The John Murray Show Tuesday 18 June 2013
Damien joins Miriam in studio for a chat. He speaks about his love for Ireland - he has never bought a house in England and intends to move back here when he retires; he has two children now and he and his wife Elaine intend to send them to school in Ireland. He comes back to Ireland every summer in the off season
Damien is an ambassador for Heart Children Ireland. His 2 year old son, Woody, was born with a hole in his heart which was diagnosed before he was born. When he was six months old he had an operation to repair it and has since made a full recovery.
Damien turned down an offer from England manager Roy Hodgson to receive his 100th Ireland cap in a special presentation before Ireland's recent game at Wembley but bumped into John Delaney in a pub in Heathrow Airport last week and was given the cap there!