TTG EXTRA – interview w/author & historian Michael Foley

For episode 13 of Truly The GOATs, we we privileged to have on the show Michael Foley, who as a journalist, author and podcaster is a real triple threat in the sports history world.

Michael is sports editor/writer for the Sunday Times Irish edition and a member of the Gaellic Athletic Association’s History & Commemorations committee, most recently acting as a driving force behind the GAA’s Bloody Sunday commemorations.

As an author, Michael has written Kings of September, winner of the 2007 Irish Sportsbook of the year prize and The Bloodied Field, based on the events of Bloody Sunday, 1920. He’s also ghostwritten the autobiography of Gaellic Football manager Mickey Harte.

In short, Michael was the perfect guest to speak with Truly The GOATs about Irish sport.

Naturally, not everything in TTG’s interview with Michael made it into episode 13 and so here runs the full unexpurgated conversation on Ireland’s sports past, present and future