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Official Coleraine F.C. Podcast

Official Coleraine F.C. Podcast

By Coleraine F.C.
The weekly ‘Official Coleraine Podcast’ will be recorded and released every Thursday, and feature everything from match analysis and reaction from players, to previews of the next weekend and discussion on the latest club news and events.
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50. Back to the top flight
Two promotions in two successive seasons and twice on the Official Coleraine Podcast which means it's not a bad résumé for this week's guest. The Podcast was delighted to welcome Brad Lyons on this week's show after the midfielder helped Kilmarnock earn promotion back to the top flight. The Ballymoney man talks about the season to date at Rugby Park, playing under Tommy Wright and Derek McInnes, as well as his eagerness to test himself back in the SPFL. Lyons also discusses about his dream of playing for Northern Ireland, having Kyle Lafferty as a team mate and how he still keeps an eye on the Stripes' results. Hosted by Damian Mullan and assisted by Johnny McNabb, the show also recaps last weekend's win against Glentoran and the upcoming final day fixture against Linfield.
54:13
April 28, 2022
49. U18's secure league title
THE future is bright as Coleraine U18's swept to the NIFL Academy League title. As such, the Podcast was pleased to welcome Senior Academy Director, Ollie Mullan, and U18's manager, Marty Smith, on this week's show. The duo are joined by regular host Damian Mullan and contributor Johnny McNabb, and they discuss the U18's season to date and other developments from the Youths set-up. There is also a discussion about the emergence of young players into the first-team squad, as well as the pastoral care needed during difficult times. The show also looks ahead to this weekend's fixture against Glentoran as we enter the tail end of the season.
57:54
April 22, 2022
48. Club Chaplain, Rev Robert McMullan, speaks to the team
As we get ready to tuck into our Easter Eggs this weekend, the Official Coleraine Podcast was delighted to have the company of Club Chaplain, Rev Robert McMullan, on this week's show. Rev. Robert McMullan has been the Club Chaplain since 2006 and he spoke to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his role at The Showgrounds for the last 16 years. The trio also discuss the different issues that players and staff face both on and off the pitch, and how a friendly set of ears can help those who need it. Rev Robert McMullan revealed that he is retiring from New Row Presbyterian Church and his commitments with Coleraine in the next few weeks but reflected on his amazing memories.
01:02:21
April 15, 2022
47. Former player and Larne Academy Director, Gary Haveron, joins this week's podcast
FORMER midfielder and all round good guy Gary Haveron was this week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast. Haveron spent two years at The Showgrounds under Marty Quinn and he reflected on his time at the club and playing with the likes of Gareth McAuley, Pat McAllister and Jody Tolan. The former Ballymena United captain discusses leaving Coleraine for their derby rivals, as well as moving across the water at a young age to join Wolves before further spells at Bolton, Yeovil Town and Merthyr Town. Haveron is now a full-time Academy Director at Larne and he spoke about his role and Larne's plans for the future with Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb.
01:16:37
April 07, 2022
46. Leading from the front
Leading by the front was the nature of this week's podcast as we welcomed Stephen O'Donnell on the show. The club captain spoke to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about his time at The Showgrounds to date, signing on the same day as Aaron Traynor and his youth career at Queens Park Rangers. The defender also reflected on this season, the emergence of Patrick Kelly, Lewis Tosh and Kirk McLaughlin, and the importance of European football. O'Donnell discussed the title race, the upcoming Old Firm derby and the changes at the club since arriving in 2017.
01:09:06
April 01, 2022
45. Getting the band back together
Getting the band back together was the name of the game for this week's Official Coleraine Podcast. Regular contributors Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb were joined by Steven Crawford and Aaron O'Neill on this week's show. The quartet reflect on the Bannsiders' loss to Portadown and win against Warrenpoint Town, the emergence of Lewis Tosh and Kirk McLaughlin and looking ahead to the top six fixtures. There is also a discussion on the title race, the end of season European play-offs and a few jokes ahead of an upcoming stag-do this weekend.
