Official Coleraine Podcast

Top Five

COLERAINE FC would like to thank all our listeners during this season’s Official Podcast…

The Podcast, which is hosted by Damian Mullan and assisted by Johnny McNabb, continues to go from strength to strength as our weekly episodes are well listened to as we invite a variety of guests onto the show throughout the season.

Across the last year-and-a-half, we have managed to produce 50 episodes as we delve into all things Coleraine.

As we enter the close season, has somehow narrowed down our top five favourite shows which can be listened to HERE.

As always, we thank our guests for coming on the show, Cory McShane in production and to all of those who listen in – we can’t wait to get back at it for 2022/23.


Former striker Curtis Allen, who has recently joined Carrick Rangers, was a guest on the Podcast back in October last year. The marksman, who joined the Stripes for a second time in January 2020 opened up about his difficulties with injury, his enthusiasm at passing on his experiences and his frustration at not being played at certain points during his second spell. The show was full of honesty and passion from the ex-Inverness and Linfield ace who we wish well at his new club.


Darren, commonly known as ‘Boycie’, was a guest in September 2021 as the striker came on the show. The Bushmills man reflected on his three stints at Coleraine, scoring in the Big Two derby and playing for Ballymena United after signing for the Sky Blues following a goal-laden loan spell at Dungannon Swifts. Henderson also discussed the pressures of playing for his hometown club and his regret at not adding more medals to his collection.


All round good guy and former Coleraine captain Tommy McCallion appeared on the show in February this year ahead of the Bannsiders’ trilogy of games against Cliftonville. Tommy honestly opened up on his time on the Ballycastle Road, playing for Clliftonville, Glentoran and Derry City and the influence of Victor Hunter on his career. The midfielder also reflected travelling to Coleraine during the Troubles and how he has distanced himself from a footballing perspective since retiring.


The mercurial Rory Patterson was a guest on the show back in May 2021. The striker – who scored over 40 goals in a single season for the club back in 2009/10 – is still fondly remembered for those exploits that earned him a move over the water. Patterson shared his views on his exit from The Showgrounds following a pre-contract agreement with Glentoran, playing for Northern Ireland and his frosty return to the Ballycastle Road whilst at Linfield and Crusaders. An open and honest show, Patterson also revealed how he was the centre of attention for a popular chant during a Manchester United match at Old Trafford.


The smiling Dubliner was on the show in February this year after a recent visit to The Showgrounds as a special guest. O’Dowd recapped on time at the club, where he made 87 appearances, scoring fourteen times in the process. The midfielder reflected on Kenny Shiels’ sacking before being reinstated the next day, scoring at Windsor Park and the regret at not winning the Gibson Cup in 1996/97. Furthermore, the former Dundalk ace spoke about his famous goals against Linfield and Grasshoppers. A funny and engaging conversation all round.