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Northern Ireland Podcast

Episode 24 | Best bits of 2019


The Northern Ireland Podcast has come to an end for 2019. It's been a fun year with plenty of guests from Michael O'Neill to Lawrie Sanchez to Gerry Armstrong to Gareth McAuley and so on...

We have put together just some of the best bits from McAuley's header v Ukraine, Armstrong against Spain and most importantly, our guests favourite chippy in Northern Ireland!

Take a look back at the year in this 20 minute special...

Watch now on YOUTUBE or listen on ITUNES & SPOTIFY

Episode 23 | Stuart Dallas


It’s the final two games of 2019! And it’s just the small matter of Netherlands and Germany as we wait to see what our future will be in 2020!

We're joined firstly by Stuart Dallas who talks about Michael O’Neill becoming Stoke City manager, his relationship with the boss, that assist against Holland and how Northern Ireland have proved that they can mix it with the big boys.

Then we have a special treat as Harlso the Balancing Hound joins us to discuss (not literally of course…) our upcoming games and gives us his prediction!

Watch on YOUTUBE or listen on ITUNES & SPOTIFY

Episode 22 | Josh Magennis


The big games keep coming and so do the guests! We preview our next UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands with striker Josh Magennis.

The striker shares his thoughts on facing Virgil van Dijk, the four year anniversary of our UEFA Euro 2016 qualification where his debut goal helped us on our way to victory against Greece and gives a great tribute to his pal Gareth McAuley. 

Plus hear his Netflix recommendations & of course his favourite chippy! #GAWA

You can WATCH HERE or listen on ITUNES & SPOTIFY

Episode 21 | Bailey Peacock-Farrell


Bailey. Peacock. Farrell. Yep, when we asked Northern Ireland’s number one if he’d like to be the third keeper to feature on the podcast he grasped the opportunity with both hands. 

There’s no messin’ about in this episode: we chat to Bailey about his belter of a performance against the Germans (wasn’t he class?), how he’s settling in at Premier League Burnley and quizzed him on his dog’s Instagram account! (Every dog should have one).

Oh, and we also collar two of our stadium tour guides – Barry and Gary – who nerd out in our 'Norn Iron' quiz!

You know the drill by now. Click on the link to dive in. Northern Ireland podcast: Bailey Peacock-Farrell. You can also listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 20 | Germany Review


What a brave performance it was against Germany! A 2-0 defeat but nothing to be ashamed of.

We spoke to Captain Steven Davis after winning his 113th cap to surpass Aaron Hughes and Jonny Evans about one of our best performances here at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

You can WATCH HERE or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 19 | Germany Preview


It's a massive game up next in Belfast as we welcome Germany and because of that we have a massive podcast!

Firstly we hear from Midfielder George Saville who reflects on his Northern Ireland career. Then we have new football pundit and four time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea preview Germany and his tale of being a Northern Ireland fan.

And we finish with some vintage shirt collection chat with the guys at NI Classic Shirt Co!

You can WATCH HERE or listen on iTunes and Spotify

Episode 18 | Senior Women Takeover


Join our guest host Simone Magill with her team-mates Rachel Furness and Demi Vance!

They discuss their upcoming Euro 2021 qualifiers as well as guilty music pleasures, Netflix viewing with plenty of friends quotes thrown in between!

You can WATCH HERE or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 17 | Gareth McAuley


In episode 17 of the Northern Ireland podcast we speak exclusively to the one and only Gareth McAuley. 

That goal in Lyon, an over-indulgence in espressos with Warren Feeney and Paddy McCourt while on international duty and his journey from the Irish League to the Premier League. It’s all here!

To hear more from the man who has scored the same number of goals for Northern Ireland as George Best, Norman Whiteside and Martin O’Neill, follow the links below.

You can watch the podcast here also listen on iTunes and Spotify.

Episode 16 | Gavin Whyte

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Northern Ireland international Gavin Whyte speaks about past 12 months which saw him rise from Crusaders to Cardiff City via Oxford United. 

Speaking to the Northern Ireland podcast, Whyte shares about how quickly his move from Oxford to Cardiff City came about and discusses what's also been an incredible year at international level and that first touch debut goal against Israel.

To hear more from Gavin Whyte about his move, how his mate at Oxford United and Northern Ireland Mark Sykes reacted and about those missed chances against Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Republic of Ireland, watch the video above.

You can watch the podcast here also listen on iTunes and Spotify.

Episode 15 | Roy Carroll


We have an in depth interview for you! Northern Ireland legend Roy Carroll joins Adam and Andy to go through his International career...

We chat over the night he came off injured in the famous 3-2 win against Spain, that double save against Uruguay and his 45 caps!

In the GAWA Zone we find out some Manchester United truths including that tunnel incident with Roy Keane and the goal that never was against Spurs!

You can WATCH HERE on YouTube or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 14 | Conor McLaughlin, Demi Vance & Jessica Foy


Conor McLaughlin, Women's World Cup & your GAWA traditions!

This bumper episode begins with Sunderland signing Conor McLaughlin who tells us about his move & the legacy of his double nutmeg against Germany.

Also, Senior Women Internationals Demi Vance & Jessica Foy share with us about their trip to the Women's World Cup & how the tournament can influence us here in Northern Ireland.