55:32
March 24, 2022
44. NIFL CEO Gerard Lawlor recaps the BetMcLean League Cup final
NIFL CEO Gerard Lawlor still had a smile on his face as he was our guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast. The former Cliftonville Chairman remarked on the Reds' success against Coleraine in last Sunday's BetMcLean League Cup final. Speaking to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb, the NIFL chief spoke about the record attendance at Windsor Park, the likelihood of another final on a Sunday and the relationship between clubs in the pyramid. Lawlor also discussed at length about the potential stadia funding, as well as the Irish League's potential to develop more players into the Northern Ireland international set-up.
01:22:48
March 18, 2022
43. A look ahead to the BetMcLean League Cup final with Pat McAllister
The Official Coleraine Podcast was pleased to be joined by Pat McAllister as we get set for the BetMcLean League Cup final on Sunday afternoon. The tough tackling midfielder represented both clubs, with 'Packie' lifting the Irish Cup with the Bannsiders back in 2003 and he spoke to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about his time at The Showgrounds under Kenny Shiels and Marty Quinn. McAllister also shared his experiences across the water at Dunfermline Athletic, the camaraderie on European trips and why he is no longer involved in football. The trio also look ahead to the showpiece decider this weekend as the Stripes aim to retain their League Cup crown.
01:04:27
March 11, 2022
42. Statistician Marshall Gillespie discusses his role within the Irish League
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is very good with numbers and one of the most recognised names in Irish League circles. This means it can only be Marshall Gillespie, who is a freelance statistician for the Northern Ireland Football League and Irish Football Association. Marshall discusses his interest in compiling stats, his most interesting request, working under Ian Baraclough and his excitement at the upcoming UEFA Women's European Championships this summer. Hosted by Damian Mullan and joined by Jonathan McNabb, the trio discuss the Bannsiders' Irish Cup tie against Cliftonville tomorrow night and a busy March schedule.
01:05:02
March 03, 2022
41. A conversation with first-team star Jamie Glackin
Life couldn't get much better both on and off the pitch for this week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast. The show - which celebrated its first birthday last week - was delighted to be joined by current star Jamie Glackin. The Omagh native discusses his time at The Showgrounds and how he contemplated leaving after Rodney McAree's departure. However, the 27-year-old acknowledged that he has been given a licence to express himself under Oran Kearney's tutelage and how much he is enjoying being a father. Glackin also explains to host Damian Mullan and contributor Johnny McNabb about his breakthrough in the Irish League at Dungannon Swifts before moving to Crusaders, where he won the Gibson Cup and County Antrim Shield.
54:14
February 24, 2022
40. Greg O'Dowd joins the show as the Official Coleraine Podcast celebrates its first birthday
From the outset, Greg O'Dowd and Coleraine FC weren't set to be a match made in heaven. However, this week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast remains one of the most popular players to wear the blue and white stripes. O'Dowd joined host Damian Mullan and contributor Johnny McNabb on this week's show as he recapped on time at the club, where he made 87 appearances, scoring fourteen times in the process. The midfielder reflects on Kenny Shiels' sacking before being reinstated the next day, scoring at Windsor Park and the regret at not winning the Gibson Cup in 1996/97. The hour long chat also discusses how the Dubliner enjoyed his recent trip to The Showgrounds and his plans to attend next month's BetMcLean League Cup final.
01:11:20
February 18, 2022
39. A chat and insight with former player Tommy McCallion
The Official Coleraine Podcast was delighted to be joined by former captain Tommy McCallion on this week's show. The midfielder made a total of 242 appearances, scoring 26 times in the process across three spells on the Ballycastle Road. Tommy opens up on his time at The Showgrounds, playing for Clliftonville, Glentoran and Derry City and the influence of Victor Hunter on his career. Hosted by Damian Mullan and assisted by Johnny McNabb, the trio discuss the upcoming trilogy of games against Cliftonville, starting with this Saturday's encounter at Solitude.
