Carl Mullan pays tribute to Donncha O’Callaghan after last show

Doireann Garrihy Donncha O’Callaghan Carl Mullan

Donncha O’Callaghan hung up his mic for the last time on Friday.

It comes after his Breakfast Show co-host Doireann Garrihy bid farewell to the station in June.

Now Carl Mullan is holding down the fort with new host Aifric O’Connell.

It was an emotional day in studio.

Doireann Garrihy
Doireann Garrihy

Carl paid an emotional tribute to his pal on Instagram, writing: “One of the questions I’ve been asked most over the last couple of years is….’what’s it like to work with that head the ball Donncha O’Callaghan?’

“And normally, my go to answer is…ah you know yourself…mad as a brush…a great laugh..But for the day that’s in it, let me finally answer that properly for you all.

“Spend an hour with Donncha and he’ll give you a laugh. Spend a week with him and he’ll give you a pain in the arse. And spend a couple of years with him and he’ll change your life.”

He went on to say: “That’s the truth man. I don’t know Donncha if you realise the impact you’ve had on all of us who’ve worked with you over the last couple of years in 2fm.


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“Donners is WILDLY uncomfortable with all of the credit or the plaudits and I actually think that sums up exactly who he is as a person…”

He added: “You will often hear Donners talking about having great team mates over the years, and how he celebrates THEM, and celebrates all THEY have done. It’s never about him. And very much like his time on the rugby field, the real magic that Donncha brings is not what you see on the field, it’s not what you hear through the microphone, it’s the work he does TIRELESSLY in the background to look out for his team mates and make sure that he’s there for them whenever they need him.

“So Donners, what I’ll take away from the last three years is that, yes we had a laugh (an unbelievable laugh to be fair)…

“But more than that, what I’ll take away is everything I’ve learned from you about what it really means to be a brilliant team mate. It’s what I’ve learned from you about standing up and calling out things that need to be called out, about what it means to look after those around you or those less fortunate. And more than anything, it’s what I’ve learned from you about what being a really decent person is.”

He concluded: “So Donners I know you hate all the plaudits but I do hope you realise how proud you should be about everything you’ve done, and how proud we’ve all been to get to work with you. Thanks so much for it all.”

It’s safe to say he’ll be missed.

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