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Irish Tennis Updates Podcast

By Adam Wade
I get to chat with prominent figures in the world of Irish tennis. Current players, past players, coaches and others involved in the game.
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Billie Jean King Cup Update
In this episode I've caught up with Grainne O'Neill, Ciara Finucane and John McGahon who are in Lithuania this week with the Billie Jean King Cup team.   We discuss how team preparation went, winning the group stages, promotion play-offs and look ahead to the last match tomorrow.  Enjoy this episode, and best of luck to the team for tomorrow.
06:52
June 18, 2021
Davis Cup Update with Cian Blake
With Davis and Billie Jean King Cup teams both in action this week, I caught up with Cian Blake, interim co-captain for the Davis Cup team, to get his thoughts on the week so far and look forward to tomorrow’s match-up. The very best of luck to both teams, and keep an eye out for more content like this over the coming days.
11:55
June 17, 2021
Cian Blake, Carlos Miranda and Davis Cup 2021
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to Cian Blake and Carlos Miranda, the interim captains for the upcoming Davis Cup tie in Cyprus this week. You’ll hear about their background in tennis, their journeys as coaches, and they also preview the matches this week. They discuss the team, the format and how to follow along. Also, find out how they fare with their Irish Davis Cup trivia. I really appreciate their time with this episode and wish them and the team the very best of luck in Cyprus. The Billie Jean King Cup team is also in action this week in Lithuania, and I’ll be keeping up to date with both teams on Twitter, starting on the 15th. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
24:15
June 13, 2021
JoAnne Williamson Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I am chatting to JoAnne Williamson. JoAnne has been involved in tennis her whole life and spent time as a teenager in the Bollettieri Academy and represented Ireland at the Junior World Championships. More recently she has played for Ireland at a vet level and done so with a lot of success. And she has also spent a number of years coaching to a high level. JoAnne has a lot of passion for tennis and has a lot of great stories. I really enjoyed this chat. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
59:60
June 6, 2021
Rob Leahy and Racket Restringing
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to Rob Leahy. Rob has a huge amount of experience in the racket restringing business and has worked as a stringer at several professional events over the years in addition to working in shops in Cork for many years and more recently Doha where he now lives and works. As well as discussing some of his own journey in tennis and how he started stringing, Rob also shares a huge amount of advice for those interested in stringing, and also for players who are looking to get the most out of rackets, strings, tension and so on. There is a huge amount to take from this episode and I hope you find it useful. If you have any queries at all after listening to this episode please feel free to send Rob an email at rob@racketrestringing.ie. You can also send me an email with any thoughts or feedback and irishtennisupdates@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out.
57:46
May 30, 2021
End of College Tennis Season Update
We are in the final week of the US college tennis season so tune in to hear how the Irish players have fared in the National Championships over the last 2-3 weeks. Also find out which players have been recognised by their conference as having had outstanding seasons. There are visuals that accompany this episode, so I’d recommend watching on YouTube if you can, to see the images and draws that Mark is discussing. A big well done to all the players for a great season and many thanks to Mark for his time with this episode and throughout the season.
