A Mayo teenager is among the guests announced for this Friday night’s Late Late Show on RTE1.
Michael Moloney had the shock of a lifetime on last year’s Late Late Toy Show, in which he was joined by Dermot Kennedy while performing his hit ‘Giants’. And now the young Ballina singer will be back to chat with host Ryan Tubridy and perform his own very first single ‘All That I Do’ on the same day as its official release.
Michael is the son of Sandra and the late Emmett Moloney, who ran the very well-known music venue, Emmett’s Treffpunkt bar in Ballina.
Among the other guests lined up are Ireland and Munster rugby player CJ Stander who will discuss his glittering career and his recent decision to retire at the very top.
Stander joined Munster in 2012, moving from his native South Africa, where he said he was considered too small to make their national squad.
Adopted by the people of Munster, Stander qualified to play for the Irish national team through the residency rule in 2015, and went on to be chosen for the British and Irish Lions tour in 2017 and won a Grand Slam in 2018.
Ryan will also chat to Dermot Bannon ahead of his upcoming series on small homes. The Room to Improve architect will also discuss the current issues facing the housing market and the solutions he believes could make a difference.
Crona and Suzy Bryne will remember their late father, broadcaster Gay Byrne, while Ryan will also meet Jamie and Georgie Crawford, speaking about their respective battles with multiple sclerosis (MS) and breast cancer.
James Vincent McMorrow will also perform his new single ‘Paradise’ ahead of his much-anticipated new album set for release this summer.