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A Roy Orbison Tattoo Podcast

A Roy Orbison Tattoo Podcast

By Arot Podcast
How to Coach better.
What we can learn from the Big Screen.

Movie reviews with a difference. We are interested in seeing the Coaching/Mentoring side of each film and what we can learn from it.
Join us each week to watch a new movie and listen in to our discussion on each Coach
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4:12 The Sandlot with Sean Crowley
We are joined by Cork GDA Sean Crowley to discuss this classic kids sporting movie.
01:06:22
June 15, 2021
4:11 Little Giants with Barry Dunne
Barry is a full time GDA with Waterford GAA and joins us this week as we look at child and youth coaching. We discuss a range of topics including the new Well Kids program in Waterford as well as communication, value of trials and tests and many other topics.
57:30
June 8, 2021
4:10 Gallipoli with Shane McCormack
This week we are joined by Irish sprinting coach Shane McCormack to discuss the movie "Gallipoli" starring a young Mel Gibson about the unique friendship between 2 Australian Sprinters who join WW1 for the Allies. Shane shares his experience of coaching Irelands fastest woman, Phil Healy and the trials and tribulations of the last 16 months.
01:09:16
June 1, 2021
4:9 The Big Green with John Murphy
John Murphy joins us to share his vast knowledge as a Post Primary School teacher, club player, coach and coach educator whilst we watch the Big Green. We talk various areas from Primary School GAA games to Feile and everything in between
01:02:52
May 25, 2021
4:8 Hoosiers with Noel McNamara
We are joined by Noel McNamara who is Academy Manager with Leinster Rugby and we discuss the classic Basketball movie, Hoosiers. Join us as we pick the brains of one of Irelands top rugby coaches and see what we can bring to the coaching world from the movie.
01:09:06
May 18, 2021
4:7 Sherpa with Shane Curran
This week we are joined by Shane Curran to look at the documentary Sherpa, about the Sherpa people and their lives as guides on Everest. An interesting look into how we can use the movie for some coaching points.
48:60
May 11, 2021
4:6 Chariots of Fire with Mickey Donnelly
We are joined by Tyrone man, Mickey Donnelly to discuss the classic Chariots of Fire. Join us to see how we can link the movie to GAA Coaching and Mickey gives us some of his experiences.
57:03
May 4, 2021
4:5 Bill Walsh - A Football Life with Paddy Christie
Join us as we get an insight into Ballymun and Dublin GAA man Paddy Christie. Paddy shares some anecdotes from his playing and coaching career in Ballymun, DCU, Dublin and Tipperary. A fascinating man and a really interesting discussion
01:26:30
April 27, 2021
4:4 White Men Can't Jump with Ger Brennan
This week we are joined by Ger Brennan to discuss the classic White Men Can't Jump and we discuss lots of different angles from the movie.
57:08
April 20, 2021
4:3 Whip It with Russell Earnshaw
This week, we are joined by Russell Earnshaw from the brilliant Magic Academy. We watch the Roller Derby classic "Whip It" and we use the movie to chat about Coaching and what we can learn from the lessons within. Join in and let us know what you think.
59:33
April 13, 2021
4:2 Finding The Way Back with Brian Dowling
We are joined by Camogie Manager of the Year, Brian Dowling from Kilkenny to discuss Ben Afflecks role as head coach of a high school Basketball team. As he fights his own demons, he tries to inspire the team to be successful and change their losing habits.
54:46
April 6, 2021
4:1 Survive and Advance with Dereck Whittenburg
1983, NCAA Basketball. North Carolina State Wolfpack under the guidance of Jimmy Valvano, need to run the table to be champions. 9 games to win, lose and go home. Or Survive and Advance. We speak to player on the team and producer of the show, Dereck Whittenburg about the show and the great Jimmy Valvano RIP.
51:20
March 30, 2021
3:12 16 Days of Glory with Liam Moggan
We are joined by the Coaches Coach, Mr Liam Moggan who takes us down memory lane to look at "16 Days of Glory- The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics". A fascinating insight into Liams way of thinking using some of the heroes of yesteryear as guides along the way.
01:08:50
March 23, 2021
3:11 The Test with John O'Loughlin
This week we are joined by Laois Senior Footballer John O'Loughlin to discuss the Prime Video Documentary "The Test: A new era for Australia's Team". We look at Justin Langers coaching style and the ups and downs of the cricket campaign.
01:08:06
March 16, 2021
3:10 All or Nothing with Michael Fennelly
Check out this weeks episode where we pick Michael Fennellys mind on a range of topics from Ballyhale, Coaching U6s, Communication, Offaly and lots more interesting topics.
