The news emerged earlier this week that the IRFU had turned down the chance to play a men’s and women’s double-header test series against Australia, a decision greeted with dismay by both current and former Irish internationals.

Sinead O’Carroll of The Journal is in studio to talk to us about this latest example of the IRFU’s cavalier approach to developing the women’s game in this country, the opportunity missed, and the disrespect shown to the game here. We also ask Sinead about Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding securing contracts with Perpignan and Brive.

Oisin McConville talks about how the wheels appear to have fallen off the wagon in Tyrone as they face into a qualifier against Meath this weekend, and why Dublin’s path to a Leinster title should be the final push towards an open football championship.

Plus there’s World Cup ads, Mastercard’s gaffe, Ken’s giant blue JCB, and Joey Carbery’s ascension to the number 10 jersey for Ireland.

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