Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Welcome to the official Northern Ireland podcast

Hear behind the scenes stories from those who have been involved with Northern Ireland from the past and present.

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The Northern Ireland Podcast has come to an end for 2019. It's been a fun year with plenty of guests from Michael O'Neill to Lawrie Sanchez to Gerry Armstrong to Gareth McAuley and so on... We have put together just some of the best bits from McAuley's header v Ukraine, Armstrong against Spain and most importantly, our guests favourite chippy in Northern Ireland! Take a look back at the year in this 20 minute special... #GAWA

Dec 2019

20 min 40 sec

It’s the final two games of 2019! And it’s just the small matter of Netherlands and Germany as we wait to see what our future will be in 2020! If you want to join us on Saturday just comment underneath the video of the podcast with some dog emojis (because of our special guest...) & subscribe to our YouTube channel! We will pick a winner on Friday! We're joined though firstly by Stuart Dallas who talks about Michael O’Neill becoming Stoke City manager, his relationship with the boss, that assist against Holland and how Northern Ireland have proved that they can mix it with the big boys. Then we have a special treat as Harlso the Balancing Hound joins us to discuss (not literally of course…) our upcoming games and gives us his prediction! #GAWA

Nov 2019

27 min 33 sec

The big games keep coming and so do the guests! We preview our next UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands with striker Josh Magennis! Listen to the opening of the podcast firstly to find out how you could win a signed Josh Magennis shirt! Then the striker shares his thoughts on facing Virgil van Dijk, the four year anniversary of our UEFA Euro 2016 qualification and gives a great tribute to his pal Gareth McAuley. Plus hear his Netflix recommendations & of course his favourite chippy! #GAWA

Oct 2019

21 min 11 sec

'Mr highlight-reel' himself talks to us about his epic performance against Germany, his move to the Premier League and of course having a very Instagrammable dog! Also, play along at home while we put two Northern Ireland tour guides head-to-head as we test their GAWA knowledge. All this and more on episode 21 of the Northern Ireland Podcast!

Sep 2019

36 min 46 sec

What a brave performance it was against Germany! A 2-0 defeat but nothing to be ashamed of. We spoke to Captain Steven Davis after winning his 113th cap to surpass Aaron Hughes and Jonny Evans about one of our best performances here at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. #GAWA

Sep 2019

8 min 17 sec

It's a massive game up next in Belfast as we welcome Germany and because of that we have a massive podcast! Firstly we hear from Midfielder George Saville who reflects on his Northern Ireland career so far after making his debut against our next opponents in 2017! Then we have new football pundit and four time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea on to preview Germany and his tale of being a Northern Ireland fan. And we finish with some vintage shirt collection chat with the guys at NI Classic Shirt Co who have opened a shop in Belfast City Centre! You will not be disappointed with their retro collection! #GAWA

Sep 2019

29 min 32 sec

Join our guest host Simone Magill with her team-mates Rachel Furness and Demi Vance! They discuss their upcoming Euro 2021 qualifiers as well as guilty music pleasures, Netflix viewing with plenty of friends quotes thrown in between! Make sure you come along to Seaview (Crusaders FC) on Friday 30 August at 7:45pm as we face Norway! Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for juniors! #GAWA

Aug 2019

14 min 47 sec

ooooooo Gareth McAuley!! One of the Kings of Lyon joins us for an in-depth chat covering his international career! We hear about his early days, drinking too many espressos, that moment at Euro2016, the crushing FIFA World Cup playoff defeat and why Josh Magennis will never be his roommate... You can also WIN A SIGNED GARETH MCAULEY SHIRT! Listen to the podcast to find out how you can enter! #GAWA

Aug 2019

1 hr 6 min

From Irish League to the Championship! We're joined by Gavin Whyte! The former Crusaders man shares about the past year for club and country as he made his move to England as well as his debut goal against Israel. Speaking of his first goal, we thought we'd asked the GAWA about their first game. Hear some funny stories and Jackie Gorman joins us to share something special about the first game he went to with his daughter... GAWA!

Aug 2019

38 min 21 sec

We have an in depth interview for you! Northern Ireland legend Roy Carroll joins Adam and Andy to go through his International career... We chat over the night he came off injured in the famous 3-2 win against Spain and that double save against Uruguay. If you haven't seen it, go look it up! In the GAWA Zone we find out some Manchester United truths including that tunnel incident with Roy Keane and the goal that never was against Spurs! #GAWA

Jul 2019

39 min 20 sec

Conor McLaughlin, Women's World Cup & your GAWA traditions! This bumper episode begins with Sunderland signing Conor McLaughlin who tells us about his move & the legacy of his double nutmeg against Germany... Also, Senior Women Internationals Demi Vance & Jessica Foy share with us about their trip to the Women's World Cup & how the tournament can influence us here in Northern Ireland. And finally, as always, we end in the GAWA Zone with Stuart who tells us about the Northern Ireland Fans team & you tell us some of your match-day traditions! #GAWA

Jul 2019

42 min 50 sec

du du du du du du....Conor Washington! After his goal (or was it?) against Estonia, we had a chat with Conor Washington about the away double headers, him coming on at half time, his search for a new club and that very catchy chant! Which led us to ask you the GAWA on Instagram for your newly made chants. We hear from two fans who sing to us on the podcast plus review the best of the others including a cracker for Bailey Peacock Farrell! So enjoy this chant special of the Northern Ireland Podcast with Adam Johnson and Andy McComb. #GAWA

Jun 2019

26 min 55 sec

12 OUT OF 12! We did it! Last minute goals against Estonia and Belarus kept the dream alive as we top our Euro2020 Qualifying Group! Remind yourself of the last few days with the winning goalscorer against Belarus Paddy McNair and Craig Cathcart! Plus, Stephen Craigan is back after his preview to now review those two big wins! And as we always we end in the GAWA Zone as we joined some fans in Lisburn who gave us their thoughts on potential Euro2020 qualification...

