May 12, 2021
Our guest today has a footballing life story that may be familiar in some senses and unique in others. His passage through the various tiers of the UK footballing world can tell us a lot about the pressures and dynamics on players during their short sporting career.
He has tasted ambition, excitement, dejection and success across both sides of the Irish Sea. This wide range of experience has left him with great insight into the beautiful game and in high performance, with some wisdom on the trials and tribulations of professional sport.
Joining us today is League of Ireland and Football Association of Ireland Cup Winner, Europa League goalscorer – and now gracefully retired footballer – Karl Sheppard.
Tune as we reflect over his sporting career, and discuss dealing with homesickness, working with great managers, transitioning into retirement and dealing with team tensions.