29:47
May 27, 2021
Georgia Drummy Interview with Fergus O'Rourke
Georgia Drummy is currently competing at the NCAA national championships and has won her opening two matches to reach the last 16. Fergus O’Rourke, also an Irish college tennis player has been on the campus for the tournament and yesterday he caught up with Georgia to get her thoughts on the tournament so far. Many thanks to both Fergus and Georgia for taking the time to do this, and best of luck to Georgia for the rest of the tournament. She plays her next match at 6:30pm Irish time today, May 25th. Check out this link for some other videos that Fergus has made during the tournament, including a chat with Dave Mullins: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-nUhfpvpF_c3QmIOwP2qQ
08:18
May 25, 2021
End of Season Preview with Mark Finnegan
With the regular season now finished, Mark Finnegan takes us through what the remainder looks like. From NCAA D1, D2, NAIA and Junior Colleges, team, singles and doubles, tune in to learn all about it and hear about which Irish players are competing over the course of May. The very best of luck to all players. With thanks to the NCAA where all the draws used in this episode are taken from. See https://www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-women/d1 and https://www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-men/d1 for more info. If you’re accessing this on a podcast site, then here is the YouTube link so you can see the visuals that go with this episode: https://youtu.be/VH51v_sEzwE
30:17
May 6, 2021
Liam O'Donoghue and Enjoy Tennis
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’ve got a really special episode with Liam O’Donoghue, the founder of Enjoy Tennis. Liam gives a brilliant insight into what Enjoy Tennis does, how it has grown and is continuing to do so, and the impact that it has had on so many people all around the country. This is without a doubt one of the most moving and uplifting chats that I’ve had on the podcast. As we say during the episode, if you have any questions or would like to get involved in Enjoy Tennis in any way whatsoever, you can reach out to the Development Officers that Liam mentions, whose email addresses you can find on the Tennis Ireland website: https://www.tennisireland.ie/clubs/enjoy-tennis,  and you can also feel free to send Liam an email at odonoghueliam@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
28:53
April 25, 2021
Sixth College and Pro Tennis Update
As the US College tennis season nears an end and we reach the Conference championships this week, tune in to catch up on all the action from the last two weeks. Thanks as always to Mark Finnegan for the updates and make sure to listen again as the National Championships are fast approaching.
26:53
April 21, 2021
Gina Niland Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. I’m really excited to have Gina Niland on the podcast this week. Gina has had a really great tennis journey, including being Ireland’s most successful Fed Cup player over 12 years, and she has career high rankings in the top 500 for singles and doubles. During the chat we talk about her early tennis development and progress, both in England and after her family moved back to Ireland. We talk about Fed Cup, the not-so-glamorous life on tour domestic tennis in Ireland, and more. I really enjoyed this and think you will too! If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
41:46
April 11, 2021
Fifth College and Pro Tennis Update
On this episode I’m talking with Mark Finnegan about all of the Irish players playing college tennis in the US at the moment. There are a lot of players doing amazingly well over there and this is a chance to give them some of the recognition they deserve. Enjoy this update and tune in again in two weeks to see how the season is progressing.
26:38
April 7, 2021
The History of Irish Tennis - Episode Five - Fed Cup, Ireland's Oldest Club and More
Welcome to episode five, the final part, of “The History of Irish Tennis”, my series with Tom Higgins, author and expert. Over the course of the series, we have looked back at various areas of the history of the sport in this country. Join us for this fascinating journey and learn something new. In the fifth and final episode, Tom discusses various topics, including the Fed Cup, US tennis scholarships, and the not-so-easy question of the oldest tennis club in Ireland. There are also some other areas explored, listen to find out more. Tom’s three volume book, also entitled “The History of Irish Tennis”, is available to buy for €50 and can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland. Send Tom an email at higgins.tom@itsligo.com if you are interested or to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode and have also enjoyed the whole series and learned a lot from it. My thanks to Tom for everything he’s done. Thanks for listening and please share this episode so that as many people as possible can hear it.
24:54
April 4, 2021
The History of Irish Tennis - Episode Four - The Olympics and the Davis Cup
Welcome to episode four of “The History of Irish Tennis”, my series with Tom Higgins, author and expert. Over the course of the series, we will be looking back at various areas of the history of the sport in this country. Join us for this fascinating journey and learn something new. In the fourth episode, Tom discusses the Olympics and the Davis Cup; the origins of these competitions, how they have developed and progressed, and of course Irish successes over the years, from Olympic medals won all the way back in the first modern games in 1896, all the way to our Davis Cup exploits of the 1980s. This is well worth a listen. Tom’s three volume book, also entitled “The History of Irish Tennis”, is available to buy for €50 and can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland. Send Tom an email at higgins.tom@itsligo.com if you are interested or to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode and will join us again soon for episode five, the final episode of the series. Thanks for listening and please share this episode so that as many people as possible can hear it.
31:58
March 28, 2021
Fourth College and Pro Tennis Update
On this episode I’m talking with Mark Finnegan about all of the Irish players playing college tennis in the US at the moment. There are a lot of players doing amazingly well over there and this is a chance to give them some of the recognition they deserve. Enjoy this update and tune in again in two weeks to see how the season is progressing. And also in this episode I’ve caught up with Dave Mullins for some more explanation of the competition structure, and the structure of the college tennis season. A really useful chat with Dave.
