“He was heavily involved in the local GAA club. He used to coach and do the physio with the team. I loved to be around him. Running behind him, carrying the water bottles or just standing beside him watching football on cold November nights and on those fresh Saturday mornings. We would put on our tracksuits and welly boots and off we’d go like the perfect team. I adored my father my whole life. He was everything to me. He guided and supported me in every step I took in life. I wanted to open a bank account, he came with me to open one, I wanted to drive, he came and taught me how to drive. When I decided that I wanted to work in radio, he said: ‘Sure! Let’s see what do we need for that.’ I had just turned 24 when he got ill and we lost him in the space of five weeks. Suddenly, I was on my own. Without him, I felt like a 14-year-old in a 24-year-old’s body. When he was dying in the hospital he had Spin pencils in his drawer. He used to give them to the nurses telling them proudly that his daughter works in radio. I was his champion and he was mine… I’m so grateful that even though I lost him so early, I never needed to remind him just how much I adored him.”
Suzanne presents the hugely popular Dubland Podcast, along with Dublin comedian PJ Gallagher. She’s also a mother of two young children and runs a personal blog online. You can learn about her life in our new HODCast episode, where she talks about love, loss, parenting and more.
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