The Long Hall Podcast - America's Irish Voice
Former Donegal New York Manager Donal Gallagher - The Man Who Brought Larry Tompkins to New York
Season 1, Ep. 17
Donal Gallagher managed Donegal Club for 3 decades leading them to 6 New York Senior Football counties. Affectionately known as -- “The Veteran," Donal was also the man who brought Cork Football legend Larry Tompkins to New York in the 1980s during a golden era for Gaelic football in the Big Apple.In a remarkable tour in 1987, the Donegal Club traveled to Ireland and beat Cork, Mayo and Laois before drawing with Donegal. We interviewed Donal last year as part of Larry’s recently released autobiography. Larry Tompkins move to New York ultimately led to him joining Castlehaven and Cork where he cemented his place among the GAA greats. In essence, there was no Larry Tompkins story without New York and Donal Gallagher. You can check out our 2 part interview with Larry Tompkins -- and all of our previous podcasts at www.thelonghallpodcast.comIn this interview, Donal discussed the Tompkins era, Donal’s managerial career, and New York GAA past and present.
The Larry Tompkins Interview Part 2
Season 1, Ep. 16
In Part 2 of our interview with former Cork football legend Larry Tompkins we discuss:- Larry’s transfer saga in trying to sign with Castlehaven GAAwhich kicked off his illustrious career with the Haven and Cork GAA.- Castlehaven winning their first ever Cork County Senior Football Championship.- The the historic Double in 1990. - The state of football today, some rule changes Larry would like to see implemented - The possibility of New York footballers getting a second championship game.- Donegal Club New York's tour of IrelandWe also discuss Larry’s recently released Autobiography titled “Believe, the Larry Tompkins Autobiography.” For people in the US - the book is available through the Guaranteed Irish Shop Facebook page and in The Butcherblock in Sunnsyide, Queens.Check out our social media channels for more linksAlso available on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Believe-Larry-...** As we mentioned in part 1, this interview was one of the first podcasts we recorded and unfortunately a technical glitch means the audio is poor in places but it does improve as the interview goes on.**Viewing the podcast on our YouTube channel or on our Facebook page and turning the subtitles on is probably the best way to consume this podcast.
COVID-19 Christmas Travel Guidelines US & Ireland
Season 1, Ep. 15
In the first half of the show, we are joined by Seán Ó hAodha, the Deputy Consul-General (of Ireland)inNew York and top US immigration Attorney Lorcan Shannon.Seán provides us with the Irish government’s latest guidelines for travelers -- in terms of travel restrictions and COVID testing -- and he discusses the services the consulate provides here. In the second half of the show myself, Johnny and Lorcan expand on the conversation and Lorcan provides some updates on US visas.We also chat about the state of the New York economy and the outlook for the hospitality industry as indoor dining verges on being shut down.The latest travel advice is up on the Irish Consulate’s website or check their Twitter handle @IrelandinNY --- while Lorcan Shannon can be contacted for us Visa inquiries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please like and subscribe to the podcast, this will ensure we can get more episodes to you more often!And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @thelonghallpodcast or visit our website www.thelonghallpodcast.com. for all our episodes.
Can New York City Bars Survive The Winter?
Season 1, Ep. 14
With the iconic Mean Fiddler Irish bar on Times Square being the latest bar closure and others only allowed to operate at a mere 25% indoor capacity - we ask if New York City bar and restaurants can survive the cold winter months?We speak to co. Longford native Cormac McCormack, co-owner of the Pig n Whistle Irish Bar on 36th Street which was shut down in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.While Cormac re-opened in July, he is considering shutting down again for the winter because his bar – which is situated just two blocks from Madison Square Garden - has lost the vast majority of its customers with most events in the city canceled.A surge in crime and an uptick in drug-use on the streets has also discouraged some customers from coming into Manhattan.With foreign tourism non-existent and no guidance coming from city or state officials - the outlook appears bleak for city bar and restaurants.The Long Hall Pub & Grocery on East 34th Street has remained closed during the shutdown and Johnny, the co-owner gives us an update on the situation and provides some insight into negotiations with his landlord and the risks they face on re-opening.We also touch on the GAA scene here as Cormac was part of the New York senior football team's backroom staff this year before the game was canceled.Cormac is also running to raise money for Play Rugby USA this weekend – which puts on rugby programs for underprivileged kids. He chats to us about that and people can donate at PlayRugbyUSA.orgPlease rate and subscribe to the podcast, this will help build our audience and ensure we can get more podcasts to you more often.Cormac immigrated to the United States in 1993 and spent 10 years working in Montauk before moving into the city.