32:51
March 24, 2021
Garrett Barry and the National Performance Strategy
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week on the podcast is Garrett Barry. Garrett is the National Performance Coordinator at Tennis Ireland and has been part of the team developing a new national performance strategy. The plan is ready to go as soon as Covid allows and Garrett takes us through all the main details here. As Garrett mentions towards the end of the episode, he is more than happy to receive any feedback, queries or advice on the plan, and you can reach him at garrett.barry@tennisireland.ie. I’d encourage you to get in touch. Garrett also discusses his tennis journey, best experiences and the influences that stand to him today. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:09:12
March 21, 2021
The History of Irish Tennis - Episode Three - The Defining Families of Irish Tennis
Welcome to episode three of “The History of Irish Tennis”, my new series with Tom Higgins, author and expert. Over the course of the series, we will be looking back at various areas of the history of the sport in this country. Join us for this fascinating journey and learn something new. In the third episode Tom discusses some of the individuals and families that have shaped Irish tennis over the years – from the top players of the early and mid-1900s, to more recent families such as the Nilands and Mileys – as well as famous sporting all-rounders who played tennis. This episode really sets the scene for the development of Irish tennis. Tom’s three volume book, also entitled “The History of Irish Tennis”, is available to buy for €50 and can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland. Send Tom an email at higgins.tom@itsligo.com if you are interested or to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode and will join us again soon for the next one. Thanks for listening and please share this episode so that as many people as possible can hear it.
36:14
March 14, 2021
Third College and Pro Tennis Update
On this episode I’m talking with Mark Finnegan about all of the Irish players playing college tennis in the US at the moment. There are a lot of players doing amazingly well over there and this is a chance to give them some of the recognition they deserve. Enjoy this update and tune in again in two weeks to see how the season is progressing.
21:35
March 9, 2021
The History of Irish Tennis - Episode Two - The Golden Era of Irish Tennis
Welcome to episode two of “The History of Irish Tennis”, my new series with Tom Higgins, author and expert. Over the course of the series, we will be looking back at various areas of the history of the sport in this country. Join us for this fascinating journey and learn something new. In this second episode, Tom discusses the Golden Age of tennis in Ireland, the success of the Irish at the major championships, as well as touching on other issues such as what caused Ireland to lose its grip on the international tennis scene, the introduction of tie breaks and when women used to play five sets. Tom’s three volume book, also entitled “The History of Irish Tennis”, is available to buy for €50 and can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland. Send Tom an email at higgins.tom@itsligo.comif you are interested or to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode and will join us again soon for the next one. In episode three we will discuss some multitalented Irish tennis players and influential Irish tennis families of the past. Thanks for listening and please share this episode so that as many people as possible can hear it.
27:38
March 7, 2021
The History of Irish Tennis - Episode One - The Beginnings, and the Irish Championships
Welcome to the first episode of “The History of Irish Tennis”, my new series with Tom Higgins, author and expert. Over the course of the series, we will be looking back at various areas of the history of the sport in this country. Join us for this fascinating journey and learn something new. In this first episode, Tom discusses the origins of the sport of tennis, how it first came to Ireland, the inaugural Irish Championships in 1879 and why they were such a big success. Tom’s three volume book, also entitled “The History of Irish Tennis”, is available to buy for €50 and can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland. Send Tom an email at higgins.tom@itsligo.comif you are interested or to find out more. I hope you enjoy this episode and will join us again soon for the next one. In episode two, we will be discussing the success of Irish players at the Grand Slams and the “golden era” of Irish tennis. Thanks for listening and please share this episode so that as many people as possible can hear it.
23:34
February 28, 2021
Second College and Pro Tennis Update
On this episode I’m talking with Mark Finnegan about all of the Irish players playing college tennis in the US at the moment. There are a lot of players doing amazingly well over there and this is a chance to give them some of the recognition they deserve. Enjoy this update and tune in again in two weeks to see how the season is progressing.