56:56
March 9, 2021
3:9 Take the Ball Pass the Ball with James Scott
Irish Womens U17 National Head Coach, James Scott joins us to chat about Pep and what we can bring back to a more basic level. 
01:05:59
March 2, 2021
3:8 Peaceful Warrior with David Forde
Former Irish Goalkeeper David Forde joins us this week to discuss the film "Peaceful Warrior" about a gymnast who meets a spiritual guide who assists him, not just in his sport but in life.  A really fascinating movie and a great discussion with David on his experiences in the past and how the movie impacted him as a person.
01:01:48
February 23, 2021
3:7 Kicking & Screaming with Shane O'Hanlon
Wexford GDA Shane O'Hanlon joins us to talk about Kicking & Screaming. Shane tells us why he has used clips from the movie on some of his coaching workshops. There is absolutely loads to discuss from a Coaching perspective, from the challenges facing novice coaches to winning at all costs
48:34
February 16, 2021
3:6 Rudy with Owen Mooney
Owen Mooney joins us to discuss Rudy, the undersized American Football player with a huge heart. A really interesting discussion on a wide variety of topics but sure to be of interest to coaches and the discussion on what can be learnt from just "Playing"
01:01:26
February 9, 2021
3:5 We are Marshall with Darragh Egan
We are joined by Darragh Egan of Kiladangan and Tipperary fame in watching the brilliant We are Marshall. We use the movie to discuss coaching topics and Darragh is extremely proactive in sharing some concepts that he has seen in his own club, which will be a great help for people in clubs of all shapes and sizes. 
01:02:57
February 2, 2021
3:4 Hoop Dreams with Laura Finnegan
This week we are joined by Laura Finnegan. Laura has vast experience in the area of Talent Academies and goes into great detail on her research findings. A really interesting delve into the lives of 2 young Basketball players in Chicago and what we can learn from their experiences to make us better coaches.
01:02:07
January 26, 2021
3:3 Marooned with Alan Mangan
We are joined by Alan Mangan to discuss the Documentary about the great Páidí Ó'Sé and the Westmeath Footballers in 2004. Alan speaks passionately about the relationship Páidí built with the people of Westmeath and he will live long in their memories for the best summer Westmeath GAA ever had . 
59:06
January 19, 2021
3:2 Seabiscuit with Mickey McCullough
We are joined by Mickey McCullough as we watch Seabiscuit and look at Tom Smith, as well as the other relationships in the film. 
01:15:09
January 12, 2021
3:1 The Damned United with Conor O'Shea
We are joined by Conor O'Shea to look at Brian Cloughs 44 day reign as Leeds United Manager in the brilliant Damned United.
59:47
January 5, 2021
2:13 Season 2 Quiz
Mossy vs Paul. We challenge their memories of the 12 episodes this season in an end of season quiz to see who was concentrating the hardest.
32:23
December 15, 2020
2:12 Good Will Hunting with Cormac Ryan
Cormac Ryan joins us this week to look at Good Will Hunting. Not much sport in it but a huge amount on mentoring. A really interesting angle and some brilliant real life experiences from the lads makes this episode a must listen.
01:09:32
December 8, 2020
2:11 The Blindside with Mark Cooper
This week we are joined by Mark Cooper, a full time Games Promotion Officer with the Eoghan Ruadh St Oliver Plunketts club in Dublin. We look at Michael Ohers progress from being homeless to NFL star and the role of his family and environment had in helping him.
49:60
December 1, 2020
2:10 Moneyball with Ryan Gaffney
We are joined by Ryan Gaffney, who recently received his masters from IT Carlow in the area of Sports Performance Analysis. We look at Billy Beane as General Manager of the Oakland As and he tries to integrate Sabermetrics into Baseball
01:11:39
November 24, 2020
2:9 Mighty Ducks 2 with Stephen Fitzgerald
This week we are joined by Stephen Fitzgerald, a former Dublin GAA GPO and current Primary School teacher. We discuss coaching children and youths and have a look at how Gordon Bombay has evolved as a coach as he progresses up to coaching the national team level.
47:59
November 17, 2020
2:8 A Year til Sunday with Eddie Hoare
We are joined by former Galway footballer Eddie Hoare, as we discuss the "Greatest Sports Documentary Ever" about Galways 1998 All Ireland football win
01:11:01
November 10, 2020
2:7 Clash of the Ash
We look at Clash of the Ash, a mixture of Pure Mule and Normal People, about a young Hurler in Fermoy in 1980s Ireland. We look at Kevin Barry as the coach and what we can learn from him, mostly on what not to do.
48:25
November 3, 2020
2:6 Dodgeball with Jamie Wall
This week, we are joined by Jamie Wall to discuss his coaching and the coaching of Patches O'Houlihan from the movie. We discuss lots of topics, so sit back and relax.
