joys of playing sports abroad. He fills us in on his goals for the Longford team and his club team in 2023. Mickey also shares with us his recent experience in Kenya with other GAA players, where he was part of the Alan Kerins project.

Production Team: Aodán Jordan, Harry Murphy, Adam Keogh and Erwan Louis. Cover photo by Oliver Moore.

Episode 7

In episode 7 we interview Joanne Cantwell. The main anchor for RTE Sport. We talk about her career and how she worked up to her current position. Her time with the Dublin ladies footballers and her transition from playing for St Brigids in Dublin to Celbridge in Kildare. She also tells us about juggling family life and her career, and the many challenges this entails. She also shares her goals for her career in the future.

Joanne Cantwell and Aodán Jordan
Aodán Jordan, Joanne Cantwell, Harry Murphy and Adam Keogh

Episode 6

In episode 6 Aodán Jordan interviews Thomas Carty. One of the only professional Irish heavy weight boxers. We talk about his life before boxing and how he got into boxing. He gives us a run down of what it’s like to be a professional boxer and how it changes completely from the amateur scene. He also shares his hopes for 2023 with us and how he plans on making them come through.

Thomas Carty and Aodán Jordan
Erwan Louis, Harry Murphy, Thomas Carty, Aodán Jordan, Adam Keogh

Episode 5

Part II of the Les Misérables musical interviews where Erwan Louie and Harry Murphy interview students from 5th year and TY about their participation in the College musical.

Episode 4

In this episode of The TY Mic Erwan and Harry interviewed the actors and backstage helpers of the Les Misérables musical. We ask them about their own experiences with rehearsals and production and if they had plans to get involved with any future productions inside or outside of school. Episode 5 will have the 5th years and TY students.

Episode 3

In episode 3 we interview Andrew Rafter past student of the college owner and director of Flynn Estate Agents. We talk about his life in Castleknock College and growing up in the village, how he got into auctioneering, the College Union and his involvement in the Castleknock 5K. He gives us an insight into life in the college, his profession and what it means to be part of the college union.

Andrew Rafter and Adam Keogh

Episode 2

In episode 2 of the TY mic, we interviewed Rob Harvey a league of Ireland referee. Also, an English and religion teacher in Castleknock college. In this interview we talk about lots of different things about being a league of Ireland referee. We also talk about skills needed to be a ref and the experience of a referee during a game. 

Rob Harvey and Erwan Louis

Episode 1

In episode 1 we interview Jeremy Staunton. Ex-rugby player and now maths teacher in Castleknock College. We talk about his life playing rugby and growing up in a rugby family, from playing in Ireland with Munster to going to England playing for some of the biggest rugby clubs in the world. He gives us a run down of life after rugby and how he turned into the maths teacher that we all know in the college today.  

Jeremy Staunton and Aodán Jordan