20:09
February 23, 2021
Elsa O'Riain Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m talking to Elsa O’Riain. Elsa played pro tennis for two years and achieved a top 400 singles ranking in that time. She’s represented Ireland in the Fed Cup, competed at three of the four junior grand slams and had a very successful time playing tennis at Harvard University. I really enjoyed talking to Elsa and hearing her tennis story. As well as discussing the highs and lows of her journey, we also talk about the wider benefits of tennis and how her tennis background has helped her achieve success in the finance world. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
37:49
February 21, 2021
Rosa Stephens Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m talking to the wonderful Rosa Stephens. Anyone who’s been involved in tournaments or leagues in Leinster over the last number of years definitely knows Rosa and what a great job she does. During her time working for Leinster Tennis Rosa has been involved in bringing in Tournament Software, organising junior leagues, introducing Phoenix draws and a lot more. Rosa has done amazing things for Irish tennis and you’re not going to meet a nicer person in the sport. We talk about the introduction of a ratings system, the advantages of junior leagues, the differences between tennis in Ireland and in Spain, where Rosa grew up, and more. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
54:35
February 14, 2021
College and Pro Tennis Update
On this episode I’m talking with Mark Finnegan about all of the Irish players playing college tennis in the US at the moment. There are a lot of players doing amazingly well over there and this is a chance to give them some of the recognition they deserve. Enjoy this update and tune in again in two weeks to see how the season is progressing.
28:34
February 11, 2021
Mike Cation Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m delighted to be chatting to Mike Cation. Mike is a legend of pro tennis commentary, working primarily on ATP Challenger level tennis on the USTA Pro Circuit. And he’s also worked at the Australian and US Opens. We talk about where this started for Mike, what he loves about the job and some of his best memories. In the second half of the episode, we talk about Mike’s experiences and memories of some of the best Irish players of recent years, including McGee, O’Hare, Cluskey and Sam Barry. I loved this chance to get a new perspective on these players and hear Mike’s stories. And here’s some links to check out! McGee’s semi final on the way to the title: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/cary2016centrecourt/videos/136037203 And the final: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/cary2016centrecourt/videos/136186640 O’Hare’s semi final on the way to the title: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/events/6966118/videos/148464601 And the final: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/events/6971789/videos/148564273 Sam Barry semi final: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/events/6612791/videos/141364823 Great Cluskey win: https://livestream.com/accounts/5057055/kazan2015court1/videos/80555823 And finally, check out Mike’s great podcast: https://behindtheracquet.com/podcast/ If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:00:21
January 31, 2021
Mark Carpenter Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m talking to Mark Carpenter. Mark has been around tennis his whole life and has a lot to offer to tennis in Ireland. As a junior he grew up in Switzerland and got to experience the tennis system over there. We touch on what we can learn from the Swiss when it comes to competitions. We also discuss other issues in Irish tennis as well as Mark’s time working on the committee for the Irish Open and what that experience taught him. I really enjoyed talking to Mark and think a part two might be needed at some point! If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
41:54
January 24, 2021
David Wilson Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to David Wilson. David is an expert in coach education, and how we best learn. He has presented at various ITF and Tennis Europe conferences on topics like these. We chat about where this started for David, as well as discussing the coach education system in Ireland and where he sees room for improvement. Later on we discuss other aspects of Irish tennis, including tournaments, and spreading the word. I found this to be a really thought-provoking chat, and if after listening you feel like getting in touch with David, you can do so via his website at dwireland.com. You can also send me an email with any thoughts or feedback and irishtennisupdates@gmail.com If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out.
