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Folks, just putting this up for anyone interested. We launched the series last week so trying to get the word out. Hope you enjoy it. To sum it up in one line, it is all about showing that GAA players are far more than just footballers and hurlers.

TIPPERARY'S BRENDAN MAHER had the honour of lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup last September as team captain.

But in a fascinating interview with former Cavan senior football goalkeeper Alan O'Mara, 28-year-old Maher has insisted that handing over the role to Pádraic Maher was the right move. In the wide-ranging piece, which you can listen to below, Maher also talks about how working with autistic children challenged his outlook on life.

This podcast series highlights how GAA players are far more than just footballers and hurlers. Listen here: http://realtalks.ie/posts/episode-2-brendan-maher/ or search for 'Real Talks' on iTunes, SoundCloud or Stitcher.

There you can also find last week's episode with Dublin's four-time All-Ireland winner Kevin McManamon.