About the Blog

Atlantic Sports is a blog covering American sports from an Irish perspective. The Atlantic Sports Podcast Network covers NFL, MMA and NBA with three separate podcasts. Armchair Cornerbacks (NFL), The NBA Jam (NBA) and Fighting Folklore (MMA) are available on iTunes and all podcast apps.


In early 2018, Jonathan Byrne set up the Atlantic Sports as a blog, writing about the sports of MMA and NBA.

Jonathan has written for MMA blogs in the past and covered MMA for Belfield FM, UCD’s Student Radio Station. He currently features for Newstalk’s “Off The Ball” as a newsreader and writer, covering a wide range of sports. Jonathan has also been a broadcaster for AA Roadwatch for the past 3+ years, having featured on RTÉ radio and Today FM.

Barry Walsh is a long-time college radio veteran who has also covered MMA for Belfield FM in UCD. In the past, Barry setup his own radio show, Clothesline County FM, a podcast covering professional wrestling. Barry is an avid fan of MMA and professional wrestling, in particular the Japanese circuit and Bellator MMA.

Paul ‘PK’ Kilgallon is an events organiser by trade – making his name as the face of UCD Ents for multiple years. PK is a longtime MMA and NBA fan, and has been an attendee at big UFC fights and NBA Games over in the US. He has practiced jiu-jitsu in the past and also played basketball from a young age.

Cathal Keane is a long-time co-host of the Cover Zero Podcast. He also has his own personal blog, cleanroutes.com. Cathal spent a year studying at the University of Miami as well as University College Dublin. He plays football for the Dublin Rebels and has also featured on the Irish national under 20 football team. Cathal also writes for USA Today for the Bengals Wire.

Dermot Dolan has been a long time contributor to Belfield FM in UCD. Dermot presented his own American sports show during his tenure on college radio. Dermot is a fan of the NFL, the NBA and MMA. He has played rugby for UCD and currently is living in Milwaukee in the USA.

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