58:50
January 10, 2021
Dave Miley Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I have a great episode to start the new year with Dave Miley. Dave has worked in the administration side of the sport for many years, most notably as the Head of Development in the ITF for over 25 years. A job in which he achieved a lot of good for the sport. Since leaving that role, Dave has run for presidency of the ITF in 2019 and is now the national director for tennis in Kazakhstan. As well as all this, we discuss some of the biggest issues facing tennis today, such as player unions, and how to better support more players to make a living from the game. This is a must listen and I think there’s a lot to take from this episode. And stick around to the end for a great travel story. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
59:12
January 3, 2021
Barry King Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to Barry King. Barry had a successful junior career in Ireland before spending four years in the University of Notre Dame. As a pro, Barry reached a career high of 600 in singles, and 431 in doubles. He had great success in Davis Cup and has stayed involved in tennis since retiring from the game in 2011. We chat about the Casey Camps, life in college, Davis Cup, what he has done since retiring and much more. I hope you enjoy this episode. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
47:27
December 20, 2020
Dearbhaile Roe Interview
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to Dearbhaile Roe, who is currently among the top ten women in the country, and has had great success as a junior and a senior. She grew up playing tennis in Claremorris Tennis Club in County Mayo. We talk about her experiences playing tennis in Connacht, the pros and cons that go with that, and her thoughts on the present, and future of Connacht tennis as well. On that, we also talk about playing Interpros and how much Dearbhaile has taken from those experiences. We also touch on college tennis in Ireland, and more. I really enjoyed this episode and I think you will too! If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
32:41
November 8, 2020
John Morrissey Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to John Morrissey who shares some stories and insights from his great tennis journey. John had a stellar junior career, with a career high ranking of 30 in the world ITF. He reached the QF of the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010, he played all four junior grand slams twice, and was a practice partner for Nadal at the French Open and the Bryan Brothers at Wimbledon. While at college in the US, he was an All American in his final year, and since graduating has followed his passion for medicine. I really enjoyed chatting to John and hearing all about his story. I hope you like it too! If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
35:53
October 25, 2020
Tristan Farron Mahon Interview Part 2
Hello, and welcome to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m excited to bring you part 2 of my chat with Tristan Farron Mahon. If you haven’t yet listened to part 1, I’d recommend that you do so before listening to this episode. This week Tristan discusses his experiences with Davis Cup, his thesis on tennis, its effects and the changes that still need to take place in the structure of professional tennis, his current job and how his background in tennis has helped him, and more. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
33:21
October 18, 2020
Tristan Farron Mahon Interview Part 1
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’ve got a great episode with Tristan Farron Mahon. I really enjoyed getting into Tristan’s tennis journey and what he’s learned along the way. I’ve split this episode into two parts and this week it’s part one. Tristan talks about moving to the Hopman Academy in Florida aged just 10, his junior success and relationship with Marin Cilic, his struggles and success on the pro tour, the importance and role of decision making, and more. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. And make sure to join me again next week for part two of this chat with Tristan. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
42:38
October 11, 2020
Ross Niland Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to the brilliant Ross Niland. Ross is currently the CEO of Queen’s Club in London. We talk about how this role came about, how the time has gone so far and Ross’ visions and plans for the future. We also talk about his earlier days in tennis, his experiences representing Munster and Ireland, the similarities between tennis and banking and more. I really enjoyed talking to Ross and I hope you find this episode interesting as well. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
36:33
October 4, 2020
Dave Mullins Interview
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I’m chatting to Dave Mullins. Dave currently lives in Arizona, and is the Managing Director of the ITA, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. His US college tennis journey started as a player. He then moved into the coaching world before starting in his current role in 2019. We talk about what Dave does in his current role, his time college coaching, his experiences playing in the college tennis system, his memories of junior tennis in Ireland, and towards the end we touch on the positives and negatives Dave sees in Irish tennis today. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
49:45
September 27, 2020
September Update
Hello!   This episode I've got something a little different. No guest so I thought I'd do an update episode in the style of my monthly newsletter. If you'd like to sign up to the newsletter so you'll be the first to receive future editions, you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/gBLUfP   To check out my twitter page, click here: https://twitter.com/TennisUpdateIRE   And remember that you can get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu by using the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 Check it out!   Any and all feedback is always welcome, feel free to send me an email at irishtennisupdates@gmail.com   Thanks for listening, and hope you enjoy this update!
