7 episodes

Medals & Mics with Derval O’Rourke, David Gillick and Rob Heffernan is a podcast that looks inside the life of three people who spent 2 decades trying to be their best on a global sporting stage.

From winning World and European titles, and an Olympic medal, to competing at 9 Olympic Games to then creating new lives outside of sport. This podcast discusses the lessons learnt and how they can be applied to everyday life.

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Medals & Mics with Derval O’Rourke, David Gillick and Rob Heffernan is a podcast that looks inside the life of three people who spent 2 decades trying to be their best on a global sporting stage.

From winning World and European titles, and an Olympic medal, to competing at 9 Olympic Games to then creating new lives outside of sport. This podcast discusses the lessons learnt and how they can be applied to everyday life.

Proudly sponsored by FloGas

    The Retirement

    The Retirement

    Join David, Derval and Rob for the final episode of season 1 of Medals and Mics where they talk about retirement from sport.



    What is it really like to hang up the spikes and move on to the next phase of your life after spending years chasing your dreams? For the first time they discuss how they really felt in the time afterwards. They chat about some of the different jobs they have done and give insights into the world of television.

    • 43 min
    The Setbacks

    The Setbacks

    This week we share the moments when things literally fell apart and left us wondering why! The setbacks that almost had us retiring and questioning what this was all for!

    • 34 min
    The Revelation

    The Revelation

    Every successful journey is different, however more often than not there are similar moments when you need to take ownership and make the tough decisions that best suit you.

    This week David, Derval and Rob share the moments they realised they needed to make changes in order to pursue their dreams - from the key people in their corners to the environments required to perform at an elite level.

    • 41 min
    The Aftermath

    The Aftermath

    When you work so hard for that one moment, it goes well or it doesn’t, either way the hangover can hurt!



    From elation to embarrassment, the front runner to the also ran, the aftermath can sting!



    On this week’s episode David, Derval & Rob share their experiences of the post Olympics hangover and how it shaped their future decisions.

    • 40 min
    The Reality

    The Reality

    David, Derval & Robert chat about turning the dream of qualifying for an Olympics into reality. They discuss how that journey was different for all of them and what they learned from it.

    • 41 min
    The Dream

    The Dream

    Derval, David and Rob discuss how their lives in sport began and reflect on what made them want to chase the dream of competing for Ireland at an Olympic Games.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

mikerrry ,

Great insights

Honest. Knowledgable. Entertaining.

dublin2012d ,

Brilliant hosts with brilliant content

Great podcast with plenty of talking points, experience and advice to share from each of the esteemed hosts. Love it!

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