Bench Talk - new interview series launched
June 05, 2020
Basketball Ireland announce new Instagram interview series ‘Bench Talk’
Current Dublin GAA and Eanna Basketball player Michael Darragh Macauley to launch series
Irish international Neil Randolph and his brother Darren, Current Republic of Ireland international and West Ham goalkeeper to feature
A new exclusive 10-part online interview series, Bench Talk, featuring a host of current, former, dual-code and future stars of basketball will air on Basketball Ireland’s Instagram page @Basketball_Ireland from June 10th. The interviews will subsequently be made available across all of Basketball Ireland’s other social media pages.
The first guest is six-time All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer and Eanna Basketball player, Michael Darragh Macauley. He will talk all things basketball, GAA and how he is adapting to the new way of life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On June 16th, it is very much a family affair with Darren Randolph, the current Republic of Ireland and West Ham goalkeeper and former Ireland U16 basketball international, being interviewed alongside his brother, Templeogue stalwart and Irish international Neil Randolph. The following week Basketball Ireland will have one of the most successful women to play basketball, Michelle Fahy, of Maree Basketball club, join Bench Talk. Current Mayo footballer and former EJ Sligo All-Stars player Aidan O’Shea will also be a guest, on July 22nd.
RTÉ Broadcaster and current Meteors basketball player, Jacqui Hurley will act as host for a selection of these interviews. UCD Marian player and Basketball Ireland commercial manager, Conor Meany, is also lined up to chat to some of his peers in the game.
Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard O’Byrne said: “Basketball is enjoying a renaissance that has been further boosted by ‘The Last Dance’ TV documentary series and has provoked an array of positive conversations across social media. We are thrilled to announce Bench Talk, a 10-part summer series and are hopeful that families, who are largely still stuck at home, will tune in to see some of their Basketball heroes and new faces being interviewed”.
See below the full line-up of guests:
DATE & TIME:
Michael Darragh Macauley
Current Dublin GAA footballer and Eanna Basketball player
10th June @8pm
Current West Ham and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper & former Irish U16 basketball international
Current Templeogue & Irish international basketball player
16th June @8pm
Current Maree & former Irish international basketball player
24th June @8pm
Current Irish international & former University of Hartford basketball player
1st July @8pm
Current Ireland international rugby player, former Dublin GAA footballer, DCU Mercy & Irish international basketball player
8th July @8pm
Current Trinity Meteors & Irish international basketball player
15th July @8pm
Current Mayo GAA footballer and former EJ Sligo All-Stars basketball player
22nd July @8pm
Former NBA and Irish international basketball player
29th July @8pm
Current Fr. Matthews & Irish international basketball player
Current Fr. Matthews & former Irish international basketball player
5th August @8pm
Basketball Ireland Hall of fame inductee
Former Ulster Rockets basketball player
12th August @8pm