08:47
September 20, 2020
Grainne O'Neill Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m chatting to Grainne O’Neill. Grainne grew up playing tennis in Naas, reached the peak of Irish junior tennis aged 18 winning the singles, doubles and mixed at Fitzwilliam, followed that by spending four years playing tennis in Ohio State University and now works in Tennis Ireland promoting women in the sport. I found this a really enjoyable chat and I learned loads about the brilliant work she is doing at the moment. As well as her tennis journey, we discuss Interpros and more, and we finish with a quick-fire round. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
48:35
September 13, 2020
Owen Casey Interview Part 2
Hello and welcome to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. I’m really excited to bring you this week’s episode, a brilliant chat with Irish tennis legend Owen Casey. Owen was Irish number 1 for 15 years, had an incredible record in Davis Cup, played in 3 Olympics and the list goes on. This is part two of two. If you haven’t listened to part one yet, I’d recommend that you do before listening to this episode. In part two, Owen discusses his best memories from Davis Cup; as player and captain, his time as Fed Cup captain, the coaching world and his coaching philosophies, the world of Irish tennis, playing and winning the Potter Cup and a whole lot more. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
48:57
September 6, 2020
Owen Casey Interview Part 1
Hello and welcome to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. I’m really excited to bring you this week’s episode, a brilliant chat with Irish tennis legend Owen Casey. Owen was Irish number 1 for 15 years, had an incredible record in Davis Cup, played in 3 Olympics and the list goes on. I’ve split this episode into two parts. In part one we talk about Owen’s junior success, his time in US college, highlights of his time on tour and what it was like to play in the Olympics. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
32:38
August 30, 2020
Stephen Higgins Interview
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for joining me again. I hope you’re doing well and staying safe at the moment. This week I’ve got a slightly different episode to the normal, for the first time on the podcast I’m speaking to a tennis journalist, Stephen Higgins. Stephen makes regular appearances on national radio to discuss tennis and has his own site, Crosscourt View, dedicated to the sport. I really enjoyed talking to Stephen and getting this alternative view into the world of Irish tennis. We talk about the popularity of tennis in Ireland, Stephen’s best experiences while covering tournaments, his path into tennis journalism, the challenges he faces and more. I think you’ll enjoy this episode and find it really interesting. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
59:26
August 23, 2020
Yvonne Doyle Interview
Hello, and welcome back to series 2 of the Irish Tennis Updates. I'm excited to be back and I think I've got a great guest for you this week. I'm chatting to Yvonne Doyle, winner of 10 professional titles including the Irish Open in 2001. She has career high singles and doubles rankings inside the top 250,  played Fed Cup for Ireland for many years and served as captain of the Fed Cup team for six years. As well as coaching tennis, Yvonne also teaches yoga and meditation and is soon releasing a programme specific to tennis players that I'd reccomend checking out at yvonnedoyle.com We chat about the highs and lows of Yvonne's junior, college and pro careers, her life post retirement, the role that yoga and meditation have played in her life, her advice for juniors and much more. I think Yvonne has a lot of offer, and I hope you enjoy this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.    Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action.    Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out.    I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:08:42
August 16, 2020
Aistis Slajus Interview
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’ve got a really special episode with the founder of the Get a Grip Tennis Academy, based in David Lloyd Riverview, Aistis Slajus. Aistis grew up in Lithuania, won the national senior championships aged 15, represented his country in Davis Cup and was captain of the Fed Cup team before moving to Ireland over 10 years ago. And he is now one of the top coaches in the country. His story is fascinating, his attitude and outlook on life and performance is inspirational and I think we can all take a lot from this episode. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
45:40
June 28, 2020
James Cluskey Interview
Hello, and welcome to episode 19 of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m speaking to James Cluskey. James reached a career high doubles ranking of 145 and won 16 pro doubles titles, including 2 Challengers. Since retiring in 2015, he has broken the world record for the longest doubles match, at over 60 hours, and founded his own high-performance company. He has also written a book, that’s coming out in the next couple of weeks. We talk about James’ junior days, his time in US College, his highlights from playing on tour, what it’s like coaching Richard Branson tennis, his thoughts on Irish tennis and much more. I think this is a really great episode, I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:03:38
June 21, 2020
Jane Fennelly Interview
Hi, welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for joining me again. This week I’m speaking to Jane Fennelly, a five-time Fed Cup player for Ireland, most recently last year in Montenegro. We discuss her junior days in a thriving Donnybrook, her Fed Cup debut while still a junior, her experiences in US College, how tennis is helping her today in her life and career, the importance of enjoying tennis, and a whole lot more. I really enjoyed talking to Jane and I think that her reflections on how tennis has helped shape the person she is today are fascinating and that we can all take something from them. I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
