“We Need A National Stadium. We Need To Create A Home For Hockey” – World Cup Finalists Deirdre Duke & Gillian Pinder

The Irish Women’s Hockey Team created history last week when they were the first ever Irish Field Team to make a world cup final.

Their achievement is amazing but even more incredible when you realise they got to the top with hardly any support. The ladies are juggling life/study/work with training commitments. Representing their country, while an honour, costs them money. This should not be the case.

Their silver medal has ensured that they will finally receive the support they deserve – to what extent is still uncertain but Minister Shane Ross has promised that there will be a significant increase in funding for the sport.

It was an honour to be able to chat to two of Ireland’s sporting heroes, Deirdre Duke and Gillian Pinder. Listen as they share what the reality of the past few years has been like, how they are dealing with the new found attention and what they really need to further this success.

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“I don’t look back. I look forward.” – Denzel Washington (‘The Equalizer 2’)

For the first time in his career, Denzel Washington is staring in a sequel as he returns as ┬áRobert McCall in “The Equalizer 2”.

I got to sit down with Denzel to talk about what he loves about being Robert, how he feels at the end of an action scene, what he thinks about awards and why he never looks back – it’s all about what’s coming for you, not what’s behind you.

“The Equalizer 2” is in Irish cinemas on Friday 17 August.

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“I try to get better with each movie” – Antoine Fuqua (‘The Equaliser 2’)

Antoine Fuqua is directing his first ever sequel with “The Equaliser 2”.

I got to sit down and have a chat with Antoine about what he loves about getting to revisit a character, why he doesn’t like to use the term franchise; the amazing rhythm himself and Denzel Washington have; and how he feels about setting the next “Equalizer” in Ireland.

“The Equalizer 2” is in Irish cinemas on Friday 17th August.

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Paul Rudd: Super Hero vs Super Dad (“Ant Man and the Wasp”)

Paul Rudd is back as Scott/Ant Man in “Ant Man and the Wasp”.

During our chat there were a couple of accent mishaps but once we got past those, we were able to talk about about how he feels when he puts the Ant Man costume on; what he finds harder – being a super hero or a super dad; and what fans want to talk to him about the most.

“Ant Man and the Wasp” is in Irish cinemas today.

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“Be Loud. Be Bright. Be Bold and Unafraid” – Evangeline Lilly (Ant Man & The Wasp)

Incredulously, Evangeline Lilly’s character of “The Wasp” is the first female in Marvel’s 20 films, to be named in a marvel title – “Ant Man and the Wasp”.

We spoke about this, why Evangeline wanted to be a super villain; how she feels about getting her own super hero costume; and why she used to hide the real her but not anymore – now, her mantra is, “Be loud. Be bright. Be bold and unafraid!

“Ant Man and the Wasp” is in Irish cinemas on Friday 3rd August.

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“I Didn’t Always Want To Do This” Michael Douglas on Acting (“Ant Man and the Wasp)

The word legend gets bandied around a lot, but in this case, it is just the word that should be used for the legend that is Michael Douglas!

I had no idea I was listed as one of the journalists to interview Michael, but when told I was, I jumped at the chance to chat to him!

We spoke about the fact that thanks to Ant Man and the Wasp”, he has a new generation of fans; the great father/daughter relationships we get to see on screen; whether the acting business has lived up to his expectations; advice he has for new actors; and the Douglas acting dynasty.

“Ant Man and the Wasp” is in Irish cinemas on Friday 2nd August.

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Charlie XCX Talks Touring With Taylor, Scary Choreographed Dances & Being Her True Self

Back in June Charli XCX was in Dublin supporting Taylor Swift on her “Reputation” Tour.

Charli’s set was awesome!

I got to chat to her before she took to the stage in Croke Park. We spoke about touring with Taylor, why choreographed dance routines scare her, how she doesn’t let anyone stifle her voice and more. Listen to the full interview below:

 

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