01:14:44
October 27, 2020
2:5 Rocky II
Join us as we look at Mickey Goldmills Coaching for the second time and see how we think he has evolved as a coach
39:32
October 20, 2020
2:4 Friday Night Lights with Stephen Behan
Dr Stephen Behan joins us as we discuss Coach Gary Gaines from Friday Night Lights and how he deals with the ups and downs of the Permian Panthers 1988 season.
59:01
October 13, 2020
2:3 Miracle
Herb Brooks led the USA to a stunning victory over USSR on the way to winning Gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Join us as we discuss " The Miracle on Ice" and how Coach Brooks led his amateur side to a famous victory against the best professional teams in the world
41:47
October 6, 2020
2:2 Remember the Titans
DC Williams is a newly formed school and the Titans are the Football team. Coach Boone must fight conflict between the players and also between management to make a success. Join us as we discuss how he got on
37:57
September 29, 2020
2:1 Mike Bassett England Manager with Shane Keegan
We speak to Shane Keegan about Mike Bassett England Manager and hear from Shanes experience as a manager with Wexford Youths and Galway United amongst a number of other interesting topics which we covered in the film.
01:09:42
September 22, 2020
1:14 Cobra Kai
This week Colm and Paul debate who was the better coach in Season 1 of the Netflix and Youtube sensation, Cobra Kai. Join us as we discuss the exploits of Johnny Lawrence and Danial Larusso
53:57
September 15, 2020
1:13 Special Cool Runnings
Mossy, Paul and Colm recorded a version of Cool Runnings before they were joined by the current Cool Runnings Members, Shanwayne and Nimroy. Listen to it here.
45:17
September 8, 2020
1:12 The Waterboy
Coach Klein battles his demons and finds a career altering player in his Waterboy. See how the team and the Coach develop to give the Mud Dogs their first win in 5 years and a season to remember
43:09
September 1, 2020
1:11 Any Given Sunday
We look at Tony D'Amato as head coach of the Miami Sharks. How he deals with clonflict within the squad and dealing with serious injuries are just some of the issues we look at from a GAA perspective.
43:42
August 25, 2020
1:10 Semi Pro
We discuss the adventures of Jackie Moon who struggles to differentiate his role as head coach with being the owner, starting power forward, pop star and pre game announcer for the Flint Tropics. A mid season appointment of Ed Monnix as Defensive and Offensive coordinator helps the team reach their target of finishing 4th.
40:50
August 18, 2020
1:9 Happy Gilmore
Former Pro, turned Coach Chubbs Peterson tries his best to coach Happy Gilmore to harness his natural talent. Join us as we delve into various topics from the movie and how they might relate to GAA coaches
40:10
August 11, 2020
1:8 The Karate Kid
Mr Miyagi helps Daniel to develop skills for the Karate tournament, but also for life. His unique methods, his use of mindfulness and skill acquisition techniques to give Daniel the skills he needs to defend himself and excel in life are all explored.
47:27
August 4, 2020
1:7 Coach Carter
We discuss the challenges Coach Ken Carter faces with the Richmond Oilers.
42:21
July 28, 2020
1:6 Cool Runnings
We speak to Nimroy and Shanwayne, current members of the Jamaica Bobsleigh team about Coach Irv Blitzer from Cool Runnings.
54:18
July 21, 2020
1:5 The Fighter
Dickie Eklund is the half brother and coach to Boxer Mickey Ward. Battling his own demons of crack addiction, Dickie tries to influence Mickeys career, in an effort to grasp onto the limelight he had as a boxer himself.
46:01
July 14, 2020
1:4.2 The Mighty Ducks Part 2
Part 2 of our discussion on The Mighty Ducks and Coach Gordon Bombay
44:53
July 10, 2020
1:4.1 The Mighty Ducks
A 2 parter with so much relevent content for coaches. We look into the role of Coach Gordon Bombay as he serves his community service coaching the Peewee Hockey team of District 5 in Minneapolis
46:58
July 7, 2020
1:3 I Tonya
Tonya Harding, not the traditionalist Figure Skater that the sport wants to showcase, works her way to the top of her game with the help of Coach Diane Rawlinson. We speak about Diane and Tonyas relationship and also the dysfunctional environment that Tonya has to navigate through to try to stay at the top of her game.
33:15
June 30, 2020
1:2 Blades of Glory
Coach Robert has the unenviable task of pairing two high class performers together for doubles Figure Skating. We analyse the role Coach plays in developing the characters and their skill set to perform at the highest level
34:43
June 23, 2020
1:1 Rocky
We discuss the trials and tribulations of Mickey Goldmill as a Coach in Rocky.
39:27
June 16, 2020