01:47:03
February 11, 2022
38. A conversation with new signing Andrew Mitchell
New signing Andrew Mitchell is this week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast. The striker joined the club in the January transfer window and made his debut in last Saturday's win against Linfield at The Showgrounds. The Waringstown man discusses his career, the move to Coleraine and why he loves coming up to the North Coast during the near hour long episode. Hosted by Damian Mullan and assisted by Jonathan McNabb, the trio reflect on the win against the Blues, the upcoming Irish Cup tie against Portadown, with Mitchell taking the time to answer some questions sent in by supporters.
50:36
February 03, 2022
37. Honorary Vice President Nevin Oliver
The show was delighted to be joined by Nevin Oliver, who was recently appointed as the club's Vice-President at the Corporate Lunch in December. Nevin speaks about that prestigious honour, helping to save the club back in 2005 and how the Bannsiders are financially secure under the careful eye of the Board of Directors at the club. Hosted by Damian Mullan and assisted by Johnny McNabb, the trio remark on the Stripes' last gasp defeat to Glentoran, this weekend's fixture against Glentoran and the wall being brought down on the Ballycastle Road.
58:35
January 27, 2022
36. Head of Marketing and Communications Neil Coleman
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is Neil Coleman, who is the Head of Marketing and Communications at the Northern Ireland Football League. The Ballymena man talks to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about his role at NIFL, the upcoming BetMcLean League Cup final, as well as the importance of broadcasting deals for the organisation. The trio also remark on the Bannsiders' draw against Portadown last weekend as Oran Kearney's men get set to face Carrick Rangers on Saturday.
55:22
January 20, 2022
35. WeArePorts TV's Neil Campbell
This week's show has a different feel this week as we joined forces with the Portadown Preview Show. Since it is the January transfer window after all, Portadown loaned the services of Damian Mullan, Jonathan McNabb and Steven Crawford for the show, which is hosted by Portadown fan Neil Campbell. The quartet preview this Saturday's game as the Stripes make the journey to Shamrock Park, as well as giving a view on their side's season so far and Lee Bonis' big money move to Larne.
54:34
January 13, 2022
34. Former Midfielder Aaron Burns
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is Aaron Burns. The former Coleraine man chats to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about his time at The Showgrounds, his goal in the Irish Cup and why he is disappointed with aspects of his spell on the Ballycastle Road. The trio also discuss the upcoming January transfer window as well as looking ahead to the start of the Irish Cup against Windmill Stars.
48:54
January 06, 2022
33. Chairman Colin McKendry
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is Colin McKendry. The Chairman chats to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about the year to date, the recent defeat to Ballymena United and why there are reasons to be optimistic heading into 2022. The trio also discuss the upcoming January transfer window as well as looking ahead to the New Year's Day fixture against Warrenpoint Town.
53:08
December 31, 2021
32. Former Coleraine Defender Howard Beverland
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is former Coleraine defender Howard Beverland. The Ballymoney man made 322 appearances for the club over two spells and he chats to Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb about his time at The Showgrounds, his spell at Crusaders and life at Ballyclare Comrades. The trio discuss the possibility of the BetMcLean League Cup final being played on a Sunday, the win against Warrenpoint Town and the ongoing respect and rivalry between Coleraine and Crusaders.
01:11:56
December 17, 2021
31. Former Tottenham-Hotspur Striker Gerry Armstrong
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is Northern Ireland hero and ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Gerry Armstrong. The former Real Mallorca ace speaks to Jonathan McNabb and Damian Mullan about his new book, playing for Northern Ireland at the World Cup and a famous story involving Elton John. The panellists also discuss the Bannsiders' defeat to Linfield last weekend, as well as looking ahead to the games against Glenavon and Warrenpoint Town.