Jun 2019

21 min 17 sec

Can we make it 12 points out of 12!? To find out we spoke to our newest call up Mark Sykes about rearranging holidays after his inclusion and Liam Boyce on the competition for places. Stephen Craigan (The Podcast Pundit?)returns to share his in depth analysis on the squad from goalkeeper to attack including the future of former International team mate Aaron Hughes. And finally in the GAWA Zone we are joined by Gareth McCarter and Mark Foster who tell us about their travel plans ahead of an epic trip to Tallinn and Borisov! Prepare yourself for the next phase of our Euro 2020 qualifying journey on the Northern Ireland Podcast! Available on iTunes, Spotify & YouTube.

Jun 2019

45 min 10 sec

We celebrate the greatest of all time George Best on the week where he would have turned 73. Hear from Pat Jennings, Gerry Armstrong, David Healy and more about The Best at the unveiling of his statue... Remember to subscribe also on iTunes and Spotify ahead of our next Euro2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus!

May 2019

17 min 16 sec

It's been a promotion party for some of our Internationals! We spoke to Oliver Norwood and Jamal Lewis who have been celebrating promotion to the Premier League with Sheffield United and Norwich City! We also hear from the pair about our upcoming Euro 2020 games against Estonia and Belarus in June. And finally, who gets Adam and Andy's choice as standout player from our panel at club level...

May 2019

25 min

A big episode for the Podcast as we have our first guest who features on the opening credits....Gerry Armstrong! Gerry shares in depth from his debut under Danny Blanchflower, scoring the first goal between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the build up to the 82 World Cup, how he missed out on the Spain celebrations after his winning goal and the journey to his second World Cup in 1986. And where is his favourite chippy!? Only one way to find out...

Apr 2019

42 min 57 sec

Jim Magilton sits down to have a laugh on Episode 7 of the Northern Ireland Podcast! The former midfielder shares on stealing penalties, asking for a Germany full kit after a game and which room mate was the most annoying? And of course, where is his favourite chippy?...#GAWA

Apr 2019

28 min 26 sec

A fantastic result with a late winner from Josh Magennis! Nicola McCarthy and Keith Gillespie get insight from Josh Magennis, Michael O'Neill and Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the tunnel after our EURO 2020 Qualifier victory against Belarus.

Mar 2019

20 min 29 sec

What a start to the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers!! Nicola McCarthy & Gail Redmond discuss our 2-0 victory against Estonia and also talk to manager Michael O'Neill, goalscorer Niall McGinn and Josh Magennis on their thoughts after the opening Euro2020 qualifier in Belfast! See you Sunday! #GAWA

Mar 2019

11 min 9 sec

Finally it's match week!! We caught up with Jordan Jones and Paul Smyth ahead of our opening Euro 2020 qualifiers! We find out the news from inside the camp plus important matters such as how much does Jordan use sunbeds? Who is the quicker of the two and who is their favourite superhero? Remember to listen back to our first five podcasts as well with Michael O'Neill, Stephen Craigan, Trevor Carson, Warren Feeney and Lawrie Sanchez.

Mar 2019

20 min 52 sec

Our longest podcast yet but you won't regret it! Former manager Lawrie Sanchez gives us his account of his time at Northern Ireland. Sanchez shares on getting the job, the changes he believes he had to make, how he led us to those victories against England & Spain and the circumstances behind his departure to Fulham. Get ready for an honest look into the Lawrie Sanchez days with the man himself...

Mar 2019

58 min 54 sec

Former striker Warren Feeney has some great stories to tell in our latest episode! He shares on how he and the players use to pass time in the hotel, that game against Poland, World Cup 2010 qualification and he spins the new Wheel of Podcast in the GAWA Zone!

Mar 2019

37 min 32 sec

It's been a tough time for Northern Ireland keeper Trevor Carson who reveals the extent of his recent injury from being told doctors were '90% convinced' he had cancer to how a blood clot could have killed him. We also take a trip to the GAWA Zone where we find out about Leeds United mistaking his position, who in the Northern Ireland team he has learnt to keep an eye on and the key question: What's your favourite chippy? It's all here in Episode three of the Northern Ireland Podcast!

Feb 2019

38 min 47 sec

The Lawrie Sanchez days! What great memories! Stephen Craigan joins us to discuss those magical nights at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, ending the International career of Raul and the secret of David Healy's success. And importantly, who would win in a boxing fight, him or Chris Sutton?

Feb 2019

41 min 41 sec

Welcome to the debut edition of the Northern Ireland podcast! The main man Michael O'Neill kicks us off by discussing his approach to tactical analysis following Spygate. Also find out about what he looks for in his team and more importantly, which is his favourite chippy in Northern Ireland? It's all covered here...

Jan 2019

36 min 42 sec