Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361


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Susan Moran is the greatest Irish female basketball player of all time. As the only Irish woman to have ever played in the WNBA, Susan's journey from Tullamore to Philadelphia is an inspiring tale. This conversation was recorded for our Inside Basketball series but it was so good that we decided to give you a little taster of it for our Irishman Abroad listeners. Susan tells Jarlath how she realised basketball was a particular skill of her's (10:00) and how she was scouted by Reggie Grennan which saw her getting a life-changing scholarship to St. Joseph's in Philadelphia (25:00). In the longer-form version of this conversation (which is available tomorrow on the Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball feed - Susan also tells the incredible story of not getting drafted, the brutal training camp in New York which followed and why the WNBA is the best in the game. But to hear the full, extended cut, of this interview with no ads, in which Susan discusses the art of recruiting players, her thoughts on NCAA players not being paid, The Last Dance and Ireland's relationship with basketball, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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