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Gordon D'Arcy

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Episode 28: In praise of the informal leader with Gordon D'Arcy

The Workplace Podcast in association with YellowWood

Gordon D'Arcy, COO of Kids Speech Labs and former Irish international rugby player,  joins our host William Corless on the Workplace podcast. Gordon discusses the informal leader, the oft undervalued member of a high performing team or organisation. Gordon provides his insights on his formative years that will help others achieve their potential. William and Gordon also discuss the role of the informal leader within a high performance environment with anecdotes from his former managers and team mates. Many lessons from the sporting and business environment are shared, especially how to create a culture of excellence and the role of candid conversations.

1hr 2mins

29 Apr 2021

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Gordon D'Arcy - Trophies, Records & Thoughts on Rugby in 2021

In the Hot Seat

In this weeks' episode of the In the Hot Seat podcast, we explore Gordon D'Arcy's career in detail with the man himself, likely in many ways you won’t have heard before, as well as a host of other points surrounding the game of rugby;An in-depth review of why D'Arcy got into rugby, and the fast track he saw from schools rugby to province and national team in record timeTravels with Ireland on Rugby World Cups and time with the British and Irish Lions in 2005 and 2009His incredible record with Leinster and Ireland, which saw his teams crowned Celtic League champion 4x times, Heineken Cup winners 3x times, Amlin Challenge Cup winners 1x time, 2x Six Nations titles with Ireland (including 1x Grand Slam) and a Six Nations Player of the Tournament award in 2004Leinster's performances this season and the state of the provincial game / rivalriesLooking at the state of the game of rugby in 2021 - Gordon's thoughts on AIL pathways to professional rugby, Academy players playing in the AIL, concussion levels in rugby & any fears for the professional game as it navigates the COVID pandemicMental Health, Mindfulness & Building Resilience - Looking after yourself from a physical, mental and emotional POVThis was an absolute joy to record, edit and listen back to, so I hope you'll find it just as enjoyable yourselves. If you do, please hit the follow / subscribe button to be first in the know when new episodes drop - with a number of rugby episodes landing in the next few weeks and months, as well as of course episodes which don't touch rugby! Enjoy, and speak soon.

1hr 36mins

19 Apr 2021

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This Magic Project Saved Gordon D'Arcy And Paul Howard From Lockdown Boredom

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

Former Irish rugby star and one of Ireland's best loved authors have come together for a second book in a series titled Gordon’s Game.The two achieved such success last year with their first partnership that they decided to continue working together and have just published Blue Thunder a warm and hilarious look at young Gordon’s life.Paul and Gordon joined Alison on Weekend Breakfast to talk about how writing this second book saved both of them during lockdown and how much they really admire one another. They also spoke about how important sport is in building confidence in young kids and how they hope the positive messages in the book help young readers.Catch all the fun by pressing the Play button below.[audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/30183642/Paul-Howard-Gordon-DArcy-Interview.mp3"][/audio]


30 Oct 2020

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Gordon's Game: Blue Thunder with Gordon D'Arcy & Paul Howard

Dave Fanning

Former Irish Rugby player, Gordon D'Arcy and author of the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series, Paul Howard chat to Dave about their new book, 'Gordon's Game: Blue Thunder'!


25 Oct 2020

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Gordon D'Arcy & Paul Howard

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan talked to ex rugby star Gordon D'Arcy and writer Paul Howard about their collaboration on a new book called 'Gordon’s Game: Blue Thunder'.


18 Oct 2020

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Episode 9 – Gordon D'Arcy, Jamie Heaslip & Caelan Doris

The Up & Under Podcast

Episode 9 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the Irish provinces in the PRO14 over the weekend and look forward to the European finals | Another late win for Munster as Leinster and Ulster join them in retaining a 100% record so far this season | Gordon D'Arcy on who should start in midfield for Ireland and the two best centres he's ever faced | Caelan Doris on the number eight he has looked to model his game on and what rugby must do to become a truly global sport | Dissecting Andy Farrell's 35-man Ireland squad for the Six Nations | Joe Schmidt's new World Rugby role and the magic of the Bledisloe Cup | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to upandunderpod@rugbylad.com

1hr 15mins

13 Oct 2020

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46: Gordon's Game - Dad, rugby player and now children's author Gordon D'arcy is this week's special guest

Dadcast - Misadventures in parenting

Well you'd think with a visitor in the house the lads would tidy up their act, but hey why change the habit of a lifetime? Gordon D'arcy has a couple of kids, a clatter of medals and caps for Ireland and is now the author of a book that's earning rave reviews from kids and grown-ups alike. He joined the lads to chat through his career, being a Dad and writing for kids. Enjoy. Email dadcast@offtheball.com or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.


19 Nov 2019

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Gordon D'Arcy on Leinster, Munster, two massive Champions Cup semis and... Tyrion Lannister

House of Rugby Ireland

Andrew Trimble sits down with Gordon D'Arcy at a stadium both men graced for many years in the green jersey. The lads talk Champions Cup semis, spiky media interviews and Game of Thrones.D'Arcy has helped launch the new and improved Aviva Stadium Tour, which provides fans with a unique behind the scenes experience of Ireland’s primary international sport’s stadium.


18 Apr 2019

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#44 All Blacks Week: Hansen Stirs The Pot, Match Preview with Gordon D'Arcy & Gerry Thornley

Added Time: The Irish Times Sports Podcast

It's only Monday but already All Blacks week is off to a flier with Steve Hansen stirring the pot over whether or not Conor Murray is going to play on Saturday. Gavin Cummiskey spent his Sunday evening hanging out with the New Zealand coach and refusing to take his bait.Gerry Thornley and Gordon D'Arcy join us to break down the win over Argentina and look ahead to Saturday's showdown at the Aviva. We talk greedy Kiwis, Irish imperfections and whether or not England were robbed at Twickenham.The Irish soccer team play Northern Ireland on Thursday on the 25th anniversary of the dramatic night in Windsor Park when the two countries met in a vital World Cup qualifier during one of the most harrowing periods of the Troubles. Michael Walker and Emmet Malone join us to revisit a night of unheralded tension in Belfast in 1993.All in your Added Time podcast with Malachy Clerkin and Gavin Cummiskey.


12 Nov 2018

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#4 Gordon D'Arcy & Gerry Thornley on Ireland v Wales, Keith Duggan & Ian O'Riordan on Mayo v Dublin

Added Time: The Irish Times Sports Podcast

After the France game, the rest of the Six Nations was supposed to be an easy-street freewheel to the Paddy's Day showdown at Twickenham. And yet here we are, the day before Wales come to Lansdowne Road and suddenly everyone's a teensy bit nervous. Everyone, that is, except Gordon D'Arcy who is predicting a double-digit win for Ireland. Ain't no thing. We have Gordon and Gerry Thornley in studio to break it all down.Keith Duggan and Ian O'Riordan join us for a deep dive into where Mayo are at ahead of their Division One clash with Dublin in Castlebar on Saturday night and also to preview the relegation shoot-out between Donegal and Kildare.Plus we have moaning golfers, the least-worst motions at Congress and the background to Malachy Clerkin's one-on-one interview with outgoing GAA director general Paraic Duffy.All in this week's Added Time, with Malachy Clerkin and Pat Nugent.ends


23 Feb 2018