35:44
June 14, 2020
Paul Casey Interview
Hello, and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. This week I have a great episode. I’m talking to Paul Casey. Paul has been involved in Irish tennis his whole life and is one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the country. As a player, he attended college in the US and since then he has dedicated himself to coaching. He was formerly the national coach, he spent many years working in Kilternan, and he has worked with a huge number of players who went on to compete internationally and represent Ireland. For the past 15 years, Paul has been based in Glenageary. Paul’s burning passion for tennis really comes across in this interview. He talks about his early days in tennis, 2 people that had a major impact on his coaching career, the various stages of his coaching career, his thoughts on a variety of issues in Irish tennis, why tennis is like chess and a whole lot more. I think there is a huge amount to take from this episode and I hope you find it as interesting and enjoyable as I did. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:01:55
June 7, 2020
Garry Cahill Interview
Hi, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I think I've got a great episode with a great guest. Garry Cahill has done it all in Irish tennis. He spent 13 years as High Performance Director at Tennis Ireland, during which time he was instrumental in setting up the National Tennis Centre in DCU. He has been captain of the Irish Davis and Fed Cup teams. And last year he set yp Prodigy Tennis, that offers a wide range of services and programmes to help develop tennis in this country.  We talk about where tennis started for Garry, his experiences in tennis, his advice for parents, coaches and players, and much more. I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
47:14
May 31, 2020
Simon Carr Interview
Hi guys and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m talking to the current Irish number one on the men’s side, with a career high ranking of 512, and the winner of one pro singles title, currently aged 20, it’s Simon Carr. I was really looking forward to talking to Simon and I think that this was a great chat. We talk about the lockdown and return to tennis, Simon’s successful junior career, winning his first title last year, playing Davis Cup for Ireland, his ambitions for the future and much more. I really hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed it. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
40:37
May 24, 2020
John McGahon Interview
Hi all, and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m talking to former Davis Cup player and currently one of the very top coaches in the country, and the current Fed Cup captain, John McGahon. We talk about how he is adapting to and learning from the current situation, his best and worst experiences in tennis, the highlights of his career, what he loves so much about coaching, and much more. I really enjoyed this chat and think John has some really great stuff to say. Hope you enjoy! I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
01:09:05
May 17, 2020
Peter Bothwell Interview
Hi all and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for joining me again. Today I am lucky enough to be talking to Peter Bothwell, current pro player with a carrer high singles ranking of 602, and Irish Open champion in 2018. I was really excited to be talking to Peter. We chat about what it was like to be at an event when everything was called off, how visualization has helped him turn his singles form around, how he nearly but didn't go to college in the US, what is was like playing Medvedev and Tsitsipas, why he had to wear a tennis dress, and much more! I think this is a really good chat. I hope you enjoy! I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com 
49:58
May 10, 2020
Fabio Molle Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. Today on the show is Fabio Molle, the founder of Functional Tennis, one of the very best tennis social media accounts in the world. Keep listening to learn exactly what Fabio does. I was really excited to have Fabio on the show. We talk about how he thinks tennis will look after the lockdown, how and why he started Functional Tennis, the highlights along his journey so far, his thoughts on professional tennis at the moment, and more. I really hope you will enjoy this episode. I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com 
31:24
May 3, 2020
Conor Niland Interview
Hi guys and welcome to episode 11! I'm really excited to have Conor Niland on the show this week. He retired from pro tennis in 2012 but has stayed involved in the game since then, and is currently the Davis Cup captain. His career highlights included his Wimbledon and US Open apperances and his three ATP Challenger titles. We talk about his memories of these experiences, how he got into tennis, the main challenges he faced on tour, what he would do differently if he could do it all again, and he tells me his favourite thing about tennis.  I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
30:20
April 26, 2020
Paul Fitzgerald Interview
Hi all and welcome to episode 10!   I'm looking to release one episode a week for the time being. This week I think I've got a great episode for you. It's a little longer than usual but I think it's really entertaining.  I'm chatting to Paul Fitzgerald, current Munster coach and DLTC player. Paul has had a great journey in tennis and tells me about his experiences representing his province aged just 15, his junior success in Ireland, how he continued that success while on a scholarship in the US and his experiences in tennis since then. I really hope you enjoy this episode.   I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
