Olympic Finalist And Dare To B...

Pumped Up Kicks

Olympic Finalist And Dare To Believe Founder Róisín McGettigan On Pumped Up Kicks

Ruth Devaney
Ruth Devaney

7:33 PM - 30 May 2020

Listen to this episode



Yet another inspirational woman in sport joined the Pumped Up Kicks Team today! Anna and Dec were delighted to be joined by Irish athlete and former Irish Olympian Róisín McGettigan who has been a huge inspiration for runners and women in sport.  She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing.

After finishing second in her qualifying heat in the 3000 m steeplechase, she finished 14th in the final She was retrospectively awarded a European medal from the 2009 European Indoor Championship after the winning Russian was stripped of gold after doping conviction.

She is also the founder of the Dare to Believe programme bringing the dream of Olympics to schools across Ireland, which they did all this week on the RTE Home School Hub.

Róisín joined Anna and Dec today to talk about the programme and the importance of motivating the next generation to dream and believe they can achieve goals just as big as the Olympics too!

For more info on the Dare to Believe programme for schools -check it out here.

To find out more about Believe I Am Training Journals - check it out here.

Listen back to the full chat with Róisín by pressing the play button at the top of the screen.

Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm

 

 


Read more about

Olympics Roisin McGettigan

Related Podcasts

Last Word Retro - Jack Charlto...

00:14:41

Last Word Retro - Jack Charlton: "My Memories Of Italia '90"

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:14:41


Most Employees Want To Continu...

00:07:45

Most Employees Want To Continue Working From Home After The Pandemic

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:07:45


What's The Future For Town And...

00:14:08

What's The Future For Town And City Centres In The Wake Of COVID-19?

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:14:08


US Tourists In Ireland:

00:15:09

US Tourists In Ireland: "You Can't Travel From Texas To Boston, But You Can Travel From Texas To Ireland"

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:15:09

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Up next

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's National Anthems

Ed's National Anthems

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on