And finally, as always, we end in the GAWA Zone with Stuart who tells us about the Northern Ireland Fans team & you tell us some of your match-day traditions!

Watch on YouTube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify


Episode 13 | Conor Washington

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We chat with Conor Washington about the away double headers, him coming on at half time, his search for a new club and that very catchy chant!

Which led us to ask you the GAWA for your newly made chants. We hear from two fans who sing to us on the podcast plus review the best of the others including a cracker for Bailey Peacock Farrell!

Watch on YouTube or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 12 | Estonia & Belarus (A) Review


12 OUT OF 12! We did it! Last minute goals against Estonia and Belarus kept the dream alive as we top our Euro2020 Qualifying Group!

Paddy McNair speaks to us after his winning goal against Belarus plus Stephen Craigan is back to review those wins. As we always we end in the GAWA Zone as we joined by some fans to give their thoughts on potential Euro2020 qualification...

Watch on YouTube or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 11 | Estonia & Belarus (A) Preview


Ahead of our UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus we spoke to our newest call up Mark Sykes & striker Liam Boyce!

Stephen Craigan shared his in depth analysis on the squad plus in the GAWA Zone we're joined by Gareth McCarter and Mark Foster who tell us about their crazy travel plans!

Watch on YouTube or listen on iTunes & Spotify

Episode 10 | George Best


Pat Jennings, Gerry Armstrong and David Healy join us on the Northern Ireland Podcast to discuss the legend that is George Best! 

Watch on YouTube

Listen on iTunes 

Stream on Spotify 

Episode 9 | Norwood & Lewis

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In Episode 9 of the Northern Ireland Podcast we caught up with two of our newly promoted Premier League players, Oliver Norwood and Jamal Lewis. 

The pair have recently been enjoying promotion with Sheffield United and Norwich City and give their personal insight on what a journey this season has been.

Watch on Youtube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify

Episode 8 | Gerry Armstrong


Gerry shares in depth from his debut under Danny Blanchflower, scoring the first goal between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the build up to the 82 World Cup, how he missed out on the Spain celebrations after his winning goal and the journey to his second World Cup in 1986. And where is his favourite chippy!? Only one way to find out...

Watch on Youtube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify

Episode 7 | Jim Magilton


Former Northern Ireland midfielder and Elite Performance Director Jim Magilton is the latest guest on the Northern Ireland Podcast.

He shares on being bold enough take a penalty on his debut, asking for a full Germany kit rather than just the shirt, how his International career came to an end, his most annoying roommate and a podcast favourite, his favourite Chippy.

Watch or listen via the following: iTunesSpotify and YouTube

Episode 6 | Paul Smyth & Jordan Jones


Match week special! 

We caught up with Jordan Jones and Paul Smyth ahead of our opening Euro 2020 qualifiers!

We find out the news from inside the camp plus important matters such as how much does Jordan use sunbeds? Who is the quicker of the two and who is their favourite superhero?

Listen on iTunes, stream on Spotify  or watch on YouTube

Episode 5 | Lawrie Sanchez


Take a look back at the 'Lawrie Sanchez' days with the man himself in a podcast episode not to be missed by Northern Ireland fans. 

Former manager Lawrie Sanchez shares all from becoming manager, those famous wins and the circumstances around his departure to Fulham.

Lawrie also enters the GAWA Zone as he answers questions recorded by fans, including a special appearance from Cool FM's Pete Snodden. 

Watch on YouTube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify

Episode 4 | Warren Feeney

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Feeney made 46 caps for Northern Ireland and shares some of his favourite goals including his equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Portugal who featured the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Carvalho.

We take a look through the 2010 World Cup qualification where Feeney scored two goals back to back against Poland and Slovenia. 

Also, we head to the GAWA Zone for your fan questions where Feeney discusses leaving Linfield, the best players he has played with and that Artur Boruc miss kick in the 3-2 win against Poland.

Watch on Youtube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify


Episode 3 | Trevor Carson

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The Killyleagh goalkeeper shares on his recent blood clot injury where he was told by doctors that they were '90% convinced' he had cancer.

Carson, who plays for Motherwell, shared openly on conversations with doctors on how the blood clot just bypassed his heart and how it could have 'basically been game over'.

What are his steps to recovery? Who is the biggest prankster in the Northern Ireland team? What is his favourite chippy? 

Watch on YouTube, listen on iTunes or stream on Spotify

Episode 2 | Stephen Craigan

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Stephen Craigan joins us to discuss those magical nights at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, ending the international career of Raul and the secret of David Healy's success.

As we go behind the scenes of those famous nights, we also ask Stephen YOUR questions in the GAWA Zone. 

You can download Episode 2 on iTunesSpotify and all other major podcast streaming services. It is also available to watch on our Northern Ireland Youtube Channel

Episode 1 | Michael O'Neill

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Boss Michael O'Neill is the first guest on the official Northern Ireland podcast sharing his managerial insights.

O'Neill shared in-depth about the analysis that goes into each match with examples from trying to contain Cristiano Ronaldo against Portugal and what the plan was against Wales in our Round of 16 tie at Euro2016.

He also answers fan questions in the GAWA Zone about who in world football he'd like to be Northern Irish and what his takeaway preference is.

You can download the podcast on either iTunes or Spotify. Alternatively, you can watch back the entire podcast below through the Northern Ireland YouTube channel.