Episode 1724: The Player’s Chair With Jack Byrne
The Player’s Chair is back to help ward off any social distancing-induced cabin fever. Joining Richie in this latest instalment is Republic of Ireland international and Shamrock Rovers man Jack Byrne.
Jack delves into his relationship with Martin O’Neill and why he felt O’Neill set out to teach him a lesson, the lengths Mick McCarthy has gone to in order to help him develop as a player and why he dislikes being seen as a posterboy for the League of Ireland.
He describes for Richie the impact of losing his father at a young age and the extra pressure he heaped on his own shoulders in the aftermath of his death, why his career faltered after spending his teenage years at Man City, and where his ambitions lie now after getting his first set of Ireland caps under his belt.
Plus there’s recording from a different era, Corona-less chats and Jack Byrne hangs with royalty.
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