New York GAA County Finals Review - Historic St. Barnabas Win
Season 1, Ep. 13
History -- as St. Barnabas become the first team made up of all American born players to win the New York senior football championship.Michael reviews a thrilling final at Gaelic Park last Sunday with Frank Brady and we discuss what it means for the local Woodlawn/Barnabas community -- and the wider New York GAA community as a whole.This is a jam-packed podcast featuring post-match interviews with St Barnabas manager Johnny McGeaney, St Barnabas chairman and selector Mike Brosnan and winning captain -- Conor Rafferty.New YorkCounty Board Chair Joan Henchy gives us her thoughts on the win and we also look back on the senior hurling championship final -- where Hoboken Guards clinched a historic 3 in a row.Hoboken player and selector Paul “Dumper” Loughnane is speaks to us about that achievement.We also discuss Ulster’s win in the Junior A Hurling Final and the remaining games on the New York calendar including the Junior A and B finals and the ladies football championship.
New York GAA County Finals Preview With Frank Brady
Season 1, Ep. 12
We preview Sunday's New York GAA County Finals with reporter and former New York GAA football manager Frank Brady. Frank Brady is back to preview Sunday's New York GAA County Finals.Ulster v Westmeath 🏆Junior Hurling Final🇺🇲12.00/🇮🇪 5.00pm**Tipperary v Hoboken🏆 Senior Hurling Final🇺🇸 2pm/ 🇮🇪 7pm ****St Barnabas v Sligo 🏆 Senior Football Final🇺🇸 4pm/ 🇮🇪 9pm **** Please note the above times are official times, in the podcast we called the senior finals the other way round **The County Board has brought the Junior Final forward to 12 p.m.Available on all major podcasting streaming platforms.Facebook & YouTube video also available.All games will be livestreamed on New York GAA's Facebook page.
Colm Flynn - RTE TV Reporter & Producer
Season 1, Ep. 11
Colm Flynn, TV reporter, presenter and producer, talks to us about his career working for major media outlets like RTE, BBC, and the Associated Press.This year Colm has been based in New York City and produced powerful RTE Nationwide programs highlighting the plight of Irish American’s living in the Big Apple during COVID-19.The programs received universal praise from Irish people on both sides of the Atlantic.We discuss the delicacies of producing those shows while New York become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.We also chat talk about the Catholic Church as well as Black Lives Matter, rioting and the Defund the Police protests across America this summer.All of Colm's excellent videos can be viewed for free on his website, ColmFlynn.com and you can also follow Colm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - @ColmFlynnIRE.Please subscribe and rate The LongHall podcast, this will help us grow our audience and ensure we can get more podcasts to you, more often.
COVID-19 Shutdown - Will New York City Bounce Back?
Season 1, Ep. 10
In this episode Michael and Johnny talk about the ongoing impact the COVID-19 shutdowns are having on bars and restaurants in New York City.Indoor dining remains closed and the bars and restaurants that have remained open are utilizing outdoor dining to try to turn profit.However with the fall and winter months soon upon us and no blueprint coming from the mayor’s office to reopen for indoor dining -- we ask if this will be the death knell for the majority of bars and restaurants in New York City.And with the “For lease” signs gone up on the Long Hall Pub & Grocery on East 34th Street, Johnny, the co-owner, gives us an update on the future of the bar.Please subscribe and rate the podcast, this will help us grow our audience and ensure we can get more podcasts to you, more often.
New York GAA Championships 2020 Preview With Frank Brady
Season 1, Ep. 9
Veteran reporter and former New York GAA football manager Frank Brady gives us a preview of the 2020 New York Championship scene.Frank has been attending games at Gaelic Park since the 1970s and writes match reports for The Irish Voice, The Irish Echo and IrishCentral.comFrank gives us a rundown on all adult men's grades in both hurling and football -- as well as the ladies football division.We also discuss how COVID-19 has effected this year’s championships -- in terms of turn out and standard -- now that the J1 summer sanctions have not been able to travel.