Shane Healy competed for Ireland in the 1996 Olympic Games, but after many years out of the sport, a depressed, unfit, overweight Healy watched the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio was dismayed with the lack of Irish competitors, he wanted to change that. (2020)
David Coughlan is a native of Dublin and deputy sports editor at the Irish Daily Star.
In 2018 he won Sports Writer of the Year (Popular) at the Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards and in 2017 was nominated for Columnist of the Year (Popular).
He has been working in print media since 2000 and has also produced and co-hosted a weekly sports podcast.
David studied at DCU St Patrick’s Campus and lives in north County Dublin.
'Cigarettes and Samba' is his first radio documentary.