Our guest this week is one of Ireland's hottest prospects in the world of combat sports. Cian Cowley is 23-years-old and already considered a vetran of Thai Boxing. With over 50 professional fights and 4 titles, Cian has recently announced his desire to compete in MMA and has joined forces with Ireland's most prominent team, SBG.
We spoke to Cian about his recent meeting with Coach John Kavanagh and his plans for progression with Mixed Martial Arts. We also discussed how he began in Thai Boxing, growing up in the borough, leaving school and quitting college to fly to Thailand at the age of 16 to pursue his dream of fighting.
Cian tells us all about his famous Warriors Gym in Dun Laoghaire, the art of training and the weight cut, his love of coaching the next generation of fighters and his own promotion "The Takeover", being BFFs with Tyrone Spong and of course, his two dogs Cosmo & Nova.
On top of all this your three hosts do their best to go off on irreverent tangents including the smell of awards around Story Towers, Danny is covered in cheese this week, Mero nearly missing the podcast due to his chair rolling off and Lindsey has difficulty with a spinning chair. The lads discuss the shenanigans going on in Korea, details of an upcoming competition and of course, the now traditional conversation on Spice Bags. All of this and loads more besides.
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This week we were joined by League of Ireland legend, Pat Flynn. With a football career spanning three decades, Pajo shared plenty of stories from humble beginnings with Loughlinstown Boys all the way through to the world of professional football including crossing paths with legends like Denis Irwin, Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne, Glen Hoddle, and Joleon Lescott to name a few.
We also hear about Pajo getting trials for the first time, tears in the airport, the infamous temper, playing against Ronaldo and Del Piero and why the washing machine will be important for when he hangs up his boots.
Mero gets excited and butchers the intro, Danny tries to talk about rugby on a chapter about football, Lindsey tells us about getting kicked off a football team and Pajo dishes the dirt and what happened when Mero met an interesting "lady" on a night out in Dublin - All of this and loads more besides.
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This week on What's the Story? sees your three hosts tell stories of waking up from being unconscious, including Mero's horse, Danny's important question and Lindsey turning into Google maps.
Mero & Lindsey discuss their recent experience at the Cage Kings event in the national basketball arena which leads Mero to call out one of the fighters, meanwhile Danny calls out Lionel Messi & Herbalife after ranting for a few.
Also on the agenda this week, Dublin being voted the greatest city on the planet, Anderson Silva's Viagra is dodgey, Jose Aldo is taking the piss, stun huns & masso girlos, and loads more besides.
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This week we are joined by future Olympian and sailing sensation, Saskia Tidey. Saskia is one half of Team Brewster/Tidey who are on the brink of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
We spoke to Saskia about life off land, the highs and lows of being an Olympic athlete, what happens when your break down on a French motorway, death row cheat meals and just what it takes to throw yourself into a life on the ocean.
Lindsey explains the training behind a top level athlete, while Danny & Mero tell the story of the time they went sailing together and caught more fish than John West.
Danny also attempts to go an entire chapter without swearing... can he make it?
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