56:31
December 10, 2021
30. Midfielder Josh Carson
This week's guest on the Official Coleraine Podcast is midfielder Josh Carson who joins Johnny McNabb and Damian Mullan on this week's show. The trio recap on the Bannsiders' postponed fixture against Glentoran, the upcoming game against Linfield, as well as the busy schedule over Christmas and the New Year period. The 28-year-old also discusses his career in full-time football, representing Northern Ireland and the setback of missing the 2018 Irish Cup final.
49:04
December 02, 2021
29. Defender Lyndon Kane
The twenty ninth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes current first-team player Lyndon Kane on the show. The Coleraine native speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his penalty kick exploits against Larne and how it was a hard earned three points against Tiernan Lynch's men. The full-back also discusses Patrick Kelly's debut, the importance of Oran Kearney in his career and the highs and lows of football. The panellists also briefly mention Lyndon's new deal which will see the 24-year-old celebrate a testimonial, as well as looking ahead to this week's clash against Cliftonville.
52:27
November 25, 2021
28. Former Striker Frankie Moffatt
The twenty eighth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes former player Frankie Moffatt on the show. The Coleraine native speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about the launch of his new book and why he decided to become an author. Frankie also reflects on his time as a player, scoring in the 1977 Irish Cup final and the move to Cliftonville. The interview also chats about Frankie's step into management at Portstewart. The trio also discuss this Friday night's Danske Bank Premiership clash against Larne.
53:08
November 18, 2021
27. U18's Manager Marty Smith
The twenty seventh episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes under 18's manager, Marty Smith, on the show. The L/Derry native speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his job at the 18's and their season to date. The trio also discuss Patrick Kelly's rise to the first team and other prospective young players who will be looking to make the step up. There is also a discussion on the Bannsiders' League Cup win against Glentoran and a look ahead to the Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Dungannon Swifts.
57:21
November 11, 2021
26. NI Women's Lauren Wade
The twenty sixth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes Northern Ireland Women's International, Lauren Wade on the show. The Coleraine native speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about her playing career from the States to Iceland, scoring the wonder goal for Glasgow City in the Champions League and returning home to Glentoran. The trio also look ahead to next year's European Championships, as well as dissecting the Bannsiders' win against Portadown at The Showgrounds.
01:00:18
November 04, 2021
25. Commercial Manager Clement Dealey
The Twenty Fifth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes Commercial Manager, Clement Dealey, on the show. The Coleraine native speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about role at the club in terms of sponsorship, commercial opportunities and redevelopment plans at The Showgrounds. The trio also discuss the Bannsiders' win against Warrenpoint Town, as well as acknowledging a record number of season ticket holders for the current campaign.
48:32
October 28, 2021
24. Striker Curtis Allen
The twenty fourth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes current player Curtis Allen on the show. The ex-Linfield and Glentoran man speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his determination to return from injury, the Bannsiders' draw against Glentoran and how he likes to pass on his advice to young players at the club.
01:02:18
October 21, 2021
23. Former Midfielder Stephen Carson
The Twenty Third episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes former player Stephen Carson on the show. The Ballymoney man speaks to Johnny McNabb about his breakthrough from playing junior football to signing for Glasgow Rangers. The interview also discusses Carsie's decision to sign for Coleraine and his near misses at winning silverware at The Showgrounds. Stephen would explain his decision to depart for Glentoran and his current role as Academy Director in the United States.
58:50
October 15, 2021
22. Former Centre-Forward Jamie McGonigle
The twenty second episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes former player Jamie McGonigle on the show. The Dungiven man speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his breakthrough from Dungiven Celtic to the Bannsiders' first-team, before moving to Crusaders and then Derry City. The trio also discuss the Stripes' win against Ballymena United and preview Monday night's game against Crusaders.
49:34
September 30, 2021
21. Chairman Colin McKendry
The twenty first episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes Chairman Colin McKendry on the show. The Chairman speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about the 4G pitch installation and ground improvements at The Showgrounds. The trio also reflect on the draw against Linfield and this weekend's game against Ballymena United.