59:44
April 19, 2020
Ruth Copas Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 9 Today I chat to Ruth Copas, current Fed Cup player and recent graduate of the US tennis college system. I really enjoyed chatting with Ruth. We talked about how tennis started for her, her best tennis memories, her favourite thing about tennis and more.  I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
31:04
April 15, 2020
Mark Finnegan Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 8 of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast.  This episode I chat to Mark Finnegan. Mark has a fanstastic story in tennis, from junior player with a lot of success here in Ireland, to US college player, to college coach, and now he has come back to Ireland and is helping send more players on scholarships to the States.  We talk about all this, as well as Mark's views on tennis in Ireland at the moment, and more. I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com  
47:46
April 13, 2020
Julie Byrne Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 7 Today I am chatting to Julie Byrne. Julie is currently in her final year of a tennis scholarship in the States. We talk about how corona virus has affected her tennis season. We also talk about how she has gotten to this point on her tennis journey, and her plans after college. Also, Julie attempts my first ever tennis quiz. Listen to the end to see how she gets on I really enjoyed this chat with Julie,and hope you will find it interesing and entertaining too I hope you are all keeping well during these diffucult times. I wish you the very best for the coming weeks and months If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com   Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
33:08
April 8, 2020
Osgar O'Hoisín Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 6! This time I speak to Osgar O'Hoisín. Osgar completed a four year tennis scholarship in the US at the end of last year and has been playing pro events ever since. We talk about these experiences for him, his advice for players, how the corona virus crisis is affecting him and much more. I thought this was a really interesting and insighful chat. Many thanks to Osgar for his time I hope you are all staying safe during this challenging time If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
37:33
March 23, 2020
Sinead Lohan Interview
Welcome to episode 5! This time I chat to Sinead Lohan. We discuss her tennis journey, her experiences of life on tour and her thoughts on tennis in general and on Irish tennis. I really enjoyed this chat, and I hope you will too During this episode, I also give some updates on Irish tennis over the last couple of weeks, both at home and abroad. Tune in for the latest Simon Carr, Peter Bothwell and Karola Bejenaru updates and more. Also, I give a shoutout to new tennis podcast Game to Love. The two hosts, based in the UK,  give a every-few-daily entertaining and fun look into the world of tennis. Do check them out, the podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts, including the app you are using right now! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.  Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
28:40
March 11, 2020
Jenny Claffey Interview
This time I chat to former Irish number 1, Jenny Claffey. In a career plagued and shortened by injury, she enjoyed some good success in 2015 and 2016, in winning three pro titles. Jenny tells a great story and has a great message for any aspiring juniors out there. A real insiration. So well worth a listen, hope you enjoy.  Remember to check me out on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE I welcome any feedback you may have about this episode or any others. Please email irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Also don't forget to use the code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu
35:40
December 22, 2019
Sam Barry Interview
Today I chat to Sam Barry. Sam retired earlier this year. He reached a career high 246 in the world and won 30 pro titles during his career. He talks about his junior success, being a hitting partner at the ATP finals, what it was like to miss out on Wimbledon qualifying by just 1 place in 2016 and much more. I would like to thank Sam for his time and wish him all the best in the future. I hope you enjoy this episode. If you have any feedback at all please do not be shy to contact me on Twitter, on at irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu Thanks for listening. Until next time
40:22
October 19, 2019
David O'Hare Interview
Former Memphis University alumni and with a career high doubles ranking of 117 in the world, Dave talks to me about his early playing days, his professional success, his current and upcoming coaching work, his encounter with Roger Federer and his opinion on who is the greatest of all time. Remember, follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE Please get in touch with any feedback you may have for me, positive or negative And use the discount code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening
52:48
September 17, 2019
Julian Bradley Interview
I get to speak to Julian Bradley, current 341st in the world in the doubles ATP rankings. He gives some fascinating insight into his experiences of the US college tennis system, how being Irish has affected him and his plans and ambitions for the year to come. And lots more.  Send any feedback to me on Twitter, twitter.com/TennisUpdateIRE Or email irishtennisupdates@gmail.com And remember, use the code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu
36:57
September 8, 2019