As a former professional and international soccer player Eamon was capped 23 times for Ireland. He has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years and written five best selling books including an early memoir Only a Game?, U2’s biography Unforgettable Fire, Sir Matt Busby’s biography A Strange Kind of Glory, Roy Keane’s autobiography Keane, and most recently his own memoir, The Rocky Road.
As a newspaper columnist Eamon has written for a number of newspapers, most notably the Irish Daily Star and the Sunday Independent. He was a contributor to RTÉ’s soccer panel for 40 years and was the editor and presenter of the drivetime radio show The Last Word for five years in the newly established Radio Ireland (now Today FM). Eamon launched The Stand in November 2016.
Jane Gogan is an independent tv drama producer and is former Head of Television Drama in RTÉ from 2006-2018.
Brendan Jenkinson is a music producer, composer and sound engineer. He lives in Dublin and makes music as 1/3 of Cloud Castle Lake who released their debut album Malingerer in 2018. He runs a cooperative music studio on North Circular Road and tours as a musician with Villagers.
Ian Maleney has worked as a journalist, editor, and radio producer, and his writing has featured in The Guardian, The Irish Times, and The Sunday Times. His first book, Minor Monuments, was published by Tramp Press in 2019.