49:55
September 23, 2021
20. Kitman Darrell Coyles
The Twentieth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes kitman Darrell Coyles on the show. The Primary School teacher speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his role at the club and the experiences from his first away trip to Maribor. The trio also discuss the Bannsiders' wins against Dungannon Swifts and Bangor, with the draw made for the Play on the Pitch competition.
36:32
September 16, 2021
19. Former Midfielder Stephen Dooley
The nineteenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast welcomes former winger Stephen Dooley on the show. The 29-year-old speaks to Damian Mullan and Johnny McNabb about his breakthrough into the first-team squad at The Showgrounds, playing at Old Trafford and the influence Victor Hunter had on his career.
54:52
September 09, 2021
18. Former Striker Darren Henderson
The eighteenth episode Official Coleraine Podcast features ex-Bannsider Darren Henderson who discusses his career in the Irish League with Damian Mullan and Jonathan McNabb. The trio discuss the Stripes' start to the 2021/22 campaign, as well as looking ahead to this weekend's clash against Carrick Rangers.
59:29
September 02, 2021
17. Damian Mullan, Johnny McNabb and Aaron O'Neill
The Official Coleraine Podcast returns for the first time this season as Damian Mullan, Johnny McNabb and Aaron O'Neill give their views ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. We also hear from boss Oran Kearney and four fans who give their assessment for the year ahead.
49:07
August 26, 2021
16. Manager Oran Kearney
The sixteenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and Coleraine manager Oran Kearney.
01:07:26
June 03, 2021
15. Former Manager David Platt
The fifteenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Aaron O'Neill, David Platt and Barry White.
01:09:36
May 27, 2021
14. Former Midfielder Darren McCauley
The fourteenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine player Darren McCauley.
01:13:39
May 20, 2021
13. Former Striker Rory Patterson
The thirteenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and Former Coleraine striker Rory Patterson.
01:15:13
May 13, 2021
12. Defender Aaron Traynor
The twelfth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Steven Crawford, Aaron O'Neill and  special guests Coleraine defender Aaron Traynor and an interview with Jimmy McAleese to discuss the Hummingbird Project.
01:13:34
May 06, 2021
11. Former Striker John Platt
The eleventh episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine player John Platt.
01:01:48
April 29, 2021
10. Sports Reporter Steven Crawford
The tenth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb and Steven Crawford.
49:32
April 22, 2021
9. NI Women's Manager Kenny Shiels
The ninth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and special guest NI Women's Manager, Kenny Shiels.
01:09:36
April 15, 2021
8. Former Midfielder Ciaron Harkin
The eighth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan and panelist Johnny McNabb, with special guests former Coleraine midfielder Ciaron Harkin and freelance journalist Stephen Looney.
01:16:21
April 09, 2021
7. Former Midfielder Brad Lyons
The seventh episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine player Brad Lyons.
49:06
April 01, 2021
6. Former Defender Gerry Flynn
The sixth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Steven Crawford, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine defender Gerry Flynn.
55:19
March 25, 2021
5. Chairman Colin McKendry
The fifth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Steven Crawford and Coleraine Chairman Colin McKendry.
49:36
March 18, 2021
4. Former Midfielder Eamon Doherty
The fourth episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine midfielder Eamon Doherty.
46:23
March 11, 2021
3. Former Midfielder Neil McCafferty
The third episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Steven Crawford, Aaron O'Neill and former Coleraine midfielder Neil McCafferty.
47:48
March 04, 2021
2. Midfielder Evan Tweed
The second episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb, Steven Crawford and Coleraine midfielder Evan Tweed.
34:14
February 25, 2021
1. Sports Reporter Steven Crawford
The first ever episode of the Official Coleraine Podcast hosted by Damian Mullan, with a panel consisting of Johnny McNabb and Steven Crawford.
28:30
February 17, 2021