Noted for his personal motto “If you can’t Stand Up… Stand Out” Killarney native Ian O’Connell joins Radio Kerry as host of his own show called 'Stand Out with Ian O’Connell' and is brought to you by MD O'Sheas
Ian’s guests are people who have also stood out for some reason in their lives, people who have overcome challenges, represented a minority group, broken down barriers for others, excelled in some area of their lives or been an inspiration to others.
Some will be well known and others not as much but all will have a positive story to tell.
Dara Ó Cinnéide - August 10th, 2022
This week's guest on 'Stand Out Ian O’Connell' is Dara Ó Cinnéide. Dara is from Tralee and is living with a condition called Retinoschisis which has left him fully blind since the age of 16 years old. He is now working on Virgin Media TV as a continuity announcer.
Ciara Griffin - August 3rd, 2022
On this week's 'Stand Out with Ian O'Connell' is Irish Rugby Union player Ciara Griffin! From Ballymacelligott, Ciara plays as a flanker for UL Bohemians and Munster and has captained Ireland since 2018, including the 2021 Women's Six Nations Championship. She also works as a primary school teacher.
Richael Timothy - July 27th, 2022
This week's guest on 'Stand Out with Ian O'Connell' is Richael Timothy. Richael is an accomplished sportsperson having represented her native county, Roscommon, in Gaelic football and she also represented her country as an accomplished soccer player. Timothy has made stunning progress since joining the Para Cycling squad in 2018 representing her nation at World Championships in both track and Road.
Tim Moynihan - July 20th, 2022
This week's guest on 'Stand Out with Ian O’Connell' is Radio Kerry Sports commentator Tim Moynihan! Ian chats to Tim about how he got into commentating on Radio Kerry, working as a carer, the late Weeshie Fogarty, his love for sports and Kerry football, the upcoming All-Ireland Final and much more.
Kathie Stritch - July 13th, 2022
This week's guest on 'Stand Out with Ian O’Connell' is a phenomenal lady named Kathie Stritch. Ian talk's to Kathie about a crazy and heart-breaking story. Kathie’s family rallied around her sister Elaine when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. After rigorous treatment, life was getting back to normal in 2015, when Elaine’s husband Pa suffered a fall on the morning of his Mother’s funeral and very sadly passed away. Just over a year later, Elaine’s cancer returned, and she too sadly passed away. Ian chats to Kathie about grief, having humour through hard times, Kathie’s relationship with her sister Elaine and much more.
Siobhan Walsh - July 6th, 2022
This week's guest on 'Stand Out with Ian O'Connell' is Siobhan Walsh. Ian talks to Siobhan about her journey with Cancer, the importance of having strong mental health throughout her Cancer journey and much more. @Stand Out with Ian O'Connell is brought to you by MD O'Sheas